We were at the cruiseport at 12:30 pm having arrived at the airport at 11 o'clock. Checking in was a breeze, was able to go directly to our cabin and then had lunch at the Windjammer. The Ship was beautiful and really enjoyed the promenade and the entertainment they provided in the evening at the pubs. The food on the Mariner was good, we did have a lobster night and our waiter who knew we loved seafood gave us two lobster tails wiithout even asking for it! The entertainment was good but not fantastic, the shows needed to be updated, loved the skating show and quest was hilarious.
Our favorite port was Cabo San Lucas. we booked our tours independently based on the great reviews on cruise critic, Our tour guide was Oliver and he was great. We booked our Mazatlan tour through Sharon and we had a problem with the time, we booked a 10 o'clock tour, confirmed it because our confirmation stated it was 9:30 on one page and on another page it was 10, the tour left at 9:30 and we were there at 9:40 we thought in plenty of time for the 10 o'clock tour, the company did not want to refund our $78 and after much correspondence they agreed to credit us half. We did book the tour right on the port with the trolley company it was a great tour very informative and it was $80 for the both of us would recommend that company to anyone.
The second highlight of our tour was peurta vallerta where we went to a teguilla farm and got quite an education and sampling I might add on the art of making Teguilla, it was quite fun and the island tour was a great tour as well.
We loved the Mariner of the Seas despite it being one of the "elder ships" we are booked on the Brillance of the seas in August and have allready booked some of our tours based on the reviews on Cruise Critic which is one of my very favorite sites.