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Picking the Best Cabins on the Mariner of the Seas

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Mariner of the Sea's best and worst cabins.

Looking for the best cabins on the Mariner of the Seas? Want to find the cabin with a little larger balcony than most? And what about staying away from undesirable cabins on the Mariner of the Seas? How do you avoid the worst cabins on the Mariner of the Seas?

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Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins onboard the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: staterooms on Decks 9 and 10. Decks 7 and 8 also have very good cabins. Cabins to be wary of onboard the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas will be staterooms on Decks 3 and 6.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins onboard the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas

Deck 2

Most of the cabins on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Deck 2 have cabins above them -- this means that they are typically quieter compared to cabins beneath the disco or sunbathing areas (the noise of moving deck chairs late at night / early in the AM).

  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas cabins 2632-2658 port side and 2332-2358 (in the stern / rear of the ship) may notice a bit of propeller vibration on Deck 2. These cabins are also under the main dining room. There could be noise during dining hours and during the clean-up after each meal. For dinner, the last diners usually exit by 10:30 and there is likely to some noise from the clean-up (vacuum cleaners) as late as 11:30. Given that most people don't get back to their cabins to after 11 PM, this shouldn't be a substantial issue. Breakfast typically starts in the main dining room at 7:30 AM, so, you might hear some noise above starting then. But, few people go to the main dining room for breakfast, so, this should not be a major issue.
  • Cabin 2540 is right next to a public bathroom, and this could be a noise concern.
  • Port side cabins 2546-2590 and starboard cabins 2248-2290 are across the hall from elevators, the conference room, Studio B, and the ice rink.

Related: Mariner of the Seas Deck 2 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 3

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Of the decks with cabins, Deck 3 has the least. This is no doubt due to the fact that Deck 3 is right beneath several major public areas on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas, such as the bars, the casino, and the lounge. While most cabins are reasonably situated as much as possible,there could still be noise after hours.

  • Forward cabins 3540 and 3240 are next to public bathrooms.
  • Port side cabins 3552-3568 and Starboard cabins 3252-3268 are across from elevators and the disco, so noise after hours could be a factor.
  • Cabins 3600-3618 are close enough to sustain a bit of noise from the On Air Club, RCTV, Art Gallery, and elevators. Again, this is not considered a major problem as these public areas and facilities are not populated into after hours sleeping time.
  • We are not suggesting this deck be avoided at all costs, but some of the worst cabins aboard the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas are on Deck 3 because of the after hours noise from the bars, casino, and lounge areas directly above. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 

Related: Mariner of the Seas Deck 3 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 6 -- Upper Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning: Some cabins on this deck may have potential problems.
Along this entire deck, you should be aware that a main drag of the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas runs beneath your cabin. However, with the exception of the main lounge more forward on Deck 5, and the top tier of the main dining room aft, most of the cabins will not have much of a noise issue because late night entertainment for the most part is two decks below.

  • Staterooms including luxurious accommodations aft on the Mariner's Deck 6 (6364-6694) are just above the main dining room. There could be noise during dining hours and during the clean-up after each meal. For dinner, the last diners usually exit by 10:30 and there is likely to some noise from the clean-up (vacuum cleaners) as late as 11:30. Given that most people don't get back to their cabins to after 11 PM, this shouldn't be a substantial issue. Breakfast typically starts in the main dining room at 7:30 AM, so, you might hear some noise above starting then. But, few people go to the main dining room for breakfast, so, this should not be a major issue.
  • Forward, inside cabins 6533, 6133, 6233, 6535, 6135, 6235, and 6237 are closest to having any noise issues from the main lounge beneath which does feature live music. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bring earplugs, or a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 
  • Forward, 6500 and 6200 are Family Ocean View Staterooms which are more spacious than typical ocean view cabins. Family accommodations are in in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin. Additionally, you will likely not to be permitted to reserve a family cabin unless you have a certain number of people you are booking into that cabin on Deck 6 of the Mariner of the Seas.
  • Port side and starboard, all exterior staterooms are either Superior Ocean View Staterooms or Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms. (Superior Ocean View Staterooms are a bit more spacious and have slightly larger balconies than Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms.)
  • Promenade interior staterooms, port side 6553-6611 and starboard 6253-6311, are all slightly larger than average inside cabins and have a view of the Royal Promenade through bowed windows.
  • Least preferred inside cabins are 6109-6135 and 6437-6487 as these are wedged between other interior cabin rows on Deck 6 of the Mariner of the Seas.
  • Aft, Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms 6688, 6690, 6390, and 6388 have larger balconies.
  • Aft prime balcony accommodations on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Deck 6 are Junior Suites 6692, 6694, 6394, and 6392. All of these are roomy with over-sized balconies.
  • Deluxe Balcony Staterooms 6600, 6604, 6300, and 6304 are larger, have larger balconies, and are wheelchair accessible.
  • While we are not suggesting this deck be avoided entirely, some of the worst cabins on the Mariner of the Seas are on Deck 6.

Related: Mariner of the Seas Deck 6 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 7

The Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Deck 7 has some desirable features. It's one of the quieter decks because the decks beneath and above only have cabins on them, and this creates a buffer zone from the public areas.

