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Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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Monarch of the Seas

4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 19, 2008

Ship: Monarch of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review Summary

Ship is outdated.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.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
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.


3 out of 5
Great comedian on-board. Plenty of things to do on the ship.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Too many smoking areas within the ship. The ship again is very outdated

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Stateroom had a foul odor. Staff did their best to address the issue.

Ports Of Call

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
Dirty city w/ nothing to do. The blow hole was not worth visiting.

San Diego, California

5 out of 5
The SD zoo was great.

Pros: Friendly Staff

Cons: Ship, Ports, Food, Value

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? No.

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