Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

Holy Land Cruise - RCCL Mariner

Sail Date: October 14, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Beautiful Ship with a 5th floor Promenade with shops and casual food and drink places.
Hated the Smokey Smell coming up from the Casino to the promenade deck. All smoking in public areas should be banned, couldn't go near the Casino or some music venues.

Pros: Staff friendlyness and concern

Cons: Didn't care for most dinner entree's. Overall rating for meals - Good.

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Ship Quality
Service and Staff
Naples, Italy
Took a ferry to Capri. Don't waste time at the port. Take a cab or bus up to the city center of Capri.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Best port of the trip. Lots of shopping for Leather, Jewelry goods.
Don't Miss: Clean city, little if any graffiti
Ashdod, Israel
Crowded and dirty.
Don't Miss: Wailing wall
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
The ancient ruins of the Acropolis, crowded but filled with views and wonders dating back before christ. Graffiti everywhere and no one cleaning it up.
Don't Miss: Acropolis
Rhodes, Greece
Beautiful town five minutes from the dock. Many shops and restaurants.
Don't Miss: The centuries old Synagogue is hugely impressive to everyone who views it.
Souda (Chania), Crete
Town is accessible by bus from port 3.00 euros round trip.
Don't Miss: Shopping and and unbelievable number of restaurants large and small.
Haifa, Israel
Beautiful land around the sea of Galilee.

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