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Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 01, 2008
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The whole experience has convinced my whole family that we will not go on another cruise. The onboard outragious cost of drinks, pictures, and merchandise changed the whole mood of thecruise from the start. The decks smelled of raw sewage. The lack of organised free or low cost "things to do" was surprising. If you don't drink, gamble, or eat alot, there is one show to watch that is clean enough fo family inviroment. Good kids program, nice hot tub, excellent Captain and crew. They were very resourceful in getting us back on board thru 8 to 12 foot swells and winds strong enough to cause the ship to lose anchor twice.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Cruising is not for moraly concerned familys. There was alot of sexually influenced games and gatherings.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Some staff were down right rude or indifferent to customer questions and needs.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Too small for comfort.
3 out of 5
horse and buggy ride
3 out of 5
This island's activities should be included in the cruise package
Don't Miss: nature trail was educational

Pros: Nassau was nice, the dining room staff was wonderful, the food was good

Cons: the tender ride from Cococay was death defying and left many people injured or in shock, everything was way to expensive including the bingo which doubled your chances if you paid twice as much for electronic gaming. $30 dollars just to play one round is rediculous; drinks for $8 to $10 dollars

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? No.

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