Hospitality Cruise Lines
Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The ship was built in 1991 and renovated around 2003. It was in very good shape for its age and use by hundreds of people. I would rate the appearance as between good and very good. I found the small rooms and beds comfortable. The subtle and occasional ship rocking and light squeaks soothed me to sleep. Others felt this sensation was distracting. I would not give it a second thought. The ship was clean. The carpet had stains here and there. I find that hard to avoid when people spill things like coffee, and I saw one child drop his ice cream. Smoking was limited. I am a non-smoker. I know smoking was limited to the casino and starboard side of deck seven on the outside. You will find a few other smoking areas, such as a section of the open pool deck.
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Pros: The food was varied to all tastes, fresh, and exceptionally good. I had to work off all my sinful eating temptations in the gym. The processing in and out of the ship was outstanding for the size and population of the ship. I was impressed how short it was, for how long it could have been.
Cons: As a gym user, the biggest setback was inoperative gym equipment. Perhaps one of four or five machines were down for maintenance throughout the trip. More working machines were needed, especially during the busier workout periods in the day. Gym hours were also limited from 0600 to 2200 hours.