Mariner May 9, 2010 through May 16, 2010
Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: May 09, 2010
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The Mariner of the Seas is a beautiful ship (huge!!!!) and our D2 balconey cabin on Deck 9 was incredible. The staff were attentive and not at all imposing on our time and space.
The food-in all dining venues-was not very good but we don't consider that a deal breaker. In the main dining area you do get the feeling that you are being rushed but it is a big ship with lots of people waiting to occupy your space.
Ports of call were terrific. A lot of people seem to not like Mazatlan but we loved it. We limited our touring to the Zona Historico having gotten enough of the modern in Cabo San Lucas the day before. We hired a open air cab for $20 for an hour and saw a lot but we really enjoyed walking around exploring. Puerto Vallarta is in a class all its own. We did splurge and took an older British couple up to Chico's Paradise up in the mountains for $40 cabride round trip (have your cabbie wait for you while you have lunch-we had ours come into the restaurant and treated him to lunch).
We did not utilize ship run excursions (too controlled and geared for shopping and too expensive. We also did not use the supplemental restaurants as we've done so on other trips.
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Don't Miss: The Malecon-beachfront promenade with great artwork.
Don't Miss: The old square (not the one in front of the cathedral)-the one by the oceanside.
Don't Miss: Walking along the harborfront.
Pros: Cabin and cabin staff