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

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5 out of 5

Friendliest Ship in the Fleet

Sail Date: August 05, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Monarch of the Seas touts herself as the "Friendliest Ship in the Fleet," and it is so true. The benefits of a smaller ship are having the crew remember you and your preference, less time spent exploring; more time spent relaxing.

Pros: Crew and food

Cons: My pillow - not soft; and that's my only comment! And, if I'd asked, they would have brought one.

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

Ship Quality
Layout is very easy to navigate. There are places all over the ship that are quiet and private.
Food and Dining
What a nice mixture of exotic foods.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was so comfortable that we were tempted to spend more time there than usual.
Service and Staff
Always friendly - it seemed there were even more crew members than usual on hand to give directions, fill your coffee...
Dancers and singers were great, comedian was funny, Battle of the Sexes and especially the Quest were hilarious. Belly flop and sexy man contests were fun to watch, too.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Great relaxation spot.
Don't Miss: Snorkling!!!
Nassau, Bahamas
Take a water taxi over to Atlantis and see the aquarium, or wander the downtown shopping area. Or... historic sites, or head over the Fish Fry for conch salad, conch fritters, cracked conch. There is always something fun to do in "Funky Nassau."
Don't Miss: Just take several cruises there so you have a chance to do it all.

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