Absolutely fabulous! Great food and friendly service.
Since Mariner was due for refurbishment in a few weeks, I was concerned that it would be very "tired". I found that was not the case. The refurbishment had to be postponed a year because of damage by Hurricane Matthew to the facility that was to do the work.
We got a reasonable offer to upgrade to a Penthouse suit from our deluxe suite G. The suit was roomy and well appointed. It was fine but the remodeling next year will be welcomed. Since we upgraded we had a butler who was very attentive. However, I have never felt that a butler was a necessity.
Captain Teo Srdelic was very friendly and reacted well with the guests. Cruise director Paul Reynolds did a great job as did his assistant, Olivia.
The staff was outstanding. A new menu in the Compass Rose restaurant was initiated after our first leg. The new menu is great (we had experienced it on the Navigator and Explorer last year). Then new menu caused a bit of delay in service for the first night or two. We were warned about this but after a couple of days the delays were not longer there.
Disembarkation was a little delayed due to the Miami baggage handlers.
Very roomy. Decor will be updated next year.