Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Mexico

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Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

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5

3 out of 5

Everything very well organized!

Sail Date: March 05, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

There were 6 of us in our party and eventhough our rooms were not all that close together, we managed to make it work. We booked all 3 rooms at the same time so we thought that we could have been close together. We sailed on the Monarch of the Seas 4 night/5day cruise from LA. We did, however, have one person in our group that is a little disabled and I must admit that there was plenty of walking for her which was, at times very difficult with not many places to sit and rest. The pool deck for instance was not that suitable for her because it was very difficult for her to sit way down on the lounge chairs. It might not be a bad idea to have some tables and chairs for people that have trouble that way. Sometimes waiting at the elevators was also long, therefore, having to stand a long time. These things do not sound hard for most of us but for those that can't do it and it was her first cruise too so I am sure that it will be a consideration in the future. The diningroom staff were wonderful on the early sitting as were the staff of the Schooner Bar. The entertainment was wonderful too. I must say that the temperature for most bars and shows was extremely warm almost like the AC wasn't working. I know that most people that get cold easily always have something to put on but those of us that are always warm find it much too warm. Our room and our attendant were perfect. The beds were very comfortable but again our room was very warm. Getting on and off the ship was made very easy every single time. Many places on the ship had a sewage smell for some reason.

Pros: The diningroom staff and the Schooner Bar staff plus the entertainment were some of the best things about our cruise.

Cons: We purchased the tour of Ensenada and the bus we were assigned to was the worst imaginable. The tour was pretty bad too, the only thing that saved it was that our guide (Jackie) was excellent and the Fiesta was pretty good too.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? Yes!

San Diego, California
The free trolley to Hilo Hattie's and a city tour of San Diego was excellent.
Ensenada, Mexico
Nearly got asphyxiated by the diesel fumes on the bus we were assigned for the city tour and fiesta bit our guide (Jackie) was excellent.
San Diego, California
The free trolley to Hilo Hattie's and a city tour of San Diego was excellent.
Catalina Island, California
We rented a 6 passenger golf cart and toured the Island for two hours and that was just great. A beautiful place!
Catalina Island, California
We rented a 6 passenger golf cart and toured the Island for two hours and that was just great. A beautiful place!
Ensenada, Mexico
Nearly got asphyxiated by the diesel fumes on the bus we were assigned for the city tour and fiesta bit our guide (Jackie) was excellent.


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