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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 41

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Mariner of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 05, 2019

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8200

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Our first cruise on RCCL was amazing! Mariner is a beautiful ship! Perfect Day at Cococay is fantastic for kids. Great short cruise option for families!


5 out of 5
Easiest and most efficient process of the 6 cruises we have taken. Very well organized!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We enjoyed all of our meals on the Mariner! Our waiters, Kadek and Veronica, were fantastic! We preferred having breakfast in the MDR - much quieter than the Winderjammer. However, we also enjoyed the selection in the Winderjammer for lunch.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots to do on this ship! My kids enjoyed the Flowrider, waterslides, Sky Pad and ice skating at sea. We did not have a chance to do the rock climbing wall but it looked fun as well!


5 out of 5
Fantastic! Don't miss ice show - amazing what these skaters can do on such a small rink! We also enjoyed the magic show.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone that we met were extremely friendly and kind! Great service!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We stayed in an Ultra Spacious Oceanview (8200) and we certainly lucked out with this hidden gem. It is a forward cabin and there are two rooms plus a living room space separating the bedrooms. Lots of storage in this room at a quiet location. Highly recommend!

Ship tip

Just a few tips: 1. For the Sky Pad, remember to wear shorts or pants. I saw some kids turned away when they showed up in their beach cover ups. 2. You will need pants or leggings to go ice skating as well. You will need to sign a waiver before your 20 minute session. Plan to arrive early! 3. For easy embarkation, complete your online check-in. 4. For laser tag, sign up during the first registration period at 1pm at the Rock Climbing Wall. It fills up quickly.

Ports of call

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Amazing! We stayed in the Thrill Waterpark area for the day. Lots to do! Plan to arrive early to avoid long lines up. Buy your tickets a few weeks prior to boarding when it is on sale as it is more expensive to purchase tickets on the ship.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We went to Balmoral Island as part of RC's Shore Excursions. Beautiful! Lots of beach chairs and umbrellas. Expensive food and drink menu.


5 out of 5
Very organized! Wonderful way to end your trip - quick and easy!
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