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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 12
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 22, 2012
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
VIP was a joke on this crew. People in the regular walk off got off the ship 45 min before VIPs and noone was really in charge at the areas. Went to one of their events, trivia, really? and the Diamond Plus were drinking free wine while we set there and watched, how special we felt....You used to feel special as a VIP, but not now. Other lines are really beating you guys on this one!!
Would love to see prereservations for the ice show before you go, like the Oasis and Allure do for their shows. All the staff from the capton down were superior, we will try this ship again after it has dry docked.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining room food was wonderful, but the Windjammer was poor at lunch. Really need to update their variety of food in there.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Ice Show was spectalular!! The production show was terrible...choreography was awful. Needed more to do....especially between 7-9. Several things were in too small venues, like the dance lessons. I know the cruise director had only got there the week before, so hopefully the activities will get much better. Loved him!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Best Capton ever. He was everywhere and always very informative and easy to understand in his anouncements. The cruise director was a hoot, loved him and all the crew!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is showing it's age and really needs a renovation.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Everything was old in our room and needed to be tossed and new things put in.

Pros: Staff was awesome! Ice show was the best one we had seen on any RCL ship!!

Cons: Ship is going to dry dock in April and is really in need of it. Embark and disembark is a nightmare, no organization at all!

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? No.

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