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"Back On Mariner Baby!" Mariner Of the Seas January 13-17, 2020

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20 minutes ago, true45 said:

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Did you have to book any shows in advance? ...

 

Mariner has no pre-cruise entertainment reservations.

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15 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Mariner has no pre-cruise entertainment reservations.

Great thank you Clarea

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Ok  well I did not take a lot of photos from our sail away. But I did take a photo of Space X faring chancing ship the Go Ms. Tree.

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When I was playing golf the NCL Sun pulled up beside us.

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After golf It was time for dinner in the MDR. IMG_0544.thumb.JPG.7e5dbef900b38db2ee8f39aa7d3bf14c.JPG

Tonight I got the seasonal fruit melody. It was very good for this whole cruise.IMG_0550.thumb.JPG.7ff5516218048c3dfde003c2862ba056.JPG

And the creaser salad.IMG_0551.thumb.JPG.a6f36b91c770275741d38f285d74653c.JPG

And I also got the spaghetti.IMG_0553.thumb.JPG.671971201f023b8cd64ec8560d107e94.JPG

Well that is it for day number one. 

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Well good Moring from perfect day at coco cay. Today we are the only ship here!IMG_0567.thumb.JPG.7194541e90c712c55e234512034292d8.JPG

Next door at NCL private island Great Stirrup Cay.

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From 9:00 to 11:00 I hit the wave. Lines were super short and staff were great!IMG_0595.thumb.JPG.ed0b48624bd84db8d6e2d566c7e6a484.JPG

After that it was time for lunch at the snack shack. Today I got the shack burger.IMG_0600.thumb.JPG.a9343fec9159db466912fa324f398ae4.JPG

The Shack Crispy Chicken sandwich.

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Watermelon, Fries.

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And The Brownie.IMG_0603.thumb.JPG.abcfa414ae06efcb6e5144860f4cfe91.JPG

Before going to our zip line tour I got a nice seat at the harbor beach.IMG_0609.thumb.JPG.a31e64e1fea04b584303a8927498fd81.JPG

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The Zip Line 

Ok here is a little back story to why I booked the zip line at coco cay. So about a month ago I was looking at the cruise planner and I was at the home page of the cruise planner and they had the zip line on "Sale" for $69.95 which after asking some folks. I found out that was a great price for it. When I did navigator in October the zip line was at $79.95 for it then. so I am glad I got it for the price of $69.95. So here are some photos token from the gopro. We will start at the first line. This line goes right over the wave pool and the main restrooms located at the Thrill Water Park.GH010212_Moment.thumb.jpg.56d07b4cdfe6567020216568362f44ba.jpgGH010212_Moment(2).thumb.jpg.9c29b4250e821fa9d4053b6c0dbc52b8.jpg

The second line took you over the Adventure pool at the Thrill Water Park.

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And the third and last one took you right over Splash Away Bay and the Harbor Lagoon. 

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Over all this was a great zipline tour if you are just starting out on ziplines and you want to see the island. But I do prefer the one at Labbdee over the one at Coco Cay.

 

 

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FlowBro

Thank you SO MUCH for changing your font style. It is so much easier to follow now and I love your reviews. 

As an English major in college it was difficult to follow your narrative as a cap letter meant a new sentence.

 

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@FlowBroTy, thanks for the zip line pictures. Like you, we saw a great price on it during one of the sales, so we went ahead and booked it. I don’t think it will be as exciting as Labadee or some of the zips we’ve done, but it will be fun to zip over Coco Cay. 

 

I’m wondering if the zips run from tower to tower, or am I going to have to climb a tower to ride each zip line. Also, since you had your GoPro, it seems like cameras are allowed. Did the GoPro have to be mounted on a helmet, or was it ok as long as the camera was firmly attached to you with a strap so there was no chance of it being dropped? 

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4 hours ago, perfect match said:

Did the GoPro have to be mounted on a helmet, or was it ok as long as the camera was firmly attached to you with a strap so there was no chance of it being dropped? 

I use the wrist strap and that worked out the best due to the way they make you ride the zip line. I was going to use a head strap but I was afraid it was going to fly off when I hit the brakes at the end of the line. Plus if I used the head mount my hand would be in the shot.

 

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Before heading back to the ship. I was able to spot one of Coco Cay full time residents.

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After that it was time to get back on Mariner OTS! 

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Well guys after a few great runs on the wave I said it was time to go to Dimond club.IMG_0614.thumb.JPG.2d652eb7e0017342a0360a345bbc1f4d.JPG

After a few drinks it was time to head to the MDR for dinner. here is  our table number. I forgot to take a photo about it in the first night.

