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Carlton Fancher

Age: 56

Occupation:Health Information specialist

Number of Cruises: 11

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Monarch of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2011-10-17

Itinerary: Bahamas

Unable to place the ratings so here we go.

Embarkation/Debarkation: Drove to the terminal from Rockledge (visiting son and daughter-in-law) and parked at the terminal garage: From Rockledge to sitting in the Windjammer deck for lunch was a total of 45 Min. And, that includes 30 minutes to drive from Rockledge. Dropped the bags at with the porter and parked, check-in and onboard in 15min. Unbelieveable.....debarkation was just a fast.

Service: Excellent, Excellent. Did I say excellent. This was the best staff I have seen in years. And, speaking with the staff it all is the result of good management. Every member of the staff highly praised the managment from corporate to the ships officers. They must be doing somthing right at RCL.

Family Friendliness: It all starts with the staff, there were a small group of children on board and most were from family groups. They interacted well with the other guest, just loved the parade of kids through the ship on sea day. They were dressed as pirates completly took the hearts of the other guests. Large group from a church was very complimentry of the staff in ensuring they had a great experience.

Shore excursions: I love to snokel and found the beach on Coco Cay a great snokel site. Lots of fish and coral formations. Saw the largest Grouper I have seen in years. In Nassau took the catamaran/snokel trip. Staff was excellent and the dive site was pristine. Shopping and tour of Nassau was excellent. I had not been to Nassau in years, it was a plesant suprise.

Value: For $50 per day, you can't go wrong. Highly recommend this trip.

Food was good, not the best I have had on a cruise by not the worst. Selection was good in both the dining room and Windjammer buffet. Overall, well worth the price

Cabins: Small but efficent. Our cabin was an outside on the 2nd deck. Only problem I had was the pillows were to small.

Wide selection, the cruise director and staff offered something for everyone.

Don't miss the comedian and magician. Outstanding shows.

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