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Royal Caribbean's 138,279-ton, 3,114-passenger Mariner of the Seas, launched in 2003, is the fifth and last vessel in the company's game-changing Voyager class. Mariner is largely identical to its siblings -- ...
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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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
umlaut
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
53 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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gi_pam
Member Since 2012
1 review
353 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Invigo79
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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

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anandaindonesia
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1,999 forum post
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
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
StellaBlu
Member Since 2010
1 review
41 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We recently spent 5 nights aboard Mariner of the Seas with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed it. We all stayed pre-cruise at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel, ideally located for shopping on Orchard Road and a short walk to the Orchard MRT ... Read more
Cairns Cruisers
Member Since 2014
1 review
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Back from our very first cruise.As I have nothing to compare this cruise against,below are my thoughts. Check in a MBCC was first rate and very easy. We had a jnr suite and it was roomy for all 3(my wife and adult daughter) of us. I ... Read more

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Audacity3371
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Went on a 3 nights cruise from Singapore to Penang (and back) in late January 2015. Embarkation at Marina Bay Cruise Centre was smooth and quick. In fact, much quicker than the previous cruise I went on. The same efficiency was so for ... Read more
WST
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My partner and I cruised for 4 nights in January last year and felt it was not long enoigh so booked a 7 night cruise this January. We like sailing through the Straits of Malacca because it is much calmer and have not felt ready for the ... Read more
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emski83
Member Since 2014
1 review
347 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Embarkment: We arrived at Marina Bay Cruise Centre about 12pm, not many ppl around. We were told to place our bags which were then to be transported to the ship. We made our way inside, where we were had to go through customs. We then ... Read more
kcmumof2
Member Since 2014
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were a family of 10 cruising together for the second time with RCI. Previous cruise was from Sydney Australia to New Zealand on Voyager of the Seas, so we couldn't help but compare as Mariner and Voyager are of the Voyager class. ... Read more
PomPerth
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2015
This was our first cruise, and it was a taster to see if it was something that we would like and to do more of, and the answer was absolutely yes!! The Mariner of the Seas is an incredible ship, and impressed us from the start from the ... Read more

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willsca
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
95 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
A 7 day cruise along the West coast of Malaysia and Thailand meant there was a full turnaround of guests embarking in Singapore. The process seemed to be well handled, and smooth, with relatively short queues. Once on board, a buffet ... Read more
Ebby2222
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Did virtually the same cruise as last year (Jan 2014) What a difference. The ship has now catering for the Chinese audience and it shows. Quality of the shows was very poor, only kept up by the Mariner of the Seas singers and Dancers. For ... Read more
Goossens
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I have just returned home from the worst RC cruise we have ever taken. We are loyal customers of the company. Our Diamond club membership reflects on our loyalty. We have sailed with them from the very beginning, when they ... Read more
Straycatsgp
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are Royal Anchor & Crown Diamond member and we do at least one RC cruise per year. Many of them out of Singapore. Our latest one on the Mariner of The Seas was a big disappointment. It seems that RC has modified their formula to ... Read more
gerard84
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
Seeing the dip in positive reviews here, I was initially sceptical of Mariner of The Seas. However, the experience was truly amazing and would definitely sail again with RC and this ship. Embarkation: Stipulated checkin time is after 11am ... Read more

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