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

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Spring Break with my niece

Sail Date: April 02, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Overall, the ship has held up well. I like the smaller cruiseships, though. The Monarch needs a little TLC, but she is reasonable well maintained.

Pros: Friendly crew, good food

Cons: Tiny cabin

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? No.

I'm not much for the shows and my niece wished for movies in the evening.
Cabin / Stateroom
Staterooms are tiny. Disney has 2 ships of a similar size with larger cabins. I guess they prioritize differently.
Ship Quality
I like these smaller (by current standard ships) but the cabins are tiny. I had no trouble navigating my way around the ship but my niece got turned around a few times.
Food and Dining
I enjoyed the food. I like the diversity of food available. One day I had Tex-Mex and Indian in the same lunch.
Service and Staff
Super-friendly staff. The waiters wanted to stuff us silly by bringing out extra food for us to try.

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