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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2010
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago

We signed up for a Puerta Vallarta shore excursion entitled," Snorkel with Sea Lions in Las Caletos" We were promised a catarman ride to the site and received a noisy gas guzzling booze cruise to the site. Upon arriving we were told the sea lions did not feel like snorkeling with us. I am still not sure what this means. We were promised a refund. Upon arriving back on the ship we were told that since we went on the booze cruise to Las Caletos we would be charged $300 for 2 adults and 2 kids. There was not time to do anything else before leaving port. I tried to talk to the shore excursion staff but to no avail. It took them 2 days just to remove the charges specific to the sea lion excurssion that was cancelled.The shore excursion staff are the rudest people I have ever met on any cruise ship

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
often inedible


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
the staff except the shore excursion staff were great but a few bad apples in shore excursions spoiled it for me

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
If I had to do it again I would go on Disney. The food and entertainment are superior

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
very small even by cruise ship standards

Pros: cabo san lucas was great

Cons: experience with shore excursion staff and subpar food

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? No.

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