Catering to only 700 guests, Seven Seas Mariner is one of the most spacious cruise ships afloat. The vessel’s staff to guest ratio of 1 to 1.6 provides the one of the industry’s highest levels of personal service.
The 700-passenger, all-suite, all-balcony Mariner, along with sister Voyager, are luxurious and spacious, offering multiple elegantly designed lounges, restaurants and suites in rich fabrics and warm colors. Every stateroom is a well-appointed mini palace boasting a verandah — in fact, the Mariner was the first all-balcony ship back in 2001 when she debuted. Some 445 gracious European and international crew dote on guests, leaving nothing to chance.
Public rooms include a glamorous two-deck theater for Vegas-style production shows, a disco, casinoand an atmospheric Observation Lounge set high up on the top deck. Enjoy 180-degree sea views from the curved bar and plush seating. You’ll also find a well-stocked library, a clubby cigar lounge, a card room, Internet center, gym and Canyon Ranch spa offering a host of rejuvenating treatments.
Stroll to the spacious Deck 11 and take a dip in the pool or one of three hot tubs, or just chill out on a deck chair and revel in the beautiful surroundings both onboard and off. For a bit of outdoor exercise, avail of the a paddle-tennis court, golf driving nets, shuffleboard courts, and jogging track.
At mealtime, take your pick of four chic restaurants, including a single, open-seating main dining room, plus an indoor/outdoor casual restaurant, and for dinner only, two intimate reservations-only (but no-charge) restaurants, one serving exquisite French and the other steak and seafood. If you don’t want to stroll too far from your chaise lounge, dine on grilled food served poolside.
When retiring to your cabin, chances are it will be a dreamy Deluxe Suite, 252 square-foot abode with 49-square-foot balconies that comprise the bulk of the ship’s accommodations. Indulgent marble bathrooms are some of the best at sea, boasting an oversized walk-in shower with marble bench (or some have a tub and shower, or shower only).
The top suites include the forward-facing, 1,204-square-foot Master Suites with two balconies and at the stern, and the 359-square-foot Horizon Suites, which have great views of the ship’s wake.
All staterooms have king-size beds convertible to twins, bathrobes and slippers, flatscreen TV with DVD player, stocked mini-fridge and a large walk-in closet. What more could one ask for? Balconies aren’t perfectly private though, as the walls separating them do not extend all the way to the edge of the ship’s rail. The Penthouses on up to Master Suites all include butler service – but of course.
|Ship Review||Live Voyage Report|
|Seven Seas Mariner Review|
|Seven Seas Navigator Review|
|Seven Seas Voyager Review|
|Seven Seas Explorer|