Not what I expected

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: June 01, 2012
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago

The ship was built in 2003 and has no evident upgrades. Overall, the ship was clean and well kept. The Windjammer restaurant is located on the 11th deck with glass windows which give you a breath taking view of the cities at port.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The dining room food was "average" but the service was supurb. The quality of meals are not what I would consider 5 star and if you want a 5 star meal the option is to go to one of their restaurants for an additional charge.


1 out of 5
Besides the ice show which was spectacular, the entertainment was poor. Not much going on during the days of port so the family felt bored most of the time.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
We traveled with our 2 1/2 year old and they did not offer any activities for him beside two hours of open play a day. Otherwise, they offered babysitting. Not much interaction with the children. Would have liked some arts and crafts and games appropiate for this age group.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: Stateroom

Cons: Activities offered

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? No.

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