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August 17, 2004

Radisson Seven Seas - Seven Seas Mariner

MARINER

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An all suite, all balcony ship, the Seven Seas Mariner caters to the most discriminating traveler. At 50,000 tons it only carries 700 guests. Onboard is a country club casual atmosphere which takes the stuffiness and formality out of cruising. Public rooms are pleasantly decorated with contemporary furnishings in classic colours. The bi-level Constellation Theatre offers excellent sightlines and seating is tiered so that every seat has a great view of the stage. A large casino features slot machines and variety of table games, very impressive for this size of ship. A spiral staircase descends to Stars Nightclub which is a dark and cozy spot for drinks and dancing. The Connoisseur Club offers cigar smoking with comfortable leather chairs. The Observation Lounge is perched high on Deck 12 with a bird’s eye view of the surroundings. The Mariner also boasts an elaborate book and video library, card room, and meeting rooms to host small conferences.

The central pool is complemented with 3 whirlpools and large open deck space.
The Clarita spa has a complete range of treatments as well as salon service. A good size fitness center has a large aerobics floor although a little limited on the number of cardio and weight machines. However for a ship this size the gym is seldom busy.

Dining is all open seating which allows ample flexibility for guests, with five different dining venues. The main dining room is Compass Rose Restaurant, neighbouring Latitudes has an African/Asian theme with unique décor and place settings. La Veranda Restaurant and Signatures are both elegant alternate restaurants and the Pool Grill serves casual fare. Complimentary wine is included with dinner as well as all shipboard gratuities. All soft drinks and bottled water are included as well as 2 bottles of premium liquor in each suite.

Suites on the Mariner range from the Deluxe Suite at 252 square feet to the elaborate 2-bedroom Master Suite at 2,002 square feet. Each suite has a sitting area, walk-in closet with bathrobes and slippers, marble bath with tubs and stocked bar, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balcony. Suites at the forward or aft end of the ship have large wraparound balconies. While spacious and well appointed, compared to suites found even on contemporary market ships her age, the Mariner lacks in the creature comforts that today’s travelers may be accustomed to. Televisions in the suites are small and none offered DVD players(all movies are played on VCRs). Though a generous marble bathroom filled with amenities, none had a Jacuzzi tub, not even in the Master Suite, and only the Master Suite bath had double sinks.

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Seven Seas Mariner would be perfect for couples looking for a six-star luxury cruise with small number of passengers, yet with casual, country-club atmosphere. Does not cater to families as there are only a limited number of triple suites available but no children’s programs onboard.

Pros:
1. Lots of space for the number of passengers onboard, so never crowded.
2. Lots of dining and entertaining venues for a ship this size.
3. Inclusions of wine at dinner, soft drinks, stock bar and gratuities mean added value.

Cons:
1. Suites lack some of the elements expected in a luxury hotel (eg. DVD players, Jacuzzi tubs, larger TVs).

Written By Ming Tappin, MCC

Additional information about cruises are available through our websites:
www.Cruising2Mexico.com
www.Cruising2Tahiti.com
www.Cruising2Alaska.com
www.Cruising2Europe.com

Posted by Denise at August 17, 2004 11:18 AM

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August 17, 2004

Radisson Seven Seas - Seven Seas Mariner

MARINER

diamondprincess.jpg

An all suite, all balcony ship, the Seven Seas Mariner caters to the most discriminating traveler. At 50,000 tons it only carries 700 guests. Onboard is a country club casual atmosphere which takes the stuffiness and formality out of cruising. Public rooms are pleasantly decorated with contemporary furnishings in classic colours. The bi-level Constellation Theatre offers excellent sightlines and seating is tiered so that every seat has a great view of the stage. A large casino features slot machines and variety of table games, very impressive for this size of ship. A spiral staircase descends to Stars Nightclub which is a dark and cozy spot for drinks and dancing. The Connoisseur Club offers cigar smoking with comfortable leather chairs. The Observation Lounge is perched high on Deck 12 with a bird’s eye view of the surroundings. The Mariner also boasts an elaborate book and video library, card room, and meeting rooms to host small conferences.

The central pool is complemented with 3 whirlpools and large open deck space.
The Clarita spa has a complete range of treatments as well as salon service. A good size fitness center has a large aerobics floor although a little limited on the number of cardio and weight machines. However for a ship this size the gym is seldom busy.

Dining is all open seating which allows ample flexibility for guests, with five different dining venues. The main dining room is Compass Rose Restaurant, neighbouring Latitudes has an African/Asian theme with unique décor and place settings. La Veranda Restaurant and Signatures are both elegant alternate restaurants and the Pool Grill serves casual fare. Complimentary wine is included with dinner as well as all shipboard gratuities. All soft drinks and bottled water are included as well as 2 bottles of premium liquor in each suite.

Suites on the Mariner range from the Deluxe Suite at 252 square feet to the elaborate 2-bedroom Master Suite at 2,002 square feet. Each suite has a sitting area, walk-in closet with bathrobes and slippers, marble bath with tubs and stocked bar, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balcony. Suites at the forward or aft end of the ship have large wraparound balconies. While spacious and well appointed, compared to suites found even on contemporary market ships her age, the Mariner lacks in the creature comforts that today’s travelers may be accustomed to. Televisions in the suites are small and none offered DVD players(all movies are played on VCRs). Though a generous marble bathroom filled with amenities, none had a Jacuzzi tub, not even in the Master Suite, and only the Master Suite bath had double sinks.

diamondprincess.jpg

Seven Seas Mariner would be perfect for couples looking for a six-star luxury cruise with small number of passengers, yet with casual, country-club atmosphere. Does not cater to families as there are only a limited number of triple suites available but no children’s programs onboard.

Pros:
1. Lots of space for the number of passengers onboard, so never crowded.
2. Lots of dining and entertaining venues for a ship this size.
3. Inclusions of wine at dinner, soft drinks, stock bar and gratuities mean added value.

Cons:
1. Suites lack some of the elements expected in a luxury hotel (eg. DVD players, Jacuzzi tubs, larger TVs).

Written By Ming Tappin, MCC

Additional information about cruises are available through our websites:
www.Cruising2Mexico.com
www.Cruising2Tahiti.com
www.Cruising2Alaska.com
www.Cruising2Europe.com

Posted by Denise at August 17, 2004 11:18 AM

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