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Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2012
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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).

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Comedian was great; bands were great, beautiful shopping area aboard ship.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Can't say enough good things about all the ship's staff - they were wonderful and attentive.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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!

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? Yes!

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