Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

A fulfilling Mediterranean journey

Sail Date: May 15, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Despite its being a ship of many, many passengers, Mariner of the Seas proved easy to get around in. Embarking and disembarking went smoothly.

Pros: ports of call ideal and excursions quite good

Cons: insistence of cruise line concerning pre-paid and yet more gratuities

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Food and Dining
Most very good food. An earlier seating in a din ing room--say, 5:30--would help. But a $4 charge, + tip, for a small glass of freshly squeezed OJ was excessive.
Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin showed clever design strengths--balcony and bathroom, especially. It was comfortable and wonderfully clean--and kept that way, thanks to superior staff attention.
Ice show was outstanding!
Ship Quality
Design with shopping along a promenade was a great notion. All areas of the ship were kept spotless. The Promenade snack shop was appreciated.
Service and Staff
Staff showed friendliness and helpfulness. Cabin staff went out of its way to make repair on a torn piece of luggage.

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