We were on the Mariner mid Oct. and it was our second time on Mariner. We've always had balcony rooms and we recently made Diamond C & A.
The service was excellent in the dining room (tho no sommeliers on RCI for some time now)> I'd hate to think that the good serice we've
experienced on RCI was due to our C & A status or our balcony room.
our waiter and asst. waiter were excellent. Not for just us, tho, as
others at our table were first-timers. We travelled this time on a group
cruise, and had raves from most on the ship, dining, etc.
We have noticed the new menus, cutting down on the courses, Most do
not know the "old" system, and just ended up ordering 2 courses.
It's hard to believe we were on the same ship, just a few months apart.
We met several couples in the concierge lounge and found that some
found the Mariner their favorite ship and had sailed on her many times.
Of course, now....the question is...is the good service because of C & A
status, or cabin selection?