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Mariner of the Seas Review

5.0 / 5.0
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An Expensive Disappointment

Review for Mariner of the Seas to South America
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Tucson54
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jan 2011
Cabin: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

My husband & I were passengers on Mariner from LA around Cape Horn to Santos, Brazil. RCI has changed drastically since we sailed a few years ago. They have cost cutting in place - no hair conditioner or lotion - no shower cap on the first leg. These items did show up on the second leg.

The food was below par - beef too tough to chew - fish either over or under cooked. Very difficult to get any fruit suitable for cold cereal. Windjammer was typical steam table fare - guests were calling it the "trough."

I have never heard of passengers moving from one cabin to another having to pack up & put their luggage out by 11PM. We moved from cabin 9342 to 8670. Usually (ALWAYS)the staff move you - Not this time!!!My luggage was lost & I couldn't get any staff to help me. My husband & I searched the decks & found 1 bag all the way forward on deck 7. I went to Guest Relations to ask for help. The young lady rolled her eyes, sucked her teeth & said "What do you want me to do? It's not my fault." That was the attitude from Guest Relations for most of the cruise - very condescending & unpleanant. My luggage showed up at 9PM.

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Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D2

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Cabo San Lucas

All the ports were interesting. The problem was that on the ship tours that we took the guides spoke very poor English - we're not sure what we saw

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