September 2007 Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Mariner of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 16, 2007

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review Summary

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.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Entertainment felt like it was canned.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Great place, but I was surprised that they are still driving on the left side of the road.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Beaches are second to none.
Don't Miss: Beaches

Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)

5 out of 5
Great Island! Warn and clear water for snorkeling. Food was very festive and plentiful. The staff did and excellent job.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling.

Pros: Food and service

Cons: Too many folks!

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

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