Our overall experience with the ship: "Monarch of the Seas" was fine. The only complaint is that their daily "Cruise Compass" or activity sheet is still not kept accurate.
The RCL activity sheet lists inaccurate music performance schedule appearances for their Lounge acts. [Especially the Schooner Lounge on Formal night, Saturday]
It was constantly wrong for the Schooner Lounge. This is the third time, we have experienced this frustration with RCL, on other ships too.
The problem is they just use a "template" from an older itinerary and do not update/correct the "typos" and schedule changes.
Thus,.. making for frustration in seating in a Lounge waiting for the Entertainer, only to find out that their daily schedule is wrong and worse of all if you ask one of the Servers in the actual Lounge, they haven't a clue as to what is suppose to be scheduled for their area.
The production show on the final night was poor. The Juggler on the second night was excellent. The comedian in the main show room on the first night was very good.
The piano player "Anna" who appears both in the Atrium area, and Schooner Lounge, is excellent!
One final comment: Even though we booked this reservation four months in advance, and are Diamond Members, RCL did not send us any Luggage Tags, or allow the option to print any luggage tags from their website.
This lack of luggage tags, makes for additional room for error when taking a shuttle service where your luggage could get lost with luggage from other Cruise lines. And also means you have to wait for one of the Luggage porters, amongst a crowded curbside luggage check in scenario.
The reason we did the Blue Lagoon for $64 as opposed to just waiting on the
free Coco Cay stop, was our concern that the winds would be too strong to
Tender at Coco Cay on day two, as has happened recently according to most
recent Cruise Critic reports/reviews submitted within the last month time