Not what I expected for a first time cruise

Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 08, 2013
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
This boat is very old and is really rocky as far as cruise ships go. Bingo broke twice while on the boat and some of the casino slot machines weren't working. Rental on Coco Key weren't able to be rented due to the wind and all activities on the island was shut down. The gym was way tiny and over packed so I did not get to work out while on my cruise. Over all the service people on the boat were great and very helpful when needed. However security deactivated my card due to my room mate and I wasn't able to buy or purchase any thing on the boat, not even ice cream. When I went to guest services, they were no help. However once I went to buy my picture from the photo people on the boat, they were kind enough to call guest services and get my sail Pass reactivated so I could purchase the pictures and from then on I had no problem with my card. Over all I feel that this wasn't that great of a cruise for my first time and the amount of money I spent to take it. I did love the buffet that offered a wide variety of foods. I wish my experience on this boat would have been different however it wasn't as expected

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was good with lots of choices

Entertainment

3 out of 5
loved erky from turkey! Was the best part

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
they were very friendly except for my problem with guest services

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
this boat is very old and is being retired in April

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
it was small, but still always clean and in good shape
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