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

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

Great First Cruise

Sail Date: May 20, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

It is a great ship for a quick get away.

Pros: Relaxing atmosphere and organization or everything.

Cons: Cost of alcohol.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
The view was great. Room size was larger than expected. Showers too small though. How are women supposed to shave in that thing?!?
Service and Staff
Everyone was very nice and always helpful.
Loved the shows!!
Food and Dining
Buffets were ok. Food was a little bland and by day 3 all seemed to taste the same. The sit down dining was good. Wait staff was awesome!!
Ship Quality
Very clean. Day 1 was very confusing! As a first time cruiser, I was lost and had no clue where to go. We were "hand held" every step of the experience until the first step on the ship, then we were set free with no clue. I felf overwhelmed and clueless standing there while most everyone else buzzed around. Some guidance or even a map woud have been great!!
Nassau, Bahamas
Don't get excited about shopping. All the shops sell the exact things. The local beer, Kalik, is pretty good. A lot of beautiful scenery. Try to get a good tour (there are some bad ones out there) just ask specifically what you are going to see.
Don't Miss: The sandy beaches abd Senor Frogs and a must see! Go to Atlants after 7pm, you have free roam at that time!
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Great place for water excursions and relaxation on the beach.

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