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Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas

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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
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Glenn C wrote a review Jun 2020
Coquitlam, Canada209 contributions293 helpful votes
This was my third Royal Caribbean cruise. I Thoroughly enjoyed seeing Scandianvia and St. Petersburg for the first time. Colder than I expected for August. The Mariner crew were great and the food was very good. I never went to any of the premium restaurants, but the meals in the dining room were first class. The entertainment was very good. A little quiet at night; ended up spending too much time in the casino. ...due to that, I paid more than I should have for this cruise.
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Linda O wrote a review Apr 2020
Boynton Beach90 contributions38 helpful votes
We have been on this ship several times and going again in July hopefully It’s a great mid size ship has an awesome crew Ricky the cruise director is the best in the world. We’re looking forward to sailing on her again and seeing Ricky. If you want a short cruise this is a great one to cruise on
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Roger W wrote a review Apr 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Over all cruise was good but we asked for cabins to be in same areas due to multiple families members needed 3 separate cabins and were placed all over the place on deferent floors and they offered no corrective solutions
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BDavis1236 wrote a review Apr 2020
Westland, Michigan1793 contributions187 helpful votes
This was a truly excellent time. Service was exceptional, food was really good, the method for getting the free refill soda was easy. It could be we had gotten used to Carnival, and this is a little more upscale, but everything here seemed wonderful. I would ding a 0.5 for the shows, but there are no half points here. The performers in the big musical numbers were average at best. That said, the Beatles tribute band was awesome, and made up for the uninspired musical numbers, and the odd, somewhat entertaining, juggler, who came in in the middle of a musical show and stopped all momentum. Weird choice, that. The ice show was fun. Food was very tasty. We mostly had dining room, but the buffet was really good also. Coco Cay's renovation has proven to be worth it. What a great place! Oh, and let me say this about The Key option. THE KEY IS AWESOME! I cannot recommend it enough. (Unless you are going on a cruise with me, and might take up one of the spaces and block me out, then you really shouldn't get it!) Those who have not had The Key question whether it's worth it. It is. Very very worth it. Enjoy!
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Kathryn W. wrote a review Mar 2020
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Food in the main dining hall is good for dinner; meh for breakfast. But the best kept secret is that on floor 11, the food is leagues superior. There's terrific international cuisine and American. There's real attention to detail here. The Indian chai is piping hot; the oatmeal is next to a vat of hot milk. There are so many options -- meat, fish, quinoa, pizza, salad, etc., etc. -- but more, the quality is much better than that in the dining rooms on the lower floors. I learned that there's a different chef on the 11th floor: Bala Kaliyamoorthy. I got his card from the sous-chef, Kevin, after inquiring about why the food and prep seemed so different in this dining hall. When you're stuck on a ship, great food makes all the difference. Compliments to the chef!
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