Greetings all first off I want to say thank you to all of the postings on this website. I just got off the mariner today and it was more than I expected, what an awesome experience. What made everything so memorable was all the information I was able to gather off this site prior to sailing. I felt like someone that has sailed many times just by reading all of your comments. Again thank you for all the help!
This is really a great site and helps with the cruising withdrawals in between cruises.
The sharing of info is the way to know what to expect and offers so many opportunities to read what others do during port stops.
I'm glad you got to experience Mariner as your first cruise. We've sailed her three times, and found her to be a fantastic ship with a great crew- we were sorry to see her go to the left coast. She's a great ship for a first timer-glad you had a great time.
Welcome back Mrtonyla13 Glad to hear you had a great cruise! So are you hooked now? Did you plan another cruise while on board? They have some pretty good incentives for booking while on board. What was your favorite port? Sorry for the questions, but I get so excited when someone returns and when they leave. It's like I'm sailing again. Hope you'll visit our site often. You can share all your experience, too!
Hello Penny, actually I did not book another cruise on board but I am going to book another one as soon as I can get my 2 son's to join me. They are both in the military and hard to get together at one time. But yes I am hooked!!! Cant wait to sail again. I continously read this website everyday since I returned, miss it already. I loved Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan would be second and the Cabo. I think it was too short of a port call in Cabo maybe thats why. But I cannot complain one bit about anything on the ship, it was awesome!!
I want to try that itinerary some day. Reminds me of the original Love Boat series. I hope your sons don't have to go over to Afghanistan or Iraq, what a mess. When all of you can finally arrange a time, be sure to mention that they're in the service. Many cruise lines offer discounts. I know for sure Carnival has a military rate.
Mrtonyla13, glad you had a good cruise. My wife and I sailed on the Mariner in 2004 from Port Canaveral. We got a 9 day cruise for the price of 7. Hurricanes abounded that year. Had to stay in the gulf for a few days until the winds calmed down. It was our first time cruising with RCI. Ranks as one of the best cruises ever. Awesome ship. Would love to sail on her again. Welcome to cruise chat. Ricky B
Originally posted by penny3333:
When all of you can finally arrange a time, be sure to mention that they're in the service. Many cruise lines offer discounts. I know for sure Carnival has a military rate.
Royal Caribbean offers a military rate also - sometimes it's even better than a senior rate. Discounted cruise rates aren't always available so make sure you ask when you are booking a cruise.
thanks again you guys are awesome, I will check into the military rates. FYI, I did find out that if you go to youtube.com, and type in a search for a ship, example mariner of the sea's, their are actuall videos of people who have cruised and video taped the entire ship, makes me miss it even more!