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

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Up-Staged by Carnival

Sail Date: May 19, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Ship is outdated. Stateroom was cramped and no safe deposit box in the room. They nickel and dime on everything. No ice cream machine like Carnival as they make you buy from the ice cream shop.

Pros: Friendly Staff

Cons: Ship, Ports, Food, Value

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

Ship Quality
Too many smoking areas within the ship. The ship again is very outdated
Food and Dining
Carnival had better food in every aspect. I was expecting to pig out during the cruise, instead, I was dying for the cruise to be over so I can eat some decent food.
Great comedian on-board. Plenty of things to do on the ship.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom had a foul odor. Staff did their best to address the issue.
Service and Staff
The staff was very friendly. But getting off the ship at the end of the cruise very disappointing. It was poorly coordinated so people were cutting in line and the staff did little to stop or even prevent it in the first place.
Ensenada, Mexico
Dirty city w/ nothing to do. The blow hole was not worth visiting.
San Diego, California
The SD zoo was great.

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