Old ship that is 10 years past its prime

Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 29, 2012
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

The ship is being sold in a few months and seems like they are trying not to replace anything or put any money into the ship. The food is terrible. Seems like you are in a time machine back to 1994. I feel bad, as Royal Caribbean is always a great time and great ships. This is not even up to Carnival standards.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Ate in Windjammer the whole time and was just not good. RC Usually has great food, too. This is worse than cafeteria food.


3 out of 5
The boat has about 60% of the activities that a normal Enchantment/Freedom would have. This is because it is a smaller ship. The bars/lounges were less (in numbers) but very large.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff all seemed like they were in training to go to other boats when this is decommissioned. All were very nice and eager to please.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ease of use to get around. Pictures and decor are all faded and lots of brass!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a suite, so it was nice.

Pros: The islands

Cons: Food and the ship

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? No.

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