Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Expected so much more.

Sail Date: April 18, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Overall ship is nice. Restaurants are wonderfull, the promenade is great, plenty of things to do while at sea. There are many bars and lounges to rest, big enough casino, large theatre for shows and ice rank. Sometimes it takes a while to get on the elevators due to the capacity of the ship. Room we staied at (promenade inside) is large enough, but don't expect to be comfartable in the shower. Also, not that much room for closing. TV is old and what is offered on TV is minimal. Fridge is small and does not cool things well enough. No iron or ironing board is present in the room or the ship. The only way to get the wrincles out is to use Cleaning services which are pricey.

Pros: Food

Cons: Excursions

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? No.

Service and Staff
Only frienly people are in dining are. Excursions crew is horrible - rude, unable to serve and not willing to help. Don't expect anything out of the crew in the buffet area - it is like they don't exist. Customer service says that they will do something, but 99% of the time it is just a talk.
Nothing special here. They need to train alot before presenting to public. Not organized and many falts.
Food and Dining
Main dining area is excellent and has wonderfull staff. The buffet is large but might be hard to find sitting and staff is not that friendly. Specialty restaurants are too expensive for what is offered and there are really only 2 of them.
Cabin / Stateroom
On a small size, but clean. Shower will be a pain if you are over 6 feet tall and 220 pounds.
Ship Quality
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Clean, friendly.
Rhodes, Greece
Perfect example of Greece.
Istanbul, Turkey
Not much to see. Many Mosks and that's it.
Don't Miss: Grand Bazaar.
Naples, Italy
Beautiful sites. Just beautiful
Don't Miss: Capri is a have to!!!
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Nice places to see, but dirty.
Don't Miss: Take a tour to see good places.

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