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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Mariner of the Seas

3 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 06, 2019

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 1646

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Some improvements could be made in areas but also a 3 day cruise which is typically a bit different in regards to service and quality of food. Back on this ship in 4 weeks, will plan for specialty restaurants each night. Will wait to book a second cruise on a ship until I've sailed on it moving forward. Overall 4 stars.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Walked in and walked on. No lines with completing the sea pass online.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining room and Windjammer were average. Jamie's Italian and Chops were excellent! Very happy we paid for 2 nights in the specialty restaurants after first evenings dinner.

Main Dining Room

3 out of 5

Only ate dinner here once. Wasn't overly impressed after that first meal. Attempted breakfast in the dining room but had limited hours and wasn't consistent both days. Never open for lunch.

Solarium Bar

3 out of 5

Not open most of the cruise.

Cafe Promenade

3 out of 5

Quick service and additional options. The sub sandwiches shown in the case are not what is served. You get the fillings with 2 pieces of bread, a bit misleading.

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Quick service, great drinks and friendly crew!

Viking Crown Lounge

3 out of 5

Typically my favorite place on the ship. This one is cut in half...diamond club/suites have one half and everyone else in the other.

Chop's Grille

5 out of 5

Fantastic service, excellent food!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Casino Royale

2 out of 5

Too much smoke in a small place. Smelled it on the decks above when walking through common areas multiple times.

Solarium

4 out of 5

Clean, relaxing and well monitored to keep kids out of the adults only area.

Perfume Shop

3 out of 5

Prices on many items higher than in the U.S. even with tax.

Day Spa and Fitness Center

5 out of 5

Excellent service! Several deals offered. Staff really pushed for additional purchases.

Center Ice Rink

4 out of 5

More seating than expected. Show was interactive and brought the audience in.

Boutiques

3 out of 5

Not a lot of shopping options/selections. Main focus was the $10 gifts.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Hit or miss. Spa staff, cabin steward, majority of bartenders and the waiters in specialty restaurants were fantastic. Very friendly, quick to service and seemed to enjoy their jobs and talking with the guests.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Clean cabins and common areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Good location, clean, comfortable beds.

Ship tip

Book the specialty restaurants.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
The walk off process in the dining room could use some better organization. People climbing over luggage and rushing the door didn't seem like the best ending to a relaxing weekend.

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