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Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 04, 2011
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

The ship was nice, but has clearly not been updated since it was built in the 90s. There was a sewage smell from the bathrooms the first few days that made things unpleasant. Many of the activities aboard the ship [not excursions, just everyday activities] cost extra money...leaving little to do on the ship without spending some serious cash.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Our dinner wait staff was phenomenal and there were lots of options for food choices.


3 out of 5
Shows were pretty good, but like I said, many of the activities on board cost extra money.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and willing to do what they could to help.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very clean but very outdated

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small [but we expected that] and outdated.
3 out of 5
Not much to do other than sit on a beach unless you want to spend money. Snorkeling and floating rafts should have been free...but they charged you for whatever they could.
Don't Miss: A hammock! And try a Coco Loco [even though it's like $8]
5 out of 5
You can't do much at Atlantis anymore without paying [you used to be able to do the aquarium for free] but our $3 water taxi ride over was very informative and very worth the $3 [not to mention way less stressful than a real taxi ride]. Find a beach, find some shade, grab a coconut, and relax!
Don't Miss: Check out the straw market for the experience

Pros: Not to many people, nice staff, clean ship

Cons: Out-dated, lots of things cost extra money, smelled weird

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? Yes!

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