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Just returned from a 14 night cruise on Mariner of the Seas. I should have realised what we were in for at the embarkation fiasco at Bejing, to say this was horrendous is putting it mildly. However worse was to come. The ship has been given over to the Asian passenger market to the detriment of all other nationalities. Many crew members did not speak fluent enough English to be understood, even to the point of quizes being run by poorly speaking hosts so we could not understand the questions. Entertainment on the ship was more akin to Hidy Hi than high seas. People often walked out of shows in the main theatre, and events were cancelled due to lack of participation. Remove the sales promotions and profit making events from the daily programme sheet and it did not leave much else to do. The food! Oh the food. In the main restaurant at dinner, fine dining it aint. The food was dreadful, poor quality ingredients, badly cooked, and sorrowfully presented. I never spoke to another sole who said anything different. The Windjammer buffet was passable although repetative and heavily leant towards Asian food over spiced and over seasoned. All in all this ship was a disgrace to RC. Would I reccommend or travel RC again, NO, NO, NO

Never again with Royal Carribean

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by fireman31828

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2015
  • Destination: Asia
Just returned from a 14 night cruise on Mariner of the Seas.

I should have realised what we were in for at the embarkation fiasco at Bejing, to say this was horrendous is putting it mildly.

However worse was to come.

The ship has been given over to the Asian passenger market to the detriment of all other nationalities.

Many crew members did not speak fluent enough English to be understood, even to the point of quizes being run by poorly speaking hosts so we could not understand the questions.

Entertainment on the ship was more akin to Hidy Hi than high seas. People often walked out of shows in the main theatre, and events were cancelled due to lack of participation. Remove the sales promotions and profit making events from the daily programme sheet and it did not leave much else to do.

The food! Oh the food. In the main restaurant at dinner, fine dining it aint. The food was dreadful, poor quality ingredients, badly cooked, and sorrowfully presented. I never spoke to another sole who said anything different.

The Windjammer buffet was passable although repetative and heavily leant towards Asian food over spiced and over seasoned.

All in all this ship was a disgrace to RC.

Would I reccommend or travel RC again, NO, NO, NO
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