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Choose this cruise for a short Labor Day weekend getaway. First time we've done a short cruise and most likely our last. Also first time either of us took Royal Caribbean in years and we were left very disappointed. They push these short cruises for 1st time cruisers, you would think they would do a better job getting people to go back. Embarkation and disembarkation was simple and quick minus my husbands sea card not working but guest services quickly issued him another. The common areas and pool are clearly were the recent renovation money went. The rooms weren't touched which is a common complaint of this ships review. Its one thing to be "outdated", which doesn't bother me but the rooms are disgusting! Its one thing to not replace or update things in the cabins but they obviously never deep cleaned the cabins. The bathroom had a terrible odor and the shower was moldy from the tiles to the door. Looked like they were never deep cleaned since they left Asia last year. We never took our shoes off until we were in bed. Balcony was rusty and needed a good paint job. Our room attendant was great though, he did the best with what he had to work with and made sure we had what we needed from extra towels and pillows. Dining was okay, the buffet needed more options, everyday was the same. Staff in main dining room were great, they had the most personality out of most the staff on the ship. Dining room food was good but nothing blew me away. Lots of different bar atmospheres to choose from on this ship, most the bartenders were great. Being Labor Day weekend we shared the ship with what seemed like eight different bachelor and bachelorette parties. This is a party cruise in general, basically felt like a floating frat party at times, after the sun goes down there isn't much to do besides drink. The entertainment and activities were very spreed out and just lacked in general. Ice show would have been great if i was a kid, comedians were good but the only adult show was midnight on the last evening. We lasted 5 minutes into the other show that were not even sure what it was suppose to be about. Coco Cay was nothing spectacular, we enjoyed the beach and floating bar till after lunch when it seemed the bachelor/bachelorette must have woken up. The poor bartenders have to hand write receipts and sea card numbers when you order/buy drinks. We couldn't believe with the $$ RCI is investing into that island and ships that they don't have modern systems with handhelds. This took the bartenders forever and really slowed service. Nassua is Nassua, there is nothing special about it. Its Dirty and the people are rude. Least favorite port in the Caribbean, just stay on the ship. Atlantis is nothing special, just save your money. Overall we would not do this ship again. If you have children you may have a different experience or if you just want to be drunk for a couple days then this may be for you. It words of my husband "They tried to polish a turd"

It was OKAY...

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by doglovers1987

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
Choose this cruise for a short Labor Day weekend getaway. First time we've done a short cruise and most likely our last. Also first time either of us took Royal Caribbean in years and we were left very disappointed. They push these short cruises for 1st time cruisers, you would think they would do a better job getting people to go back.

Embarkation and disembarkation was simple and quick minus my husbands sea card not working but guest services quickly issued him another. The common areas and pool are clearly were the recent renovation money went. The rooms weren't touched which is a common complaint of this ships review. Its one thing to be "outdated", which doesn't bother me but the rooms are disgusting! Its one thing to not replace or update things in the cabins but they obviously never deep cleaned the cabins. The bathroom had a terrible odor and the shower was moldy from the tiles to the door. Looked like they were never deep cleaned since they left Asia last year. We never took our shoes off until we were in bed. Balcony was rusty and needed a good paint job. Our room attendant was great though, he did the best with what he had to work with and made sure we had what we needed from extra towels and pillows.

Dining was okay, the buffet needed more options, everyday was the same. Staff in main dining room were great, they had the most personality out of most the staff on the ship. Dining room food was good but nothing blew me away. Lots of different bar atmospheres to choose from on this ship, most the bartenders were great. Being Labor Day weekend we shared the ship with what seemed like eight different bachelor and bachelorette parties. This is a party cruise in general, basically felt like a floating frat party at times, after the sun goes down there isn't much to do besides drink. The entertainment and activities were very spreed out and just lacked in general. Ice show would have been great if i was a kid, comedians were good but the only adult show was midnight on the last evening. We lasted 5 minutes into the other show that were not even sure what it was suppose to be about.

Coco Cay was nothing spectacular, we enjoyed the beach and floating bar till after lunch when it seemed the bachelor/bachelorette must have woken up. The poor bartenders have to hand write receipts and sea card numbers when you order/buy drinks. We couldn't believe with the $$ RCI is investing into that island and ships that they don't have modern systems with handhelds. This took the bartenders forever and really slowed service.

Nassua is Nassua, there is nothing special about it. Its Dirty and the people are rude. Least favorite port in the Caribbean, just stay on the ship. Atlantis is nothing special, just save your money.

Overall we would not do this ship again. If you have children you may have a different experience or if you just want to be drunk for a couple days then this may be for you. It words of my husband "They tried to polish a turd"
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 3D 6564
GROSS! needs a serious bleach bath and scrub. Showers are the smallest we've experienced. Don't walk barefoot. Mold in the shower.
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