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Royal Caribbean InternationalMonarch the Seas ReviewBaja, MexicoAmanda Tranguch

Age: 26

Occupation:Nurse

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Monarch of the Seas

Sailing Date: August 21st, 2006

Itinerary: NOT FOUND

Royal Caribbean International
Monarch of the Seas Cruise Review
Baja, Mexico

Amanda Tranguch

My new husband and I just returned from our honeymoon and first cruise. We sailed on the Monarch of the Seas. After reading the many reviews, we did not know what to expect. there were so many good and so many bad reviews. We went in with a open mind, and were pleasantly surprised. I think the people that wrote the bad reviews are miserable to begin with.

Everything was wonderful (food especially). The staff was anxious to wait on you. We waited for nothing!

The ship was very clean, they were actually putting in new carpet at the pool while we were there. We stayed in a inside stateroom on the 5th floor. Yes, the room was small, but we unpacked right away and put our suitcases under the bed, and we had plenty of space for the time we spent in the room. We never saw our stateroom attendant, but every time we came back to the room, it was clean.  There were alwyas fresh towels and a towel animal.

The food was awesome -  if you can't find something you like here, you need to get out more!!!

The ports of call were nice. Catalina island was our favorite, we went snorkeling while there. Our guide was great and he really showed us some neat things. Our favorite excursion was in our least favorite port of Mexico. We went kayaking to the La Bufadora, which was awesome. The shops there on the other hand were not that appealing to us, although we did buy a nice piece of pottery there. It was very high pressure and if you are not in to this sort of thing, you should stay on the ship that day.

There were only a few down sides. I wish we had a day at sea to relax. It was so busy it didn't really feel like a vacation because we were constantly doing something. The only other thing is to bring a night-light if you have a inside room because they are very dark and you can not see at night without turning on the light. Also bring a clock of some sort because there are none in the room.

All in all, the cruise was great and the service was even better. For the money it was way more that I expected!

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