A Great Vacation
Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: August 13, 2006
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
We recently sailed on the Mariner of the Seas for the first time, and I loved it. The ship was beautiful . There were granite counters everywhere, marble and stone floors and nice fixtures. The Spa area and Gym were great! The food was very good and the service as well. I didn't try any of the restaurants that cost extra, but I spoke to people who did and they said the food was fantastic. I might go for it next time. The activities and entertainment were also great. They have a crazy Cruise Director, she and her staff keep things fun!
The Windjammer buffet was nice it's like a cool marketplace/food court with many choices, stations you can approach from all sides (so no endless line!). Very wide-open and airy feeling, a huge step up from the typical ship buffet. We loved all the nightlife options. Even my 14 year daughter had a great time staying out until 1 am enjoying decent and safe teen activities (tons of scheduled activites including a PROM!)
The storage elements inside the cabins were a godsend. There were three of us with a total of eight pieces of luggage and we managed quite well. We were able to unpack and felt like there was a place for everything (use the space under the best to store suit cases). Overall we have to say the ship was really impressive, most of the staff was wonderful . I would sail on Mariner again!
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Don't Miss: I think so because it was mostly a day at the beach and that shouldn't be missed.
Don't Miss: Yes it's a must see at least once
Don't Miss: definitely a must see or don't miss, but make sure you climb the falls and see some of the island
Don't Miss: The Tulum ruins was expensive but nice. Don't miss
Pros: The Ship's Beauty
Cons: Leaving the ship so early