We just returned from a 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise aboard the Mariner of the Seas. We had sailed on the Legend of the Seas Mexican Riviera last year. Both were wonderful, but our experiences on the Mariner were fantastic. We highly recommend this ship. All personnel we encountered were extremely professional and friendly.
The food was exceptional in both the dining room as well as the Windjammer Cafe. The ice skating show was wonderful, the fitness center was very nicely laid out, the pools, entertainment, James the Cruise Director, I can't say enough. Royal Caribbean really goes out of their way to be on top, and they hit their target with this cruise. Our only smallest trivial suggestion is that the soft serve yogurt/ice cream out by the pool was a bit on the icy side; much different than what we experienced on the Legend of the Seas. If that is the only thing we could think of for improvement, I would say that is pretty good! Definitely a winning cruise, and we'll be back again.