Just returned from a trip on the Monarch of the Seas - this is my 2nd Monarch of the SEas trip and my 11th cruise on various cruise lines. I found the trip to be an extremely good value for the money paid.
The food was excellent (although it could be served a little warmer), the service was superb and the entertainment was over the top. My 17 year old son enjoyed the trip although he noted their was a new layer of restrictions for the teens in the club. Overall, we relaxed, partied, ate good quality food and received the service that we have received on other trips - the trip met our expectation and beyond. The cruise director was really good and able to engage the audience to insure inclusiveness. The entertainers were excellent - enjoyed all four lead singers and the high quality dancers. The passengers were multi-generational, multi-cultural and there was something for all on the ship. Hadn't planned to go back on the Monarch but will definitely go again before she is retired - she is an older ship but still has the small ship charm and quality about her.