Mariner of the Seas Refurbished and Returns to Port Canaveral

For those of us who, years ago, sailed aboard Mariner of the Seas from Port Canaveral, you know what that this is a special ship.

Mariner of the Seas once again sails into Port Canaveral, following an incredible $120 million makeover in 2018 and a minor refurbishment this year. The 3,114-passenger ship will homeport at Port Canaveral until April 2024. 

Included in the 2018 multi-million dollar Mariner of the Seas refurbishment were new entertainment venues, eateries, staterooms enhancements and challenging activities.

Royal Caribbean ship Mariner of the Seas at sea.

Mariner of the Seas Returns to Port Canaveral

Launched in 2003, with an increased passenger capacity of 3,114, Mariner of the Seas is now cruising 4-,5-,6- and 8-night itineraries from Port Canaveral.

Mariner of the Seas array of varying itineraries are 4- and 5-night Bahamas and western Caribbean cruises through Spring and early Summer. Then, once schools are out, the ship ramps up to 6- and 8-night Caribbean cruises through late August before resuming the shorter cruises again.

New Activities Added During “Re-Amplification”

  • Sky Pad – The gravity-defying bungee trampoline experience amped up with virtual reality
  • The Perfect Storm – A thrilling pair of three-story-high racer waterslides called Cyclone and Typhoon
  • Laser Tag: Battle for Planet Z – An epic glow-in-the-dark battle for the last planet in the galaxy
  • Escape Room: The Observatorium – Royal Caribbean’s newest escape room challenge
  • FlowRider – The cruise line’s signature 40-foot-long surf simulator, perfect for hanging ten
Mariner of the Seas refurbishment
The new Royal Caribbean Sky Pad

Mariner’s New Food and Beverage Choices

  • The Bamboo Room – A laidback Polynesian watering hole with a throwback vibe and kitschy-cool craft cocktails like the Island Old Fashioned and Tiki Tea – the first in Royal Caribbean’s fleet
  • Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade – For fans watching their home team on one of more than 25 TV screens, making their own legendary plays at the arcade, or refueling on game-day favorites
  • Jamie’s Italian – Serving fresh, handmade and rustic Italian fare by Chef Jamie Oliver, one of Britain’s most famous food exports
  • Izumi Hibachi and Sushi – Asian-inspired dining featuring hibachi, sushi and sashimi and more – made to order with authentic flavors, the freshest ingredients and impeccable presentation
Mariner of the Seas refurbishment
Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver

“Millennials want more frequent and shorter vacations that offer as much of that exhilarating adventure they seek. We’ve answered that call by investing $120 million in Mariner of the Seas and bringing her to Miami to sail 3- and 4-night cruises,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “With the combination of more thrills than you can count and visits to tropical destinations, Mariner is changing the game and taking the short getaway experience to a whole new level.”

Mariner of the Seas refurbishment is part of Royal Caribbean’s $900 million commitment to renovate its fleet through a project called Royal Amplified. The project spans 10 ships in four years, from experiential dining and nightlife concepts, first-of-its-kind attractions plus refreshing soft goods and public areas.

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