Could've been better

Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: August 01, 2011
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
This was my first cruise, and I came back kinda disappointed.
The main reason-didn't get to enjoy the beach, snorkeling and parasailing. The day we got to Nassau almost all the excursions got cancelled due to the weather conditions. And day 3 got cancelled altogether because of I don't know what. The weather was beautiful the next day, but instead of heading to CocoCay island we headed home early. Out of 3 days 2 were spent on the boat; that's not what I'd paid for. Had there been more activities and entertainment, I would not have been so disappointed.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
food was pretty good overall; there is a charge for sushi, dessert is mediocre and the ice cream was watered down

Entertainment

1 out of 5
not enough activities and entertainment for young crowd!! DJ at the nightclub sucked!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
very friendly and professional staff; one of the few bright spots

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
not bad for an old ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
despite seemingly small size(120 sq ft), the room was pretty cozy and spacious enough.
3 out of 5
don't order the excursions while on the boat; wait till you get to the shore. You will save a lot of $$$.
5 out of 5
I assume the CocoCay is very nice; didn't get to experience it because of captain's baffling decision to sail back, conveniently blaming mother Nature...

Pros: selection of food, friendly and helpful staff, casino, rock climbing

Cons: lack of activities for young and athletic; had to pay for sushi; captain's decision not to sail to cococay, ended up spending two days out of three on the ship

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? No.

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