My only Royal Caribbean disappointment

Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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Monarch of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 17, 2012

Ship: Monarch of the Seas

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review Summary

I am a HUGE fan of Royal Caribbean. For me, they have always been the best and only way to go. This was on the smaller class of ships and did not make a good impression on the 2 first time cruisers I brought with me. Our stateroom toilet was out of order the entire trip. Someone came out multiple times to try and repair it to no avail. The food selection was non existent. The buffet had very limited hours. Not much to do on this ship in the way of activities. The onboard stores were rarely opened. The staff was the one saving grace who, as usual were amazing.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
No variety\, HORRIBLE quality. ALL the lettuce was brown for the entire cruise. The bread was stale every day. Even the pizza tasted like cardboard covered in sauce and cheese.


1 out of 5
Just not much to do on this boat.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
An email sent to me a few months ago talked about a new Royal babies and tots program. They were supposed to offer babysitting for a fee of $8 per hour for children under age 3. Once I inquired onboard I was told the fee was $19 per hour with a 2 hour minimum\, at a time that they could pencil you in. I was told it would be with 2 staff members in MY STATEROOM!?! No thank you!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The entire staff was incredible and really lived up to the Royal experience I have come to expect.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
After this disappointment\, I will stick with the larger and newer classes only.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5

Pros: Very warm and friendly staff

Cons: Not the typical Royal Caribbean food. This cruise offered VERY limited choices. The only options were sub par. NOT AT ALL the usual Ryal Caribbean experience:(

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? No.

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