330 Mariner of the Seas Tips

cruisemomma
Feb 04, 2013

Learn which side of ship your cabin is on to easy finding it the first few times. Remember: food is aft, entertainment forward. Simplifies which way to head out.

Lolis
Apr 07, 2013

Go to the windjammer for lunch.

GirlOnTheGo
Apr 10, 2013

The 'Our Time' dining is a lot more flexible. You only have a window of 15 minutes for early and late dining.

Momanddaughter
Apr 10, 2013

The dining room service was excellent. The food was average. The vegetables were always fresh but, the meat was always over cooked. After three dinners in the dining room I ate in the Windjammer which had a greater variety of food and you could at least get filled up on good vegetables.

OlgaZ
Apr 29, 2013

Check the menu for the dining room and if you don't like it, go the buffet. There were some days with great option, but some days were not as great. Buffet had plenty of options every day, so you could find what you want. Go to the pool early, gets really packed by 11 am.

MikeWFaust
Dec 05, 2012

If the buffet gets too crowded for breakfast, ask a crew member if it is okay to grab a table in one of the speciality restaurants located just off the buffet, usually they will say yes!

cosmic12345
Feb 17, 2016

DON'T GO ON THIS SHIP! and no these capital letters are an understatement. I had half of the people who were cruising for the first time with us and they ALL said they would NEVER DO cruise AGAIN as their option to travel.

docharv
Jan 26, 2017

sailing out of Singapore it is obviously aimed at the Chinese market. For my family that was not a problem, however, the free-for-all in the Windjammer buffet restaurant would spoil anyones holiday. Never again!!!!!!!!

mayth
Aug 16, 2018

Study all the materials provided by the ship of the activities and schedule in advance as much as you can,

scottwyates
Dec 31, 2018

Any activities on the ship that you're interested in doing, check to make sure if you need reservations in advance; or you may be disappointed. If you can help it, don't waste time waiting for elevators. Use the stairs, or you might miss half of your trip!

kpd21880
Mar 27, 2019

So much to do! Enjoy it all

Landowner
Mar 13, 2013

Go see the ice show! Casino is lot's of fun.

gpessary
Mar 14, 2013

Beautiful ship. We heard that the Mariner was headed to China for 2 years. Hope its replaced by another RCC in Galveston.

Wmrogers
Mar 18, 2013

Get to the shows early to get a good seat

AVeale
Mar 14, 2013

The Mariner of the Seas is a great ship with great staff. The best tip can give is to wait until the last day to do shipboard buying. They discount a lot on the last day to clear inventory.

RCcruisewest
May 07, 2013

Walk the upper decks at night and enjoy the quiet and the stars.

Older
May 12, 2013

Just be sure to eat at Johnny Rockets and the Dog House when you get tired of the repetitive dining room menu.

LisaRae
Apr 10, 2013

The buffet serves the same offerings as the formal dining room, without a time specification. Eat at your leisure.

Darvin
Apr 11, 2013

We usually enjoy bufffet for breakfast and lunch. Evening meal in dining room

Planocruiser
Apr 24, 2013

Excellent, well-maintained ship.

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