Author: Pat Cummings
We went on the Mariner of the Seas Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Athens, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Istanbul and Naples, sailing on 18/4/2011 to 29/4/2011. The flight to Rome was with Jet2 and check in at the port was very smooth with the rooms available not long after we got on the ship and the suitcases arrived an hour later. We were in a Junior suite on Deck 10 which was absolutely fabulous and our attendant was lovely; she worked hard to provide an excellent service. The towel "animals" she made were great. The ship itself was huge and had everything you could want for. My daughter (aged 10) took full advantage of the ice rink, inline skating, rock climbing, kids clubs, Ben and Jerrys, swimming pools and the 24 hour food! The restaurant service for dinner was faultless and the staff could not do enough. We went on excursions to Athens Acropolis, Istanbul and Naples/Pompeii all of which were well organised. The ice show was stunning and the evening entertainment in The Savoy was also very good. Every day there was a cruise newspaper "The Compass" which gave details of activities throughout the day. All in all, this was a great cruise and we are looking to book another one with Royal Caribbean later on this year.