Relaxing cruise

Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 02, 2011
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
As always, Royal Caribbean ships are beautifully built and furnished. The crew was extremely helpful and friendly. Facilities clean and well-maintained.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great food. Wait staff was superb. Always friendly and wanting to please. Can't say enough great things about the wait staff.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
good quality of entertainment. Couldn't get in to see the ice show due to limited seating. Events in Studio B tended to fill up fast, so hard to get a seat unless you get there pretty early.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
RCI always has the best crews.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
sometimes elevators a little slow, but what do you expect when there are 3000+ passengers using them?

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean, comfortable, well-maintained. Housekeeping service superb.
5 out of 5
Very relaxing just walking around the cathedral area and the Malecon. Sand castle scuptures really nicely done. Don't miss Cafe de Tequila -- just off the main street, around the cornea from a friendly Huichol art shop.
Don't Miss: Cafe Tequila -- around the corner from the Huichol shop. Excellent food and salsa!
5 out of 5
Taxi drops you off at a jewelry store.....hmmmm...does RCI get a kick back from their sales? Despite that, Diamonds International does have a great selection -- ended up buying a nice watch and pearl necklace there, tax and duty free.
Don't Miss: Shrimp Factory restaurant -- on the main drag in the Golden Zone
5 out of 5
The port was built up a lot more than last time I was there. No complaints. Felt pretty safe walking around.
Don't Miss: Tequila shopping

Pros: stellar service with Royal Caribbean -- all the crew so helpful and friendly!

Cons: strange low-grade vibration on the ship, felt it almost constantly

Recommends Mariner of the Seas? Yes!

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