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Last minute cruise. This was my husband & I ‘s 3rd cruise (with NCL both times which we loved ). First & foremost KUDOS to our cabin steward! He always kept our cabin clean & organized every day/night! It always felt nice coming back from a busy hectic day ! He responded to all our needs & we are grateful! Evening dining was excellent (we were very lucky to get Avalino & Gia for 2 nights). They accommodated all our wishes to a tee! The entrees & desserts were delicious! Excellent customer service-efficient & kind! We will never forget our last dinner ! Thank you! Ice show excellent- the performers are very skilled & entertaining! Casino smoking should be BANNED! Otherwise , I would be playing longer! We were late in planning our port excursions which we should’ve done our 1st day on board . Only available were the Sunset Harbor Cruise & Nassau historical tour., which were both excellent & highly recommended! Since we weren’t able to book a snorkeling excursion for Nassau, our tour driver referred us to a local company... BAD IDEA! & never again!!! The area was totally ghetto & the snorkeling gear were old & over-used. Next time reserving port excursions will be a priority! We were lucky to get a shady area at Coco Cay. Cold beverages were available, lunch buffet had excellent variety of food. Good experience! FYI beware of purchasing at the Jewelry store ! They will charge you MORE than what they’re really worth! We know this to be true because we had the item appraised soon after we got back home. Apparently it happens frequently . Very disappointed about this! No time to try all the activities on ship. Over-all great experience on RCL!

Enjoyed our first time on RCL!!

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by MamaJ407

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony
Last minute cruise. This was my husband & I ‘s 3rd cruise (with NCL both times which we loved ). First & foremost KUDOS to our cabin steward! He always kept our cabin clean & organized every day/night! It always felt nice coming back from a busy hectic day ! He responded to all our needs & we are grateful! Evening dining was excellent (we were very lucky to get Avalino & Gia for 2 nights). They accommodated all our wishes to a tee! The entrees & desserts were delicious! Excellent customer service-efficient & kind! We will never forget our last dinner ! Thank you! Ice show excellent- the performers are very skilled & entertaining! Casino smoking should be BANNED! Otherwise , I would be playing longer! We were late in planning our port excursions which we should’ve done our 1st day on board . Only available were the Sunset Harbor Cruise & Nassau historical tour., which were both excellent & highly recommended!

Since we weren’t able to book a snorkeling excursion for Nassau, our tour driver referred us to a local company... BAD IDEA! & never again!!! The area was totally ghetto & the snorkeling gear were old & over-used. Next time reserving port excursions will be a priority! We were lucky to get a shady area at Coco Cay. Cold beverages were available, lunch buffet had excellent variety of food. Good experience!

FYI beware of purchasing at the Jewelry store ! They will charge you MORE than what they’re really worth! We know this to be true because we had the item appraised soon after we got back home. Apparently it happens frequently . Very disappointed about this! No time to try all the activities on ship. Over-all great experience on RCL!
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Cabin Review

Spacious Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 4B
Takes a bit to unlock the bathroom door!
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