Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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imaunder
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed October 2015
This is the second time we have sailed with RCI and before this trip it was considered our first choice, but after this it is most probably, the last. From basic organisation and communication the cruise failed in most aspects, as ... Read more
Darcyja35
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
We are first time cruisers on this type of boat, having done European river cruises and small boat cruising in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It is true the boarding experience in Tianjin was an absolute shambles. No information, queues ... Read more
Linsey5517
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Please think very carefully before booking this cruise. This was our first ever cruise and all I can say is so very disappointed. As a part of our cruise we were given a tour before embarking the cruise to the forbidden city,and the Great ... Read more
alcazaar
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
The cruise started off with a long wait to get on the ship, but we barely had to line up for anything else afterwards, although a lot of older guests seemed to complain about lines to us. We only had to wait at Guest Services for about 10 ... Read more
chrisnian
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
I have to agree with other comments regarding mariner of the seas , the scene was set from embarkation to disembarkation queuing what a way to spend a holiday either at customer services or for tours. appalling logistics ,organisation, ... Read more
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Joyce74
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
We were really looking forward to this cruise having cruised with RCI in the past and had a wonderful holiday. Stayed in Novotel in Beijing for 3 days prior to cruise which was very good. Ship was spotlessly clean and crew members, as ... Read more
fireman31828
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just returned from a 14 night cruise on Mariner of the Seas. I should have realised what we were in for at the embarkation fiasco at Bejing, to say this was horrendous is putting it mildly. However worse was to come. The ship has ... Read more
pc1949
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
Sailed October 2015
Firstly we are very seasoned cruisers and usually do not make comments on cruises however we found this cruise as being run mainly for a specific market which left it lacking. The trip to Tianjin from Beijing was organised by our travel ... Read more
C0l0nel
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was to be a special cruise for our 40th anniversary and as such we chose to go somewhere far away we may never visit again. This was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean (15 in all) and to be honest probably the last. Although other ... Read more
andytownbob
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
We joined the Mariner of the Seas in Taijing and the queues were awful, there was no organisation or control, it was complete and utter chaos. There was rumours that half of its staff had walked out on RCC including Senior Management.My ... Read more
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Amersham
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
We were really looking forward to this cruise but from day one what a disappointment and poor value for money The food from day one was up impressive lacked flavouring and seasoning focus was on a taste of Asia we wouldn't have minded ... Read more
malcook27
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
We booked this cruise for a special anniversary having been on several cruise holidays before. The cruise was very disappointing despite the ship being very well equipped and well maintained. We encountered problems from the first day ... Read more
Singapore couple
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
After a considerable wait in the lounge at the Cruise Port where we were subjected to pushing and shoving in queues to board the ship with no public announcements in English to tell us where to stand we eventfully boarded the ship at ... Read more
J2WOF
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
We booked a cruise in the UK to visit China, South Korea and Japan on Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas, sailing 6th September. The itinerary was changed just a couple of weeks before we set off and South Korea was taken out and an ... Read more
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travelfan6
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Where do I start! We were a group of experienced and first time cruisers. Like another reviewer, those of us who had previously cruised kept trying to tell our first time cruiser friend that this is defiantly not the norm! I don't think ... Read more
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umlaut
Member Since 2014
1 review
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Reading other reviews I went in with an open mind. I think some of the previous reviews been right out racist. And for your information I'm mixed Thai and Swedish. The embarkation and the passport control was swift at all ports, ... Read more
lumbearjack
Member Since 2013
1 review
60 forum posts
Our fourth Asian cruise (38 overall) took us aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas. To say it was a different experience would be an understatement. We have been to Asia many times on our own, with tour groups, and on ship, and ... Read more
gi_pam
Member Since 2012
1 review
378 forum posts
Sailed March 2015
We are a family of 4 from Canada, with a 12-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. We have cruised both with and without the children in the past. The opportunity to take a trip presented itself and Asia was on our bucket list. The dates ... Read more
Ladyrex
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
Unfortunately this cruise is aimed for the Asian Market. The smell of cigarettes is prominent everywhere on the ship. "No smoking" is ignored and no respect for any other cruisers is given. The casino is aimed for Asian ... Read more
tangwc
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed February 2015
I must first compliment all the crew members and staff on board during our stay on the ship.To summarise: The rooms were comfortable, food was good (not the greatest in the fixed dining rooms but no complain), lots to do and the most ... Read more
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Invigo79
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
This is my first cruise with Royal Caribbean. We travel in a group of 8 (extended family) with 2 connecting rooms. We took the Spice of South East Asia cruise on 27 Feb 2015 that took us to Port Klang, Penang and Phuket for a total of 6 ... Read more
wbjsew70
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have recently completed a 7 day Asian cruise from Singapore-Bangkok (Laem Chabang)-Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My)-Singapore. This was the 9th cruise that my wife and I have completed. Most of our cruises to date have been on Norwegian Cruise ... Read more
anandaindonesia
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
2,026 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
Mariner of the Seas is a fine ship. Many reviews have testify to this, so I do not need to repeat the good comments about this ship. My only note about this ship is that it does not have a child friendly pool so the children make the ... Read more
LarsPson
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
94 forum posts
Embarkation: Got to Marina Bay Cruise at around 11.30, check-in was a breeze, but given a color for embarkation /immigration check, which was not recognized properly by the staff working there. Since we had a GS, we would expect priority ... Read more
LarsPson
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
94 forum posts
Embarkation: As this was done as a part of a B2B, we did not get any information beforehand of how the handling of this should be done. That said, we could not plan for an excursion leaving at a certain time, since we did not know when we ... Read more
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