Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

Relaxation at its finest!

Sail Date: April 27, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was our first cruise so we have no real comparison, but everything was really comfortable and accessible. We never had to wait in long lines, even going through immigration took only about 15 minutes. The horror stories we had heard about lines to get off at ports absolutely were not on this ship--we never waited more than about 5 minutes. The dining experience was maybe not all we expected, it would be nice if the wait staff spoke a little better english. We also took the "First-time cruisers" class on the first night, it was a great way to get to know the ship and have some of the basic questions answered. One of the most fun things that we ended up doing nearly every night on our way to dinner was the "Name that Tune" game in the piano bar. (Sometimes the little things are what makes it.) Overall, I would recommend this ship to anyone and everyone. There was plenty to do for every age group, and the shows were fantastic.

Pros: The ship was beautiful and our room was extremely comfortable.

Cons: We had a balcony suite and the two rooms

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
The food was always good, but we never got that "incredible" meal that I kept looking for.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
We took a water taxi ($5.00 for all day) over to the city beach and just relaxed for the day. Great swimming, lots of good places to eat, and the main part of town is right behind you if you want to explore.
Don't Miss: We think you have to swim here, it is just too amazing not to.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We walked up to the San Cristobal fort and took the self-guided tour--the only way to go. It is only $5.00 per person and gave a ton of history and all the time you wanted to explore.
Don't Miss: Really explore the wall around old town and notice what is inside and what isn't.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Don't Miss: Snorkeling, either over the shipwreck, or in Turtle Bay.

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