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Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by colorado_dad_of_two: Hit and miss


colorado_dad_of_two
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 2.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children 4.0
Fitness & Recreation 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Rates 2.0
Service 2.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Hit and miss

Sail Date: February 2013
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Galveston

My wife and I sailed with our two boys, ages 3 and 7 months. We booked the family suite as a splurge so we'd have a separate bedroom for the boys to use for naps.

The good:
* The room was very large and had a nice balcony.
* The nursery was excellent for our infant. The staff there was great.
* Our toddler enjoyed the Adventure Club, but the staff in the 3-5 year section didn't seem to know how to handle an energetic toddler. I was hoping they'd be more like the pre-school we use: If he's doing something wrong, correct him and make him stop, but I don't want to hear about it unless somebody gets hurt.
* The food was overall pretty good.
* The itinerary was fine.
* Very good ice show for the kids.

The bad:
* We had a few cases of bad service. About 80% of the staff really tries hard and the other 20% just don't care. I understand if there's a problem but I expect the staff to try hard to make it right, not argue with me.
* The pools More are useless for toddlers. They have a small ledge and then go directly to 4-5 feet.
* The sports deck is likewise only for older kids.
* The crib for our baby was not set up for a few hours after we boarded, and he needed a nap!
* The laundry special is useless. They pick up on day 4 and deliver on day 7. Worthless.
* The hours for the nursery and toddler club don't line up well with the shore leaves and dinner hours. Less


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Port and Shore Excursions


Had a nice half day tour, but wouldn't go walking around the area on my own.
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We took a taxi to a beach club and went swimming for a couple of hours. It was ok but overpriced.

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