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Seven Seas Mariner Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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386 Reviews

Good but Tired

Seven Seas Mariner Cruise Review by Zarilla

26 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Suite

This was our first cruise and it lived up to some expectations and disappointed in others. The ship was great in terms of restaurants and bars, and the quality of the food and wine was also good. The wines were well selected and while not top shelf, were tasty. The food in Prime Seven and Signatures was excellent ( preferred Signatures). Poolside was just that. Compass Rose was a disaster, waiting up to an hour for an entree and then getting it like warm and incomplete. The kitchen head should be relieved of duty. Waiters and bartenders were consistently friendly and helpful, but the sommeliers were just plain ignorant of what they were serving. (e.g. I asked what kind of port they had and was told red from Portugal). If you enjoy working out be ready for antiquated equipment. The spin bikes were broken and at least ten years old, and the number of classes could be increased.

Technologically this ship is an unmitigated disaster. Both phone and internet connections were sporadic at best, and very slow when they did work. The TV service is very limited and the movie choice dated and skimpy. There is no music service. This lack of technology sensitivity is reflected all the way to the website which is tough to navigate and could offer so much more.

The excursions were a lot of fun, and even the make ups where weather got in the way of flights were terrific. Bottom line is that I am not a great fan but the trip was good and worthwhile

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Suite
Cabin F 868

Well designed, with a spacious closet, comfortable living area and a well appointed bathroom. Bed was comfortable.

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Great fun. Not for the immobile or faint of heart. Includes a rope course which some of our group did not do

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Tough road and mountain bike course up some extremely steep terrain. The guide was outstanding. The bikes were good and the group fun. We did 18-20 miles and could certainly have done more

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