Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Best Cruise We Have Had

Sail Date: April 14, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

By far, everything about the cruise on Mariner of the Seas was exceptional. The ship is clean, well managed, and a beautiful picture of decoration. The meals were excellent, well portioned, and tasteful. We ate breakfast, most lunches, and all dinners in the Rhapsody In Blue dining room. Service was excellent. Everyone was very professional and attended to all requests. The meals on this ship were far superior to anything I have every had on any Carnival cruise. The salad buffet in the main dining room at lunch time was excellent.
We saw the ice show on Voyager of the Seas previously but the show on this ship is far superior to any other. All of the evening performances in the Savoy Theater were wonderful. We never missed one and came away from each show with joy and happiness from the show team.
The promenade is the heart of the ship and really makes this class of ship the most fun to be on. We strolled, shopped, danced, and watched the 70s disco show and had a wonderful time. The sanctuary was wonderful and we used it several times especially the hot tub. Stateroom was excellent, well maintained and the stateroom attendant was excellent. Enjoyed all of the ports of call especially since this is the first time we have been to Falmouth, Jamaica, What a vast improvement from Montego Bay.
Am sorry that this ship is leaving Galveston to be permanently repositioned to the China Australia itinerary. I only hope the replacement ship, Navigator of the Seas is as good because for my money, Royal Caribbean is the very best cruise line, has the most inovative ships, and really takes good care of passengers. Can't wait for my next cruise with Royal Caribbean.
Ship Quality
Beautifully decorated and maintaned ship
Food and Dining
Great menu each and every day
Cabin / Stateroom
Comfortable bed, always clean
Service and Staff
Cruise Director (Steve) and Activities Director (Cuddy) were great and kept each day full of activities and fund
Onboard Activities
Was so busy each day passed quickly
Destinations and Excursions
Really enjoyed Falmouth-Much better than Montego Bay
Galveston, Texas
Embarkation was slow because of computer problem...debarkation was the best we have experienced...45 minutes from being called to getting baggage to clearing customrs, to being in car on way home
Cozumel, Mexico
Good shopping and selection
George Town, Grand Cayman
Falmouth, Jamaica


Best Ice Show Ever.....Entertainment exceptional......Outstanding food and selection.....Well maintained ship and very clean......Great interior decorating

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