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Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Review SummaryShip was very clean and tidy with excellent staff. Every time we were off the ship we were surprised by how big it really was as it doesnt feel so big when you are on it. The whole experience is designed to make you spend money and not even realise you are doing it but if you are sensible and say no to everything they offer you then you will come away with some money left! with dinner you are offered a choice of coffees but they fail to tell you that coffee is not included for free and charge you for it.
It was great to have everything you need/want right on board and to wake up somewhere new each day! San Diego and Catalina island were amazing places but didnt really enjo Ensenada Mexico as every shop is identical and there is nothing to do there unless you do an excursion (we did Rhino 4x4 VERY fun)
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Also the windows on the ship are much smaller to the windows shown on all photos of the staterooms on Royal Carribeans website. On the first day there we found that the room had been laid out as 2 single beds one of which had a stain on the duvet. We were on our honeymoon so complanied and within an hour they had moved the beds and made us a lovely large double with clean bedding.
Location of our room (deck 4 middle of ship with oceanview) was perfect as it was on the main deck far enough from the casino and entertainment rooms. I would not like to be in the rooms near the theatre or just off from the main corridor (noisy). We got used to the small sized room quickly
Pros: Food and service
Cons: Small room, poor information