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

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Slightly disappointed

Sail Date: April 02, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Overall, the ship is very beautiful.

Pros: Dinners

Cons: lack of activities and restaurants

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? No.

Food and Dining
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.
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
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.
Ship Quality
All of this was wonderful.
Service and Staff
Our dinner waitor, Andrew, was excellent!!! He always knew our name, knew our likes and dislikes, etc.

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