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

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1 out of 5

Worst Vacation Ever

Sail Date: March 01, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Very disappointed in condition of ship, activities, stateroom, etc.

Pros: Food

Cons: Ship

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? No.

Ship Quality
Smell in hallway and stateroom was almost unbearable. Public restrooms had issues with doors not working properly, some had large holes in interior doors. Resembled cheap hotel.
Cabin / Stateroom
Smell in stateroom was almost unbearable. Toilet did not work properly for part of the trip.
Service and Staff
Staff was very friendly however guest relations staff could not answer simple questions regarding announcements that had been made or changes in schedule due to weather.
Shows were good, however activities were disorganized, overlapping thus not allowing you to attend many activities. Activities included camera demonstrations and jewelry demonstrations (not true activities). Dance instructor was very hard to follow. Time allowed for activities approximately 30 minutes made for a lot of rushing through the activity.
Food and Dining
Food was excellent in both Main Dining and Cafe. However dress in main dining was supposed to be dress casual, but there were people in shorts, flipflops and ball caps every night including formal night. Dining staff was excellent.

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