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

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3 out of 5

average cruise

Sail Date: February 21, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

everything about average for a bargain based cruise

Pros: special attention given to diamond members

Cons: food selection fair in main dining room. ridiculous a la carte specialty restaurant. Besides 15.00+ for a steak, thry charged extra for desserts and salads!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Main theater a disaster. You can't see the stage from about half of the balcony seats. And unless you want to wait a half hour, that is all you can get. The theater is not large enough to hold regular seating and anytime dining guests at the same time.
Ship Quality
older ship, personnel make up for its older ship shortcomings
Food and Dining
As all ships in lower categories are doing they jam their soup, salad, and appetizers onto one list. making most think they only have one choice. 6 or 7 course dining disapperaring over the hill.
Cabin / Stateroom
The oceanview and above are decent sizes rooms for the size of the ship, but some I do not know if all of the inside rooms are verrrry small with extremely small closets
Service and Staff
All crew members, waiters, busboys, bar staff , and cabin attendants seemed to be happy in their jobs, which you can tell after a few cruises.
Nassau, Bahamas
poor tour. Andrasta gardens etc. Tour guide El Sid bearable, his van was not. No shock absorbers and as usual air conditioning non functional
Don't Miss: Andrasta gardens- definitely stuck in the fifties. That was also the last time anything there was fixed
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)

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