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Overview

Introduced in 2003 and recently refurbished in mid-2018, Mariner of the Seas features passenger favorites like the SkyPad virtual reality trampoline, an Escape Room, the Izumi Japanese restaurant and a surf simulator. During the ship's refurbishment, Royal Caribbean also added 100 new staterooms, removed the DreamWorks experience, updated cabins and public spaces and replaced Giovanni's Table with Jamie's Italian Restaurant.

Though the 4,000-passenger ship features a 1-to-3 crew-to-passenger ratio, recent cruisers said the vessel still maintains a high level of customer service. When it comes to dining, the ship offers 11 venues, including a multilevel main dining room. The ship's nine bars and lounges and onboard entertainment, which includes from Broadway-style shows, earn a consistent nod of approval from past cruisers. Kids have plenty of age-appropriate entertainment, too, including youth programs and teen lounges. Mariner of the Seas touts three pools and six whirlpools. These areas of the ship attract a high concentration of children.

Past travelers were generally complimentary of the staterooms. Similar to its sister ships, Mariner of the Seas offers four stateroom categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite. All staterooms include flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi accessibility. 

In 2018-19, Mariner of the Seas departs from Miami and Orlando for sailings in the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

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Introduced in 2003 and recently refurbished in mid-2018, Mariner of the Seas features passenger favorites like the SkyPad virtual reality trampoline, an Escape Room, the Izumi Japanese restaurant and a surf simulator. During the ship's refurbishment, Royal Caribbean also added 100 new staterooms, removed the DreamWorks experience, updated cabins and public spaces and replaced Giovanni's Table with Jamie's Italian Restaurant.

Though the 4,000-passenger ship features a 1-to-3 crew-to-passenger ratio, recent cruisers said the vessel still maintains a high level of customer service. When it comes to dining, the ship offers 11 venues, including a multilevel main dining room. The ship's nine bars and lounges and onboard entertainment, which includes from Broadway-style shows, earn a consistent nod of approval from past cruisers. Kids have plenty of age-appropriate entertainment, too, including youth programs and teen lounges. Mariner of the Seas touts three pools and six whirlpools. These areas of the ship attract a high concentration of children.

Past travelers were generally complimentary of the staterooms. Similar to its sister ships, Mariner of the Seas offers four stateroom categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite. All staterooms include flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi accessibility. 

In 2018-19, Mariner of the Seas departs from Miami and Orlando for sailings in the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2003

Pros & Cons

  • Refurbished in 2018

  • Recent passengers report dining areas can feel crowded

Rankings

Mariner of the Seas ranks #2 out of 24 Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

4.20Scorecard
  • 4.0Expert Rating »
  • 4.0Traveler Rating »
  • 5.0Health Rating »

Cabins

Mariner of the Seas offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Mariner of the Seas contains 14 decks. Find out which features are available on each Mariner of the Seas deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 1163 guests have reviewed Mariner of the Seas, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(1163 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples46.4%
Families w/older children15.5%
Families w/young children12.4%
Singles/Friends11.6%
Groups6.5%
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