First Time Cruiser at 80 Years Old
Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: March 24, 2008
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryMy daughter planned this cruise for the family and had checked us all in online and so we already had all of our paperwork and luggage tags ready. There were 5 of us total and had 2 rooms side-by-side on Deck 6. This was a great deck to be on because it was so easy to get to all of the lounges and theaters.
We flew into LAX on Sunday ( from Oregon ) and stayed at a Best Western in Long Beach that had a free shuttle to the cruise terminal the next day. My wife and I are both in our 80'so we appreciated the extra time to rest before starting on our first cruise. After he dropped us off a porter took charge of our bags and we were ready to board. After doing security and customs we were greeted on Deck 4 by staff who helped us find our rooms.
Ports of Call
Pros: The food was wonderful. Both Vincent's Restaurant and Windjammer Cafe were great.
Cons: I didn't care for Johnnie-O. Hard to understand what he said and kind of boring.