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Mariner of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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'80s Cruise

Review for Mariner of the Seas to the Bahamas
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divaman
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2022
Cabin: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

This was a Charter Cruise featuring a bunch of 1980s artists (e.g., The Human League, Night Ranger, etc.) and themes. I thought the company that put it all together, ECP, did a great job. The entertainment lineup was really good. It was adult-only cruise. Unfortunately, the ship itself was only so-so. The food was very hit and miss. The food in the MDR was usually good, but the food at The Windjammer and from room service was more inconsistent. Because of the nature of the cruise, everyone sat at different tables in the MDR every night. Consequently, we never had the same wait staff two nights in a row. The cabin was quite comfortable. The Royal Theater was uncomfortable for large people - the seats are too narrow. Studio B, which is normally the ice-skating rink, featured bands all week, and that venue was a great deal more comfortable. Because the ship was a charter cruise, it was filled close to or at capacity. The crew were mostly polite, but seemed confused at times (for example, at the muster drill). I think they're no longer used to sailing at full capacity. We only made two of our three ports of call - high winds keep us from docking in Nassau, Bahamas. We did dock at St. Thomas and St. Maarten, but we didn't get off the ship. The few drinks I had were very good.

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Spacious Ocean View Balcony

We had a balcony cabin, which was quite comfortable. It was a working vacation for me, so I spent a lot of time there during the day. Daniel, our cabin steward, was polite, friendly and very professional.

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