Mariner Of The Seas

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A behemoth at 1,020 feet and 138,000 tons, the Mariner of the Seas still manages to have one of the highest space-per-guest ratios in the cruise market. Shop for jewelry, perfume, china, liquor and more in her numerous boutiques and specialty shops, more than any ship at sea. When you're done, catch a show at the five-story theater, or break a sweat on the full basketball court or at the ShipShape Fitness Center and Spa.

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Mariner Of The Seas
Royal Caribbean International
Departing Date: January 16, 2015
Departing From: SINGAPORE
Royal Caribbean International
Ports of Call: SINGAPORE | PENANG - MALAYSIA | SINGAPORE
Interior

$309

Oceanview

$409

Balcony

$489

Suite

$849

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Itinerary: 3 NIGHT WEEKEND CRUISE CRUISE

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Fri Jan 16, 2015 SINGAPORE -- 4:30 PM
Sat Jan 17, 2015 PENANG - MALAYSIA 4:00 PM 11:00 PM
Sun Jan 18, 2015 CRUISING -- --
Mon Jan 19, 2015 SINGAPORE 7:00 AM --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Mariner Of The Seas Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies
No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Special Diet:
Low-fat,Low-cholesterol,Vegetarian,Diabetic

Dress Code:
Varies: Casual to Formal
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 4
Card Rooms
Casino
Library
Movie Theater/Cinema
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Pool Bar
Pools - Outdoor - 2
Sports Deck
Video Arcade
Whirlpools - 2
Waiter
$3.00 Per Person/per day

Asst. Waiter
$2.00 Per Person/per day

Cabin Steward
$3.50 Per Person/per day
Services Health and Beauty Athletic/Exercise Facilities
Beauty Salon
Cabins for Disabled - 17
Laundry/Ironing/Dry Cleaning Service
Shore Excursion Desk
Health Center w/Massage and Treatment Rooms
Massage Room
Sauna/Steam Rooms
Aerobic and Exercise Room
Basketball Court
Fitness Center
Golf Driver Net
Jogging Track

Mariner Of The Seas Onboard Experience

Royal Caribbean CruisesMariner of the Seas was the fifth and last in the series of Voyager-class vessels, entering service in 2003. Mariner is a nearly identical to her sisters, also featuring an ice skating rink, rock-climbing wall, in-line skating track, horizontal atrium, and inside-facing cabins with a promenade view. Like Voyager, this 3,114-passenger ship appeals to people of all ages -- from kids to seniors -- and with nearly every taste. This is a real people-watching ship; even those who can't do all of what the Mariner offers seem to enjoy watching those who can. The 40-foot-high rock-climbing walls are busy all day. There is an ice-skating rink for recreational skating as well as for Ice Capades-type shows, and a curvaceous rollerblading track on the open decks. There's a three-story dining room, one of among the biggest casinos at sea, and a 9-hole miniature golf course. A "first" on Mariner is a dedicated lab space for the Atmospheric and Oceanographic Laboratories, providing experts with tools to monitor all kinds of important oceanic metrics. They also offer hands-on demonstrations, interaction with scientists and such displays as a touchable iceberg to passengers.

There are a full three miles of public corridors, but the hallways are occasionally "jiggered" so you don't get a sense of the full distance, plus excellent signage precludes anyone getting too grievously lost. However, after a simple "let's go see the ship!" comment leads you out the door, by the time you return to your cabin you will feel like Marco Polo. The 500-foot-long, over three-lanes-wide four-deck-high Royal Promenade is all too evocative of an onshore mall. The promenade is lined with the Cork & Kettle English Pub, a 24-hour cafe for pizza and pastries; a sports bar; and shops displaying their ship's logo items outside to designer merchandise by Versace, Bulgari, and Lladro inside.

There is a $4.25-per-scoop Ben & Jerry's. Pay-per-view in-cabin movies are $11.95, and there's actually an admission charge to Johnny Rockets (although the burgers are free, and worth every cent). There's a $20 surcharge for the small alternative restaurant Portofino which honestly has not earned as much praise as the alternative dining on other megaships. The Aquarium Bar boasts 56-ton salt water tanks holding hundreds of tropical fish; there is a clubby cigar lounge; the nautical-inspired Schooner Bar; a well-stocked library; the Card Room; the Champagne Bar; and the Skylight Wedding Chapel (at the highest point on the ship, on Deck 15). An Internet Center, royalcaribbeanonline, is open 24 hours. (basic charge is 50 cents a minute). There is no self-service launderette.


