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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Mariner of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 19, 2019

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I am a loyal Royal Caribbean cruiser....But not a fan of Mariner of the Seas. Balcony rooms are very nice and a bit more room but unless there is more than 3 people you will enjoy an exterior cabin room just as well. Casino is much to small and difficult to find an empty machine. Servers in casino were not friendly and were very slow to serve or take orders. Outside smoking areas should be available on all outside decks. Unfortunately it was available only on starboard deck 4 and 11 in addition to casino.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
MDR staff where fantastic! Nata and Cedric are very customer oriented and go above and beyond to please their tables. Windjammer was okay...staff here are much more rushed and the food was blah.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Activities on sea day were to crowded outside. More pool side space is needed. Chairs to close drinks with to little alcohol.

Swimming Pools

1 out of 5

Very small space and to crowded. Need more outside pool space not all of the outdoor beds

Casino Royale

2 out of 5

Need more room and machines!

Entertainment

2 out of 5
I didn’t care for pool musicians. Reggae or 60,70,80’s band would have been my flavor of music.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
7558 Steward was the absolute best!!! 15 year veteran with RC, he knew is by name and went out of his way to make it a wonderful trip

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
I will not go on mariner again. Hate the layout.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
7558 - Very nice room. Extra cost however for a balcony room was not worth it for the amount of time spent in a room.

Ship tip

Get the alcohol package... you’re going to need it.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Make it a pool day on the ship. Stay away from Atlantis casino.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Best part of the trip. Wish it had been 2 days at coco cay. Would love to do a resort type stay on this island.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very quick and easy
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