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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 13, 2006
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago

We recently sailed on the Mariner of the Seas for the first time, and I loved it. The ship was beautiful . There were granite counters everywhere, marble and stone floors and nice fixtures. The Spa area and Gym were great! The food was very good and the service as well. I didn't try any of the restaurants that cost extra, but I spoke to people who did and they said the food was fantastic. I might go for it next time. The activities and entertainment were also great. They have a crazy Cruise Director, she and her staff keep things fun!

The Windjammer buffet was nice it's like a cool marketplace/food court with many choices, stations you can approach from all sides (so no endless line!). Very wide-open and airy feeling, a huge step up from the typical ship buffet. We loved all the nightlife options. Even my 14 year daughter had a great time staying out until 1 am enjoying decent and safe teen activities (tons of scheduled activites including a PROM!)

The storage elements inside the cabins were a godsend. There were three of us with a total of eight pieces of luggage and we managed quite well. We were able to unpack and felt like there was a place for everything (use the space under the best to store suit cases). Overall we have to say the ship was really impressive, most of the staff was wonderful . I would sail on Mariner again!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was great. I sisn't think the late dinning time would work well but it did!


5 out of 5
There was always something to do for everyone no matter what age

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My teenager had a gret time without getting into trouble and met many other nice a decent teenagers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Most of the staff were very friendly. There were a few that didn't seem to want to be there. But I suppose it does get lonely leaving family to sail off to paradise. We got to know many of their stories.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
All of the public restrooms were clean. They personally sanitzed your hands before every meal. I apppreciated that! I did not want to get sick.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I could't believe how well were able to fit. The bathroom was small but so well designed it worked! Very spacious for a cruiseship, much better than expected.
3 out of 5
I enjoyed Labadee. I was a little nervous when I realized we were going to Haiti, but the people were nice and I enjoyed the service and beauty of the area.
Don't Miss: I think so because it was mostly a day at the beach and that shouldn't be missed.
3 out of 5
Grand Caymen was nice. I had heard nice things about it. Nice people and pretty building
Don't Miss: Yes it's a must see at least once
5 out of 5
Everything Irie in Jamaica
Don't Miss: definitely a must see or don't miss, but make sure you climb the falls and see some of the island
3 out of 5
I enjoyed Playa Del Carmen. I didn't really spend much time in Cozumel itself
Don't Miss: The Tulum ruins was expensive but nice. Don't miss

Pros: The Ship's Beauty

Cons: Leaving the ship so early

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