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

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Hello Everyone And Welcome To Another Not Live Trip Blog. This Cruise I Booked In February And Well Originally I Was Going To Sail On The Week Of The Sixth But Due To The Price I Moved It To The Week Of The 13th.  On This Sailing I Am Doing A Four Night Cruise Back To Coco Cay, And Nassau And A Sea Day. Without Further Delay Let The Blog Begin!! 

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? Only 8 More Days Until I Go On Mariner!!

Only 8 Short Days Until I Cruise!!! ?

Yesterday I Took A Quick Day Trip To Universal Orlando To See Parks Decorated Of Christmas One Last Time Before It Was All Token Down.


Coming In The Spring Of 2020 Will Be The Bourne Stuntacular. This Will Be In The Place Of The Old Terminator Show.IMG_0256.thumb.JPG.9de551cfcaba22461e7729a5925beb6e.JPG

Yesterday The Park Was Super Packed. One Of The Parks Top Coaster Had A 75 Minute Wait Time Which Usually The Wait Time Is Only 45 Minutes For Stand By.


Also I Was Able To See The Macys Holiday Parade One Last Time Before It Went Away For The Season. 


It Was Also The Last Time To See The Big Man Him Self.IMG_0411.thumb.JPG.fcc377c17a79e92621f9a304bb9957e4.JPG

Here Is The Vlog From Today!!


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? Only 4 More Days Until I Go On Mariner!!

Only 4 Short Days Until We Cruise!!! ?

Yesterday I Took A Quick Day Trip To Fun Spot To See The Parks "New Roller Coaster And To Ride The Second Best Roller Coaster In Orlando. My First Stop Was To Buy The Refill Cup. It Is One Of The Best Deals At This Park.


After Getting The Cup It Was Time To Head To The All New Hurricane Coaster. 


This Coaster Is A E&F Miler Hi-Miler Coaster. It Open On Christmas Eve.IMG_0436.thumb.JPG.59953c8949bbce63f414698a7bdd160b.JPG

This Is A Super Smooth Ride For It Being 16 Years Old. IMG_0434.thumb.JPG.8759fd262c69b1cbc3f84a3b246d9ebd.JPG

Also They Have A Great Deal On Some Drinks.


Also This Park Has A Gravity Group Coaster Called Mine Blower. IMG_0442.thumb.JPG.4d98515bc7c11228e082d34ac96379a1.JPG

This Ride Is Such A Fun Ride With Great Air Time And More.IMG_0438.thumb.JPG.86d06241b2c25d33f48dc75db25ea3f8.JPG


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On 1/14/2020 at 1:32 PM, monctonguy said:

Says for 2019 but I am assuming you were there in 2020.

Yes I was there in 2020.

On 1/13/2020 at 10:18 AM, PRebecca said:


On 1/13/2020 at 5:26 PM, Neesa said:

Happy Sailing!!

On 1/14/2020 at 1:57 PM, heffy2 said:

Have a wonderful cruise!!

Thank you all!!


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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.


Well I did not ride the wave this afternoon due to the line being so long. But I did got to play mini golf. It was very fun and is worth the walk to get to it.IMG_0539.thumb.JPG.998387bcc9d5bfe86e3dcb863326c766.JPG

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


After golf It was time for dinner in the MDR. 


Tonight I got the seasonal fruit melody. It was very good for this whole cruise.IMG_0550.thumb.JPG.941c9b5254cec7c175aec4640b4d42a8.JPG 

And the creaser salad.


And I also got the spaghetti.IMG_0553.thumb.JPG.f258e834d682ea81d3cd347ff1ce2472.JPG

Well folks 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!


Next door at NCL private island Great Stirrup Cay.


From 9:00 to 11:00 I hit the wave. Lines were super short and staff were great!IMG_0595.thumb.JPG.c0430cf16991843f6d4c64ebf90492a0.JPG

After that it was time for lunch at the snack shack. Today I got the shack burger.IMG_0600.thumb.JPG.83cad4273a17a5978388183d36f9618c.JPG

The Shack Crispy Chicken sandwich.IMG_0601.thumb.JPG.743add86797b5916904d69c839467ede.JPG

Watermelon, Fries.


