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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Mariner of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 29, 2006

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 12 years ago

Review Summary

The Navigator class ships are by far the best designed ships. We never feel like we are in a crowd, there are many hideaways both inside and outside where we can find quiet and relaxation, even during days at sea. I can always find places to comfortably explore the ship, finding new places each day. Compare this to Carnival ships that channel all the passengers into a small area of the ship. The Mariner of the Seas was wonderful.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
With each additional cruise I think we are raising our expectations. The dining room food might possibly need a little upgrading. The food in the Windjammer was excellent and the layout is fantastic. I never had to wait in a line with the many "stations" available. For the first time we dined in the Chops Grille and our meal was the best we have ever had on a cruise ship. In the future, we will make it a point to dine in the specialty dining rooms at least twice a cruise.


5 out of 5
Shows were great and we attending some more of the offbeat events. I won the sports trivia and my wife and I teamed up and finished 2nd in some other fun contest.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The best stateroom attendant we have ever had.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Again we had an inside cabin, small and cozy, but if you are taking a cruise and spending any significant time in your cabin, that's your loss. Plus it makes the rest of the ship less crowded.

Ports Of Call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
The wife and I took a taxi tour here, the nude beach was beautiful but the old naked men were not. Where were all the hot naked babes? The local rum we purchased here is the best I have ever had.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
A beautiful island, not really too commercial. I took a taxi tour here and really enjoyed it.

Pros: Layout and size of the ship

Cons: choppy seas

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

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