We just returned from celebrating our 10 year anniversary on the RCL Mariner of the Seas ship with the Southern Carribean itinerary. This was our 7th cruise and by far one of our favorites. For a ship as large as it is, you wonder at times where all the guests are. There are plenty of opportunities to be part of the crowd and equally as many chances to steal away by yourselves. In addition to eating in the main dining room, we made reservations at Chops to celebrate our special occasion, which we really enjoyed. We actually travelled with our kids (5.5 & 4 yrs old) and they had a blast. They loved the kid's program and spent more time there than we had planned on. In fact, one of the days we were in port, the kids asked if they could stay on the ship as opposed to going to the beach with us.
We love cruising and we highly recommend this ship.