Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Holy Land Mediterranean Cruise

Sail Date: October 14, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Ship was very well maintained, efficiently run, and accommodated all of the passengers very well. Because it is so large, and holds so many passengers, it and the staff in some ways seemed to be going through the motions - "one more group to push through".

Pros: Flexibility in dining times, locations

Cons: Food became same old/same old after about 5 days

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
We ate mostly in the Windjammer (buffet), and after a while it seemed to be the same old food.
Service and Staff
Ice skating was probably top show, followed by the Beatles tribute
Cabin / Stateroom
Very clean, roomy enough, and comfortable bed.
Naples, Italy
Really enjoyed the Pompeii tour, and loved the drive down the Amalfi coast
Ashdod, Israel
Pretty crowded while we were there (Succoth), but a unique privilege such sacred ground.
Don't Miss: Western wall
Souda (Chania), Crete
Very little time at port, and not much to see
Haifa, Israel
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Don't Miss: Ephesus
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Took train in (20 minute walk from port drop-off)
Don't Miss: Acropolis
Rhodes, Greece
Beautiful old town square

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