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Here Is Tonight's Menu.

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After that awesome meal it was time to head back to the wave for the adult Flowrider Session from 9:45pm To 10:15pm.IMG_0656.thumb.JPG.48c23eef12ddddf31365b53e9fccad8a.JPGIMG_0644.thumb.JPG.9e9767fa8d5b8fa2ac1a721107a8fc71.JPG

Well that wraps up day number two. Tomorrow we are in Nassau. Also Forgot to add but the solarium pool has been closed since the first day.  

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Well good Moring from Nassau. Today I was planning to get up and see our arrival into port but I slept in a little bit too late. But I was able to catch the arrival of the Carnival Liberty. IMG_0669.thumb.JPG.7c186a697d2ab3f6cf94216e56166f7a.JPG

At 8:00am Sharp she was docked beside us.IMG_0680.thumb.JPG.aad4380e7977ac149f2d038318b4454e.JPG

At 8:45am The Grand Classica was arriving into her dock space in Nassau.IMG_0692.thumb.JPG.311e6d16e6a9edf0431c0ef5163708d7.JPG

After her arrival It was time to hit the wave. The lines were pretty short for stand up today. but the lines for bogie board was super long. So instead of riding I was able to see the Carnival Elation pull into port. She pasted the lighthouse at 10:15am.DSC08457.thumb.JPG.d6491baadd5a87fcdf8dda3c4945bf65.JPGDSC08464.thumb.JPG.1024fa64c8493de1770ce014db2c3c76.JPG

Also today they were having a crew lifeboat drill. They used the horn twice during the drill and it happen once when I was on the wave. DSC08458.thumb.JPG.2d9333a7a9a6c5e104b416582ae5825d.JPG

 

 One sad thing about the Elation was the rust on her. She had more rust spots on her than the Grand Classica. And I believe The Grand Classica is older.DSC08465.thumb.JPG.1693a62c511c2e7dda11c4516503be55.JPG

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After the arrival of the  Carnival Elation. There was a yacht behind it.

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But after the Yacht it was time for the Celebrity Equinox arrival into Nassau.   

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After watching that great arrival Of  the Celebrity Equinox. It was then time for lunch in the windjammer. and then after that lunch It was time to go back to the flowrider. This wave Session was not at all packed and I was able to get 15+ rides in. GH010256_Moment.thumb.jpg.cac82de70a0dc8698a6b6af1718a0b20.jpg

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Laser Tag

Ok so here is a mini review about the laser tag on the Mariner OTS. So this was my second time ever doing laser tag on a RCI ship. The first time I did it was back in 2018 on Mariner when she first got it right after dry dock. Now back then the line was very short. And when I say very short. I mean no line at all. But today there was about a twenty minute line to get in. So right after you walk into Studio B. You are greeted by your first look's of the Laser Tag area.GH010260_Moment.thumb.jpg.c4e5ff3377f98e2a74d017c862495e2f.jpg

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Right after that they do make you sit down and wait on the team that is playing now to finish before you are let down to get your vest on and view the safety film. In this film they do a good job of telling you the rules and giving you the backstory about the game. GH010262_Moment.thumb.jpg.4f563e35e9e0ae799720bdc9548e8f58.jpg

And the right before they let you out to play the commuter will automatically pick your team. The two teams are the aliens and the robots. And then right after that it is time to play!GH010262_Moment(2).thumb.jpg.b6cfcaf65781d36938cf4d6d022ae2a4.jpg

The game last about five minutes. But the whole experience takes just over fifteen minutes to do. Overall it is a great fun thing to do onboard the ship. And a matter of fact I did it a second time after that!

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So after laser tag I headed to the head to the helipad to see all the ships at night but at last I was a little bit to late. As the only ship left was the Bahamas paradise Grand Classica.

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But right after I made it to the helipad. She blew her horn and was headed back to West Palm Beach.GH010266_Moment.thumb.jpg.b3218b434e76edd051c103b89f724ebf.jpgGH010266_Moment(2).thumb.jpg.771ef4585310ad1ebea9f29ce1378a5f.jpgGH010266_Moment(3).thumb.jpg.2e4fa6ba2348fd9f0c3f838eb1ef0773.jpg

And then right after watching the ship leave it was time to head to the diamond club. but on my way up to there I snapped a photo of skypad at night. 

