Mariner of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International
In Service – 2003 to Present
Mariner of the Seas
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 138279 Length: 1020 ft Beam: 127 ft
Speed: 22 knots
Registry: Bahamas Passengers: 3114 Crew: 1185
Shipyard: Aker Yards
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is a brand with an incredible history and unlimited potential. The cruise line not only sets new standards by the size of the ships, but also by its degree of innovation. Especially the entertainment programm on their vessels is a new invention. The ships are convincing due to a variety of sport offers and leisure activities for every age group. Particularly the outdoor area offers great experiences with ice rinks or zip lines. However not only the big vessels, but also the smaller ones offer plenty options to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. In the different restaurants you expect tasty dishes combined with an attentive service. On board, all age groups feel at home. Due to the company’s heritage a basic knowledge in English is recommended. Another thing to take into considerations is that the additional costs are higher than on German ships.
MS Mariner of the Seas was put into service in 2003 as the latest vessel of the “Voyager”-class. The ship is 311 metres long, 48 metres wide and offers a wide range of activities and a high-end cruise vacation on 15 decks.
Atmosphere on Board
The Mariner has got much to offer for everybody – young and old. Most of the guests on board are from the USA, especially on the short-term cruises starting from Miami. But the menues and daily information are available in several languages.
Overall, the atmosphere on board is relaxed. During the day it is rather casual, but on special evenings formal dress is expected in the main restaurant.
A bottle of wine in the restaurant or at a bar costs from about 25 U.S. $. All services are, as usual on American vessels, subject to a service fee.
All staterooms are furnished comfortably and quite spacious. Numerous cabins have got their private balcony. Some cabins on board the Mariner of the Seas have got a view over the 120 meter long promenade in the ship’s center.
There are different possibilities for enjoying the fine food on board. The main restaurant spans three decks and is decorated classical and stylish. The intimate specialty restaurant offers delicacies of the Italian cuisine. Reservations can be made on board for an additional charge. The “Johnny Rockets” is a Diner in 50s style. Tasty burgers and hearty American fast food are cooked fresh to order here.
Whether you prefer a quiet atmosphere or a party in the disco: from piano music to Broadway-style shows to disco there is a huge range of different entertainment offers. For example, the “La Scala” theatre where up to 1350 people can enjoy the shows, the ice rink where you can ice-skate and so on.
Sport and Leisure
The spa offers a large fitness area with stunning ocean views, a swimming pool with a relaxation area (“Solarium”), various sports classes such as Aerobics or Pilates (some at an additional charge), a sauna and a steam room (separated by gender). In the spa, a wide range of wellness and beauty treatments is offered (extra charge).
Besides, there are two pools and several whirlpools on deck which invite you to swim and bathe.
Mariner of the Seas is a huge vessel where almost everything is possible on board, from playing miniature golf to climbing the wall to ice-skating. The main on board language is English. You can expect a professionally organised cruise of high quality.