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

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4 out of 5

My First Cruise Of Many To Come...

Sail Date: March 07, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The staff treated us like we were celebrities, everything we had asked for, they obligued. This was my first cruise and I absolutely loved it. The only complaint I have is that we wanted to pay cash for on board expenses but they still wanted a credit card so we put one on file and everytime we turned around they had "froze" our account b/c we had a small limit credit card (per our choice) so each day we basically had to go pay money to get them to unfreeze it, it was a bit of a hassle but otherwise exceptional service! The other only minor thing that was really my own fault is that I forgot it was Spring Break so the ship was FLOODED with college kids. I am 24 years old so I've been there not too long ago but I just wish I had the money to go on a cruise that they do haha, so in that regard the pool area was pretty much a no-go b/c you couldn't even get in it if you tried due to the number of people and the hot tubs? Forget it. Otherwise a great experience.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Nice room, the only complaint here is that the showers need some major updating. The showers are incredibly tiny so the shower curtain that doesn't really help because it kept flooding our bathroom floor would touch you as you were trying to shower and I got really grossed out because it obviously is used by many guests as the ships turnaround is massive.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Our dining staff went above and beyond on numerous occasions and the food was EXCELLENT!
Entertainment
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
To be honest, I thought Cococay was a bit "childish," only for the simple fact that there were many kid activities but you had to pay for everything and then of course you were able to purchase alcoholic beverages but I wasn't too impressed, it was very nicely decorated and a nice day to lay out but it wouldn't be the reason why I went back on another Royal Caribbean cruise.
Don't Miss: We did jet skiing which was breathtaking!
Nassau, Bahamas
I only wish we had more time in Nassau as being my only complaint. We of course visited Senor Frogs but I when I booked the cruise forgot that this was Spring Break so it was a mad house of drunk college kids although I have been in their shoes not too long ago, we went down the street to an upstairs club and it was absolutely incredible! We loved it. It had all open windows and overlooked the main city street and we could see our ship. Just make sure that you do not go out alone as it can be extremely dangerous, especially for woman, at night.
Don't Miss: Dolphin Experience was truly a once in a lifetime experience!


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