I have a 6 and an almost 4 year old, and we are going on the Mariner in a couple weeks. I will report back. But from what I have read and heard from everyone, it is fantastic!!!! I have done a lot of research on this trip, and have not come across one bad thing about that program. That says a lot, because you always hear about at least one horror story. Anyway, we are soooooooo excited now that it is so close. We are in Texas too- and are looking forward to a big ship finally going out of Galvestion. That will save on the airfare!