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

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Perfect for a Short Get Away

Sail Date: February 01, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship is older but well maintained.. For a short cruise the staff could not have been kinder, more attentive. Our room steward, Wilson, was the nicest I have had on any cruise. Our dining room waiter, Clive, so very pleasant and attentive. I would say the best treatment by stafff in 10-12 cruises. Being one of their oldest ships in its last year of service, they were constantly working to keep it nice and maintained. I have always given th basic gratuity for other cruises and this time I felt compelled to add additional funds to it. they were kind and attentive even the last day which has not alway sbeen the case with other cruises. Man, do they work hard!
Ship Quality
Well maintained for one of the oldest in the fleet
Food and Dining
Wish the seafood didn't have additional charge, but times have changed and understand
Cabin / Stateroom
Smaller than usual because o age, vut well maintained. We didn't spend much time in there anyway.
Service and Staff
No complaints at all
Entertainment We really didn't participate.. just enjoyed the water, outdoors and trips ashore
Children's Programs No comment
Onboard Activities Didn't feel the need to do anything!
Destinations and Excursions Both stops were great and Atlantis fabulous,the private island perfect


Just enjoy... a perfect getaway in winter

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