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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by stanberys2: NOT UP TO RCCL STANDARDS

2 Reviews
Member Since 2007
33 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 2.0
Embarkation 2.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 2.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 2.0

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Sail Date: April 2013
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Galveston

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 More 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. Less

Published 05/17/13

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Cabin review: Mariner of the Seas

The room was fine. Loved the drapes to pull between the bed area and the sitting area

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