Acceptable -- not extraordinary

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2013
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Embarkation in Singapore is awful. The diamond status does not matter. Internet service is intermittent. Only 168 Americans out of 2700 plus passengers. Many slow moving elderly people; many groups with 5 children or more. Gym and spa were empty. Cameras flashing all the time. Tour of Phuket never mentioned the tsunami. The ship is fine\, the staff tries hard to resolve problems. Was ready to disembark.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Room service attempted to accommodate the Asian customer as well as western passengers. It was fine\, though not remarkable.


1 out of 5
Ice shows and 4th rate theater isn't worth the time. Perhaps children found it amusing.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Tried hard to resolve problems of which there were many smaller\, annoying items.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Promenade was so busy in the evenings that all the shops ran out of merchandise. Few photographers compared to other RCCL ships. The Jr. Suite is fine for 1.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Jr. Suite is fine for one; Grand Suite better for 2 people.

Pros: The 5 day duration is a quick highlight of Singapore\, Malaysia\, and Thailand

Cons: Internet issues; slow phone answering; embarkation\, and large families and many elderly

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

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