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The ship was great and overall had an okay time. Embarkment was smooth and relatively effortless. The Cafe Promenade was great (the pizza I heard was amazing) for late night snacks. Our cabin was on the 7th deck - had a balcony. Clean room, attendant was great. Had issues with hot water. The only night we ate in the Dining Room was the first night and the food was amazing. It failed every night thereafter and we ate in the Windjammer. Not enough options in the Dining Room to please everyone. The Windjammer was packed most times and finding seating was a real problem. There were literally NO events on the ship - I guess we've been spoiled with other cruise lines but especially for a day at sea you'd expect the DJ banging out tunes or contests on deck - anything to keep people entertained - and there was nothing. Onboard activities we did not enjoy. Whirlpool in the gym was broken (jets not working and the water was not warm). Sauna and steam room were clean. We booked all but one excursion through RC - very expensive and we were not thrilled. One tour in particular (2nd day Phuket) we felt we did not get our moneys worth. The one day in Langkawi we decided to do our own thing and it was the best day for us. Definitely would not do this cruise again - for many reasons not necessarily related to RC.

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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by kbeanz

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2017
  • Destination: Asia
The ship was great and overall had an okay time. Embarkment was smooth and relatively effortless.

The Cafe Promenade was great (the pizza I heard was amazing) for late night snacks.

Our cabin was on the 7th deck - had a balcony. Clean room, attendant was great. Had issues with hot water.

The only night we ate in the Dining Room was the first night and the food was amazing. It failed every night thereafter and we ate in the Windjammer. Not enough options in the Dining Room to please everyone. The Windjammer was packed most times and finding seating was a real problem.

There were literally NO events on the ship - I guess we've been spoiled with other cruise lines but especially for a day at sea you'd expect the DJ banging out tunes or contests on deck - anything to keep people entertained - and there was nothing.

Onboard activities we did not enjoy.

Whirlpool in the gym was broken (jets not working and the water was not warm). Sauna and steam room were clean.

We booked all but one excursion through RC - very expensive and we were not thrilled. One tour in particular (2nd day Phuket) we felt we did not get our moneys worth. The one day in Langkawi we decided to do our own thing and it was the best day for us.

Definitely would not do this cruise again - for many reasons not necessarily related to RC.
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Cabin 7556
Had a room with a balcony. Room was clean, attendant was great. Had lots of issues with hot water being available though - which was quite frustrating.
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