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  1. I’m interested to hear the opinions on people who have sailed both on the 3/4 night itineraries post refurb. We did the Mariner in December and the Navigator this month. We would pick Mariner hands down. Mariner- feels like a Voyager class ship brought into 2019. Refreshed, new amenities without sacrificing its character. Would have been better if the cabins were all refreshed. But we loved it. Navigator- between replacing the old fantastic gym and spa facilities with cabins and the moving of venues around on decks 12, 13, and 14, the new cabana type things and overall layout of deck 12, the ship feels so chopped up and chaotic. You can no longer walk along deck 12 to the back of the ship, they moved the DL to a dungeon on deck 5, the whirlpools take away valuable deck space on 12 and cause a weird zigzag. The actual pool is beautiful, but they just overdid it and squeezed way too much in. Curious what other think.
  2. Hi, I saw a past cruise compass for 3-day cruise out of Port Canaveral. For that particular cruise. There's no Formal Night. The dress code would be called " Dress your Best". I called Royal Carribean customer service twice to confirm the change. They keep telling me " There would be 1 formal night with a 3 day cruise." via google: The Cruise Compass on Mariner of the Seas lists a dinner dress suggestion of "Wear Your Best", which is described as "Say goodbye to Formal Night, and hello to Wear Your Best. Get glamorous. Be Chic. Formal night is what I look forward to when I cruise. Thank you for your help.
  3. Does anyone have the latest menus and compasses for the Mariner of the Seas 3 night cruise? Thanks!
  4. Sailed on the Mariner 4/26, I did write a review on the review page but thought I would share the cruise compass daily planner, for those who like to plan. cruise planner.pdf I have never shared files I will check back to see if this worked
  5. We have voucher we will be redeeming for a 2 person inside cabin (need to clarify if virtual view or promenade view included) and wondering which ones are best or which to avoid. We have never sailed Royal Caribbean before. Thanks
  6. Just curious as to why there are no sailings between November 6th and November 12th, 2019? Chartered I imagine
  7. Reading the benefits for D+ on the website it reads like D+ can go to both the D and Con. lounges. Is that right? thx
  8. Anyone recently on Mariner to confirm sky pad is open? It is listed for reservations on the cruise planner for our cruise in July.
  9. Sailed on the Super Bowl 5 nighter, Jan 28th to Feb 4th, Wed to Mon. This was my fourth time on the Mariner and she did not disappoint. This was the first ship I have ever been on, back in April of 2004, and I have loved cruises ever since. Even after 22 plus cruises I was excited to get back on this ship. Embarkation: I have never gotten on a ship this quickly before, we got out of our cab at 1:01 pm and walked into our room at 1:22. The Port of Miami knows how to get a cruise ship loaded quickly and efficiently. We carried on our luggage, made all our dining reservations, and were sitting by the pool by 2. We always have lunch prior to arrival to avoid the zoo at the buffet the first day. Dining: We ate at a specialty restaurant each evening since I stumbled across a good deal online and jumped on it. Enjoyed Chops twice, excellent at usual. Izumi once, also excellent. We did Jamie's Italian one night and were disappointed, food and service were just ok and not worth the extra charge. We should have known something was wrong when we walked in and the place was practically empty. This was surprising since we always really enjoy dining at Giovanni's on other ships. The crown jewel of our dinners was easily Chef's Table. We had very high expectations for this 'event' and loved every minute of it. The food and wine were spectacular, the ship's exec chef personally explained each course and answered all questions, the service was spot on, and we were able to meet the captain towards the end. I would highly recommend this dinner, it turned out to be one of the highlights of our cruise. Room: We had a balcony cabin on deck nine, room attendant was great, so we gave him an extra tip. Sea Days: We mostly hung out by the pool on deck 11, chair hogs were out in force, but we didn't let it bother us. Since we didn't have our 12 year old son with us, we spent a lot of time in the solarium, nice and quiet. Ports: Cozumel, been here at least 10/11 times, so we tried a tour around town, with a tequila tasting, booked through Royal, it was fun and got us off the boat. Costa Maya, never been here before. After looking at Trip Advisor, we booked the Maya Chan Beach Resort excursion, owned by an American expat family from California. We were so happy we booked this. After getting out of the maze that is the Costa Maya port, we found their representative and they took care of the rest. We had our own private little beach bungalow, which included two recliners, a table, a small bed, and a hammock. The service was top notch, a beer was brought out to me while I was floating in the ocean, and the food was very good. It was the perfect romantic getaway, my wife didn't want to leave. Shows: Were very good, as usual, especially the ice show. Cigar Bar: Deck 5, forward, was remodeled into a library, very disappointed with this, as I popped in three times and there was never anybody in it. Oh well, times are changing. Debarkation: We did the walk off with our luggage, and it took about an hour once were left our room to to get through customs. They have a facial recognition scanner, didn't even have to show our passports. The Mariner is now about 15 years old and is in great shape, I can't wait to sail on her again. I will be happy to answer any and all questions as truthfully as possible. Just my opinion.