And The Brownie.


Before going to our zip line tour I got a nice seat at the harbor beach.IMG_0609.thumb.JPG.82a303a8837f35210decd388abf6b07e.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.



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


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


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


After that it was time to get back on Mariner OTS! GH010227_Moment.thumb.jpg.8989d5f18ccf30024cac0afb636187c9.jpg

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


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.


Here Is Tonight's Menu.


I forgot to take a photo of my food. But I took one of the Tomato Soup.


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.3a093f74bb14302861e1416285a8f61b.JPGIMG_0643.thumb.JPG.f208a1c777ebc4bc32fbfef6346b9418.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. 


At 8:00am Sharp she was docked beside us.IMG_0680.thumb.JPG.80b4cabfafc8c7b181c1eba0fed2cbb9.JPG

At 8:45am The Grand Classica was arriving into her dock space in Nassau.


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.


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. 


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.ebc1069e09c3f761b76efc012a4e20fd.JPG

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After the arrival of the  Carnival Elation. There was a yacht behind it. DSC08470.thumb.JPG.65c20e10a9e2d0ee112a64fc3b58d4b3.JPG

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


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.c3be1ed2c757c23e64eb1ddd7032bfe7.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.e155ceb197ecb01335f1234b16959492.jpg


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.b339f6833a84530785956d433d3bcb4a.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.2ac2d743639372a9715736562ac8cc05.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.


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.6045d0ab4cebc58d4a4bd0a1b64c9cae.jpgGH010266_Moment(2).thumb.jpg.188ecafd4098e5d30422b8212b05b0ae.jpgGH010266_Moment(3).thumb.jpg.ef34c556f12c3e77951321be80ac5e06.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. IMG_0740.thumb.JPG.b06c37f5177191181e410f1bb31e246e.JPG


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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.8974e9ce7a5ef5c249dd10d8b02ea170.JPG 

The Crispy Calamari.


The Roasted Beef Tenderloin.IMG_0750.thumb.JPG.8bde04bd0ee4000dc4e56d7ac8d608c3.JPG

With "Steak Fries".


In the MDR today was the night they sang for us.IMG_0757.thumb.JPG.bf5a340f42b1700030353a6da4d1caae.JPG 

And finally the best part of the meal at the MDR. Desert!IMG_0758.thumb.JPG.2471489462fed64e1b2191b7b748c532.JPG  

After dinner it was time for our sailaway from port.


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

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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.IMG_0591.thumb.JPG.34203719d34900d474f1ae96f19d828c.JPG

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.


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.c8afcc48196f0392f5fa20aaa7940fd6.jpg

And also off the menu. For dessert I got the Key Lime Pie.GH010285_Moment.thumb.jpg.bdeaa317ba1c3aeae298e3881a0e7e1e.jpg

And the White Chocolate Mouse with Apple Pie from the buffet.GH010285_Moment(2).thumb.jpg.7081d2d9cfa3a4050241e73561a72316.jpg


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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.


And up close shot of the carnival sensation.


After you past the dry dock the cruise port is the next thing you see. 


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



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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!! IMG_0805.thumb.JPG.54ed584a911232f875d38422191905a7.jpg.47b5386135023a24aca53b2f52298973.jpg

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After the rockwall I had some time to kill before some of my good buddies flowrider rental. So I Took that time to relax in the Dimond club and enjoy the last sunset of the cruise.GH010289_Moment.thumb.jpg.bd7eac67a24b0e481c03c231582e01e3.jpg

At 6:15pm It Was time for the last flowrider runs of the cruise. This was a private session that  one of my fellow flowrider friend booked. 


After that awesome flowrider private session. It was time for dinner.  Tonight's dinner was super good. I Did not take that many photos so here is a photo of desert. this is then "new" apple pie. I like this so much due to it having no raisins!!IMG_0819.thumb.JPG.d9324c07999c64a7986eaad5ff2bb1b0.JPG

Well Guys that is it for this blog I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any question's feel free to ask them.

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