Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Good time despite challenges

Sail Date: October 01, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

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 (RETIRED) 221? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Boy, they do not stop talking about tipping!
Cabin / Stateroom
Our room was clean, quiet and comfy.
Service and Staff
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.
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).

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