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Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 18, 2012
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Ship is getting old and needs some serious upgrades - but - staff did the best they could with what they had!
The boat was either in some rought seas or it just rocked a lot.
Did not like early departure times (from Cococay or Nasseau) so we could be very slowly cruising and (spending money/time) stuck being on the boat.
Wheelchair assistance departing was poor.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good, service was great. Did not like additional charges for things on the menus

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Cruise director was a lot of fun (bundle of energy)!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was great!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship needs (and already has planned) a serious overhaul. Maintenance problems occupied the staff daily (saw them working in corridors) like plumbing, smells, etc

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small staterooms is somewhat mis-leading, tiny would be better.
Stateroom attendant was great and the (tiny) room was always clean

Pros: more than one pool - allows for cleaning

Cons: plus (additional) charges for things (like food)

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? No.

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