First time on Mariner, but NOT the last!

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Mariner of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 03, 2020

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6546

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Definitely get the RC app! Saves time for just about everything!


5 out of 5
Facial recognition makes boarding a breeze! Get the RC app and it's all in your hands; no more papers to shuffle finding your boarding pass; it's all on the app!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We ate our meals in the Main Dining Room every evening and RC never fails to impress! The Windjammer, however, not so much...Good selection of options, but the quality not quite up to what I was hoping for. Yes, I know it's a buffet, but sometimes turnover is a must.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Hung out at the pool mostly! Adults only Solarium is a must if you truly wish to relax. The Flowrider looks amazingly fun and exciting, but long lines prevailed and we enjoyed watching the riders take their turns!


5 out of 5
Saw one show with the RC performers and Scott Cavanaugh, who is a world class juggler/comic! Great show!

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Frank and Bhavin, in the Main Dining Room were awesome! And Oswin, our stateroom attendant was fabulous!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Took us a day to navigate the ship and find the easiest routes to all the specific venues! Get the RC app (big help) Beautiful ship and always well kept!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
A little small for 3 people, but the balcony was a great addition for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Always kept clean by our amazing attendant Oswin, who must be part Ninja, as we rarely saw him but knew he was there!

Ship tip

Definately get the RC app (I'm not plugging them) but it was an awesome tool to have!

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
We live here, which makes it easy to hop a ship a few times/year!

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Big "theme park" island now, but there are some spots to get away from the hustle and bustle! If you can't find anything here, stay home!

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Taxi over to Atlantis for a little shopping and then back to Junkanoo Beach for some fresh Conch and relaxation on the beach! Got us away from the tourists and port shoppers looking to score the "bargain of a lifetime"


5 out of 5
Again, the facial recognition system makes it easy to get through customs. We grabbed breakfast on the ship at 8a, was off the ship by 9a and to the car (parked in the garage) by 9:20a. Fastest ever!
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