Galveston Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Sea: Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by dacoma

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Galveston Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Sea

Sail Date: January 2012
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Galveston
Departure on Sunday, Jan 22, 2012. Heavy fog over Galveston caused a huge mess in boarding process. Typically, able to board around 11:30 AM, but had to stand outside, in line for several hours and finally on board at 5:45 PM. If you think there will be fog that morning, stay in touch with Royal Caribbean or your travel agent so you're not on standing at the terminal for hours.

My wife, 4 year old daughter, and I had my in-laws (both 65 years old) join us for their first time cruise. The five of us were very comfortable in our Royal Family Suite. Strongly encourage to use the concierge lounge and service. Luca Iorio was extremely resourceful and informative. Mervin Tash, our stateroom attendant was our daughter's favorite. He would each night arrange her stuff toys throughout the room as if a "Toy Story Movie" had taken place. Dining was fabulous. We were treated like royalty by Lucian Maftei, our waiter, and by Jigger Mandig, the assistant waiter. These two gentlemen More made our dinning experience a memorable vacation.

Wonderful cruise, fun port of call and excursions, delicious food, safe and fun for all. Less

Published 01/31/12
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Cabin review: FS9694 Royal Family Suite

Wonderful location from rear view of the ship. Royal Family Suite is very spacious. Slight vibration from engines when ship is docking sideways.

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Beach excursion at Playa Mia. Nice but somewhat crowed. Very limited in activities for young children (just playing in the sand). Adequate food and adult beverages.

Fairly brand new port. Nice shopping and city tour.
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Nice reef and wreck snorkeling. Great excursion for beginners. Ship wreck was interesting but got boring. The reef was much more interesting with sea life.

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