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

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

Had a Great First cruise Experience

Sail Date: May 04, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

This was my sister and my first cruise, and we really enjoyed it. The staff on R.C. were great and we loved our steward! The people on the cruise were also very friendly and there was plenty to do.

Pros: Food and overall atmosphere were great

Cons: Pool was not very large and you couldn't actually swim in it.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? Yes!

Ship Quality
Ship seemed very clean and in good order; however, toliets did clog easily and we heard other passengers have issues, but we did not. Also, pool was very small, and didn't seem very clean. The shower to rinse off in was in pool, and that just seemed gross; so we chose not to go in.
Cabin / Stateroom
Three of us stayed in one room which was small, but efficient; however, it was three girls and we only had one single outlet in whole room! And out of those two plugs, only one worked, so only it was difficult to charge phone, blow dry and straighten hair.
Getting off on the islands, there was lots to do, but on the cruise we didn't find much. Only one of the lounges would be open at once. There would pretty much only be one activity going on at one time.
Service and Staff
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We loved our steward and all the staff was very willining to help and answer all questions.
Food and Dining
Food was very good, however, one restaurant was closed a lot. First night on cruise we didn't have many food options, however, the two days, we had buffets, and the food was very good.

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