One of the best in terms of public spaces; Loved the slip free floor covering on the outside decks; The 24 hr cafe on the promenade deck was delightful; the solarium with its spacious hot tops and really hot water were accessable for my handicapped husband and an oasis away from the noisy pool side; the sauna/steam room spa was the best I have ever seen; the handicapped cabin was spacious and the bathroom a real treat for both of us; Bar personal was very discreet in offering drinks (in contrast to many other ships); since I was not that impressed with the food (there were exceptions, of course), the evening at the Portofino restaurant deserves *****. Highest quality in decor, service, menu items and an absolute bargain for $20.
Definitely enjoyed the cruise
Sail Date: December 10, 2006
Pros: layout of the ship; gorgeous promenade deck and beautiful vistas of most floors from the glass elevators; the relaxing solarium and plentiful hot tubs
Cons: food was not quite the calibre as that of Holland American Line, Celebrity, Cunard a.o.
Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!