Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Incredible cruise!

Sail Date: December 21, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

Mariner of the Sea is an incredible ship, with the best amenities, crew, food, etc. that one could imagine. We were thoroughly pleased with our accommodations, entertainment (top notch, may I add), food (again, top notch in the dining room), variety of activities on board - everything! We have traveled via other lines, but are definitely hooked on this cruise line. was a great help in making this trip a reallity - they even gave us an upgrade in accommodations without our asking.

Pros: Everything was fabulous! The demeanor of the crew was amazing.

Cons: Waiting for elevators

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Service and Staff
The BEST! The ship's captain was very approachable, had a good sense of humor, and good command of the ship because you could tell by the attitude of the crew from the lowest to the top that they truly enjoyed their jobs.
Absolutely the BEST! The crew entertainers will soon be on Broadway - they were that good!
Ship Quality
Couldn't be better!!!!!!!!!!
Food and Dining
The Dining Room food was truly a Bon Appetit occasion. The other food areas were just nothing to rave about, but nothing to complain about.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very nice accommodations.
Children's Programs
From what I observed, and I made it a point to observe as we are planning to take our granddaughter on a cruise, the children were well cared for and happy with the activities they had. There were NO unhappy children anywhere; everyone always had a smile from ear to ear.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
The weather was too cold for us to do anything but sun in the sun.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Shopping was more enjoyable here than on St. Thomas.
Don't Miss: Shopping
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

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