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

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3 out of 5

A Nice Getaway

Sail Date: August 12, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Suite

I cruised this ship 10 years ago and it was much cleaner and the crew staff were very eager to serve you. I had no problems giving more than the recommended amount of tips 10 years ago. This time around, seems like the crew to passenger ratio was down from my prior experience hence cleanliness and service suffered. The dinner plates and forks etc could have used an little more scrubbing.

Pros: Lots of relaxing activities

Cons: The Ship is a Profit Center

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

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Too much variety and not much quality. Cant satisfy everyone's needs. Cruise should offer fewer options and better quality.
Cabin / Stateroom
Was in a suite and the room was great... no complain. Shower curtains had some mold/mildew on them though.
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
The best part of the cruise was the Adventure Ocean program for children. - my kids did not want to hang out with us :-(
Nassau, Bahamas
Snorkeling was fun - highly recommended.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Food was good - the beach was good. All in all relaxing. Just was a hot day - my bad for picking the time of year to cruise.

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