A great surprise
Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: May 30, 2011
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryWe went into this cruise with low expectations. We were very surprised to find a clean ship with easy access to everything. Everyone smiled all the time. The staff were always ready to help with any requests.
The boat had great food options with lots of stuff that was yummy. The buffet in the Windjammer cafe was very busy and chaotic but the Jade cafe offered a quiet and in my opinion better viewing second option. The food in both areas were more or less the same which was just ok at best. The evening options were excellent for the sit down service. With that being said, probably the sit down breakfast and lunch options would have been better than the buffet.
Drinks were always well served with a smile and with plenty of booze. I mostly stuck with beer as an 'Oil Can' of Fosters was practically the same price as a corona. Mixed drinks were fairly priced.
The stateroom was an Superior outside stateroom which had plenty of storage and a flat screen TV not that we used it much. The AC was sufficient. The bathroom was clean and taken care of everyday.
Over all I have nothing bad to say about our 4 day cruise.
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Pros: ease of everything, stateroom, ports of call, service with a smile
Cons: buffet, cost of booze, mediocre shows