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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Amazing Cruise on Mariner - Great Time!

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by 919Florida

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2020
  • Destination: the Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Interior Studio

I recently completed a Mariner of the Seas cruise two weeks ago. This was my second time on Mariner and I loved it just as much as I did the first time. The ship is well maintained. Very clean with lots of up to date amenities and offerings on the ship. While the ship was sailing at Capacity nothing ever felt packed. No issues finding lounge chairs to use on sea day. The food in the main dining room was perfect. Everything always came out hot and fresh and the one time when I wanted a little more they had no problem bringing me an extra plate.

I loved the different entertainment each night with the variety acts. All three we had on this 4 night sailing were excellent. They all left me wanting more they were so good. The Royal Caribbean Singers and dancers did a great job in their productions as well. The Ice Skating Show “Ice under the big top” was the huge hit. Amazes me that this is even on a cruise ship. The show was incredible with amazing talent. Definitely arrive early to get a good seat. 30 mins before show time and it was almost at capacity. Both shows were full

All the different things you can do on this ship with no up charge fee is great. I kept very busy over the 4 nights I was on the ship and none of these activities came with upcharges like some other cruise lines do. The Lazer tag, sky pad, water slides, flowrider and more. Everything included and all so much fun. A few things cost extra like the Escape room and specialty dining but the majority of the cruise is all included in your cruise fare.

I can not recommend Mariner enough. Especially after its recent Amplification (aka Dry Dock) the updates were plentiful and really keep this 17 year old ship in her prime. Some of my favorite highlights is being able to go to the bow of the ship on the Helicopter deck. Great spot for when you are coming in or out of port. I also loved peek a boo bridge where you can go up this viewing platform to look down on the ships bridge and see how they are operating the ship. Very exciting to watch and see what is done.

Finally the ease of embarkation and disembarkation. Royal Caribbean has this so easy and smooth at Port Canaveral its incredible. No wait to board the ship when I arrived at 11am and to get off the ship another easy flawless experience. From stateroom to car it was no more then 15 mins. All in all a great time and Royal Caribbean exceeded all expectations hands down. What an amazing cruise


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Cabin Review

Interior Studio

Amazing room. Perfect size for one person. Could easily fit two if you had too. I was very impressed with the overall size and shape of the room. Very clean. The drawers and closest when opened smelled new, No noise in the room from any nearby venues. Actually in a very quiet location.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Aqua Park

Trill waterpark was amazing. On was able to get a ticket on a big sale on the cruise planner for only $25. Spent a lot of time at the water park and got to do all slides and wave pool. Very nice that the lockers are included in your admission costs. No extra fee

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Nassau

Spent the day on the ship. Been to nassau 8 times so decided a nice relaxing day on the ship was in order.


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