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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 13, 2013
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
This was our second cruise, but the first on Royal Caribbean. We loved everything about the cruise--a great stateroom attendant-Harold , great waiter-Ayesha and asst waiter-Curtis. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. The activities on the ship were varied and gave us plenty to do--shuffleboard, mini-golf, hot tub, pool, casino. You name it, we did something different every day. Our cruise director, Carly, made sure there was a lot of fun and laughs for everyone. She was great!!
We also enjoyed our shore excursion in Honduras. Unfortunately our shore excursion was cancelled in Cozomel due to weather, but we managed to get our own tour with a local taxi driver. All in all, a great vacation. We are looking forward to our next cruise already.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent. Plenty of choices every day.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the Belly Flop Contest!!!


5 out of 5
We loved the 70's dance party and the Ice Show and the band, Riddem Waves.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The best--if we needed something, all we had to do was ask.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a balcony which was great.

Ship Tip

The Windjammer Cafe was great for breakfast. Such a large selection of food.

3 out of 5
Great checking in, really slow getting a porter and going thru customs. Our only bad experience.
5 out of 5
We loved this island. We booked our excursions through We took the Special Island tour and our tour guides-Penny and Orlin- were great.
5 out of 5
Our plans fell thru for the day, so we hired a taxi driver and he took us to the Mayan Ruins at Altun Ha and then lunch at a local restaurant. Very good trip
5 out of 5
The shore excursion was cancelled due to weather, but we hired a taxi and got a great tour of the island. Made several stops along the way. We would definitely go back.
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