Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

nice cruise terrible teen program

Sail Date: December 19, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

it was nice, big and had lots of things to do.

Pros: ship was nice, lots to do

Cons: The young teen program was not well facilitated and wound up being a very hurtful experience for my 14 year old.

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
things were in good shape
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom attendant was awesome. Very welcoming.
Service and Staff
they were very welcoming and helpful.
Children's Programs
Kids 9-11 were well supervised and had a great program. Staff was harried and not very welcoming to parents. My son had a great time though. The teen program was awful. They started by lumping the 12-14 with the 15-18, which intimidated our daughter. then they did very little to facilitate interaction with the young teens. There were a couple of mean teens on board and the staff was informed yet failed to get involved to make the situation better. We specifically asked for help getting our daughter introduced and incorporated into the programs and while they said they would, they didn't...
Food and Dining
It was good considering they had to feed 3600 people
Loved the juggler and the ventriloquist. the Royal Carribean singers were too loud and over done in their singing. (One of them was awesome, the other three just seemed to scream into their mic 1/2 the time).
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This town in newer and you aren't swarmed by local people. The boardwalk is a nice walk and is very picturesque.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Be prepared to be swarmed by people yelling at you to take their water taxi or buy their goods. Very uncomfortable.
Mazatlan, Mexico
Very uncomfortable swarming of the local people on you as you exit the ship and go into town.

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