Great experience for grandsons

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Mariner of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 04, 2019

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin number: 7687

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Went with daughter and grandsons (11 & 13). It was our grandson's first cruise. They loved it so much, they were planning the next one before we left Florida !!


5 out of 5
We were through so fast, love the new check in procedure. We only had to wait until the ship was ready - about 15 minutes after checkin. We were onboard by 10:30am

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We only ate dinner in main dining room. Service was excellent, menu variety yet there were a couple 'standards' that were on the menu every night to choose from.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
For grandsons, it was excellent. Pool, rock climbing, basketball court, table tennis, bungee, behind the scenes tour and ice skating.


4 out of 5
most were great and entertaining..... some were boring.

Children's Programs

grandsons did not use it.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
room steward was very attentive, waiters were excellent. Everyone on the ship we came into contact with were very pleasant and accommodating.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
didn't like the layout, but was very clean. Some places were hard to get to.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
small (we typically get a balcony) but wanted to be close to grandsons and daughter.

Ship tip

don't expect to do much onboard shopping... not much available.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

flew in and out of FLL

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
No excursion, just walked around. We have been here MANY times.

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island)

5 out of 5
Many improvements in the works. Can't wait to see it completed. Snorkeled with grandsons. No problem finding chairs (and we did not go over early). Didn't like that the 'BBQ' lunch was only during a limited time. Always a line for drinks.


5 out of 5
fast and easy. we took our own luggage off.
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