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Age: 28

Occupation:Account Manager

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Sailing Date: 10-15-2008

Itinerary: Western Carribean

I traveled with a large family groups with ages ranging from 1 to 60+. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Everyone had an activity to do and by the end the majority of us did not want to leave.

The food was good. I've been on multiple cruises and it was what I expected.

I traveled Norwegian and Royal. A 4 person stateroom is about the same size however, Norwegian uses its real estate better. I preferred Royal's bathroom, much cleaner than Norwegian and great lighting. Didn't make it seem depressing.

Ladies Royal's hairdryers are Great!
Shows were much better than Norwegians. More entertaining, more lively. There were tons of things to do on deck. Rock Climbing, Basketball, Dodge ball, mini-golf lots of pools and jacuzzis.

Don't miss the ice show or the shows. All very entertaining. Boleros is very fun and the music is great. Not many people frequent the Champagne bar but at least 1 visit to try out the various specialty drinks is a must. I was pleasantly surprised. The first night of karaoke is the best. After the first night its where the seniors or southerners seem to settle.

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