Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5


Sail Date: September 01, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Just got back from Sept. 2 sailing of the Mariner. We have sailed on this ship MANY times - there is a reason - GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! In our busy worlds, where I'm sure I can not remember a strangers name (on any given day), to save my life - each staff member seems to remember hundreds of names, faces,
likes & dislikes - on a weekly basis. The Mariner staff emanates warmth, compassion and zest for their jobs. This cruise was blessed with a large number of retired passengers - all having life stories to tell - all made to feel as if theirs was the only story that mattered - for that moment. ANY AGE or STAGE in your life - this will truly be a memorable cruise to discover.


Cons: THE 8th DAY

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Service and Staff
Staff in ALL areas - HAPPY - HELPFULL & GREAT to be around.
Ship Quality
Layout of ship is easy to remember and always clean. Public restrooms with the oceanview are the best.
Food and Dining
We enjoy the Windjammer for ALL meals - except a few nights... a MUST...
CHOPS GRILL - TOP NOTCH!!!!! We leave a ADDITIONAL cash tip - the waiters recieve the entire tip that way to spilt between 2 not 7. Don't get me wrong - the dinning rooms are Great - but the food in the Windjammer is great, if you do not want to stick to a time frame.
Cabin / Stateroom
We enjoy the INSIDE cabins for RELAXING - you can get caught up on your sleep - rooms are 24/7 dark if desired. Bed comforter heavy - ask for blanket. Plenty of room in closets - we always over-pack. Hairdryer in cabin does the trick - even for long hair! Previous cruise - we enjoyed the Promenade cabins - this is an inside room WITH a huge picture window OVERLOOKING the promenade - great for kids - there is a built in bench - cozy up with a book!
Balconies are very peaceful - ocean air.
This cruise PREVIEWED the new FRONT ROW SHOW/singers/dancers. Somewhat random songs - hard to connect the dots - however; ENJOYABLE SHOW.
BINGO - purchase your bingo dog for extra jackpot cards - its worth it!
The Schooner Piano Bar is tucked away BEHIND the Casino beside the Drangons Lair Nightclub - check it out - Dan the Piano Man does a Great job.

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