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Mariner of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Mariner of the Seas Review April 2022

Review for Mariner of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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catsisnthecottage
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2022
Cabin: Interior
Freeport
Nassau pic taken from the Windjammer
Coco Cay floating bar
Vakheel,, Andrian, Cheryl- Our servers

I chose this cruise because it fit perfectly within my spring break. We’ve never done only a four day cruise so that was new to us. Four days including embankment day. Three ports, no sea days. Grand Bahamas/Freeport, Coco Cay, Nassau. Super reasonably priced. Definitely got more than my money’s worth. They added grand Bahamas the day before sailing, so the ship had activities as if it were a sea day, but it was also a port day! Smaller sized ship. Easy to navigate. Don’t miss the ice show- it’s incredible.

Stage shows were good, but not nearly as good as on their bigger ships. Comedy was moderate.

I’m guessing it was not filled to capacity because I never encountered a line at all! Not even at guest services!

Cabin Review

Interior

Cabin was fine for two people. As expected. Small but adequate. Room Stewart (Fernando) was outstanding. He serviced room twice daily. Interior. Mid-ship. Near elevator, but zero noise within cabin. Recommend.

Port Reviews

Nassau

Nassau in general has simply deteriorated in the past ten years. It’s hard to feel safe there. Our snorkeling excursion to Paradise Island was canceled due to choppy waters.

We did souvenir shopping in the 2 by 3 block radius at the port and returned to the ship.

Perfect Day at CocoCay

There are so many things at Coco Cay that cost extra that I was concerned about not having something booked and us having fun. No need to worry. We spent time at Harbor Beach (near entrance) and South Beach (further in). South Beach had sports options and a great included snack bar. Eat the funnel cake! Yum! Also, stopped by the amazing pool! We were the only ship in port that day. There were empty seats everywhere. Great tram service. No need to exhaust yourself walking.

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