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Bill McGarr

Age: 48

Occupation:Quality Analyst

Number of Cruises: 6

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Monarch of the Seas

Sailing Date: 04-13-2009

Itinerary: Bahamas

Great cruise vacation. Ships crew was very freindly. We had no problems at all. Initial check in was very quick and easy in Port Canaveral. We arrived a little after eleven and we were eating in the Windjammer before noon.

The food was really good but they had a few too many Asain choices. Not sure if that is because ship just came from the west coast. One whole section of the Windjammer was always Asain food. No eggs or omolets cooked too order in the Windjammer as we had on other cruises. They did have a few types of omelets on the buffet already cooked. Also no soft serve ice cream machine on the ship. Grandkids were a little disappointed with that. Food in the main dining room was outstanding.

We had a interior stateroom that was small but for the amount of time we spent there it was fine. First time we have had interior room but would do it again. Room attendant took good care of us and ice was provided every night.

The opening night show was good but since there was only one show it was almost impossible to get a good seat. We went right from main seating to the show and ended up standing in the back in the upper level. They had about forty seats reserved in the middle not sure for what but no one ever sat in them and they never opened them up for use. The standup comic was only fair but the magic show was really good. We did not attend the last night show. The Love and marriage show was very entertaining. Not very many activities happened poolside but that might have been because of the change in the ships itinerary because of rough seas.

Had a great time on the beach in CoCo Cay but other than that we did not do anything ashore. We had been to Nassau twice before in the last year. The flea market is always fun to do a little haggling and of course atlantis is nice too see.

This was a spring break cruise, but it was not alot of college kids. There were about 700 kids on board and a lot of families. Overall we had a great time and I would recommend this ship and cruise itinerary for a good quick four day vacation. Of course, it went by way too quickly.

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