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

Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


Helpful Vote

3 out of 5

great get away

Sail Date: January 13, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was very clean but the employees acted as if they were at the end of their contract. When we first boarded we wanted some coffee and a snack. The coffee was empty (a line had formed) and it looked like no one was in a hurry to make it right. The food was tasty but there really wasn't the personal touch. We have cruised several times and this ranked at the bottom of all the lines we have been on so far in regard to the staff seeming to really enjoy having you on board.

Pros: the length of the cruise

Cons: ship's service

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? No.

Service and Staff
TThey need to work on this if they're going to get people to come back. Our stateroom staff showed up only when our safe didn't work (twice it malfunctioned). And there was no personal touch offered - even though they cleaned the room.
The cruise director was a little too much - got on your nerves with his hype. The comedian wasn't the best we've had and we didn't connect with him.
Food and Dining
We ate at the sit down dinner twice and the rest of the time we spent on the buffet. The sit down dinner selection was nice but, again, the food was not anything to write home about in regard to taste.
Cabin / Stateroom
our stateroom was very nicely laid out but a little cramped (so what else is new?) The television had a little to be deisred and the channels were limited.
Ship Quality
The ship was very clean and the layout and public areas were very well done. The grand staircase is impressive.

Was this review helpful? 1

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top