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

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5 out of 5

Superior Service!

Sail Date: June 27, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

I'd only ever cruised once before years ago on a small ship for 2 nights, so this was a HUGE improvement with stuff going on pretty much all day. Supposedly this ship is older but they've kept it up in amazing shape and everything was clean and impressive. The biggest thing that my wife and I noticed from the moment we walked in to the terminal was how everyone was SO FRIENDLY! Why can't TSA in the airports have such great attitudes?

We did 4 nights with stops at Coco Cay and Nassau. Coco Cay was great because it was like getting a free excursion where your seapass card worked like it did on the ship. Only thing to note was the straw market prices were higher than in Nassau. Other than that we had easy snorkeling right off the shore, lots of beach so it wasn't crowded, and you get fed like you would on the ship.

Nassau was a little crazy and we're glad we took a tour instead of getting scooters. Driving was a harrowing experience so being on a scooter would've scared me silly. Senior Frog's was the highlight with a fresh Conch salad prepared tableside RIGHT OUT OF THE SHELL! You can't get any fresher than that!

The shows were great on the ship and the Activities Staff were so much fun! The service from top to bottom was the best I'd ever experienced anywhere! Would travel Royal Caribbean again in a heart beat.

Pros: Everyone was friendly from the terminal staff to all the ship's personnel.

Cons: Room was a bit 'cozy' but honestly we only needed it for sleep and to shower.

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

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Nassau, Bahamas

Don't Miss: Senior Frog's Tableside Conch Salad.

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