Wonderful cruise and great ship

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Mariner of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 07, 2019

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8355

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

We had an amazing time. The weather was chilly since we went right away in January. I was in pants and long sleeves most of the time but most people still wore shorts and tank tops. We made use of many of the available activities. We even had a great day on the ship when we couldn’t go to Coco Cay. The staff were all great and very helpful!


5 out of 5
It was super fast and efficient! Our group of 5 took about 15 minutes from entry to getting onto the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We ate in the dining room for all our evening meals! It was excellent service but not all the food choices were that good. However, if we didn’t like something, our waiter let us get something else. Also he knew what we did or didn’t like and would automatically bring exactly what we wanted by the end of the cruise! The Windjammer was where we ate breakfast and lunch. Food was pretty good. Lots of variety!

Windjammer Marketplace

4 out of 5

Usually quite busy so go early. Lots of variety!

Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Excellent service!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We tried almost all of the onboard activities. Loved the rock climbing. Was fun to do the bungee jump trampoline, but hard with the virtual glasses on because I never knew when my feet would land on the trampoline. We did not surf since we did not want to fall or embarrass ourselves. The ice skating was okay, but the rink was way too small! There are so many options, we were never bored! The pools were always super full so we never went in. The exercise facility was large and very nice. Also many people used the running track. We were there to relax though. Do the escape room! Was the best experience for our family!!

Rock Climbing Wall

5 out of 5

Great time. Three people can go at once so the line really moves.

Dunes Mini Golf

3 out of 5

We did mini golf but it was not that great. We were rushed along by the group behind us and lots of kids just goofing around on everything.

Center Ice Rink

2 out of 5

Very small.


4 out of 5
We attended the evening shows. Only one show was great. One show was just horrible!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We had wonderful staff everywhere we went! The dining room staff was the best!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship had just been revamped! It was a nice ship and big so there was always something to do!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Small cabin. We had three people. We used one of the ceiling bunks which was kind of neat. Nice, quiet, dark location! It was always well cleaned however we did use disinfectant wipes before we stayed.

Ship tip

Be flexible. We could not go to coco cay because of the weather. The ship has so much to offer that we were always having a good time!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
Busy city!

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
We did not feel safe walking around outside of port. We did have a wonderful excursion with stingrays and the beach though!


4 out of 5
We self-embarked. The line for it was not so great, but it is better that having to dig through a sea food luggage to find yours!!!
Was this review helpful? 5


Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other reviews of this sailing