Slightly disappointed

Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 02, 2012
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

Overall, the ship is very beautiful.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The dinners were EXCELLENT, especially all you can eat. However, the cruise was advertised as all-inclusive. Yet, the second restaurant (Jade) was not included--you had to pay. Also, there was nowhere to get snack food except a pizza place, which gets old after a couple of days.


3 out of 5
The "Tour of Atlantis" excursion SUCKED. It was basically a tour of an aquarium. That's it. We snorkeled as well, which was decent. We really liked the rock climbing on board, as well as the two men in charge of this. More activities need to be available on the ship as well. There were times when we were bored with nothing to do.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our dinner waitor, Andrew, was excellent!!! He always knew our name, knew our likes and dislikes, etc.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
All of this was wonderful.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Biggest complaint! We walked in to find numerous canned drinks, bottled water, and snack foods, which we assumed were included since we paid over $1000 to go. We got a bill a couple days later with a $30 charge for the "mini bar", even though nothing was posted in our room about the prices. This is greedy and ridiculous for a ship that charges so much for the "all-inclusive" trip.

Pros: Dinners

Cons: lack of activities and restaurants

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? No.

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