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Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 21, 2012
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago

The ship outside of my room was beautiful. My room was extremely small and I have been traumatized by the size of the shower. There were plenty of activities but NO clocks on board, so I missed a lot the "fun" or showed up too late. The calypso band was GREAT!!! The cruise director need to find a way to show case the band more. The singers were subpar at best but the dancers were good. Overall the trip was not terrible but it was not the experience I was expecting for my first cruise. I will try another cruise on another ship before I decide weather I like cruising or it's not for me.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The best meal was on the last night. All other meals were bland with limited choices. The staff was great. They work really hard to make you happy.


3 out of 5
what I was able to attend was OK. Put a clock on board!!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Only one buffet server had a bad attitude. All other staff was upbeat and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The room alone is the reason I have reservation about cruising again. The attendant was great. He was always around when needed

Pros: getting off the ship

Cons: room size, food

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? No.

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