A wonderful ship - but not the RC I'm familiar with.

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Mariner of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 16, 2018

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin number: 1392

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Was very pleased with the new ship upgrades. Pool is tiny & not enough seating in the Buffett area. Overall a good time but we'll head back to Carnival to get the better casual dining options for breakfast and lunch.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not the selection of Carnival - RC seems to want to nickel & dime the customer to get choices.

Windjammer Marketplace

2 out of 5

Food was mediocre - very hard to find a seat. The boat needs more options for casual dining.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Swimming Pools

3 out of 5

Main pool is too small for such a large ship.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

4 out of 5

Adventure Ocean

4 out of 5

Staff was wonderful but having to pick up mid-day was inconvenient.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

They don't allow self ironing in the ironing area they used to provide - another opportunity for them to require more money from the guest for laundering.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island)

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
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