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Debra Wells

Age: 51


Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Sailing Date: December 18th, 2005

Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean

My husband, daughter aged 19 and I embarked on December 18th, 2005 for a five day cruise. The embarkation was somewhat hectic. We had been informed not to arrive at the port before 2 p.m. They obviously told everyone that because the traffic seemed to stretch for at least half a mile. When we parked (handicapped parking) we had to walk at least 500 yards! That was annoying. We were checked in by an indifferent clerk. However, because we booked an owner's suite we were met by the most delightful concierge, Cesar, who sheparded us through security and accompanied us to our suite. It was beautiful but does not compare to Disney's suites. After the bon voyage party on the pool deck, which almost nobody seemed interested in, we returned to our suite to discover only two of our four bags, so we could not change. We had decided to do the buffet the first night so it wasn't a huge issued just, again, annoying. The Windjammer buffet was edible and varied but nothing to write home about. After getting our remaining bags (about 9:00) we called it a night since the weather was inclement, hence terribly turbulent seas. Our first full day was a day at sea. There were lots of activities listed but nothing seemed really interesting so we spent lounging around the pool. Everyday from 5 to 7 p.m. the concierge lounge was open to suite holders who could go in and eat fabulous hors de'oeuvres and drink whatever including alcohol. This was absolutely the best food on the ship hands down. Seafood, caviar, fruit, chicken, a full well stocked bar, and Cesar, with his charming self

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