Monarch of the Seas Review – Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line

By | August 4, 2010
Public Areas44444
Formal Dining Food44444
Buffet Food33333
Room Service Food33333
Children's Programs44444
Spa & Fitness44444
Shore Excursions44444
Cruise Value33333
Reviews of Monarch of the Seas This remarkable 2,744-guest cruise ship sails year-round between Port Canaveral, the Bahamas and our private island CocoCaySM. You can pack your onboard schedule with complimentary Broadway-style shows, RCCL’s signature rock-climbing wall, hotspots like Casino Royale and Boleros Latin Lounge and dining options from specialty Asian-fusion cuisine at Jade to a make-your-own pizzeria. Or, relax and focus on yourself with RCCL’s  day spa, fitness center, pools and whirlpools. Kids will love the time they spend onboard with RCCL’s Adventure Ocean® Program and teen-only venues like Fuel. There are also plenty of ways to enhance your time off the ship with Shore & Land Excursions like scuba diving, shipwreck snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins.

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  1. The Stockwell Family
    Embarkation 33333
    Public Areas 44444
    Stateroom/Cabin 22222
    Staff 44444
    Formal Dining Food 44444
    Buffet Food 33333
    Room Service Food 33333
    Children’s Programs 44444
    Entertainment 55555
    Spa & Fitness 44444
    Shore Excursions 44444
    Cruise Value 33333
    Debarkation 22222

    Itinerary: 3 night Baja Mexico

    Cabin Type: Inside cabin

    Be Sure to Try: The shows.

    General Tips: This is the third RCI cruise we have taken, and we learned in this cruise that size and age of the ship DOES matter…. Although it was recently remodeled, it still utilized the old key system, where the room keys are separate from the “Key to the World”. Since the room key needed to remain in the key slot for the door handle to be turned, it is very easy to forget and leave the key in the slot after entering the cabin. Also, we felt a little claustrophobic being in a stateroom of 119 sq ft that sleeps 4 (Even the smallest Disney Cruise Line stateroom is 184 sq ft!!). There was no refrigerator, and the ventillation is not very good (one night I left the door open in the bathroom while my dd took a shower and the steam set off the fire alarm). So, if the price isn’t too great between two ships going to the same destination, look at the details and compare size and age of the ship!

    Dollarless Tips: If you’re a soda drinker, buy their unlimited drink tag with mug ($4.00/child $5.00/adult each day). Soda is not included at any time, and is not dollarless by any means, so having the refillable mug really saves some money, and it is a nice useful souvenir.

    Extra Comments and Suggestions: The Monarch is the worst of the three RCI ships we’ve been on. The overall cruise experience was still good. However, we did not see the crew working as we’ve seen on the other ships, RCI or otherwise. Not once did we see anyone painting the decks and vacuums were left in the hallway – different location each day as stateroom attendants left them. After the service and attention to detail on the Voyager and Vision, this was quite a disappointment for us. One word of advice, really, really look at the details of the ship and compare before you decide on a cruise.

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Public Areas
Formal Dining Food
Buffet Food
Room Service Food
Children's Programs
Spa & Fitness
Shore Excursions
Cruise Value