Good time despite challenges

Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


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

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: October 01, 2009
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
We got a last minute, cheap cruise and were satisfied with the value for our money. The food was OK. The fitness center needs quite a bit of maintenance to the equipment and updating to the equipment. The classes were extra (yoga, pilates) and I think they should have been included. The wait staff was not very clued in to anything ... including getting our orders right ... but we enjoyed it anyway. Due to weather, we did not stop at Cococay because the seas were too rough for the tender ... disappointing but not much you can do about mother nature. The climbing wall was not open very much.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Boy, they do not stop talking about tipping!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The Love and Marriage Game Show was hilarious! The fitness trainer and talks/sessions all revolved around one thing: buy our detox supplements. The comedy night was good. The song/dance shows were good (but too loud).

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We had a lot of pretty basic questions because of the missed stop at Cococay but no one seemed to know the answers. Almost every time we had a simple question (like when do we dock, when do we leave, etc.), the staff did not know.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our room was clean, quiet and comfy.

Pros: Two twins combined to make a pretty comfy queen bed.

Cons: Too much constant emphasis on tipping everyone. Music in the shows was far, far too loud.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? Yes!

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