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

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3 out of 5

A Lot of Fun

Sail Date: June 06, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The boat was very well run ( Monarch of the Seas) and had a wide variety of activities. I had an overall good experience. The food was great! I was a little disappointed with the casino. The "house edges" were way too high for a place the doesn't serve complimentary drinks or even coffee. I suspect the slots were up in the double digit house edge range. The roulette should have been a single zero European style wheel.. the 6 to 5 Single deck Black Jack should have been a 3 to 2 Double Deck game because no one was playing the Mutl-Deck games because of the continuous shuffle machines. (even though for the average player they are actually better games.) The Craps were adequate. I do want to say the Dealers at alll the games were very good, both service wise and technically as to the game play. If the edges had been a bit fairer, I would have played ten times more at at least ten time the average bet size... That will make the casino more money with a smaller edge any time. ;-) Over all the cruise in general was a lot of fun!


Pros: The Food and the Service

Cons: The Casino

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

Ship Quality
MOS is an older vessel but very well maintained and more than adequate for folks with realistic expectations.
Cabin / Stateroom
Good enough.. I actually thought the head was very large for the stateroom size.
Food and Dining
Loved every meal I devoured!
Service and Staff
AAAAAAA+ If you want it they will make it happen.
The shows were very well done.
Nassau, Bahamas
What can I say.. Nassau is the same as it was 25 years ago, with the exception of Atlantis.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Nice Place...

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