487 Mariner of the Seas Tips


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!!!!!!!!


Aug 16, 2018

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


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!


Oct 17, 2019

Last day buffet was awesome, same as independent of the seas. It was better that main dining room.


Jan 05, 2020

I would recommend keeping an eye out for sales on the deluxe drink package and book it!


Oct 28, 2019

Download the app. It is very helpful.


Mar 25, 2019

to take advantage of everything offered.


Mar 13, 2013

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


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.


Mar 18, 2013

Get to the shows early to get a good seat


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.

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