Mariner of the Seas

3.9 out of 5

Overview

Mariner of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 3114 passengers and 1181 crew, and sails from Shanghai, China and Singapore.

Sails from: Miami, Florida, Singapore Marina Bay, Singapore

Cruises to: Caribbean - Bahamas, Asia & Indian Ocean, Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

the worst experience of my life

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it wasnt not as advertised. there were only two restaurants which while good were not outstanding. never mind johnny rockets which was a dive. there was a gay bar but nothing for straight singles to do. they did not dock in either excursion port contrary to what you are led to believe. they nickel and dime you for everything including a 90.00 fee to tour the ship!The cabin was a dump, the couch was filthy. the cabin attendant could not get it through his head i just wanted to be left alone and would call if i needed something. seeing Vietnam was wonderful but here is where they should have spent the night. as it was only five hours. after travel. i am so disappointed, especially since my last royal Caribbean was so great. too many kids as well and you would think there would be asian selections of beer. i feel like i got taken. 

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5 out of 5

Great way to see parts of Southeast Asia

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Excellent staff and ship.

 

We flew in from the US and having a relaxing cruise to adjust to the jet lag was perfect.  We were told that English would be a second language and food would be completely different, but that was not the case at all.  English was first, and although the dishes had a lot more variety, it was that different from taking a Caribbean Cruise.

 

It was very comfortable and everyone was very helpful on the ship.  Good food and entertainment.

Embarking and debarking was quick and efficient.

 

This cruise doesn't happen much, but we recommend it for a comfortable way to see several parts of Asia.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Was billed twice for gratuities, did not receive refund

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

As stated, I was billed twice for gratuities for 5 people. That's 500 USD.  I received no refund, or even understanding from staff. If you book this cruise, refuse to pay gratuities as your booking, you will be billed again and forced to pay again out the door. And demand an itemized invoice after you complete your booking. They don't send you one, and as prices are always fluctuating there is no way for you to prove how much of your bill was the ticket price and how much was the gratuities and the health insurance they make you pay for as you book the trip. 

 

Royal Caribbean has TERRIBLE internal communication! Just try to find out which port your leaving from, you will never find a definitive answer in English. 

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5 out of 5

Wonderful cruise

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

We loved everything about this cruise. The cabin was bright and spacious. The food was great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall a wonderful experience. 

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1 out of 5

My first and LAST cruise with Royal Carribean

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We were a group of 10 travelling with half of the people doing cruise for the first time with the other half seasoned cruiser. 

 

Upon boarding, we were immediately pressured by staff as sales people to purchase better/premium meals.

 

ALL food on the cruise was cold to lukewarm EVERYDAY. We had to ask for coffee to be reheated to get it extra-hot. This was only avilable if you were staying in Gold Suite. Which should not be the case. 

 

Horrible experience with Shore excursions

 

Rude attitude from staff and misleading marketing information - NO unlimited Ben&Jerry We read from the reviews online that when we board the cruiseline they would have Ben & Jerry’s store, and we would only need to pay an entrance fee to have UNLIMITED Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream. When we enquired about the unlimited ice-cream with one of the Chinese female staff who served us, we were greeted with frowny face and were told in a rude attitude that there is no such thing

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 3114

  • Total Crew: 1181

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.64

  • Built: Nov 2003

  • Refurbished: 5 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 14

  • Total Cabins: 1557

  • Cabin Categories: 25

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docharv
Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 26, 2017

sailing out of Singapore it is obviously aimed at the Chinese market. For my family that was not a problem, however, the free-for-all in the Windjammer buffet restaurant would spoil anyones holiday. Never again!!!!!!!!

cosmic12345
Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 17, 2016

DON'T GO ON THIS SHIP! and no these capital letters are an understatement. I had half of the people who were cruising for the first time with us and they ALL said they would NEVER DO cruise AGAIN as their option to travel.

OlgaZ
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Apr 29, 2013

Check the menu for the dining room and if you don't like it, go the buffet. There were some days with great option, but some days were not as great. Buffet had plenty of options every day, so you could find what you want. Go to the pool early, gets really packed by 11 am.

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