Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

A restful cruise

Sail Date: November 01, 2009

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Suite

Our goal was to rest. We have reach it over and above our expectations. The quality of the decor, cleanliness and staff was outstanding. The jr suite was worth every dollar. The dine on my time is a great bonus and worth it also. Most of our time was spent at the SPA, the promenade on the 5th floor were we would stop at the Vintages for a glass of wine recommended by the somelier, or at the jewelry store informed by the great and competent staff, or at the perfume and make up duty free shop were we learned about putting on the right make up and taking care of our skin. The cooking classes offered were great. Enough activity to encourage us to stay on the ship. We only got off at Puerto Vallarte because we had promised to visit friends. The staff, although working many hours and many days, made us feel we were the only clients on the ship. The food was excellent and special care was given to the fact that i was gluten intolerant. Excursions for everyone at all prices gave many choices for the people who wanted to get off the ship and visit.
Not to mention the big HELLO from our captain everyday inforning us on the weather, the safety features, ending with a special humoristic note from his chinese friend as he called it.Lots of information,activities,movies,shows and courses.The only small downside was the smokers who left traces of smoke and certain areas such as the promenade, the nearby aresa of the casino and certain bars that were divided half smokers and non smokers( a little bit of a joke as smoke travels and is particularly attracted to non smokers).

Pros: The stateroom, the staff, the ship's layout, the art at every level, the food...

Cons: People smoking on the ship in specific areas still left a smelly trace for non smokers

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

We wondered why there was no show in the Wednesday night and the Saturday night was a somewhat repeat of the Sunday night. Shows were OK but I had seen so much better on other ships it is difficult to accept less.
Ship Quality
Because of the smoking policy,
Food and Dining
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Service and Staff

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