Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

I Cant Wait To Go Back

Sail Date: July 13, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

I wish i could give everything on this review all 6 smiles but it being my first cruise ever i can not say that it truly is the best, but i will say that i do not know how any other cruise could top this one.

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Unfortunately, i only went to one show and it was a comedian. He was great! I heard nothing but great things about all the shows that the ship provided. But all the things they did in the promenade like the parades and the 70's dance party were big hits. There is so much going on every night that there is not a chance you can not find something to at any age.
Ship Quality
The ship quality was excellent. The artwork all over the boat is fun and enjoyable and the statues are awesome. The pool area is very bright and colorful and the abstract polls and pool floors are cool. Not once did i notice any garbage just laying around on the floor and the bathrooms were always clean, and they were easy to find.
Food and Dining
I did not hear or have one complaint about the food during my cruise. From the buffet, to the Dining room they had food that everyone could enjoy. The dining times were very convenient being at 6 and 830, i recommend the later seating because it allows you to stay outside for a little bit longer by the pool, or the gym or whatever it is you would like to do. I also liked how they switched up the menus every night in the dining room, but always kept the steak and the salad just in case.
Cabin / Stateroom
This being my first cruise I took the cheapest room, an interior. When I book again I will definitely spend that extra money to get a balcony room. The room is much bigger, and having the sunlight from outside allows you to figure out what time it actually is, rather than having to turn on the television to see the only clock in the room. They should have at least an alarm clock in the room instead of relying on a wake up call every morning. But the beds themselves were super comfortable and even in the small twin bed it was easy to get a great nights sleep.
Service and Staff
The staff on this ship will go WAY above and beyond. No matter what question you ask, they always find you an answer. If they do not already know the answer which usually they do, they go and quickly find you an answer and respond to you in a short amount of time. Our head waiter at dinner was great, always had recommendations, and always let us know about the next port of call we were going to. He was always a very funny and friendly person and kept us laughing the entire dinner. Our room attendant was also very friendly, if he came to clean our room and we were not ready, he would just let us know that it was OK and he would do it later while we were gone. The bartenders were also great. They just know how to keep people entertained while they're waiting for drinks. And everyone was always smiling, and they used my name constantly.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Even though we had trouble with our taxi driver taking us places we did not want to be, Dunns River Falls is something that everyone should see in their lifetime and is a do not miss. Margaritaville is also a great way to end the day, music, food, pool, swim up bar, water slide, beach, what else could you ask for!!!
Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel might have been the best place for shopping, while it was the cheapest it seemed to have the best selection. They also have the greatest food choices from Senor Frogs, to Carlos and Charlies, to Fat Tuesday, you can not go wrong and any of these places
George Town, Grand Cayman
Swimming with stingrays is an amazing experience. It can be quite scary at first when you see how many of them there are, but after you see how docile they are, it is amazing. I got to hold it, feed it, and kiss it, and they take pictures for you and you can buy them, i recommend buying them as they came out great!
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
What a beautiful island. Being it was our first day off the ship we just went to the closest beach, grabbed a raft and a drink and floated out in the ocean for hours. We also had a bbq lunch which was fantastic and we walked around the island and got to see a lot of need things.

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