Mariner of the Seas Cruise Review by BobbyOrr
- Sail Date: February 2012
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Stayed at the Marriot Hotel at the George Bush airport in Houston the night before embarkation. We arrived late. It was a good decision. Excellent stay.
Would of liked to have taken the Royal Caribbean shuttle from the airport the next day to Galveston pier but its against Royal Caribbean policy. I don't understand why. Taken Galveston limo and they were good.
Of anything, I give embarkation a very low rating. It could of been better and from what I can see, the improvement would be minor to improve it. They had lots of staff to give your sea pass into to but it seemed that many did not get used because the person at the far end of the line can't see them. They need a better method (i.e light) to know that an RC rep is available.
That was the only negative.
Cabin was excellent. Had a balcony on the 8th deck. I thought food was excellent. Ate in Dining Room and Windjammer. They had a barbecue on the deck on the 2nd sea day. It was very good. Ate in Portofino's as well. I miss the pasta which used to serve. The dining staff were very good. Our room attendent was excellent.
Didn't see a lot shows, just too tired at the end of the day. We really enjoyed the ports of Roatan, Belize and Cozumel. Read the Cruise Critic site on these ports, lots of good information on what to do.
Debarkation was fine. It was fast for us and left to the airport at the time we thought it would be.
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Did not feel cramped. Comfortable bed.
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CozumelWe went on the pub crawl on 4 ports. Enjoyed it as we went to the other side of the island which was very picturesque and rugged.View All 5,717 Cozumel Cruise Port Reviews
Had sometime to venture out into Cozumel and felt safe.
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