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Mariner of the Seas Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Spring Fun on the Mariner of the Seas

Review for Mariner of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 2020s

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Sail Date: Mar 2013

We drove to Galveston and stayed at the Hilton Galveston Island, arranged through RCCL. Hotel was rather expensive, but it was a last minute trip and spring break. They let us park for the week at a sister property.

Embarkation: we took a shuttle to the port rather late, at 1330. The nice part was we had virtually no lines and had priority check in. When we got on the ship our cabin was ready. This makes me re-think wanting to be first at the port on embarkation day.

Ship: The ship was clean, comfortable, and we never felt crowded except on debarkation day and during some of the sales in the Royal Promenade.

Cabin Review

7202, bow of the ship. Quiet location. RCCL picked our cabin for us and we were happy with it. No balcony this time, but that is ok. We got our walking in to get to it! Bathroom of course is small, we are not tiny people but had no problem in the shower. There was plenty of space to put our belongings. Our cabin steward was wonderful, Theodore, from Honduras.

Port Reviews


We booked a Fun N Sun tour through Victor Bodden tours on the island. We ended up being the only people on our tour due to a Carnival ship being unable to get to their port that day due to rough seas at Mahogany Bay. Our tour guide, Cardy, was excellent. He took us all over the island, we played with the monkeys, saw many other wildlife at Victor Boddens private retreat. We asked Clardy to take us to eat where the locals would eat and Bob bought his lunch. The best fish I have ever had. We finished our tour at the beach for a bit.

Belize City

The River Wallace and Mayan Temple. The Mayan Temple was interesting, the best part was the River Wallace tour. Hopped in a boat and saw alligators, Lizards, a dolphin was right beside us and a manatee. When they tell you to take a hat, believe them! I did not and paid the price, even with sunscreen on!

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