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

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2 out of 5

Disapointed :(

Sail Date: August 12, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Oceanview

Very disappointing, this ship is old (20 years) and in need of much TLC, you are greeted by the smell of garbage and mildew at the pool and forward pool bar area, Common area restrooms are in poor condition some of them have fixtures broken or missing leaving the hole for all to see. Food is OK, but could be much better. Cabins are very small would not recommend more than 2 persons per cabin. Staff on the ship are friendly, and they do there best to make your trip enjoyable.

Pros: Coco Cay

Cons: Old ship needing TLC and garbage and mildew smell on pool deck.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? No.

Ship Quality
Ship is in need of TLC, smells of garbage and mildew on pool deck, and sulfur smell on deck 7
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabins are very small and they were damp and musty not recommended for more than 2
Service and Staff
The staff is very nice and helpful
Children's Programs
The staff is great with the kids
Food and Dining
Food quality is ok however the selection is poor and if you want a filet you can expect an up charge. There is no Lobster or crab available on the ship, and the shrimps were very small salad size in the cocktail.
The piano singer in the viking and crown lounge only plays till 8:30 pm and the sing along piano in the bar next to the casino is very good however the piano had some broken strings .
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Very nice experance
Nassau, Bahamas
Very expensive but nice

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