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Monarch of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)

Majesty of the Seas

Maiden voyage: 1991

Length: 880ft

We were on board this ship in 2010. This is the oldest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet at the time we sailed on her. Although an older ship by cruise line standards, we found a certain elegance to it. It has been well maintained over the years. We had an inside room, which on this ship, is rather small. For a 4 day cruise, the room size was manageable, but any longer and it might become an issue with some.

On this ship, the Windjammer (buffet style) resturant is located at the bow, with the main theater located at the stern. The theater has a few "opera-like" boxes on the upper deck which feel kind of strange as they tend to pick up vibrations from the ship's running gear. This ship has traditional propeller shafts rather than azipods on the newer ones, so the sensation is somewhat different.

There are no balconys on this ship, other than suites. If you book an outside room, you will have a porthole. If you book an outside room on Deck 7, be aware that you are on the Promenade deck, and that anyone walking past your cabin on the outside of the ship can see inside your cabin, should you open the curtains.

Like all Royal Caribbean ships, this ship has a rock-climbing wall, which was installed a few years ago.

Still, the ship was built when cruising was not concentrated on the mega-ships as they are today, and that brings with it a certain elegance. With newer ships coming on line, I'd bet that these ships will be retired soon, so if you want to experience an older ship in the fleet, you might want to consider a cruise on this ship fairly soon.

Centrum - Monarch of the Seas Mar 2010

Tiny Inside Cabin (with Pullman Bed on the wall) - Monarch of the Seas Mar 2010


Companionway in the Centrum - Monarch of the Seas Mar 2010

Sound of Music Theater - Monarch of the Seas Mar 2010


Overall Centrum View - Monarch of the Seas Mar 2010

Internet Lounge - Monarch of the Seas Mar 2010


On Deck - Monarch of the Seas Mar 2010

Pool - Monarch of the Seas Mar 2010