nice cruise terrible teen program

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 19, 2010
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

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

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
It was good considering they had to feed 3600 people


3 out of 5
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).

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
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...

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
they were very welcoming and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
things were in good shape

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our stateroom attendant was awesome. Very welcoming.
1 out of 5
Be prepared to be swarmed by people yelling at you to take their water taxi or buy their goods. Very uncomfortable.
5 out of 5
This town in newer and you aren't swarmed by local people. The boardwalk is a nice walk and is very picturesque.
1 out of 5
Very uncomfortable swarming of the local people on you as you exit the ship and go into town.

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!

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