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

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5 out of 5

Greeeeaaaatttt Cruise.

Sail Date: November 14, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our second cruise on the Monarch of the Sea and loved it both time. This is an older, smaller ship which is what we like. The ship is kept very clean and although other ships my have more glitz and glammer we prefer the smaller ships.

Pros: Everything!!!

Cons: The music on the pool deck in the evening TOOOOO LOUD, couldn't even talk to the person next to me without shouting. There were only about 20 peopleon deck, all of whom were 40 or older and the music was geared for teens and 20 somethings. We left the deck because of the music.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
The stateroom size is very small but for the age of the ship this is acceptable. Our room was an outside room with a window. Although you have to get on the bed to see out it is better than not having a window. The beds are comfortable and the room was clean.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
We have cruised with friends and we all agree that the food is the best we have ever had. The dining room food was excellent as usual and the buffett is better than any other cruise line. Presentation is wonderful and attention to each guest was outstanding.
Service and Staff
Everyone on the staff was friendly and helpful. The bar manager went out of her way on Co Co Cay to find a glass of wine for my friend and me. She summond a golf cart to take us to the bar that had it and the attendant went out of his was to find the wine and give us a choice.
We enjoyed the shows and all of the entertainment on the pool deck. We did wish that the karaoke would have accomodated us to change the pitch on the songs. It's difficult to sing a song without lowering or raising the pitch to accomodate ones voice. Otherwise we loved everything.
Nassau, Bahamas
The casinos are a waste as is the main strip of shops. They are the same as every other island in the Behamas. We like to go to the non commercial areas. We also like the resort areas. This trip we took a horse and carrage ride which was nice. Our favorate thing is Senior Frogs. It's always a good time there. Good thing it is so close to the ship.
Don't Miss: Senior Frogs.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
We loved Cococay. It has only improved since we were there last year. Love the beach and all of the activities. We liked this better than Nassau.
Don't Miss: Everything.

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