Eh...only good if you want to drink...
Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: August 22, 2008
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryThe Monarch of the Seas is an older ship. It feels a little ghetto with the dings and things in your cabin that is tiny for a Stateroom with an ocean view sounds like. There was a lot of food, but it was mediocre. You could only get a lemonade if you didn't want to buy a carbonated beverage or alcohol. I don't drink, so I bought a couple of shirley temples and a Virgin mango daquiri. They cost me about 4-5 dollars each. Would it kill them to have juice available?!
The ships activities that I enjoyed were the Ping Pong tables, The climbing wall, the pool and hottub. A lot of the contests like "the sexy man's legs contest" started out fun, but then the director of the event stopped it and said that it was too "G" rated and that we should spice it up, so he did a lap dance in front of the female judges and then told them that they could touch whatever they wanted. Kids are on this cruise and they were just glued to the activity after that.
I got off in Ensenada, MX to go and see the geyser. It was nice for $42 dollars if you like looking at graffiti, trash everywhere, and people that are trying to leech off of Americans. The ATV beach excursion sounded a lot better but was only around $162 for two people, so we ddn't go on that one.
Overall, I am easy to please and reading a book or watching cnn while on a cruise ship was relaxing. I enjoyed some people that I met and ate with, but overall I did not enjoy the cruise nearly as much as I had expected.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: I really liked sitting on the deck and reading a book.
Cons: I didn't like the drunks and the staff that wanted the contests to be more Erotic.