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Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas

149 reviews
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Itineraries for this ship
8 Night Cruise to Bermuda
Departure date
Saturday, 05/28/22
Port Canaveral (Orlando), Nassau, Perfect Day at CocoCay, King's Wharf, King's Wharf, King's Wharf, Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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Passengers: 3,344   |   Crew: 1,200
Passengers to crew: 2.79:1
Passengers to space: 41.8:1
Launched: 2003   


  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
Additional decks
Deck 2 layout
  Ocean View (1N)  
  Ocean View (2N)  
  Ocean View (3N)  
  Ocean View (8N)  
Conference Center
Board Room


Cabin size: 198 - 275 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 84
Accessible rooms: 8
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 638

Activities & entertainment

Activities (30)
  • CruiseCritic Meet and Mingle
  • Dance Classes
  • Dance Classes
  • Dance Parties
  • Fitness Classes*
  • FlowRider
  • Hot Tubs (6)
  • In-Line Track
  • Library
  • Mariner Dunes
  • Pool Games
  • Pools (3)
  • RC Online
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Running Track
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • SeaTrek Dive Shop*
  • Sports Court
  • Sports Tournament
  • The Living Room
  • Trivia
  • Video Arcade*
  • Vitality At Sea Fitness Center
  • Vitality At Sea Spa*
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Fuel Teen Disco
  • Nursery
  • The Golden Room
Entertainment (16)
  • Live Music
  • Casino Royale*
  • Deck Parties
  • Demonstrations
  • Dragons Lair
  • Game Broadcasts
  • Game Shows
  • Jazz Club
  • Karaoke
  • Lotus Lounge
  • Movie Screen
  • Poolside Movies
  • Royal Promenade
  • Studio B
  • The Savoy Theater
  • Wellness Lectures
Dining (20)
  • Bar - Casino Bar*
  • Rhapsody In Blue Dining Room - American
  • The Sound of Music Dining Room - American
  • Top Hat And Tails Dining Room - American
  • Boardwalk Dog House - Casual
  • Windjammer Café - Casual
  • Plaza Bar - Casual bar*
  • Johnny Rockets - Fast Food*
  • Ice Cream Parlor - Ice Cream*
  • Viking Crown Lounge - Iconic Lounge*
  • Giovanni's Table - italian*
  • Boleros Lounge - Latin bar*
  • Cloud Nine - Martini Bar*
  • Schooner Bar - Nautical bar*
  • Café Promenade - pastries
  • Pool Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Sky Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Solarium Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Connoisseur Club - Spirits*
  • Chops Grille - Steakhouse*
* May require additional fees
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Gary K wrote a review May 6
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We have sailed on over 7 cruises (RC, Carnival and NCL) and this was the most disappointing cruise yet. The most glaring disappointment was in the food and beverage area. While we (myself, brother and Dad.. to celebrate his 90th birthday) managed to find something to at the Windjammer buffet MOST of the time, the main dining room was horrible, both for breakfast and especially dinner. It seams that they would rather you eat at the upscale and upcharge venues and push this by serving sub par food in the (already paid for) Main Dining Room. Our wait staff (table 348) was outstanding, other than the "team leader" who actually was a bit argumentative when we complained about the lobster being a half a lobster rather than a tail as described on the menu (and carried a substantial upcharge). Regarding beverages (we had the deluxe package), they would only pour single shots on the rocks which seemed short sighted as it required several trips to get a decent drink. On the positive side, service was outstanding. If they are having trouble hiring staff, it did not show at all. Shout outs to Helena (cabin steward for #7550), Samone (who brought coffee and pastries each morning on time as requested) Herman at the Sky Bar, and especially Claudia at the Players Sports Bar. They were SO good it salvaged the overall experience. This ship was clean, the cabin well appointed (the 3 of us were actually quite comfortable) and a couple of special requests were handled daily. One last note, in October of 2021 we booked a family reunion cruise on this same ship (9 cabins). In February of 2022 RC canceled the cruise because "the ship was going to be in dry dock longer than anticipated". They offered us a refund or some alternate sailings on another ship. We chose the refund and went back to square one. Further research showed they were selling cabins for the SAME week on the Mariner with a different itinerary at much higher price points. They flat out lied and I could not get an explanation after spending several hours on the phone over several days. Bottom Line: going back to NCL for January 2023 family cruise.
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Donna T wrote a review Apr 2022
Columbus, Georgia5 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our 5th RC cruise, so we shouldn't have been surprised by anything, but we were. Post-Covid, the company has really fallen apart. I wrote a really long review, TA didn't save it, no energy to do over. Here is the short version. This cruise is TERRIBLE. Biggest issues: Internet. They sold streaming, but they don't have it. All lies. With the best package, you couldn't scroll Instagram or Twitter, much less stream anything. I've never heard so many people complaining at the support desk. Just flat out dishonesty, nothing was broken or down, just a shared 4G connection for 3,000 people. Drinks. HORRIBLE. the bar tenders have been taught to cheat. Drinks are supposed to be 1.5 oz pours. They cut that in have. I had to call multiple bar tenders out and they just get defensive. So, $12-15 for a .75 oz pour. Their TOP shelf bourbon is Jim Beam. Only a couple of bars had the upgraded Makers Mark and Gentleman Jack, but that was double the price. Food. Huge decrease in quality. Ever "station" in buffet had same food. So, limited options and very low quality meats. They try to upsell the paid restaurants. Excursions. CoCoCay is cool, but expect to pay $500 - $1000 if you want to have a place to sit or go to the water park. Other people. This is the Wal-Mart of cruise lines now. Cheap cruises bring cheap people. You know what I mean. The kind that don't watch their kids and think banana daiquiris are the absolute best drink ever.
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Shannon S wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions
first time sailing solo, had a great time. the ship was nice and easy to navigate (I prefer smaller ships). the shows were great enjoyed the ice skating and the juggler. the food in the buffet was so so..main dining rooms ok..speciality were lovely for meals. first time in Oceanview..usually get a balcony but I thought the room was fine and in a good location near everything rm. 3546. was a bit noisy right after theater shows but did not last more than 10 mins or deck 4 is right above...every once in awhile you may hear something up there but not often..the downside was pushing the drink packages..the did not offer any comp for a solo cruiser..ever though they were pushing one one get one half off...I am also one the usually is good with 3 drinks a day...t hey need a light weight package...esp since drinks were $14 to $17 per drink. all in all good experience would recommend amiga Island tour in labadee was lovely and cheap drinks...rent the floating matt at labadee is fun and uper relaxing ..
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proshopred wrote a review Apr 2022
Apollo Beach, Florida19 contributions6 helpful votes
Poor service (insufficient staff) - crowded venues for entertainment with finding a seat a challenge.....one third of dining room closed......long lines at restaurant....below average food.....took over an hour to get off (carried our luggage).....
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morrishj wrote a review Feb 2022
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma1056 contributions334 helpful votes
We booked 5 cabins on a 5-night family cruise for my husband's birthday. A couple of weeks after booking, we got an email saying they would be shortening the trip by a day but for our "trouble," we would get an onboard credit of $25/person and $50/person for suites/balconies for a whopping total of $425. They refused to give us a one-day refund which amounted to $1344.68. They said we could rebook but in these two weeks, they have managed to raise their fares so now a 5-night cruise is $1500 more!!! This will be the LAST TIME we book on Royal Caribbean. I understand the cruise industry has suffered during the pandemic but these tactics will hurt them even more in the long run. I only asked for what was fair... if they reduce the cruise by 20% number of days, reduce the fare by the same percentage.
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Saturday, 05/28/22
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