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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Mariner of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 06, 2020

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9228

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall cruise was okay. Was disappointed in the limited nighttime activities, long lines for the skypad and the limits for the water slide. Really cut down on what our family could do. We probably will cruise again in the future but it will be a while as our experience was average and have many other places we’d like to visit first.


5 out of 5
Very quick, no lines, the staff obviously knew what they were doing and were very efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We did the Skypad once. Waited in line for 30 minutes and every day thereafter was a long line and wasn’t worth waiting (or didn’t have time). My son was very disappointed the water slide height requirement was 48” as it was something he desperately wanted to do. The slide was slow short so can’t quite understand why the requirements are 48” when similar or more advanced slides at CoCo Cay had height requirements of 42”.


5 out of 5
There were not a lot of family shows/ activities onboard. Found our family somewhat board at night as the entertainment was more geared toward adults.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We were disappointed in our cabin as the pictures online are misleading. Our cabin was not updated at all. The couch was frayed and falling apart, the toilet in the bathroom smelled like old urine (was there when we got in our room and clearly wasn’t ours.

Ship tip

Do your research and be sure you know exactly what your stateroom will be like. Also, if traveling with kids, try to find out what the nighttime entertainment is to avoid being bored.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5


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