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Old 01-31-2009, 02:43 PM
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I am looking for ANY info on RCL Monarch of the sea - we have sail on many cruises however this will be the first 3 day (we are going with another couple who want to "try out cruising" - I couldnt find alot on the ship - dress - evening events (do they have shows etc on such a short trip?)
Thanks again ---- any up dates would be great (we are going 3/20/09)
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:04 PM
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I LOVE this ship and it's sister the Majesty, you get all the joy of a cruise ship, in a smaller, manageable(sp) size...in a 3 day cruise you have to squeeze it all in. So you will have a formal night, they will have a show of some kind each night, all the regular pool activities. Your friends are sure to leave wanting more....
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:09 PM
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Hello queen

I had to smile when I saw the 1979 Carnival (the "Original" Kathhy Lee ship) Carnival has certainly changed alot in the past few years!!! Thanks so much for the info - it sounds like exactly what we wanted - something a little smiler and less formal - speaking of - the night of "formal" was every one really dresed or can you get away with dress pants collar shirts for guys and/or skirts for women (?) Since the trip is so short we werent really planning on bringing alot - what do you think... also have you ever left out of the Port canaveral port?
Thanks again - "C"
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:26 PM
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My husband and I went on this cruise last year when it was on the Sovereign. Dress pants/collared shirt should be fine. My husband did wear a tie also.

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Old 01-31-2009, 05:30 PM
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I did this cruise last August on the Sovereign. Same class of ship as the Monarch. It was a pleasant little weekend cruise. Nothing fancy but it was a fun time.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:13 PM
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This sounds like everything we could want in a quick/3 night trip --- looking back - We went on Monarch ... in 2000 - I am anticipating a nice change in decor' since then - does the ship look new and updated (I think I read it has been refurbished?) We were mostly concerned with having to be "dressed up" and also interested in the evening entertainment - what can we expect in such a short trip? Also what age group do you think will be on the ship (FYI: we are all in the 45-55 range...) But like the shows - gambling and staying out to the wee hours (we are from just outside the NYC area)... Thanks for all the info - you have all been great...
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:37 PM
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Has any one been on the Monarch lately though. I see on the RCCL website that it doesn't say it has a Johnny Rockets or a pizza place. Just trying to see if it is the same as the Sovereign. We are thinking of going on it in April.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:22 PM
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I have never did Monarch but I have done the Explorer and I heard it was pretty much similiar and the Explorer was gorgeous and a lot to do. Have Fun. I have been on several on RC CRUISES, to be exact probably amount 7 of them and all their ships were nice. No complaints
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:31 PM
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The Monarch was the very first of our 21 cruises...She was the biggest ship on the seas that year.....We loved it....I'm sure that have been some changes since then....Just have a 3 day blast and I'm sure your friends will opt to go on a 7 day or longer next time...Happy cruising..

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Old 02-04-2009, 08:09 PM
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The monarch is a totally different class of ship from the Explorer. Much less bells and whistles.
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