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Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Monarch of the Seas

4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 28, 2008

Ship: Monarch of the Seas

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review Summary

This was my fist time on a cruise and was somewhat disappointed. I have two teenage boys, 14 & 17. There was not a lot for them to do in the evening. They were not able to get into the disco and since they are not into sports there were not options for them. A movie night or casino night for teens would have helped. Also communications with kids was very hard if they were not with us. The breakfast food was not too good either. Dinner was nice but that was about it. The afternoon activities while the ship was docked was missed by those who were off the ship. The beach party food could have lasted a little while longer for those reboarding the ship, especially for the ones who had a late dinner time. The staff was fantastic. Our dinner waiter was very friendly and accommadating. I would not recommend this cruise for people who have teenage kids. For adults it was nice.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dinner was the only time the food was great. The breakfast was cafeteria style and not too pleasing. Lunch was somewhat the same.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Not enough activities for teenagers under 18.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Catalina Island, California

3 out of 5
Not a waste of time.
Don't Miss: Snorkling or the 5ft under water boat ride.

Ensenada, Mexico

3 out of 5
Good for adults. Nothing for kids or teens under the age of 18.

San Diego, California

1 out of 5
Waste of time.

Pros: The dinner food was good.

Cons: Not enough activities for teenagers under 18

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? Yes!

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