Mariner of the Seas Overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Aug. 26, 2019

Singles, couples, and families can choose from an assortment of active adventures on Mariner of the Seas: Gaze at the horizon from atop the 200-foot rock-climbing wall, glide around the ice-skating rink, or soar across the ship on The Perfect Storm waterslides. Unleash your competitive side with glow-in-the-dark Battle for Planet Z laser tag, then head to the Sky Pad for some bungee trampoline fun. Teen hangouts and kid-friendly programs, such as Adventure Ocean, keep younger passengers entertained while adults dance the night away in a Latin-style club, try their luck in the casino, or explore the ship's nine bars and lounges.

Mariner of the Seas received a massive $120 million update in 2018 as part of the Royal Amplified series of refurbishments, which added enhanced staterooms along with activities like the gravity-defying Sky Pad, an escape room, the FlowRider surf simulator, and new water slides. On the dining front, Royal added Izumi hibachi and sushi, the Polynesian-themed Bamboo Room bar, and Jamie’s Italian with Italian selections by Chef Jamie Oliver, supplementing a lineup of options that already included fan-favorites like Johnny Rockets, Chops Grille, and even a Ben & Jerry’s.

Mariner of the Seas itineraries include short, 3-4 night Caribbean and Bahamas sailings out of Miami, Florida. Cruisers on Mariner of the Seas can enjoy Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay, an exclusive resort-style island featuring a thrilling waterpark, relaxing overwater cabanas, zip lines, and wave pools. In June 2019, Mariner will leave Miami and begin sailing from Port Canaveral.

Ship Highlights

  • 200-foot FlowRider surf simulator
  • Battle for Planet Z laser tag
  • Adventure Ocean for children ages 3 to 17
  • Royal Babies and Tots nursery
  • Sky Pad virtual reality trampoline adventure
  • The Perfect Storm waterslides
  • Escape Room
  • Perfect Day at CocoCay
  • Live entertainment, including orchestral renditions, ice skating shows and guest performers
  • Variety of bars and lounges, such as Playmakers, Bamboo Room and Wig and Gavel
  • 9 specialty restaurants including Chops Grille, Jamie’s Italian, Izumi, and Playmakers
  • Fitness classes, table tennis, and sports courts
  • Whirlpools and swimming pools
  • Full-service Vitality Spa

Before You Book

Why Sail on Mariner of the Seas: Families and highly-active travelers find this ship ideal thanks to the plethora of modern activities and entertainment available, as well as the affordability of shorter trips.

You Should Know:Travelers looking for longer trips or those who are sensitive to crowds should consider looking elsewhere.

Mariner of the Seas Ship Stats

  • Price:
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  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 3,114
  • Total Crew: 1,181
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.64
  • Built: Oct 2003
  • Refurbished: Apr 2012
  • Number of Decks: 14
  • Total Cabins: 1,669
  • Cabin Categories: 60
  • Gross Tonnage: 138,000
  • Length: 1,020
  • Beam: 158

Mariner of the Seas Cabins

1669 cabins and 60 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.1
(78 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 153 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $135/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
5.0
(20 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 195 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $156/night
Balcony Balcony
5.0
(78 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 198 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $183/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.0
(22 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 503 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $280/night

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Mariner of the Seas Dining

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Cafe Promenade Cafe Promenade
4.8
(13 Reviews)
Windjammer Marketplace Windjammer Marketplace
4.3
(23 Reviews)
Johnny Rockets Johnny Rockets
4.2
(5 Reviews)
Chop''s Grille Chop''s Grille
3.9
(9 Reviews)

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Mariner of the Seas Onboard Activities

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Sports Court Sports Court
5.0
(1 Review)
Dunes Mini Golf Dunes Mini Golf
5.0
(3 Reviews)
Concierge Club Concierge Club
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Studio B Studio B
5.0
(2 Reviews)

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1468 Mariner of the Seas Reviews

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Nice get-away by rickjeankestner

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Nice get-away but disappointing that we didn’t get to Coco Cay. Royal Caribbean did reimburse us for that day and any excursions booked though. Very nice! Excellent communication from staff re cancellation. Already booked our next cruise with RC!

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I had an amazing time, there were a few things I wish had not happen and were better. But overall great time. by prettytrini

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Overall I had an excellent time. The bathroom having that water issue and being told it was fixed and it wasn’t and walking into a soaking wet floor and changing out my towels everyday was annoying. Of course you wouldn’t let the ruin your experience in a whole. There are so many activities we didn’t get a chance to experience them all we were tired everyday this is a good thing. The crew besides a handful of bad apples was friendly and helpful.

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First Family Cruise by roymonson1007

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

We had a great time and we booked our next vacation the following day.

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305 Mariner of the Seas Tips

cruisemomma
Feb 04, 2013

Learn which side of ship your cabin is on to easy finding it the first few times. Remember: food is aft, entertainment forward. Simplifies which way to head out.

Lolis
Apr 07, 2013

Go to the windjammer for lunch.

GirlOnTheGo
Apr 10, 2013

The 'Our Time' dining is a lot more flexible. You only have a window of 15 minutes for early and late dining.

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