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Mariner of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Mariner repositioning leg 1.

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goofysguy
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2013
Cabin: Promenade Stateroom

I had sailed on RCL 2 previous times and had been very pleased with my experience. However, this cruise was not to be a repeat of the previous ones. I have not sailed from Galveston before so I can't say that my embarkation experience was unusual but definitely unlike previous ones. We stood in the sun for about 40 minutes before we were able to get into the building and then about another 1.5 hours to get to check in counter. From that point we were able to get right on the ship.

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 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.

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Promenade Stateroom

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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.

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