CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Mariner of the Seas Western Caribbean June 6, 2004

We gathered all my Brothers & Sisters together and their separate families and some friends on a Family Reunion Cruise. The Hype was Intense, and was, single handedly, The Best pre-planning vacation I've ever had!! We talked almost daily, emailed eachother about different options we could get on our Ship, had periodic Cruis Parties, and finally all of us met at Cocoa Beach for a Gigantic Cruise-Eve Party!! Anyway, when we finally did get on our Ship the Real Party started and was just terrific in almost every way!! Now, being that the Mariner is a Voyager-Class type ship, there were definate times, due to the volume of people onboard, that the service was a little slow. But it, by no means, really effected our time on board! The people representing the Cruise line were Excellent, and, at times, went out of their way to make our time here so memerable, that I'll always look back on this vacation as being the most enjoyable ever!!!

The Dragon's Lair was a must to see for all the new Dance moves to join in or to just watch and enjoy the time there! The Schooner longe, and Ellington's on the 14th floor, gave us such a wide venue for entertainment, that we always had terrific options for everyone's peticular tastes. The shows, including the Singin Group "The Happenings", were just Great! All the Special activities by the Pool, such as the "Belly Flop" contest, were also alot of fun tom see!! The Midnight Buffet, by the pool, was a super foodfest, with melon & Ice carvings which was a Feast, not only for your appetite, but just to see!! All in all, our Group had The Best time of their lives on this ship, and I strongly recommend everyone that the "Mariner of the Seas" is a can't miss Time Of Yor Life experience!!!

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