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Ok everyone it is now time for dinner in the MDR. Here is the menu for tonight.IMG_0741.thumb.JPG.5d4a7f7ee87d53f036731daed93eb17e.JPG

The Crispy Calamari.IMG_0744.thumb.JPG.8050bb45f02338048180f6b55b7453db.JPG

The Roasted Beef Tenderloin.IMG_0750.thumb.JPG.4f81ce83312d48ff90b04f9b3306166b.JPG

With "Steak Fries".

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In the MDR today was the night they sang for us.IMG_0757.thumb.JPG.0e8406cda55b906ab0c2f785b35d0e88.JPG

And finally the best part of the meal at the MDR. Desert!IMG_0758.thumb.JPG.cad4c9127549cc346e962dd3583def21.JPG

After dinner it was time for our sailaway from port.IMG_0749.thumb.JPG.650d5200a4bd8444002a8fcc70f4895e.JPG

Well that wraps it up for day number three. Tomorrow is our last day and a sea day!

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On 1/13/2020 at 7:16 AM, FlowBroTy said:

This may sound weird. But I use the caps as a "Watermark" of my post. 

 

It does sound weird, especially since the photos (the thing most likely to get stolen from your review) aren't actually watermarked.  Were you expecting people to randomly steal your comments or thoughts and pretend they are their own?  If you are concerned about theft, please watermark those photos.

 

I see you dropped it from most of your review after these comments.

 

 

 

That said, nice photos and it looks like you've had a wonderful time.  Thanks for the photos.  You really did a great job of capturing a few things that most people don't post photos of.  That's really helpful!  

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6 hours ago, poncho1973 said:

That said, nice photos and it looks like you've had a wonderful time.  Thanks for the photos.  You really did a great job of capturing a few things that most people don't post photos of.  That's really helpful!  

Thank you @poncho1973!

6 hours ago, poncho1973 said:

 If you are concerned about theft, please watermark those photos.

I try to do that for my "good photos"

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Well good Moring. Today I got up and went around the ship to take some photos.

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Well at 9:00 It was time for me to ride the wave. The line was super short for a sea day and the wave was working great today! IMG_0770.thumb.JPG.4174ccc3fca79f57a41243641e2798fe.JPG

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Thanks for your great review and photos, FlowBroTy. We will be on the Mariner in March and appreciate the info on all the activities. Very helpful!

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Sea Day Lunch

 

After the flowrider. I was very hungry and due to it being a seas day. The Main Dining Room is open for lunch. When you arrive in the dining room on deck three. they will take you to your seats and then you can order off the menu or go to the buffet. Here is a photo I took of the buffet at breakfast time but the set up is almost the same.

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One of the best parts about the buffet on the last day is the amount of dessert. They had two station's and one is for the chocolate fountain and the cakes and the other one is for the ice cream.GH010281_Moment.thumb.jpg.d3416f4f98acf148dbeb2205859db388.jpgGH010281_Moment(3).thumb.jpg.e3e9a5dcc587db94206cd18e249fb52c.jpg

Off the menu I  got the Turkey club sandwich. It was super good and would see my self getting it again in the future.GH010283_Moment.thumb.jpg.0744794151aea028e1c7c025b3196ef5.jpg

And also off the menu. For dessert I got the Key Lime Pie.GH010285_Moment.thumb.jpg.727462e689440f211a09d42dcf9323d8.jpg

And the White Chocolate Mouse with Apple Pie from the buffet.GH010285_Moment(2).thumb.jpg.83b76bf5b3efc1df2364ded25c355ab5.jpg

 

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Freeport

 

After lunch in the main dining room it was time for me to head around the ship and take some photos of Freeport. The first part of Freeport we passed was the drydock. In drydock that day was the regal princess and the carnival sensation.IMG_0783.thumb.JPG.92f16a6585ef9186d701b58b965739cf.JPG

And up close shot of the carnival sensation.IMG_0784.thumb.JPG.814e9ee8b45c639938d2c94d6a1ccf6c.JPG

After you past the dry dock the cruise port is the next thing you see. IMG_0800.thumb.JPG.dd5a988a96be7951069d9eebd427f2a1.JPG

Behind us was the Disney dream. She was following us all day as she was heading back to pc.

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LOL we were on that cruise and happened to show up in a couple of your pictures

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So after passing Freeport I headed up to the flowrider for the last runs of the cruise. well that only lasted half an hour due to the line being so long. I rode it once and then sat down. And five minutes after that they cut the line with one hour and thirty minutes left in the session! So after the session I headed to the DL and I was siting out on the back patio and one of the sports staff came over and asked if I wanted to be in the speed climb contest. Which I said yes. Well I won with a time of 49.49 seconds!! 

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