Very disappointing Royal Caribbean

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

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1.0 out of 5
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13 Night Holy Land (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 05, 2011
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Ship was dirty, food was poor, entertainment dismal, excursions crew knew nothing about anything and the excursions were really bad.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Same food over and over again. Very poor selection and badly prepared and presented

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Almost nil. Bad weather impeded pool activities, so they had nothing. Overweight dancers!!!! Bad singers. Gave the same ice show on two different days - couldn't be bothered to change the choreography or costumes.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Wait staff good. All other were barely doing the minimum possible or even less. Cruise director's staff was not visible. Shore excursion staff couldn't get the excursions off on time due to unbelievable lack of training.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Carpets dirty, pieces falling of ceiling

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Not properly cleaned every day
5 out of 5
Planned excursions do not allow for shopping - only at tied shop that had very little selection and high prices.
Don't Miss: Wailing wall and Via Dolorosa
3 out of 5
Not much to see in htis port
Don't Miss: None
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Small shops and restaurants in old city
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Total waste of time. There is nothing historical to see in any of the planned excursions. Spending an hour looking at a small pond (grandiosely called a lake) was a needless stretching of the tour time to charge more.
Don't Miss: Nothing.
5 out of 5
mandatory visit to carpet shop is a waste of time that could have been used for a better visit to Ephesus
Don't Miss: Ephesus
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Parthenon and Acropolis
3 out of 5
Do not go into Naples, dirty, ugly and a Mafia trap to catch unwary tourists
Don't Miss: Pompeii - but a self tour is better than buying one of the ship's tours

Pros: Almost nothing. Everything was worse than any of the 20+ other cruises i have taken

Cons: The food was poor - poor selection, badly cooked, unimaginative

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? No.

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