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

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3 out of 5

Downscaled size, upscaled fun

Sail Date: May 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

In the past we have always sailed the larger ship with verandas. But we decided to take a 3 day weekender cruise on the Monarch and found it to be more fun and the passengers more friendly. With an inside stateroom we spent more time in other areas of the ship. The gym was clean and enjoyable. The casino was fun and the employees were enjoyable. Our Activities Director than many of those on the larger ships. We missed the indoor pools and the outdoor activities of the larger ships but it was an even trade off.

Pros: More intimate than the larger class ships

Cons: The shows weren't as lavish as the larger ships with a larger stage

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship was very clean and comfortable
Food and Dining
The food selection was adequate but we missed the lobsters.
Cabin / Stateroom
We choose an inside cabin, hoping for an upgrade but the ship was full.
Service and Staff

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