Weekend express getaway

Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Monarch of the Seas
Sail Date: March 01, 2013
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
This is an older ship in the fleet and is being retired within a month of our sailing date! Since it's a weekend getaway\, the entertainment staff is not as experienced or talented as the larger ships in the fleet. The carpeting showed aging and the outside appeared aged as well. Personally had an incident/accident - falling down a small flight of stairs into the Boleros Lounge injuring the left foot. The Vincent dining room was too crowded.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
My sister enjoyed every single meal she sampled! She was so impressed that she bought 2 cookbooks!


1 out of 5
Variety wasn't the problem! The cruise director was fantastic & funny! Just didn't really care for the comedian\, the jugglers (whom dropped props a few times) and the singers were average. The Dancers didn't do anything difficult either.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff we encountered were marvelous! Very attentive and friendly! Made our trip extremely pleasant!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our stateroom's bathroom appeared very dated and used but the rest of our stateroom was fine. A bit congested but we managed. Our staff was exceptional! Loved Donald!

Pros: Quick trip with very experienced staff! The food was excellent!

Cons: The quality of the entertainment staff was lacking this time!

Recommends Monarch of the Seas? No.

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