Bad Weather and Cruising

So one of the questions that I get a lot is “what is there to do onboard the ship when it rains?”  On my first cruise this was a major concern for me.  Not only is the thought of rocking back and forth on a six story boat not sound fun, but to me it […]

No hope for on board gaming in Bermuda

A lot of cruise ships allow you to gamble on board the ship when they are in port.  Not in Bermuda. Interesting article below. (Courtesy AP)  HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have allowed cruise ship passengers to play gaming machines on vessels making port calls at night in the British Atlantic […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Disembarkation Day

We heard the ship docking about 6 am and it awoke us so we knew our journey was almost over. If you want to carry your bags off, RCCL offers express departure between 730-830 am, so we decided to take advantage of that.  Breakfast was available in both dining rooms, we skipped it though to […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Day 3

Monarch of the Seas anchored off of Coco Cay, Bahamas Destination Coco Cay, Bahamas. 55 miles NNW of Nassau. Our cabin sat in the front of the ship, so about 7 am we were awoke by the chains of the anchor falling into the sea, the first sign that we arrived in Coco Cay.  The shipped […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Day 2

After a fun afternoon and evening of meeting people yesterday, day two is here. Destination Nassau, Bahamas.  We woke about 8 am, had breakfast at the Windjammer cafe. Went for a little walk to let the food settle and then headed to the gym about 9 am.  The gym is in the very back of […]

Trip Review “Monarch of the Seas” July 3-6, 2009 — Day 1

We got to the cruise port at 11:30, checked in, which was a breeze, and went to deck 11 to grab lunch.  There was plenty of food and a huge assortment.  A salad bar, carving station, dessert station, and hot bar.  We were one of the first people on the ship.  At 1 pm the […]