Mariner of the Seas Live Blog – Day 4 – Sea Day

The last day of our cruise is a sea day, and we had some amazing weather for our final day.

I woke up to clear skies and a bright shining sky. Since the distance back from Nassau to Port Canaveral is a trivial distance, the ship can afford to follow the good weather while still being able to make it back with plenty of time.

For breakfast, I decided to try the main dining room for breakfast to change things up. I really enjoy the ambiance of the main dining room for breakfast.

With the sun shining, I grabbed my laptop and went up to the pool deck to enjoy a beautiful morning on deck.

Having a sea day for the last day of the cruise is my preferred way to wrap up a cruise, because it allows you to enjoy a relaxing day at your own pace.

I also took this opportunity to walk around the ship a bit. First up was the Sky Bar, which has the best views of the pool area.

When I made it down to the Royal Promenade, I found one of the health protocols in place, where the crew were limiting the amount of guests in the shops to ensure it was socially distanced.

I made a coffee run to Starbucks along the way.

Next up, I went up to my favorite hidden gem onboard, the helipad.

Guests can access the helipad during the cruise, and it has the best views of the ocean and the ship.

For lunch today, we dined at Izumi hibachi. Izumi is one of those restaurants I can go to every sailing because of how fun the experience is and how good the food is.

The chef did a great job with presenting and preparing the food, and I left stuffed but satisfied.

I originally thought perhaps I would go lounge by the pool, but a nap was calling my name so I decided to head back to the room to recharge for the afternoon.

After I got up, I headed outside again to enjoy the tail end of the afternoon. It was so relaxing to be outdoors with a nice breeze and the ocean passing by. It is one of those cruise moments I missed being able to do during the shutdown.

The activities staff had a classic rock trivia session up in Ellington’s Bar at the Viking Crown Lounge, and I was quite proud of how many songs I knew based on a riff or two.

With the clear skies, we were also treated to a beautiful sunset at sea.  

Another spot I had to go to one more time was the Bamboo Room. Between the decor and fun drink menu, it is a great spot to meet up for drinks.

Dinner tonight brought us to Jamie’s Italian.

I had to go with my favorite order of eggplant parm, and the food was so darn good.

Bonus points for the epic brownie, which was so much better than I remember.

That wraps up my cruise on Mariner of the Seas. It was fantastic, and I look forward to sailing on Mariner many more times since she sails just an hour from my house.

I hope you all enjoyed this live blog. The next live blog kicks off in less than two weeks when I finally get to sail on the brand new Odyssey of the Seas.