Mariner Of The Seas Things to Do

Entertainment:
Royal Caribbean CruisesThe ship's "name" performers - take Charo (please!) for example - are likely to have peaked in popularity well before Johnny Carson left the Tonight show. The magicians and stand-up comedians in the lounges are generally "up and coming," possible future stars and are accordingly pleasingly diverting. A roving quartet of "Krooze Komics," performs elaborate acrobatics shows and impromptu physical comedy in the Royal Promenade. The Vegas-style production shows, especially clever in their special effects, rival Carnival's for the best at sea.
 
Fitness:
The ship's well-equipped gym still draws serious fitness buffs with its full range of state-of-the-art machines. The two-level Steiner Spa, with its winding staircase, looks more like the lobby of a boutique hotel, albeit with a Greek motif. It houses a small attractive thelassotherapy-like pool in an airy glass-enclosed but private semi-circular room. The Solarium's serene outdoor pool area nestles behind the spa; you're surrounded there by fountains, foliage, and statues, with a retractable glass ceiling overhead.
 
For Kids:
The "Mariner Ocean" youth program has age-specific facilities and programs supervised by youth counselors for Aquanauts (age 3-5, must be toilet trained), Mariners (age 6-8), Mariners (age 9-11), Navigators (age 12-14) and Teens (age 15-17). The program runs year-round in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska. Parents can leave their children at Mariner Ocean while they take shore excursions. For this purpose, the facilities open 30 minutes ahead of morning shore excursion departures. Otherwise, organized activities are offered from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with group babysitting from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for a fee. Teen centers are now open past 2 a.m. Teens will find their own private coffee house and disco.

A new program for infants and toddlers 6 months to 3 years, in partnership with toy maker Fisher-Price, offers 45-minute playgroups for children accompanied by an adult, involving storytelling, creative arts, music and a variety of Fisher-Price learning toys and games.

Private babysitting is offered from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., provided sitters are available, for children from one year old. The rate is usually between $8.00 and $10 per hour depending on the number of children in the family. Cash payment is made directly to the sitter. Arrange through Guest Services at least 24 hours in advance.


Mariner Of The Seas Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
Mouthwatering descriptions on the menus notwithstanding, you just won't hear people raving about the food. Choices can feel somewhat limited and not very imaginative.
 
Restaurants:
The ship's elegant main restaurant features a crystal chandelier a grand, two deck staircase. The three decks it spans are separately named for famous operas; Carmen, La Boheme and the Magic Flute. The ship's second most popular dining venue (though it is more of a lunching venue) is Johnny Rockets, which now carries a $3.95 service charge, and in which you might have to wait to be seated. The vast Lido deck restaurant for casual buffet-style meals is cleverly designed to look like two individual eateries, minimizing the sense of size and crowds. Portofino, the alternative Italian restaurant, is a lovely intimately-lit venue, though you might, if you're not attentive, realize you've got your fork in an adjacent diner's salad; the tables are that close together.
 
Service:
It's obvious that the multinational staff and crew enjoy watching their passengers enjoy themselves. They're uniformly cheerful, knowledgeable, and eager to help. The wait staff in every restaurant is noticeably solicitous and conscientious.

Cabin service staff is efficient but unobtrusive. The purser's desk is notably responsive, especially in view of how much troubleshooting they must have to do on a ship this size. Room service, though, can be pretty slow.

Tipping:
Royal Caribbean suggests a per person per day gratuity of $3.50 for the stateroom attendant ($5.75 if sailing in a suite); $3.50 for the waiter; $2.50 for the Assistant Waiter; .75 Head Waiter. These gratuities may be paid in cash or charged to your onboard account. For children sailing as third or fourth passenger in the stateroom, tipping is at the parents' discretion.

A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to all beverage tabs. Gratuities for room service, spa, casino and other staff are at your discretion.
 
Attire:
There are two formal nights per cruise. Maybe it's this ship's particularly festive reputation that induced most men onboard our sailing to don actual tuxedos for formal nights. A dark suit is just as appropriate. In general, though, this ship offers so much to do onboard that passengers don't all dress alike.


