Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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DLF1984
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We were looking for a short cruise with our 9 month old as we were meeting friends in Singapore who were travelling on the cruise we intended to do on the Ovation but unfortunately couldn't as it spent more than 3 days at sea and our ... Read more
charlie.tan
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Had a wonderful experience with RCI's Serenade Of The Seas in May 2005. 11 years down the road, decided to bring my extended family to the cruise covering Port Klang, Malaysia and Phuket, Thailand. Day 1 - On embarkation, the lunch ... Read more
G3worldtraveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I guess the best part was the embarkation and disembarkation process. Other than that nothing much to report about. I will also give credit to my stateroom attendant and the dining room attendant. The shore excursion also was very well ... Read more
adryanta
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Our trip is from Singapore - Port Klang (Malaysia) - Phuket (Thailand) - SIngapore. The embarkation on the first day is a bit disappointment. They delayed about 3 hours. We had to wait in big waiting hall, with only drinking water and ... Read more
Jason Tan
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
It's our first time onboard, we wanted to try our this cruise and gain some fun along with the journey. For us it is a brand new experience we had. While onboard those staff members were friendly and helpful. They would answer any ... Read more
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Terryray
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of its itinerary as we had never been to asia. Embarkation in Shanghai was very slow at least 2 and a half hours once on the ship all seemed great. First night in main restaurant was shockingly slow took an ... Read more
Jill.cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I choose the cruise as I thought it would be a trip of a lifetime. How wrong unfortunately the Mariner of the Sea is old and it looked. The entertainments Manager was old and passed it putting on really bad performances in the evening ... Read more
Khaos
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This cruise was booked around this time last year whilst aboard The Splendour of the Sea in The Med. We were advised at the time that this was one of the few English language cruises sailing in this region so we decided to book it. ... Read more
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eileen j
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
my partner and i chose mariner of the seas because of the ports of call which were very good but this ship is a total disappointment we have cruised 34 times between us on various cruise lines and never had one as bad as this we got on the ... Read more
Lucy_Daisy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We were travelling through China and thought it would be interesting to travel home via a blue ocean cruise so we picked the 10 night Shanghai to Singapore cruise with Royal Carribean. We'd cruised before but not on such a large ship with ... Read more
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dancefan8
Member Since 2010
1 review
36 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Certainly not on par with other RCI ships we have sailed on. Quality and choice of food was below standard. Entertainment was poor. Sea days were boring...not the usual choice of activities available; no shuffleboard type activities on ... Read more
rhedkat
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Tired and old décor and furnishings. Boring decks with child-like décor. Most of the outside deck areas needed repair and replacement. Deck chairs looked like garage sale items. Most of the services, entertainment and ... Read more
CruisePilot77V
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
37 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Everywhere food, but nothing to eat. We have sailed with Royal Caribbean for many years and have always taken the philosophy that it is just a ferry we use to get to various ports. In other words, our standards for what the food needs to ... Read more
summerlightning
Member Since 2006
1 review
155 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We had an excellent cruise on Mariner of the Seas. My husband and I have cruised previously with Royal Caribbean, Princess and Carnival, but this was our first cruise with our daughters, aged 3 and 5. We'd waited until they were old enough ... Read more
Sue1957
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Embarking on this Ship was easier than I thought. We did wait in line for what seemed forever but overall not bad. The ship was beautiful. Totally engrossed in the wide Street (though I thought there may have been more shops). Our ... Read more
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glasgow55
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 helpful votes
Hi traveled half way round the world to sail on board mariner of the seas for the the second time on this ship My first time was fab visited eastern med absolutely no complaints ? Not this time ! having been on the ship before i ... Read more
eveanddavid
Member Since 2015
1 review
34 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We loved our trip ! The ship was clean ,large and beautiful . The Chops Grille meal was outstanding and yes we did pay but its 5 courses with 5 star food and service .We were happy with most of the food in all restaurants plenty of fresh ... Read more
doffina12
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We chose this ship based on itinerary and the fact there was only 1 sea day. Although the ship does show it's age in the cabin furnishings and bath, it was clean and comfortable. The staff was polite throughout the ship. The passenger ... Read more
gerard84
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This is our second time on board Mariner of the Seas and on the same itinerary exactly one year ago. The reason we took the similar cruise was that we were wowed by our previous experience on board the Mariner. However, sad to say, ... Read more
Bugis
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
46 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Embarkation at Singapore was very busy as Sapphire Princess was also at the pier however within 30 or so minutes we were on board, being in a suite sped this process up. We have been on Mariner twice before so knew our way around and ... Read more
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cheerfuldougg
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
My wife and I have cruised many time in the Caribbean (Royal Caribbean and Carnival). This was our first cruise in Asia. We love the relaxing atmosphere of a cruise, so we usually don't have ridiculously high expectations. We went with two ... Read more
OKAYJIAA
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2015
i didnt chose this cruise it was my parents HAHAH so there was a promo at that time so yea.. my cabin is connected one so those who have ard 2 kids and 3 adults may wan this type basically called a connecting rm whr the 2 rms are ... Read more
kodac0
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We were on this ship earlier in the year (last season) and so we knew what to expect; or at least we thought so because with a new cruise director, this one was incredibly different from the last one and not in a good way. After reading ... Read more
WaveSplasher
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
266 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Firstly, I didn't want to take this cruise nor this ship as there were a ton of bad reviews on the Mariner. But then a couple of people on Cruise Critic convince me to take the cruise so there you go. Embarkation: The thing about Royal ... Read more
gerrylobo
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2015
Our group of 9 friends embarked the Mariner of the Seas at Singapore for a 5 night cruise visiting the ports of Port Klang, Penang and Phuket. We stayed in the Junior suites, and right from check-in to check-out the experience was ... Read more
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