Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-12-2010, 05:49 AM
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Wales, UK
Posts: 41
Default
I have been on two cruises, on the Navigator and the Liberty - both excellent experiences. We are thinking of a short cruise in December to the Bahamas on the Monarch - our usual agent has told us that is a smaller and older ship, and the staterooms are smaller, so we may be disappointed. Can't see it myself as Royal Caribbean have such high standards, although I do realise this is a smaller ship than the other two. What does anyone else think?
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-12-2010, 05:59 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,016
Default
I've been on the Monarch twice and going again in September. It is smaller than the Navigator/Liberty, but at 73,000 ton isn't too small. The cabins are smaller. The Monarch is great for a short get-a-way. It has good food, service, and entertainment.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-12-2010, 07:05 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,772
Default
At the time they were built the Sovereign class ships were touted for their layout, with the main entertainment rooms stacked up on the back of the ship away from the cabins. I still think they are visually beautiful ships. They look like ships and not floating hotels. The aft was designed to look like the Normandie.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-12-2010, 04:30 PM
TexCruise's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sunray, Texas
Posts: 429
Default
We haven't sailed on Monarch yet but we have sailed on her sister ship Majesty of the Seas and we love her. We are sailing on Monarch in July...we can't wait. One thing we've found is that every ship has their own personality and from what I've heard, Monarch is a great get away. Enjoy!
__________________
Upcoming Cruises:

Celebrity Eclipse March 5, 2011
Serenade of the Seas Oct 23, 2011
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2010, 01:06 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2
Default
I was just on the Monarch last month. It's true that the staterooms are a little smaller then other ships, however I'm only in my room to sleep so it really wasn't an issue. I had heard mix reviews about the Monarch on these boards but don't be affraid to try her out. It was a fantastic time.
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2010, 01:28 PM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,772
Default
It wasn't too many years ago that people were in those tiny cabins for 7 night cruises. That could push things since it was still the age when formal nights really were formal and people brought along two outfits per person. Those are small closets. I can't imagine being in a triple or quad on the Monarch!

I think the Monarch and Majesty are perfectly suited for the 3/4 night market though. The cabin size is much less an issue for a quick getaway cruise. They are still very nice ships with lots to offer.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2010, 02:28 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,016
Default
Funny thing is the Oasis inside cabin "Q" is still only 149 sq ft and their other insides 172sq ft. Still smaller than the Carnival insides on the Fantasy Class built in the 90's. I've mentioned before, the amount of furniture and the way it's laid out can make rooms appear to be larger/smaller than they really are.
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-23-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 968
Default
The way I look at it, there's so much to do on the ship, that you're only in your stateroom to shower, sleep, and change. True, the Monarch may have smaller staterooms than you're used to, but you'll probably find that there's so much to do, you're hardly ever in your stateroom.

Again, I haven't sailed on the Monarch, but have on the Majesty. New to cruising at the time, on the Majesty, I was in an interior stateroom on deck 3, which may have been a little cramped, but not too bad. True, it did seem smaller than my stateroom on the Enchantment, again an interior stateroom but on deck 7.
__________________
2007 - Majesty of the Seas (Bahamas)
2009 - Enchantment of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2010 - Freedom of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2013 - Golden Princess (Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle)
 
Closed Thread

Tags
2011, adults, cruise, interior, monarch, revieew, review, reviews, room, rooms, sea, seas, sleep, stateroom, triple

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
monarch of the seas phooter Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 3 08-25-2009 04:12 AM
Monarch of the Seas goin' cruisin' Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 5 03-02-2007 02:52 PM
Monarch of the Seas Sheepdog Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 7 11-15-2005 06:39 PM
Monarch of the Seas TimT Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 2 04-01-2005 11:41 AM
Is anyone on monarch of the seas? gsalu Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 1 11-13-2002 08:18 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:28 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2