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OVERVIEW
Overview....................................................Page One

Pools, Spa and Open Decks..........................
Page Two

Shops, Children, and Other Public Areas.......Page Three

Bars and Lounges.........................................Page Four

Dining.........................................................Page Five

Exterior Photos.............................................Profile Page
Pools, Spa, Sports and Open
Decks is next.

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Monarch of the Seas is no longer sailing for Royal
Caribbean.  This photo tour is presented for
historical purposes only.

Monarch of the Seas is the second ship of Royal Caribbean’s
Sovereign class of ships.  The first ship, Sovereign of the Seas,
now sails as the Sovereign for Royal Caribbean's Spanish
affiliate Pullmantur.  Majesty of the Seas, the third ship in the
class, is still with RCI and is essentially identical to Monarch
(
See profile of Majesty of the Seas).

When Monarch and her sisters entered service, they were the
largest cruise ships in the world and were praised for their
cutting edge innovation.  In the interim since actress Lauren
Bacall named Monarch in 1991, cruise ships have become much
bigger with more and more features.  As a result, Monarch is now
at the small end of the mid-sized range and her long bow and
terraced stern give her a classic look next to some of today's new
ships.

Over the years, RCI has spent millions to keep the ship viable.  In
1998, Monarch spent three months in dry dock after running
aground.  In addition to repairing the damage, new features were
added.  In 2003, she underwent an extensive revitalization that
added many new features to the ship.        

At about one-third the size of fleetmate
Oasis of the Seas,
Monarch does not have space for all of the features of the large
RCI ships.  However, her space has been allocated so that she
has the core venues and features of an RCI ship.  Moreover, a
glance through a Cruise Compass shows that Monarch offers
many activities that will be familiar to those who cruise on RCI
on a regular basis.   
MONARCH OF
THE SEAS
PHOTO TOUR
AND
COMMENTARY
Transcending through five
decks the spectacular

Centrum
 is the centerpiece
of Monarch of the Seas.  
Surrounding it on the various
decks it transits are most of
the major public spaces  
including the main dining
rooms, the lobby, and the
shopping area.    Two glass
elevators as well as cascading
stairways link the decks.  
In places, however, the general style is interrupted
by pieces that hearken to earlier periods.  
Above left: The  Guest Relations Desk.
Above right: Facing Guest Relations is the Shore Excursions Desk
Below left: For advice on where to shop, there is the Port Shopping Specialist's Desk.
Below Right:  The Crown and Anchor Society and Future Cruise Office.
Monarch's decor is primarily late 20th Century modern  - - lines
unencumbered by detail and vast open spaces.  Consistent with
this style the art work is largely abstract.   
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The Lobby at the bottom of the Centrum is used for
activities such as video games as well as a venue for
live music.
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