Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Not what I expected

Sail Date: June 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Pros: Stateroom

Cons: Activities offered

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? No.

Ship Quality
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
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.
Food and Dining
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.
Service and Staff
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