Mariner Of The Seas Ambience

Decor:
Royal Caribbean CruisesClean, simple and tasteful, featuring a lot of Art Nouveau influence, seems just right for a ship this size. The atrium boasts a beautiful fiber optic sculpture rising several stories. The ship's well-placed art is surprisingly sophisticated. Particularly notable are the Georgian-style dining rooms, a stunning tucked-away lounge for smokers called the Connoisseur Cigar Club (to which you'll have to ask directions); and the elegant Champagne Bar, with curvaceous champagne-colored leather banquettes.
 
Public Areas:
The breathtaking Royal Promenade -- four decks high, longer than a football field, wider than three lanes of traffic -- has no windows, but is always dazzlingly illuminated, as only befits a venue for Mardi Gras-style parades complete with stilt walkers, a swaying inflatable dancer, streamers and confetti.

The enormous Casino Royale, through which passengers must pass to get to the main show lounge, is gilded to within an inch of its life, with nearly 300 slots and tables for blackjack, craps, roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker. The disco pulses into the wee hours. Floor-to-ceiling seawater tanks teeming with Day-Glo tropical fish flank the Aquarium Bar. The well-stocked two-deck library, which feels like an urban bookshop, provides seating along its glass wall for an overview of the Royal Promenade. The Viking Crown Lounge is perched 14 decks above the ocean. You can get married in port in the ship's Wedding Chapel, bringing up to 60 of your closest friends and families.

The gorgeous La Scala Theater, a state-of-the-art 1,350-seat show lounge, features such decorative elements as a Murano glass chandelier and a jewel-bedecked velvet stage curtain.

That ice rink you hear so much about is a two decks below the atrium and right in the middle of the ship, which means some fancy footwork is sometimes required to get to other public areas. In fact, the great and spacious interior of the ship is almost completely surrounded by private cabins, so to get any look at the ocean at all you'll have to head for the cluster of lounges on the upper decks or outside on the decks themselves.

Amply decked out with recliners, the pool areas bustle with activity and also are the staging area for fashion shows and planned games. The real action takes place on the sports deck, where fitness fans work up a sweat playing ping-pong or basketball or rock-climbing. Families flock to the open-air 9-hole miniature golf course

The best spots for being alone with a book during days at sea are the sea view Seven of Hearts card room and Cloud Nine Lounge on Deck 14. Serious misanthropes can retreat all the way up the curving stairway to Deck 15's Skylight Chapel, where no one ever ventures, and where no music is piped in.
 
Cabins:
For the most part, inside cabins are just about big enough to turn around in. Hats off to Royal Caribbean, though, for not skimping on balcony cabins. Actually, cabins are roomier than elsewhere in RCI's fleet. Inside cabins do measure a stingy 160 sq. ft; but outside cabins range from 180 to 265 sq. ft. and suites from 610 to 1188 sq. ft. Moreover, there's lots of storage, especially nice for a ship that essentially goes nowhere. Standard amenities include color TV with CNN and movies; a safe; individual temperature controls; and RCI's first hair dryers. There are tubs only in the highest category staterooms' bathrooms; most have just showers (though unexpectedly large ones) with medicine cabinets.

Deck Plans: Mariner Of The Seas

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

AW  Accessible Suite
AX  Accessible Balcony Stateroom
AY  Accessible Outside Stateroom
AZ  Interior Stateroom Access Guarantee
D1  Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
D2  Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
D3  Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
E1  Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom With Balcony
E2  Deluxe Ocean view Strm w/Bal Guarantee
F  Large Oceanview Stateroom
FO  Family Oceanview Stateroom
FS  Royal Family Suite with Balcony
G  Oceanview Stateroom
GS  Grand Suite with Balcony
H  Oceanview Stateroom
I  Oceanview Stateroom
JS  Junior Suite
K  Interior Stateroom
L  Interior Stateroom
M  Interior Stateroom
N  Interior Stateroom
OS  Owner's Suite with Balcony
PR  Promenade Stateroom
Q  Interior Stateroom
RS  Royal Suite with Balcony
W  Junior Suite
X  Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Y  Oceanview Stateroom
Z  Interior Stateroom Guarantee


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Royal Mariner Of The Seas Deck Plans

