Having taken its maiden voyage in 2003, the Mariner of the Seas has built quite the reputation for itself and is universally regarded as one of finest ships in Royal Caribbean’s line. This reputation was further improved only a few years ago, when the Mariner of the Seas went an expensive refit that modernized the ship in accordance with Royal Caribbean’s newer (and bigger) cruise ships, like the Oasis of the Seas.
While it may not be the largest ship in Royal Caribbean’s line, it’s certainly one of the best. As you’ll see in the photographs that follow, it has some features that make it one of the finest cruise ships in the entire world. As with the line’s other ships, the focus for the Mariner of the Seas is all on guest experience. Whether you’re looking to have a relaxing adults-only time, or you’re looking for a vacation experience that’s fun for the whole family, this ship has got you covered.
Below, we’re going to show you 24 photographs of this absolutely amazing cruise ship. We think you’ll see for yourself why so many people continue to rave about their experiences aboard the Mariner of the Seas!
1. That’s A Mighty Ship!
Capable of carrying up to 3,114 passenger, the Mariner of the Seas is one of the mightiest ships in RCI’s fleet.
2. Poolside Love
There are several different pools to enjoy up and deck, two of which have great views of the massive outdoor screen.
3. Grab a Drink
While you’re up on deck, swimming and sunning, be sure to pop by the Britto Pool Bar for a frosty beer and a refreshing cocktail.
4. Kid Stuff
When you’re traveling with the kids, they’re sure to enjoy the wildly colorful adventure pool up on deck.
5. A Bite to Eat
You can build up a powerful hunger while you’re splish-splashing around. Thankfully, the Windjammer Café is only a short walk away.
6. Activities Galore
Also located up on deck is the Sports Deck, which provides basketball, tennis and even an amazing rock-climbing wall.
7. Mini Golf
There’s also a mini-golf course to be enjoyed. After getting in 18 holes, you can swing by the 19th Hole Bar and toast the winner of the round!
8. Time for a Show
When you’re looking for an evening’s worth of entertainment, a trip to the beautiful Savoy Theater could well be in order!
9. More Intimate
There’s also the deliciously intimate Viking Crown Lounge, where cocktails and more intimate performances – like bands and comedians – can be enjoyed.
10. Children’s Entertainment
If you and your partner need to sneak off for a bit, feel free to keep the little ones entertained at the Adventure Ocean kid’s zone!
While the kids are away, there are plenty of places to stop in at, including the Boleros Lounge, which is located near the atrium.
You could also have a bit more of an exciting time by popping in at the Casino Royale, which is also located near the atrium.
13. A Toast
Maybe you’re taking a cruise for a special occasion? If so, then a trip to the Champagne Lounge is definitely in order!
14. Fancy Dinner
When it comes to fancy dinners, you can never go wrong with steak. That’s why you might want to make a reservation at Chops Grille.
15. Cocktails With a View
For a relaxing cocktail with an incredible view, you simply can’t do better than a trip to the Cloud 9 Lounge.
16. The Nightlife
In the mood to dance, dance, dance? Then you’ll love the electro-gothic vibe of the Dragon’s Lair club.
17. The Dance Floor
As you can see here, there’s plenty of space available to cut a rug, as the club features two levels.
18. Dining For All
There are plenty of niche dining options available aboard the Mariner of the Seas, but the Main Dining Room is always there to serve!
19. Casual Dining
For a more casual dining experience, you can visit one of the many eateries located in the Promenade.
20. Shopping and More!
In addition to eateries and bars, you’ll also find plenty of shopping options in the beautiful Promenade, as well!
21. A Nice Stay
Undoubtedly, the Balcony Staterooms are an excellent option for booking when taking a cruise aboard the Mariner of the Sea.
22. A Bit Cheaper
To get the view without the expensive of paying for a balcony, you can always book an Oceanview Stateroom.
23. Saving Your Money
Even if you want to save a few dollars on your accommodations, you’ll find that the Interior Staterooms are gorgeously appointed.
24. Time For That Cruise
As you can see, the Mariner of the Seas is one hell of a ship! Maybe it’s high time that you booked a cruise aboard her.