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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Mariner of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 17, 2018

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6536

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was the first ship we ever sailed on back in 2008 and is still one of our favorites

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Windjammer food was very plain and bland. A lot of the dishes were mush and the dishes that contained carrots, the carrots were never cooked, always very hard

Schooner Bar

5 out of 5

One of the quaintest bars on the ship. Had a Comedian Piano Player at night that was really good.

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Food not so great, all overcooked and looked like mush, except for the carrots, they were always hard. Staff was attentive and friendly

Viking Crown Lounge

5 out of 5

This ship still has the Viking Crown Lounge and it is really nice for after dinner drinks and dancing

Solarium Bar

5 out of 5

Wish it was open on port days

Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Used the My Time, no reservations and it worked quite well. Always asked for a 6-8 top and within a few minutes the table was full. Got to meet some really nice people.

Cafe Promenade

5 out of 5

Open for breakfast on the last day which was nice because it was right inline with our departure

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Guest Services and Explorations!

5 out of 5

Horrible, went down there three times and there were only four people in line and two guest service reps. Stood there for over 30 minutes while both helped the same couples, all the while several other service reps came in and out of the back room, saw the lines and walked right back in. Poor service, never got to resolve my problem.

Solarium

5 out of 5

Best place on the ship

Casino Royale

5 out of 5

Walked in, hit three .25 cent slot machines for a total of $50 and walked back out. Short, sweet and profitable

Entertainment

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was recently overhauled and brought up to date. Very nice rooms and pools

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Will be moved to Port Canaveral next year. Much better than Miami

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island)

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Sunrise over Coco Cay
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