She was the first of her kind to feature a rock climbing wall and ice-skating rink at sea and the first to feature Royal Caribbean’s amazing Royal Promenade, which is their famed street that runs right through the heart of the ship and is lined with shops, bars and dining venues.
Ever since her maiden voyage way back on the 16th November 2003, she has been treating each and every member of the family to a cruise of a lifetime, so isn’t it about time you discovered why so many people fall in love with Mariner of the Seas?
The main dining rooms aboard are set upon three tiers, "Rhapsody in Blue", "Top Hat and Tails" and the "Sound of the Music" and you’ll find a whole selection of tasty dishes to choose from. If you fancy something a little more casual then there are plenty of options to choose from. For sandwiches, snacks and buffet food head down to "The Promenade Café" or "Windjammer Café". "Chops Grille" offers steaks, burgers and seafood. "Johnny Rockets" is the on-board 1950s restaurant with traditional American food and "Portofino" is the on-board luxury Italian restaurant. "Latte-Tudes" offers a fine cup of coffee along with pastries and cakes and if you fancy a tasty treat then "Ben and Jerry’s" is always on hand to satisfy that sweet-tooth.
She has lots of leisurely activities to suit everyone. You can climb the Rock Climbing Wall, skate around the Ice Rink and take a swim in her three Pools, including six Whirl Pools. If you are missing your family and friends at home you can always send them an e-postcard in their Internet Cafe. The ship caters for the athletic with a fully-equipped Gym, full size Basketball Court, plus a Golf Simulator and a 9-hole miniature Golf Course. Amongst the many things to do, you can enjoy wine tasting classes, casino and card game lessons, napkin and towel folding, fruit & vegetable carving, foreign language classes, learn to salsa dance and even learn to swing dance.
Mariner of the Seas has plenty of shows and productions to entertain you all night long. The "Show Lounge" houses an Orchestra pit and features an array of cabaret acts, which you can also see in "Cleopatra’s Needle Lounge", including some fantastic adult comedy acts. The "Schooner Bar" is where you can unwind with a cocktail and listen to the on-board pianist, or head down to the nightclub where you can dance the night away in the disco. There are daily performances of ice-skating shows or if you prefer to just sit and listen to music then "Aquarium Bar", "Champagne Bar" and "Connoisseur Club" are ideal for you to have a quiet drink and relax. Jazz lovers may be interested in visiting "High Notes" which is an intimate room for soulful music. "Casino Royale" is perfect for anyone who fancies a bit of a gamble, with beginner lessons, tournaments for the more advanced, slot machines and all-round entertainment
Indulge in a massage in the on-board spa, take advantage of their "detox your skin" sessions or even try their teeth whitening service, all accompanied by the magnificent view of the ocean of course. The library is available for anyone who enjoys a quiet atmosphere with a book and a cup of coffee.
The popular home for the teens is "The Arcade", where you’ll find various arcade games including; Air Hockey, Guitar Hero, Pacman, Skittle Time, to name a few. Mariner of the Seas has an exceptional age specific activity programme for all the children, with workshops, arts and crafts, backstage tours, dance lessons, rock climbing wall instructions, ice skating lessons, jewellery making, ice carving lessons, cooking demonstrations, play the keyboard or even partake in a hip-hop dance lesson. There are plenty of shows, parties and discos dedicated to families.
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