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

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3 out of 5

Okay Cruise

Sail Date: December 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship is 20-years old and requires constant maintenance. It is clean; the public spaces are well maintained and attractive.

Pros: Value

Cons: Stateroom beds do NOT convert to sofas during the day even though RCCL's marketing materials say they do. There is no place to sit in one's stateroom except on the bed or one desk chair.

Recommends Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 221? Yes!

Very good.
Service and Staff
Guest Relations is great at saying how much they care about passengers' concerns and dropping it there without rather aggressive follow-up on passengers' part.
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean\, but NOT comfortable. Again: in spite of advertisements
e.g. the RCCL website\, stating that sofas in the room converted to twin or queen-size beds\, they are made up as beds for the entire voyage leaving guests no where to sit in their own rooms.
Food and Dining
Food was exceptionally good. We are rather experienced cruisers and the food far exceeded the quality on Disney Cruise lines and was almost on a par with that of Holland-America.
Ship Quality

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