Again, what a wonderful ship and crew! Capt. Johnnie was still in command, and up to his usual sense of humor. We did the Western route again this time, and had a wonderful time; although a little wet in some spots, no big deal.
I guess I can now answer my earlier post about how the Islans and their people faired after the storms that went through earlier this season. Except for Labadee, where we didn't get to go inland, everyone seems to have done well. Cozumel had done a fantastic job rebuilding the international piers, and they are nice and clean and firm once again. An amazing jump forward from last years look!
The intertainment onboard was up tp it's usual greatness, and Chops Grill was wonderful as usual.
We booked a Next Cruise this time-what a great idea! Keeps you in the moment looking forward to your next time...
To help answer previous questions-1) There was no hint of charges for a steak at dinner-as a matter of fact, 2) Friday night's choices were both a New York Strip, AND the fisherman's platter, which included the small Lobster tails-and our whole table had more than one with NO problems.
I was just a little disapointed in the Windjammer's fare for breakfast (and I DO mean LITTLE). Several items were cold (eggs,sausage). French Toast was very good tho... can you tell I'm a big breakfast guy!
Finally, my ONLY complaint about the ship- I have never been able to obtain COLD water from the bathroom sink faucet-luke warm is as cool as it ever got. Like I said, if that's my only problem, it was another successful cruise! My wife and I are going to miss Mariner when she goes to the left coast.
If anyone has any questions I can answer, please ask away.
Sonny, have a great time on yout BTB!
She's waiting for your arrival!
Welcome back Jim1012, it sounds like it was another winner! Sorry about the cold food, did y'all try the restaurant for breakfast? We don't go very often, but once in a while it's a nice change of pace. I like the buffets for breakfast and lunch, because I never know what I'm in the mood for until I see it. NCL has some GREAT sticky buns on their buffet for breakfast. Glad to see you booked another, it does help ease the pain of debarkation Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. Seems like it takes forever for your cruise to get there, then boom-it's over in a flash!
My usual is the dining room breakfast. My typical order: Either an omelet (ham, cheese, mushrooms) or poached eggs on toast, corned beef hash, hash browns, and sausage links. And of course, a sweet roll or two. Coffee and OJ. However, at least once on a 7-nighter I have to get the lox and bagel plate.
jim glad to hear you had a good time, I have been on this ship 3 times. and yes you are right the breakfest is so so in windjammer best thing to do is always order the omlets he will make it up fresh in front of you and then it will be hot to your specs mike
Sonny V-we had a D-2 balcony (9610) just at the forward start of the port side bump. Seemed just a little tighter than our other cabin (9602)-probably due to location and the bump area. Good luck and have a great time! We're really going to miss her when she leaves in January.