Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

Best Vacation ever...so far that is!

Sail Date: August 05, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

The ship is wonderful, the food is great, the staff/crew put it over the top! We took 7 and 11 year old sons and two adults, The cabin was a little cramped, but who wants to spend time in the cabin when the ship is so great!?!?! Our ports were fun, our excursons were a blast for the whole family! The crew was friendly and more than accomodating.
We are already thinking of waht trip to book next!

Pros: Staff was wonderful, crew catered to our kids, family friendly/adult nightlife

Cons: We ate too much...the food was so good!

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
This ship has it all! Plus it's fun when you are setting sail and yours is the biggest ship in port!
Food and Dining
Food was wonderful, servers were even better. Our server even catered to our pickey 7 year old and got him to try new foods that he now loves.
Cabin / Stateroom
room was good, linnens were great. Stateroom attendant made fun towel animals and left chocolates every ight. Quick cleaning of the room at least two or three times a day.
Service and Staff
All were nice and friendly.
Entertainment
Fun activites, too many to participate in all of them.
Children's Programs
Our kids loved this part. Even the optional "Late Night Party Night"
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Go to MORNING STAR BEACH, it is the least crowded beach, we saw lizards, crabs, fish, and snails. It was fun for the kids too. a $6 taxi ride from the port. we had plenty of time to shop, walk around, have lunch, go to the ship to cool off and change into our beach clothes and still had a few hours at the beach.
Don't Miss: Morning star beach
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Kid friendly beach, a lot of sea life and tons of wild life on the "nature trail" Just remember to bring water and wear athletic shoes if you decide to walk the nature trail. It is long
Don't Miss: Lizards, Hermit crabs, chickens, birds, fish
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
We coverthis entire island. It was all of our favorites. Try the 4x4 excursion, it lets you drive all over the island, shop, swim at two beaches (yes, one ofthem is Orient beach), and gives you time for lunch
Don't Miss: 4x4 jeep excursion


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