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

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5 out of 5

Excellent cruise

Sail Date: January 01, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

The ship was the perfect size for my family of four. We all shared an interior stateroom with bunk beds, and surprisingly it was just fine. You really only use it for sleeping and we had more than enough room. The ship was clean and had great entertainment. They have upgraded their entertainment to include a group of wonderful young singers and dancers who put on a great show. Nassau was very beautiful but be careful of the street vendors. They will pester you. We almost didn't get to CoCocay because the swells were too high. The pontoon boats have to be able to safely get you from the ship to the island and we couldn't do it the first day, so we used our scheduled sailing day to try it again and we made it. It was absolutely the best part of the trip.

Pros: CocoCay and pool parties

Cons: Nothing. We loved every minute.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? Yes!

Ship Quality
For an older, slightly smaller ship we found that it was more than big enough for us.
Food and Dining
I can't say more about the food. We had excellent service and we were allowed to order as much as we wanted at the formal dinners every night. You can order more than one entree just for your info. The buffet's are outstanding.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very clean and beds were comfortable.
Service and Staff
Everyone was so nice and made sure that we had whatever we needed.
The new singers and dancers really put on a show, and the pool parties on deck were a blast. Make sure you get the Miami Vice, Long Island Iced teas and Bahama Mama's when at the pool.

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