Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221 Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

Fun Family Time

Sail Date: March 31, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was fine, but I would recommend looking for a ship with a larger rooms. The other ship I traveled on had considerably more room in an average stateroom.

Pros: Our family loved the independence our children could have on a cruise. We were not worried about thier safety, and we were able to spend quality time with them and allow them to roam the ship on their own.

Cons: The rooms were tiny, and we were feeling quite cramped after a few days.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? No.

Food and Dining
Our greatest diasapponitment was the lack of an ice cream or frozen yogurt bar in the cafe, even though it was advertised on the Royal Caribbean website. We had promised our kids that they could eat ice cream any time they wanted for a whole week, but the only ice cream available was at the costly Ben and Jerry's shop. I realize that this sounds silly, but we had a hard time getting over it.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very small rooms.
The pools are not heated, full of salt water, and replaced every other day. Do not plan a lot of swimming unless you are on the ship in the middle of summer.
Children's Programs
Our teenage kids did not find the staff and activities very entertaining.
Ship Quality
Service and Staff
The staff was wonderful.
San Diego, California
Go to SeaWorld!
Catalina Island, California
Shopping, shopping, shopping.
Ensenada, Mexico
Have a beer by the ship, and then get back on.

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