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Shelley Frank

Age: 51

Occupation:self

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Monarch of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2010-04-18

Itinerary: Bahamas

The cruise was good for the money and the duration. I would prefer a bigger, newer ship with a balcony for the next cruise. We did a spa treatment but felt pushed into purchasing the spa products after. The ship is looking tired and worn and some of the tables were not cleaned off very well. Don't bother with the soda package as you are better off purchasing sodas as you go. This cruise is good for an inexpensive getaway and for families.

The food was ok to good depending on the night. I found the Windjammer was better to eat in than the dining experience. The waiters were good but kept asking how they were doing so far. I had hoped for a better quality of food in the dining room than what was offered.

We had an outside cabin which was clean and looked after well. They are a little dated and small by todays cruising standards but for a short duration they were fine.

There was lots to do depending on what you were looking for. The evening shows were high school talent at best with the exception of a couple of singers.

We planned our own time away from the ship. Some excursions were too expensive when you could do them yourself much cheaper and just as good. If you want to go the Atlantis just hire a taxi and pay $4.00 which gets you to the hotel.

I would do another cruise again but with a newer boat and a better level of entertainment etc. If you are looking for a higher end cruise this is not the ship for you but it is good value for the money.

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