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Mariner of the Seas
Mariner of the Seas
Member Name: stanberys2
Cruise Date: April 2013
Embarkation: Galveston
Destination: Transatlantic
Cabin Category: K
Cabin Number: 9287
Booking Method:
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 2.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 2.0
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We've been on many RCCL cruises and have always had a great time. This cruise was not up to RCCL standards. The ship, cabin, and cabin steward were great. The problem came with the entertaiment, cruise director and staff, and last but certainly not least, the food.

Let me say, the Ice Show was EXCELLENT. The absolute highlight of all the entertainment

We always look forward to the nightly main entertainment. But this cruise, most nights it was just . . . bad. We got up and left more nights than we stayed. The very worst was a trio of guys billed as the "Rat Pack."

There were new menus, and most nights, the food was just as bad as the entertainment. Very disappointing. I don't require "gormet" food, so when I send it back because the quality is too poor to eat, it's pretty bad. It got to be a joke at our table of 11. Our waitress and the Head Waiter for our area were great. They started bringing enough sweet/sour chicken and grilled sweet potatoes for everyone at our table every night.

The Cruise Director and staff appeared to be just going thru the motions. We had 9 sea days

and they filled the time with "seminars" and "classes" designed to sell us everything from makeup to art.

We are Diamond members who've been "loyal to Royal", but will not be so quick to book the next cruise. May try some other lines.

Publication Date: 05/17/13
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