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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to South America

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
14 Night South America (Valparaiso To Sao Paulo)
Sail Date: February 01, 2011
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

We have been on the Mariner before in the Caribbean, and since we did have so many days at sea, it was nice to have a larger ship with lots of things to do. But even with that 30 days is a long time especially when half of them are at sea. But the size of the ship mitigated this to some extent

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Since we were on two separate cruises, that made up the entire 30 days there was a lot of repetition with the food. Also, since Miami obviously controls what the menus would be, we did not feel like we got to sample the local South American food on the ship. Had Indian food, which didn't make a lot of sense


3 out of 5
Realize that being a repositioning cruise around the bottom of South America does not lend itself to top notch entertainment, some of the entertainment was very bad.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Without a doubt the best part of the cruise, with very few exceptions everyone was very helpful, especially our stateroom attendant Dale

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony room was nice for the class ship we were traveling on.
3 out of 5
Just being at the end of the South America and a stones throw from Anartica was enough. Town a bit touristy, but after numerous days at sea we were ok with that. Tendering was horrible and it shortened what was already a short time onshore.
Don't Miss: Darwin's resturant-Best vegie pizza I have ever had.
5 out of 5
Great Port and would go back again.
Don't Miss: Wine Country tour on our own
5 out of 5
Another "can't wait to hit land port", but overnighting there allowed us to roam freely and see many things.
Don't Miss: Pedestrian friendly street which starts at Indepence Square

Pros: Loved the ability to see South America without unpacking

Cons: Too many sea days

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

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