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

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3 out of 5

Fun time had by all

Sail Date: April 07, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

This was a great way to get 16 friends together for 4 days. Getting on at the port of Los Angeles was a breeze but the same is not true for disembarkation when you return. The Staff is very courteous and assisting with all of your needs. The communication is very,very poor regarding what to expect on the last day of the cruise. They should give you a list in your state room on day one telling you exactly how to go about the tipping process and what to expect the morning you leave. We were shuffled around and around as we were the last group (in the cruise ship order) to disembark and we did not know where to go, where to sit/stand and the wait to get off is very, very long. No place in the line for elderly to sit, hot and stuffy and the feeling that we were now "in the way". Other than that, the 4 night cruise provides 3 nice ports of call and good meals and quiet state rooms(small but you don't spend much time in there). This cruise was absolutely right for the price we paid!!

Pros: Great and attentive staff on the first days of the cruise.

Cons: The poor communication by the cruise line regarding the disembarkation .

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? Yes!

We were not impressed with the gentleman that was the evening host in the "sound of Music" theater.
Ship Quality
On the last day, the bathrooms were filthy, water on the floors, plugged toilets, out of toilet paper and paper towels in the womens bathrooms in the common areas.
Cabin / Stateroom
Small but very clean rooms.
Service and Staff
Excellent staff all over the ship.
Food and Dining
Presentation in the dining room was lovely and the food was wonderful - staff was extraordinary.
Catalina Island, California
Absolutely the highlight of this cruise - what a beautiful port and fun shopping, dining and just a beautiful island to see.
Don't Miss: rent a golf cart!!!!! so much fun.
San Diego, California
Loved doing the city tour as we saw everything there and could get off at a stop and wait for the next trolley to pick us up after we had done what we wanted.
Don't Miss: Hotel Del Coronado and Sea World

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