Staterooms: Mariner Of The Seas

Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Accessible Balcony  Stateroom
Accessible Balcony Stateroom
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, private balcony, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink. (275 sq. ft., balcony 42 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Accessible Outside  Stateroom
Accessible Outside Stateroom
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink. (276 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Accessible Suite
Accessible Suite
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, private balcony, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink. (276 sq. ft., balcony 69 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Deluxe Ocean view Strm w/Bal Guarantee
Deluxe Ocean view Strm w/Bal Guarantee
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 50 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 50 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom With Balcony
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom With Balcony
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 50 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Family Oceanview Stateroom
Family Oceanview Stateroom
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, additional bunk beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed, and a private bathroom with shower. (293 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Grand Suite with Balcony
Grand Suite with Balcony
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Interior Stateroom
Interior Stateroom
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Interior Stateroom Access Guarantee
Interior Stateroom Access Guarantee
With this selection, you are guaranteed to receive a stateroom within a selected category, anywhere on the ship. Room assignments may be determined at any time after your reservation has been completed and paid in full up to the day of sailing.
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Interior Stateroom Guarantee
Interior Stateroom Guarantee
With this selection, you are guaranteed to receive an interior stateroom, which could be in any interior category, anywhere on the ship. Room assignments may be determined at any time after your reservation has been completed and paid in full up to the day of sailing.
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft .)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Large Oceanview Stateroom
Large Oceanview Stateroom
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. (175 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Oceanview Stateroom
Oceanview Stateroom
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Owner's Suite with Balcony
Owner's Suite with Balcony
Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (583 sq. ft., balcony 157 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Promenade Stateroom
Promenade Stateroom
Bowed windows with a view of the Royal Promenade, Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Royal Family Suite with Balcony
Royal Family Suite with Balcony
Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, and concierge service. (574 sq. ft., balcony 232 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Royal Suite with Balcony
Royal Suite with Balcony
Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony with hot tub, whirlpool bathtub, living room with queen-size sofa bed, baby grand piano, wet bar, dining table, entertainment center, and concierge service.(1336 sq. ft., balcony 266 sq. ft.)
Royal Caribbean International - Mariner Of The Seas : Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)

Other Dates: Mariner Of The Seas

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June 14, 2014 --- 5 Night Best Of South Korea Cruise $1099 $1229
July 3, 2014 --- 4 Night Jeju & Yeosu Cruise $859 $1099
July 7, 2014 --- 5 Night Jeju, Busan & Yeosu Cruise $1119 $1409
July 12, 2014 --- 3 Night Best Of Jeju Cruise $709 $849
August 2, 2014 --- 4 Night Far East Cruise $969 $1199
August 6, 2014 --- 3 Night Best Of Jeju Cruise $729 $899
October 21, 2014 --- 6 Night Far East Cruise $1079 $1359
November 4, 2014 --- 8 Night Shanghai To Singapore Cruise $799 $1039
November 12, 2014 --- 5 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise $569 $669
November 17, 2014 --- 4 Night Best Of Malaysia Cruise $459 $559
November 21, 2014 --- 3 Night Weekend Cruise Cruise $359 $459
November 24, 2014 --- 4 Night Port Klang & Phuket Cruise $539 $639
December 1, 2014 --- 5 Night Spice Of Se Asia Cruise $559 $659
December 6, 2014 --- 5 Night Phuket & Malaysia Cruise $609 $709
December 15, 2014 --- 4 Night Best Of Malaysia Cruise $499 $609
December 19, 2014 --- 3 Night Weekend Cruise Cruise $399 $499
December 22, 2014 --- 4 Night Port Klang & Phuket Cruise $629 $739
December 26, 2014 --- 3 Night Weekend Cruise Cruise $419 $519
December 29, 2014 --- 5 Night Phuket & Malaysia Cruise $919 $1039
January 3, 2015 --- 5 Night Spice Of Se Asia Cruise $649 $749
January 8, 2015 --- 4 Night Best Of Malaysia Cruise $389 $489
January 19, 2015 --- 7 Night Malaysia & Thailand Cruise $1059 $1129
January 26, 2015 --- 7 Night Malaysia & Thailand Cruise $779 $1129
February 6, 2015 --- 5 Night Spice Of Se Asia Cruise $489 $589
February 18, 2015 --- 4 Night Cny - Phuket & Port Klang Cruise $769 $899
February 22, 2015 --- 5 Night Cny - Spice Of Se Asia Cruise $979 $1099
February 27, 2015 --- 5 Night Spice Of Se Asia Cruise $529 $659
March 4, 2015 --- 3 Night Malaysia Explorer Cruise $309 $409
March 7, 2015 --- 8 Night Exotic Asia Cruise $849 $979

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