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

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2 out of 5

Old ship that is 10 years past its prime

Sail Date: June 29, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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.

Pros: The islands

Cons: Food and the ship

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? No.

Ship Quality
Ease of use to get around. Pictures and decor are all faded and lots of brass!
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.
Food and Dining
Ate in Windjammer the whole time and was just not good. RC Usually has great food, too. This is worse than cafeteria food.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a suite, so it was nice.
Service and Staff
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.

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