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

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5 out of 5

Great Cruise

Sail Date: April 11, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our sixth cruise and fifth with Royal Caribbean. This is our first cruise with our children. The food was the best along with our waiter and his assistant. The boat is the oldest in the system but was very clean and updated. The casino staff was not very friendly, therefore we spent only one night in the casino. If the staff was friendlier, I'm sure you would have taken more of our money. The only other issue is on the last night was the adult show with the comedian. The cruise staff needs to make sure no one under 18 enters the room. The show would have been much more enjoyable for us if we were not sitting next to a group of 10 kids ranging from 8-15. The comedian was great. I would recommend this cruise with or without children.

Pros: Food

Cons: Casino Staff

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Clean but small.
Service and Staff
Our waiter and assistant waiter were second to none. By far the best of any cruise we have been on. Casino staff needs personality. Other cruises we have been on we spent every night in the casino, win or lose. We spent only one night this cruise because of the dealers were not friendly.
Ship Quality
Clean ship, need to replace carpet throughout.
Food and Dining
Best we have had in 6 cruises!
Entertainment
Nassau, Bahamas
The kids did the dolphin experience and loved it. We were then able to relax at the beach. After returning from the beach we did a little shopping in the straw market. We planned on returning after dinner to finish shopping and realized the market was closed. This would be a good item to point out that the shops close around 6.
Don't Miss: Dolphin experience.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Nice relaxing day at the beach. Plenty of lounge chairs.


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