Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Exceptional, as usual for RCCL

Sail Date: April 09, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

The Mariner is one of the largest ships in the World, but has been designed to be location friendly to passangers with restaurants and others services easily located throughout the ship. We were on a wedding cruise and the staff could not of been any more accomidating in assisting with our needs. Even though large, you can still find many intimate locations to have personal time away from the crowd. We loved the main street shopping center within the ship, with pricing more than competative with shore shops. Our outside balcony room was large with more storage for clothing and other items than other ships we have been on. Since this was a wedding cruise, we did not personally take advantage of the broadway shows, but those also with us advised us that they were great. The alternative dining was five star, except for the Windjammer cafe, where the food was excellent, but hectic and hard to find a table during lunch and breakfast.

Pros: Service, Food, friendliness of staff

Cons: tendering to most ports of call

Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Ship Quality
George Town, Grand Cayman
A small Island with great beaches and water activities, but expensive at times. All must tender to George Town and it is very hectic and crowded, because of the large number of ships at this port, but still a must see for new cruisers
Cozumel, Mexico
A must see location during a Wester Caribbean cruise. Has great tours both on the Island and main land (twenty miles by water).
Don't Miss: "Shop till you drop" -a great place to buy just about anything.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
This is the RCCL Out-Island location. It's excellent for winding down the first few days at sea, but there again it has limits since it is only company owned land on a Paninsula in Hati, but still has several beaches, vendors, food and a good beach get-away location.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
We love Jamacia. It is rich in culture, a large Island, and has an infinate number of activities for all cruises, young and old.
Don't Miss: Dunns River Falls....

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