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

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Ship and Crew

Sail Date: February 01, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

We had a great time all over the ship. Especially at the Steak House upstairs. Its an extra $15 a night but worth every penny.

I live 10 minutes from a Carnival Cruiseline dock that goes out twice a week to the same destination for less money.

I'd rather drive the 2 1/2 hours to Port Canaveral to take the Monarch and Royal Carribean. They are worth the extra effort.

Pros: Liked everything

Cons: Would have liked better hours for the kids babysitting service.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? Yes!

Ship Quality
She is an older ship, but she is very clean and was remodeled like 6 - 7 years ago.
Food and Dining
The food was everywhere and at all times. If you go hungry on this ship you are a total moron. Quality depending on what part of the ship it was being served. I actually prefered the top deck buffet and seperate steak house over the dining room. All of it was good though.
It's an older ship so you have to expect less of the perks you get with the newer ones. No waterslides and crazy stuff like that.
Cabin / Stateroom
Rooms were neat, clean and well stocked. No complaints.
Service and Staff
Great service all the way around the ship.
Children's Programs
They are fantastic. They have a dedicated kids babysitting area. The only problem was on our winter cruise last year they scaled the hours back big time. Made us miss some of the onboard entertainment.

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