Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Deck Hand

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2-3 cruises

Review
1

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5 out of 5

An excellent Vacation

Sail Date: December 03, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean and loved it. Family of four 2 kids ages 11yrs and 9 yrs. fun was had by all. The ship is huge with lots of people. They say it was full, sure didnt seem crowded. The Windjammer Buffet was overly crowded, I would advise you find a place to sit before you get your food. The food was good for a buffet the same items over and over. The dining room experience was excellent. Our waiter and assistant waiter took very good care of us and were good with the children. Food excellent and great selections. Cafe promanade very nice and open 24hrs We did room service one morning and our order got messed up. In the dining room for lunch didnt have a good selection for kids. We had to leave because there was nothing on the menu our son liked and back to the crowded buffet. We didnt see the room steward very often. He did his best to keep the room picked up and clean. The kids looded forward to the different animal made out of towels each night. Plenty of storage in the room. The entertainment was good. We enjoyed all the shows we went to except the Broadway musical. One of the singers voice was way to loud and annoying. If you couldnt make a show they aired it on the TV which was nice. Cruise Director was very fun and knowledgable. Becky was her name. The only con was there was to much going on and couldnt get to everything we wanted to. Do not miss the Ice show , excellent entertainment. This was the only show youd have to get to early to find a decent seat. The ports were fine. I expected the private island of Labadee to be nicer than it was. Jamacia we didnt feel very safe after we left our tour guide and went on our own. Would not go back , very pushy and annoying vendors. Grand Cayman great snorkeling and safe. Didnt do much shopping with the kids with. Cozemel was very nice maybe because we did the Royal Dolphin Swim we booked on our own through Chanakaab Park. Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The last day onboard was very windy and rocky and cloudy. Pools closed .Spent alot of time inside. Never made it to the Rock climbing wall. It was closed when we had time. The adventure club was okay our son 9yrs old liked it and our daughter 11 yrs old hated it. You had to walk through the arcade to get to the area. We felt safe letting the kids run the ship without us. We would cruise again on this ship so much to do and a variety to choose from. I would like to say the people we cruised with were very nice a honest. Our son lost his goggles and I lost my sunglasses and whoever found them turned them in. Also my nephew lost his wallet which was turned and nothing was missing. Thanks for all the wonderful honest people.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Budget car rental experience at the orlando airport

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Didn't like the staff coming up and asking if we wanted a chair everytime we were walking to a different place.
Don't Miss: Wave runner- husband and daughter loved it! Make sure you go to both sides to experience the different beaches and water.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Didn't like the staff coming up and asking if we wanted a chair everytime we were walking to a different place.
Don't Miss: Wave runner- husband and daughter loved it! Make sure you go to both sides to experience the different beaches and water.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Didnt like this island very much. Vendors to pushy and annoying. Next time wouldn't get off the ship. Didnt feel very safe outside the falls and tour guide.
Don't Miss: Dunn Rivers Falls- very fun and exciting. We booked tour through Phil Lafayette very informative and fun.
Cozumel, Mexico
Went swimming with the dolphins EXCELLENT! Also good snorkeling the water was very wavy and rough but a good time if your a good swimmer. Not as many colorful fish as there was in Grand Cayman
Don't Miss: Dolphin Royal swim in Chanakaab park.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Didnt like this island very much. Vendors to pushy and annoying. Next time wouldn't get off the ship. Didnt feel very safe outside the falls and tour guide.
Don't Miss: Dunn Rivers Falls- very fun and exciting. We booked tour through Phil Lafayette very informative and fun.
Cozumel, Mexico
Went swimming with the dolphins EXCELLENT! Also good snorkeling the water was very wavy and rough but a good time if your a good swimmer. Not as many colorful fish as there was in Grand Cayman
Don't Miss: Dolphin Royal swim in Chanakaab park.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Very nice easy to walk around people helpful and not pushy felt very safe
Don't Miss: Snorkeling the water is crystal clear
George Town, Grand Cayman
Very nice easy to walk around people helpful and not pushy felt very safe
Don't Miss: Snorkeling the water is crystal clear


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