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Seven Seas Mariner Review

4.5 / 5.0
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364 reviews
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Food was outstanding - "Crew was nice but just don't understand"

Review for Seven Seas Mariner to the Eastern Caribbean
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bdonato
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
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We have been on over 20 cruises on various lines. We took this because it was the next level up and we wanted to compare it to Oceania. One passenger describe it best when he said about the crew, they are very friending and smile but the just don't understand what you are asking for. Alcohol is included in the price but if you don't drink, the staff does not know what to do with you. I never had a meal where I did not have to ask (seriously) at least 3 times per meal to have my water glass refilled. Everyday either first hand or watching others, orders (both drink and meal) were wrong or delivered to the wrong table. At least 3 times my order was delivered to someone else and I would not have gotten my order if I did not see this. In the dinning room we noticed that about 70% of the activity was around serving boos and not food.

The meals were top notch. The everyday menu was excellent as a back-up if you did not like the daily choices. Chartreuse, the French restaurant was poor at best. Everyone we spoke to was very disappointed. One person was trying to be polite and when I said "it sucked", he said, "well.... yeah".

The rooms were very roomy, that cabin crew nice but not as quick as we would expect. If we were gone for 2 or more hours in the morning, we did expect our room to be made up when we came back which did not happen about 1/3 of the time.

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Room was spacious and bed was not too soft. Temperature control was poor at best. It was way too cold and we had to open the door to warm it up. When you adjusted the temparature down one notch it became a refrigerator.

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