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Age: 21


Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Mariner of the Seas

Sailing Date: February 26th, 2006

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

My family is big, entertaining, fun, and crazy. After hearing about the last cruise they embarked on, I had to come along for the fun. They all (25+ppl) went on the Adventures of the Seas out of San Juan in Jan of 2004. The stories are endless and every time I listen to them I crack up.
So I booked the cruise along with them and headed into the Caribbean.

Being 21 years old and a current college student this review will be mainly about the attractions that I feel are most important. I keep reading reviews and they all state the same things. Furthermore, the ppl reviewing the ships are older. Here's a point of view from young viewpoint..
I anticipated the many numerous bars/pubs, pool, and club they had to offer. I researched the ship prior to our sailing date and also had the opportunity of my family to fall back on. The bars were, for the most part, 1/2 full at times and didn't give the social atmosphere that I was used to. 3.5/5 stars The pool was a sight in itself, definitely a high point and a 2 thumbs up. Everyone loves the pool deck so no need to comment further. 5/5 stars The nightclub was the main disappointment. I have to refer back to the last cruise my family went on. My uncle and cousin told stories of the club on Adventure that blew my mind. I guess the real downside to it was that no one went! And the nights that a decent crowd formed, they closed at 3am!! The DJ wouldn't take requests and didn't even see the guy. All in all, we made our own fun and there were nights that it was hopping in there. 3/5 stars

The Food: Everyone always has some negative comment about the food. So here's mine. Note: I am not picky at all. Great service and selection, although at times some dishes were a little too salty, but preserved it to the fullest.

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