Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Mariner of the Seas was a beautiful ship

Sail Date: May 14, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The Mariner of the Seas is a beautiful ship. It took nearly a week to see everything on board. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, they seemed to care that you were enjoying your experience. There was so much to do onboard that you couldn't become bored. The cruise Director was amazing she managed to attend most functions and stopped to chat when you ran into her. The cabins were small and worn but clean. The beds were extremely uncomfortable. After our first night we complained to ou attendant that one mattress was two inches lower than the other making the queen bed even more uncomfortable. They replaced the mattress and it was better but not great.They ran out of tea and sometimes the food was not up to par. One morning my husband's milk was sour and it took three containers to find a good one. All in all I'm not sure I would go on the Mariner again.

Pros: The Royal Promanade shops

Cons: the uncomfortable beds

Ship Quality
The public areas were great but the staterooms need to be redecorated.
Food and Dining
The food was not what I expected. The deserts were excellent.
Cabin / Stateroom
Staterooms could use renovation.
Service and Staff
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
St. Maarten was a disappointment. It is too much like St. Thomas. The locals were'nt as friendly this time and the prices were higher.
Don't Miss: The water taxis
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The cable car up the mountain was incredible and well worth the money. There were too many of the same stores in the downtown area.
Don't Miss: The cable car up the mountain and the bird show at the top.

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