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

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4 out of 5

Our first cruise... definitely not last

Sail Date: June 28, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The cruising experience is one of a kind, it's amazing to be on the ocean and still living a party! All throughout the cruise there is something to do, whether its a dance party or a battle of the sexes game, the crew and staff will keep you properly entertained. We only went on a 4 night cruise but the experience was so absolutely amazing, friendly, totally fun. We would go again in a heartbeat without any bit of hesitation. THANK YOU ROYAL CARIBBEAN AND !

Pros: The food was amazing, the staff was incredible

Cons: The shower was small

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Although small and quaint, the room was very comfortable. The showers are small, not capable of containing two people (we were on our honeymoon, the shower size was very unfortunate for us). However, the location was just swell. Right off the elevator and a few paces down the hall. It was quite nice. Navigating the ship was easy from the central location of the elevators, this includes the travel to the staterooms.
Ship Quality
THE SHIP IS HUGE! So many places to go and so much to see. Also, the layout is not terribly confusing after walking the ship once or twice. Everything was clean and constantly getting clean. We are night owls and while wandering about the ship in the early hours of the morning darkness, we found staff members cleaning. Everything was stocked and decorated making the experience very very memorable and pleasant.
Food and Dining
The dining experience was incredible! Not only was the food delicious, but it was plentiful! The dinner in the dining room was like a buffet with a menu, as much as you want to eat or even try off of the menu, you can order! No limit on plates or meals, all you can eat! There are many choices for dining as well. There is an actual buffet, a pizza joint with great pizza open until 2 a.m, a sushi bar, a steak house, and there is always room service! So absolutely delightful, it made me want to stay aboard and feed my face!
Service and Staff
The people staffed on this ship were what made the experience so wonderful! Everyone aboard was so helpful and informative and so very nice about it. The bartenders will react with you and communicate with you instead of just serving you drinks. The staff will remember you, usually by name, and make known of your needs. Also, the staff is very very diverse, I think it is safe to say that there is at least one person from every country on the planet aboard the ship. It was very interesting to watch everyone co-mingle and work together. A very great sight and wonderful experience.
As stated above, there is so much to do and so much fun in doing all of the activities that they cruise has lined up. Plenty of dancing and eating and cruise wide activities. The schedule is delivered to you daily by your personal stateroom attendant which is very convenient. All of the activities are fun assist in making the experience memorable. While you are cruising, book off-shore excursions, they are so amazing, parasailing, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, everything is awesome and you will walk away with amazing stories, memories and pictures :-)
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
The water is so clear and pretty! You can see all the way to the bottom everywhere making the water look different shades of blue and green. On the island itself, there is an awesome inflatable waterpark and a huge inflatable water slide along with parasailing, and so much more to do. There a few local shops with T shirts, beautiful shells, hats, and other apparel. Its a very fun place to hang out for a day and again so very picture worthy!
Don't Miss: Parasailing, most definitely
Nassau, Bahamas
This port is also very beautiful, however it is not as clean as Cococay. It is also more civilized so there is not much room left to just relax. There are many people, buildings, and cars and reminds me of a tourist city. The shops are very neat though, selling rum cake and color changing clothes when you are out in the sun. Its a cool little town for shopping, but Cococay is the relax location.
Don't Miss: Go snorkeling here, there is an island near Nassau that is great for srokeling!

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