This cruise was offered to us at a considerable discount in return for relinquishing a similar itinerary on Explorer. We liked that it started in San Francisco and ended in New York.
Staff was wonderful for the most part, and we felt pampered throughout our cruise.
The cabin (concierge D) was smaller than expected and quite cramped, but our steward and stewardess supplied our every need with a smile.
Main dining room food was tasty and varied, excellent service. Also enjoyed Prime7, Signatures, La Veranda (Sette Mari).
Best drinks were at the pool bar, with bartender Inna managing to make my virgin drinks taste like the real thing. Unfortunately the weather was too hot and humid to spend much time on the pool deck.
We enjoyed the Jean Ann Ryan entertainment, and we're sad to learn that this was their last time on Mariner as Regent has opted to hire entertainment in- house.
It was difficult to enjoy most shore excursions in Mexico and Central America due to the heat and humidity.
The Panama Canal day was everything we had hoped for and more.
Disembarkation was quick and easy.
Getting a cab on our own ( because we had booked our own hotel for a few days) in NYC took an hour standing in line in unseasonably hot weather.
Cabin is small and cramped. Shower is a nice size. Walkin closet is much smaller than Navigator in same category
Captain wisely avoided Cabo as a hurricane was about to strike there.
Why does any ship stop in Acapulco?
Weather was chilly but that was much easier to take than the heat and humidity of the rest of the cruise.
Too hot and humid to notice much
Not what you would imagine a botanical garden to be. Poorly maintained, mossy stepping stones throughout were very slippery and difficult to walk on. Almost nothing was in bloom. Botanical expert couldn't speak English, guide had to translate. Hot and humid weather to boot. We should have stayed on the ship.View All 22 Pura Vida Botanical Garden Reviews
It was ok.View All 367 City Tour Reviews
Good tour, if a bit heavy on military info, but I suppose that's what Charleston is about. Enjoyed the boat ride to and from Fort Sumter.View All 21 City Tour Reviews
We disembarked in NYC and spent 3 days. Took a hop on hop off bus which let us see the main points of interest. City was hot and very noisy.