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Well, the next time we will NOT listen to the travel agent, and instead go with our gut! I read many reviews that made me leery of going on the Mariner, however, after the RAVING from the travel people, we took their word for it and gave it a try, wish we had NOT! The food was about like cafeteria food or worse! NO KIDDING! The service was blah and the stateroom attendant even worse! I filled out their survey but did not leave it because I wanted to make sure I still felt the same way weeks later. WE DO! To us, the whole $2800 for a balcony room was a waste, because the food and service was that bad! Same old same old too! Not much to choose from there! Room service was always cold if it was supposed to be hot and the only good food I suspect was ala cart at Portofino's or Chops and Johnny Rockets was ok, still a cover for that too! The other two were $20.00 per person. We heard it was good, but I was shell shocked by then and just waited for the trip to be over. Since there were only 3 ports and we left earlier than our cruise papers from the travel agent said, that was yet another disappointment. Oh well, here's hoping that because Royal Caribbean now owns Celebrity, that they haven't ruined that! Because that's the one we'll do next time, later this year. Since that's the one we did before and wanted to go on this last time! Good luck with all the kids running all over the place too, unattended to and all hours of day and NIGHT! Teenagers took over all of the clubs that were worth listening too and then they would change the music to suit them. What a big bust of a cruise and a BIG waste of money!! Never again!!!

Mariner of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by paul and debbie ciolli

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Well, the next time we will NOT listen to the travel agent, and instead go with our gut! I read many reviews that made me leery of going on the Mariner, however, after the RAVING from the travel people, we took their word for it and gave it a try, wish we had NOT!
The food was about like cafeteria food or worse! NO KIDDING! The service was blah and the stateroom attendant even worse! I filled out their survey but did not leave it because I wanted to make sure I still felt the same way weeks later. WE DO! To us, the whole $2800 for a balcony room was a waste, because the food and service was that bad! Same old same old too! Not much to choose from there! Room service was always cold if it was supposed to be hot and the only good food I suspect was ala cart at Portofino's or Chops and Johnny Rockets was ok, still a cover for that too! The other two were $20.00 per person. We heard it was good, but I was shell shocked by then and just waited for the trip to be over.
Since there were only 3 ports and we left earlier than our cruise papers from the travel agent said, that was yet another disappointment. Oh well, here's hoping that because Royal Caribbean now owns Celebrity, that they haven't ruined that! Because that's the one we'll do next time, later this year. Since that's the one we did before and wanted to go on this last time!
Good luck with all the kids running all over the place too, unattended to and all hours of day and NIGHT! Teenagers took over all of the clubs that were worth listening too and then they would change the music to suit them. What a big bust of a cruise and a BIG waste of money!! Never again!!!
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