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It was our second trip on Radisson's Mariner, so we knew we were going to love the ship. We didn't have to take an airplane as we boarded in Los Angeles and returned to Los Angeles. Our cruise took us to Tahiti and her islands and then to Hawaii and home. We had been to all the ports with the exception of Christmas Island. Three of our friends boarded with us for the afternoon. We requested hors d'oeurves to go with our complimentary champagne and they arrived almost immediately. Our friends were in awe of our cabin (Cat. C Penthouse Suite) as well as the ship. We toured them around and ran into some familiar faces from our previous cruise. They were so happy to see us, which made us feel very welcome. Captain Jean Marie Guillou also remembered us which was wonderful. After unpacking and a light dinner at the Veranda Cafe it was off to sleep. We had six days at sea and the weather was warm, as it was 90 degrees when we left L.A. We spent luxurious days at sea out by the pool area and the calmness of the ocean was remarkable. We were able to keep in touch with everyone at home from the computer room. E-mails were extremely reasonable. It was great to hear from everyone and know that things at home were status quo. The ship is wonderful and the staff even better. They don't know the meaning of the word "NO" Our cabin stewardess was a first timer, so we had some training to do, but she caught on. Food is excellent in every venue and the alternative restaurants are creative and fun. Complimentary wines are served at dinner and they pour very good wine. The head sommalier is very knowledgeable and will discuss the wine at length if asked. We didn't partake in the entertainment very often, but what we saw was average. The casino is small, but everyone has a good time. Since our cruise had so many days at sea, there were many seniors in wheelchairs and walkers. It wasn't an issue unless you were getting on or off the ship and the tenders. Most of the ports were tendered. There is a video library and each cabin has a VCR. There are also books that can be checked out on the honor system and a small library. the lounges are nice. the bar outside the Compass Rose restaurant was rarely crowded and we always found a seat. The Captain had several cocktail receptions and drinks were on him. It was very nice. Staterooms are all outside with verandas. They are well appointed and comfortable. The bathrooms have ample cabinets and storage. There are no separate showers, but I understand that the new ship, the Voyager has separate showers. There are walk in closets, down comforters and bath products as well as a hair dryer. Radisson is a very classy cruise line and we look forward to many more cruises with them.

Seven Seas Mariner

Seven Seas Mariner Cruise Review by s kinne

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2003
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  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite
It was our second trip on Radisson's Mariner, so we knew we were going to love the ship. We didn't have to take an airplane as we boarded in Los Angeles and returned to Los Angeles. Our cruise took us to Tahiti and her islands and then to Hawaii and home. We had been to all the ports with the exception of Christmas Island.
Three of our friends boarded with us for the afternoon. We requested hors d'oeurves to go with our complimentary champagne and they arrived almost immediately. Our friends were in awe of our cabin (Cat. C Penthouse Suite) as well as the ship. We toured them around and ran into some familiar faces from our previous cruise. They were so happy to see us, which made us feel very welcome. Captain Jean Marie Guillou also remembered us which was wonderful.
After unpacking and a light dinner at the Veranda Cafe it was off to sleep. We had six days at sea and the weather was warm, as it was 90 degrees when we left L.A. We spent luxurious days at sea out by the pool area and the calmness of the ocean was remarkable. We were able to keep in touch with everyone at home from the computer room. E-mails were extremely reasonable. It was great to hear from everyone and know that things at home were status quo.
The ship is wonderful and the staff even better. They don't know the meaning of the word "NO" Our cabin stewardess was a first timer, so we had some training to do, but she caught on.
Food is excellent in every venue and the alternative restaurants are creative and fun. Complimentary wines are served at dinner and they pour very good wine. The head sommalier is very knowledgeable and will discuss the wine at length if asked.
We didn't partake in the entertainment very often, but what we saw was average.
The casino is small, but everyone has a good time.
Since our cruise had so many days at sea, there were many seniors in wheelchairs and walkers. It wasn't an issue unless you were getting on or off the ship and the tenders. Most of the ports were tendered.
There is a video library and each cabin has a VCR. There are also books that can be checked out on the honor system and a small library. the lounges are nice. the bar outside the Compass Rose restaurant was rarely crowded and we always found a seat. The Captain had several cocktail receptions and drinks were on him. It was very nice.
Staterooms are all outside with verandas. They are well appointed and comfortable. The bathrooms have ample cabinets and storage. There are no separate showers, but I understand that the new ship, the Voyager has separate showers. There are walk in closets, down comforters and bath products as well as a hair dryer.
Radisson is a very classy cruise line and we look forward to many more cruises with them.
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