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

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4 out of 5

Quick but Fantastic Cruise

Sail Date: January 01, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

The ship is in good shape for being the oldest in the industry. The activities, shows, dancing, games, and ports were all very good and they keep you busy. The ship staff is amazing, from room attendants to wait staff in the restaurants - everyone works hard but knows and values customer service. It was a great, short cruise.

Pros: Activities and Fast Pace - they cram a lot into a 3-day cruise!

Cons: Entrees could have been better

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

Ship Quality
Public areas are dated but clean and in good shape. Accessibility was good, but be prepared to walk up/down several flights of stairs as elevators are slow.
Food and Dining
The latest seating, 8:30 p.m. for dinner, was perfect for us as we were busy with activities and in port most days. Appetizers, veggies and desserts were all very good, but entrees could have been better (tough).
Comedian was great; bands were great, beautiful shopping area aboard ship.
Cabin / Stateroom
We were in a Junior Suite and it was a perfect size with an ample bathroom, bedroom with sitting area, and a great deck. Fun to sit outside late at night watching water and stars!
Service and Staff
Can't say enough good things about all the ship's staff - they were wonderful and attentive.

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