Low buck, spur of the moment trip, BEWARE OF THE FINAL BILLING PRACTICES!

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Mariner of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 01, 2018

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 6477

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Decent cruise especially given hurricane season discounts. It is well known that at the end of each cruise gratuities are added to each account. I have no issue with this practice. However, my interpretation of one account is one CC on file to be billed for on-board charges, thus one account. Royal Caribbean does not agree! I authorized my wife to also be a signer on the ship's account, which by RC this constitutes two accounts and consequently I was charged 2X the gratuities, plus all that I tipped during the cruise! I complained to customer service and was basically told to pound sand. Beware of this business practice! I am angry about this, but being a seasoned cruise taker know that complaining to the cruise lines about anything, (not that I am a chronic complainer- i am not!) especially after the trip, is a complete waste of time, so take heed from my words here and dont let them do this to you.


4 out of 5
Very easy, well organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The drink plan is a total scam. You will be held hostage by your thirst if you do not participate.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
too much geared for kids and much less for adults.


4 out of 5

Children's Programs

We stayed far from kids which was easy to do

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
On-board staff were excellent. Customer service TERRIBLE and HOSTILE!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Basic medium cruiseliner, was clean and well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin boy assigned was excellent. Attentative and very pleasant!

Ship tip

Elevators waste a significant amount of time, Take the stairs when possible!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
No one takes a cruise to see Miami do they? If so I am sorry for them...

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island) Did not visit port


5 out of 5
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