Mariner repositioning leg 1.: Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by goofysguy
Overall Member Rating
Mariner repositioning leg 1.
We had reserved a Promenade room, which was a first for us. We really enjoyed this room. It was on deck 8 midship. Which would turnout to be a very good location when we reached the higher sea's of the Atlantic. Food was good, but menu repeated every 7 days. Also ran out of tomato juice halfway across. Crew was being converted to 90% by end of trip. They lacked experience. Managerial organization was very evident. Lack of training and communication in a lot of the things they did.
Port More information was terrible. Shore excursion talks were given by the excursion director. Very hard to understand and gave the impression of lack of subject knowledge. I enjoyed the orts of call. Did not take any ship tours but found private ones at each port that made the trip enjoyable.
Our arrival at our final port of Barcelona turned out to be mismanagement at its finest. All passengers who were continuing on the next leg were sent to the theater to pickup their passports and new sign and sail cards. The pickup point was in the entrance. Imagine 900 people in a 10x10 room. It took 2 hrs to get off ship. I enjoyed the entertainment on the ship. Thought the cruise directors staff did a good job. Less
Cabin review: PR8591 Promenade Stateroom
Same size as ocean view but has window and window seat that looks down on the Promenade. Great location. Minimal motion in high seas. Quiet even during events in Promenade. That was quite a surprise.Read All Promenade Stateroom (PR) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Good tour in a van. Better than ship tour which used buses which were to large to travel the roads around caves and mountain top. Those poor people had to walk and paid twice as much to do it.
Super tour. Lasted all day. We could not have seen anymore in the time that we had. Great value. Booked it online and saved even more. Was able to pay for it with paypal which added more convenience and security.
Three hour tour in a van. A very good look at the island.