Home away from home!
Sail Date: November 01, 2009
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Room Type: Balcony
It was my very first time on a Cruise and all I can say is that it was awesome! We felt welcome from the moment we boarded. Our ship, Mariner of the Seas, was impressive. Elegant design of every floor combined historic feel of Titanic with innovative features. We loved our stateroom that was spacious and bright where we enjoyed many beautiful sunsets right from our balcony.
There was always something to do. Dancing by the pool to soothing sounds of Jamaican band and sipping on Strawberry Daiquiri was exactly the scene that you want to capture on the camera and provocatively send to your co-workers in freezing Boston in November.
There were many activities offered on the ship from elegant dining to fun ice skating. We enjoyed meeting new people, participating in all the fun activities, as well as, relaxing by the pool or bubbling hot tub. The stuff was great and services excellent.
While we had a lot of fun exploring all that our ship had to offer, we loved our days at the ports. We could not wait to jump in the ocean that was so patiently surrounding us on our voyage. Cabo was a great place to do that. Little trip to a nearby bay offered an array of underwater adventures from snorkeling to a dive in mini submarine. Mazatlan presented its hospitality in their picturesque villages filled with relaxing atmosphere and historic architecture.
Porto Vallarta was our favorite! Exciting Outdoor Adventure truly took us away from reality. We loved the warm air sweeping through our hair and the sun beams resting on our faces while racing on the speed boat across the ocean. Far away from any civilization we pulled in a Tropical bay with palm trees leaning over and mirroring their elegant leaves on the water surface.
Authentic army jeeps drove deeper into the jungle where patient mules devotedly helped us reach even higher elevations. That is where even more fun began. Strapped into zip lining equipment and accompanied by fun guides we zoomed on many fun zip lines far above the foliage. Couple of repelling and free falling zips later, we were so excited that we just wanted to stay there and do it again.
As the sun was setting down we returned to our home away from home. The majestic ship with her royal presence waited for us in the harbor. We slipped into the inviting hot tub and enjoyed rest of the day.
It was my first Cruise vacation and all I can say is that it was not the last one!
Pros: Advantures, activities, state room, staff, everything!
Cons: Trying to loose all the pounds we gained. ;o))