11/11/2011 on Mariner: Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by rjw201
Overall Member Rating
11/11/2011 on Mariner
Destination: Western Caribbean
Once aboard the ship, it was a different world. The cabins were excellent and well maintained. The food and service in the dining room and the Wind Jammer was excellent, and the promenade area of the ship is very beautiful. Love the cafe that is open 24/7.
The crew is very friendly and professional. The entertainment was good especially the ice skating performance. The "Quest" is a must. There were lots of activities to entertain all. Yogurt machine by the pool was very popular and very habit forming. One event not to miss, the very informative lecture presented by Captain Nielsen. He is to be commended for his availability to everyone all over the ship.
Lots of complaining from C&A Society Diamond Members and Junior Suite cruisers about RC change in rewards. Cruisers in Grand Suites and above were given special treatment even if they were first time cruisers, like Special Gold Card giving them access to private dining area in Wind Jammer, reserved seating in shows, priority tendering, access to Concierge Lounge among other things at the expense of the Diamond members. Justification for change was too many cruisers reached "Diamond Level" by taking too many 4 & 5 day cruises. What a way to treat loyal cruisers of all of RC Lines.
Overall, the cruise was excellent. Wonderful weather, good ports of call, beautiful ship, wonderful crew and good seas. Less
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We were very happy with the Junior Suite in the Mariner of the Seas. The cabin was very spacious and we were surprised to have a huge walk-in closet and large cabin area and bathroom with tub. Recommend the extra cost over balcony.Read All Junior Suite (JS) Reviews >>
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