  10. Hi. We are headed out on our first RCCL cruise in 2 weeks. I am a little confused about our room, so I am hoping someone here can help. Our booking doc says we have a WS-GTY room. I have searched the forums and google, but I can't find mention of a WS category anywhere. My Royal Up program invitation says we are currently in a "Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)"... but I think there are only 2 of those and its a VP category. We booked a Junior Suite guarantee initially. Does anyone know what WS is? and if we are in a Panoramic suite.. does that come with suite perks or is it considered a junior suite? Thanks in advance!
  11. I am a first time cruiser with RCI. We are currently booked on MOTS in 9/19. It will be 2 adults and a 12 & 11 y/o. As it stands, we have a JS. We are taking this cruise in celebration of my 12 y/o. He has had a rough year medically, undergoing a ton of tests & procedures, ending in him having to give himself daily injections. He has been asking to go on a cruise for years. I told him maybe this year. He picked out the cruise line & ship because he liked the activities & itinerary. Thankfully, we were able to pull it together. I would like to try to figure out an upgrade to make it truly special for him. I am thinking if the prices go low enough, to upgrade to a GS. Reserved seating & room service are two things he would be thrilled about. This is the room he initially picked out, but financially couldn't make it happen. My other option is getting the Key. I'm just weighing its value. He gets tired easily, so having specified lower wait times at the activities on board would be a HUGE plus. I just cant seem to justify the extra $400 it would cost though. Any suggestions as to things i can do to make this super special for him? We live fairly modestly, so something like this is a big deal 🙂 Thanks!!!
  12. Frequent RCCL cruiser but new to Mariner of the Seas. Any tips on Junior Suite selection? I notice there are some on the Aft and of course on the sides and even towards the front. Any pointers on which ones might be the best!
  13. Is the Solarium Bistro open for dinner on Mariner?
  14. For those interested, I've written up a report of our just-completed 4 day Bahamas trip here: https://jumpyip.blogspot.com/. Happy to answer any questions!
  15. Any one know the earliest time for embarkation. I am diamond and they gave me noon as the earliest.... does the embarkation start any earlier there?
  16. I did read the terms but I'm confused. A 3 night has NO at sea days. When board the Playmakers, Bamboo Room and Johnny Rockets are open. Can you use the plan after 5pm, but not before, for those venues? It mentions specialty restaurants for lunch on at sea days. Mariner doesn't seem to have a sushi option, only Hibachi, when it comes to reservations in the cruise planner. Is that now included without an upcharge for dinner? Recent compasses do describe it as 5:30-10pm Hibachi & sushi. Could ultimate dining plan users have several getting hibachi but one or two that prefer (or have allergy issues and picky about oils) that orders sushi at the hibachi table?
  17. I’m considering getting the ultimate dining package on my upcoming 3 night aboard Mariner. The price is hard to pass at $76 per person. It says lunch included on seas days. Well... there are no sea days. Will I be able to have lunch at a specialty restaurant on embarkation day at least?
  18. Is Izumi Hibachi included on the Unlimited Dining Plan on Mariner OTS. I've read that some ships allow Izumi Hibachi and some ship do not include it in the UDP. Anyone recently on Mariner who would know? Thanks.
  19. I know it was unexpected and wondered if it turned out ok in the end? Were they "fair" with the cabanas in that those that had reserved first got to keep them and they cancelled only where overbooked? Or canceled all cabanas and had to repurchase at a higher price?
  20. Hi...we leave tomorrow on Mariner. Any recent cruisers, if you could you tell me the time range for self disembark. I am 1 of 7, and trying to figure out suitcases based on what we do. thank you
  21. My SetSail Pass for my Mariner cruise next month currently shows deck 6, muster B11, but no cabin number assigned yet. Curious if anyone could tell me the location of muster B11.
  22. I leave Monday on the Mariner of the Seas and I was wondering if there is a list of movies that will be shown poolside.
  23. Good morning everyone. This is my first time on the mariner of the seas and wanted to write a quick review of our trip so far. We’re a family of four-two kids ages 3 and 6. Also traveled with my mother, her husband, my sister , and her friend. This review will mainly focus on the suite experience and my experience on the cruise line from the perspective of a parent. Prior to cruise-we stayed at the ritz Carlton orlando for two nights prior to the cruise. Our third time there-overall a relaxing alternative for those who are not looking for the Disney vibe. Embarkation-left orlando around 830 and the drive to the port was about an hour. The signage was very clear and we were able to drop off our bags and park the car by 10 am. Next went inside the port for check in-there we had a slight hiccup. I (silly me) decided to
  24. Hi All, We are new to Royal and are going on the Mariner First week of September. Will have a 18mo old and 5 year old. would anyone know the hours of the nursery and kids club for this ship? We are looking at excursions and may take one without the kids in Nassau, but want to see what the hours of the kids club are. anyone know by chance??
  25. Does anyone know the pricing of non-alcoholic frozen drinks on the Mariner of the Seas? Called RCCL and they couldn't tell me how much it was for a frozen virgin pina colada or daiquiri nor could they tell me if they were included in the refreshment package. Not sure about Johnny Rockets milkshakes either. Just kept saying they should be which is not a gamble I want to take. Also, need 2 of them. Is it recommended to buy in planner or wait for a special on board? Are there any diamond discounts on them?
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