Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

September 2007 Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Sail Date: September 16, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

Great cruise. Beautiful ship. Extremely helpful staff. But, I believe that when we get to the point where we are squeezing as many people onto a ship that is equal to a small city, we have or are getting close to crossing the line. At times, it felt that if we weren't carrying our daily ships schedules with us, that we would most likely miss out on most activities. For example, one of the better activities was the nightly Karaoke sessions in the Lotus Room. Problem was that the cruise directors kept the sessions to exactly 45 minutes to one hour. I think we're going to do the "free-style" cruise the next time around.

Pros: Food and service

Cons: Too many folks!

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
No exception! The food was excellent. Although our waiter tried a little too hard to amuse us, he and the asst. waiter were there when we needed them and provided us with a great dining experience.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Entertainment felt like it was canned.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Great Island! Warn and clear water for snorkeling. Food was very festive and plentiful. The staff did and excellent job.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Great place, but I was surprised that they are still driving on the left side of the road.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Beaches are second to none.
Don't Miss: Beaches

Was this review helpful? 3

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top