Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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pivotalguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
I paid a significant amount of money to have the Royal Suite so I could give my mother and father a real treat on the cruise. The Royal Suite experience was billed as a 5 star experience which I stupidly as it turned out interpreted to ... Read more
cruiserinsg
Member Since 2015
1 review
678 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our first RC cruise and we loved it. Overall we had great services from our Room Steward to our wait staff at the MDR and the Bar Tender at WJ. Cabin felt smaller compared to our other cruises but was ok and cosy. The Ice Skating show, ... Read more
caseybabe
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed October 2015
Pros: The ship is beautifully decorated. The art work throughout was truly enjoyable. Kudos to my cabin steward. He was great, however, I expected nothing less. (Stateroom # 7296.) Cons: The airport pickup person was given the ... Read more
steven3367
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
28 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
Didn't rush to the port in Singapore as it said as i was on deck seven i couldn't book in till 1.30 so we arrived around that time and found a queue a mile long another ship was loading at the same time and embarkation was a joke we didn't ... Read more
Johnann
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
The food was mainly Asian and considering there were 2600 guests, of whom 600 were Asian, we couldn't understand why the food was mainly Asian. On formal nights there were many people in colourful polo shirts and when we mentioned this to ... Read more
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Ibbybikesnbeads
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was my first cruise ever, after many years of my sisters trying to convince me they were brill.well not the case on r/c.never again. It started at the Beijing port with very long queues, so you think oh well just a queue, ,,,,, ... Read more
bidgley
Member Since 2010
1 review
15 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
The holiday started well with a good stay in Beijing, we were ready to get onto the ship after several hard days touring but unfortunately this cruise wasn't up to RCI's usual standard. The embarkation was slow and disorganised, when we ... Read more
adkin44@btinternet.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
We have taken 10 cruises in total and from a dining and entertainment viewpoint this was the worst. Our previous Royal Caribbean cruise was excellent. This was worse even than the cheaper cruises like Costa and Carnival. The dining room ... Read more
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
2 reviews
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
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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
28 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
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
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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
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
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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
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
3 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
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
2 reviews
67 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
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