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

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Forget Your Diet

Sail Date: August 22, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Comfortable and classy.

Pros: The food was first rate.

Cons: Very rough seas during last night because of Hurricane Irene.

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

Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom was very small; perhaps this is related to the age of the ship. At 20 years old, it's the oldest one in Royal Caribbean's fleet.
Children's Programs
Programs for kids could use some work. My 12-year-old daughter's only option was the same program that the teenagers had, which she was not interested in. A separate program for tweens (middle school age) would help.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
My only criticism is that passengers had to pay for soda; it wasn't included.
Service and Staff
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Because of Hurricane Irene, the ship went to Key West instead of Cococay.
Nassau, Bahamas
Attractive location, but I did get tired of merchants and presenters asking for gratuities.

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