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

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3 out of 5

Great family vacation!

Sail Date: January 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

You can tell its an older ship but still very nice. Pool on board was pretttt small so we didn't use becuz of how full it normally was. Could have used a few more waiters around the pool so we wouldn't have to get up to get drinks. CocoCay was nice- the beach had a lot of coral tho. Beware of aggressive birds at CocoCay! They literally went afte people's plates at lunch- find a covered area to eat. On Nassau we took a tour with a guide we met as we got off the ship. This is the way to go! His rates were 1/2 of what you pay if you pre-book and he took us on an awesome tour of his island. We went ocean side to see how conch is taken out of the shell and cleaned- they cooked us up a traditional meal with it- cut Iowan fresh coconuts - the kids loved it- then when done he dropped us at a different beach than the one the commercial tours were going to- therefore a lot less crowded - and more beautiful! They had the best jerk chix we have ever had there. So.. If you wanna tour- wait until you get there and ask for Sam the man! The staff was great on the ship. Always ready with a smile. Im not a big gambler but we spent a little time in the casino and won a bit of money! The casino is pretty dated but still nice. The kids loved the trip. They did wish there was more for just them to do tho.

Pros: Good food, loved private island, great service

Cons: Could have been more for the kids to do

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Rooms were even smaller than I expected
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Children's Programs


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