  • Interior promenade cabins 7553-7611 port side and 7253-7311 starboard have a view of Promenade through bowed windows.
  • Forward on Deck 7 of the Mariner of the Seas, Family Ocean View Staterooms 7500 and 7200 are quite roomy.  As mentioned, family accommodations are in in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin. Additionally, you will likely not to be permitted to reserve a family cabin unless you have a certain number of people you are booking into that cabin
  • Least desirable cabins on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Deck 7 are interior cabins 7111-7137 and 7437-7487. These are wedged between other rows of inside cabins.
  • Aft, we suggest Junior Suites 7692, 7694, 7394, and 7392 if you're looking for a bit of luxury, a large balcony, and excellent ocean views.
  • If space is not the concern but the great (and less breezy) aft balcony is, we suggest Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms 7688, 7690, 7390, and 7388. (Balcony space is larger than average, too!)
  • Midship on the Mariner's Deck 7, Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms 7600, 7604, 7300, and 7304 are roomier, feature larger than average balconies, and are wheelchair accessible.

Related: Mariner of the Seas Deck 7 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 8

The Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas's Deck 8 is also quieter, because there are cabins directly beneath and above. Here, you will find Royal Family Suites which are quite spacious, as well as roomy ocean view staterooms.

  • Forward on Deck 8 of the Mariner of the Seas, ocean view family staterooms 8500 and 8200 are oddly shaped and extremely roomy. As mentioned, family accommodations are in in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin. Additionally, you will likely not to be permitted to reserve a family cabin unless you have a certain number of people you are booking into that cabin.
  • Interior Promenade staterooms (8553-8611 port side and 8253-8311 starboard) have a view of the Promenade through bowed windows.
  • All of the exterior cabins port side and starboard have balconies, and most are either Superior Ocean View Staterooms (which are a bit roomier and have slightly larger balconies than standard) or Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms.
  • If you are choosing an interior cabin, be aware that on Deck 8 there are cabins (such as 8111-8125 and 8437-8487) wedged between other inside cabins. These would be less preferable than other inside cabins on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas.
  • With 610 sq. ft. and over-sized (234 sq. ft.) balconies, the aft Royal Family Suites 8694 and 8394 are the best cabins on Deck 8 of the Mariner of the Seas. There may be a minimum guest requirement to consider when booking these suites.
  • Aft on the Mariner of the Seas Deck 8, deluxe ocean view staterooms 8690, 8692, 8392, and 8390 are smaller, but right next to Royal Family Suites. These also have excellent (and less windy) balcony ocean views.

Related: Mariner of the Seas Deck 8 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 9

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

Cabins on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Deck 9 are also of interest because they have no public areas above or below them. Several junior suites are on this deck, all of which feature 317 sq. ft. with balconies that are over twice the size of average ocean view balcony staterooms.

  • Forward on the Mariner's Deck 9, Family Ocean View Staterooms 9500 and 9200 have great ocean views, and are more spacious than standard. Family accommodations are in in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so it is best to book early to get a family cabin. Additionally, you will likely not to be permitted to reserve a family cabin unless you have a certain number of people you are booking into that cabin
  • If choosing an interior cabin, we suggest you avoid cabins 9465-9483 as these are wedged between other interior cabins aft on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Deck 9. The other interior cabins are better situated on this deck.
  • Inside cabins 9553, 9557, 9561, and 9337 are more spacious than standard and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Aft, Royal Family Suites 9694 and 9394 afford the most spacious accommodations on Deck 9 of the Mariner of the Seas and these have huge balconies! Ocean views from aft balconies are wonderful (and generally less breezy).
  • Aft, Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms 9690, 9692, 9392, and 9390 are next to the Royal Family Suites. While these staterooms are standard sized staterooms, you will still have that beautiful ocean view from a balcony which is larger than average on Deck 9 of the Mariner of the Seas.

Related: Mariner of the Seas Deck 9 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 10

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

Deck 10 is arguably the high-rent district of the ship. The best cabins onboard the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas are generally on Deck 10. This is where the penthouse or Royal Suite, the Owner's suites, and Grand Suites are located. Given that this is where the high-dollar cabins are, this is also where the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Sea's best cabin stewards are usually assigned. So, if your budget only affords you an inside cabin, an inside cabin near a penthouse might be a very wise investment!

  • While you are in the luxury zone on Deck 10 of the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas, bear in mind that you are also just beneath Deck 11 which is Lido Deck. Luxury minded travelers need to know that suites including exterior Grand Suites 1560-1588 port side and 1260-1288 starboard could have after hours noise from the pool areas just above, such as the scraping of deck chairs when staff are cleaning.
  • Interior cabins which would be the most affected by the after hours cleaning in the Lido Deck area just above are 1575-1605 port side and 1275-1315 starboard. Budget minded cruisers can find less noisy interior accommodations elsewhere on this deck.
  • Forward on Deck 10 of the Mariner, Junior Suites 1608 and 1308 are larger than average, have larger balconies, and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Inside cabins 1535, 1301, 1305, 1637, and 1337 are larger than standard and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Aft, Superior Staterooms 1688 and 1388 are oddly shaped, more spacious cabins with over-sized balconies and a lovely ocean view! Neighboring Superior Ocean View Staterooms 1690, 1692, 1392, and 1390 also have that highly sought after (less breezy) balcony view.
  • Also aft on Deck 10 of the Mariner of the Seas, Junior Suites 1694 and 1394 are roomier than standard, feature over-sized balconies, and have great ocean views!

Related: Mariner of the Seas Deck 10 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)



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