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oceansbobbie August 27th, 2007 10:18 AM

Rock Climbing Wall and Ice Skating Rink
 
We have cruised Princess several times and love it. However, this time we are bringing our daughters who are in their 20's and this will be their first cruise. They are very interested in the rock climbing wall and ice skating rink. Will they get to use both enough to make it worthwhile for us to try Royal Caribbean? We are thinking about Mariner leaving from Port Canaveral on 1/6/2008 for Eastern Caribbean. Thank you.

JessieC August 27th, 2007 11:35 AM

There will be plenty of time for your daughters to use the rock-climbing wall. At times it can be busy where they may have to wait in line....but it's well worth the wait...not only is it adventurous...but the view is amazing once you reach the top!

There are certain times while on board where there are different times throughout they day when there is open-skating..it's not offered every day but there are so many other things to do on board when ice-skating isn't offered. Also don't miss the ice-skatng shows...they are incrediable! The shows are free but you must pick up your "free" tickets at the Pursers Desk ahead of time because they only give out so many tickets to accomodate the seating in the theaters.

Another great RC ship is Adventure of the Sea...the only down-fall is you have to fly into San Juan where it sails out of...but the ports are wonderful! Enjoy your cruise!

Jessie

oceansbobbie August 27th, 2007 11:55 AM

Thank you so much Jessie. I am feeling better already.
Bobbie

JessieC August 27th, 2007 11:59 AM

Bobbie...Your welcome!!! That's what all of us are here for...if not to get our own questions answered but to help others with theirs. This board has been very helpful to me and I am grateful. Have a great trip!

Jessie

threecruisers August 27th, 2007 08:17 PM

When they climb they need to have socks and dry clothes no wet tshirts over suits......best time is when they are in port and people are gone..ice skating is fun but watch the time no skating on days of the show...Been on mariner 3 times...You'll LOVE! Becky the cruise director LOVE.....you'll get it later

oceansbobbie August 27th, 2007 08:44 PM

Thank you so much. Not sure if they would have remembered socks.

jlauntz August 27th, 2007 10:30 PM

Both are a joke. Little time for either at sea. Who wants to stay on the ship in port? Limited schedule for both don't let these 2 items be the major reason for taking a particular cruise. destination and affordability should be paramount

skymaster August 29th, 2007 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jlauntz
Both are a joke. Little time for either at sea. Who wants to stay on the ship in port? Limited schedule for both don't let these 2 items be the major reason for taking a particular cruise. destination and affordability should be paramount

Actually, they're not a joke if that's what you enjoy doing! It's true that there is little time for the ice skating, but the rock climbing wall is open most of the time, and many, many people love it! 8)
I rarely leave the ship when in port,,,,the ship is the holiday that I enjoy, rather than seeing ports again, that I've seen over, and over again. The ship is wonderful when everyone else is ashore. I can have any lounge chair I want, don't have to wait in line at the buffet, and can spend as much time relaxing and enjoying the hot tubs as I wish. To each his own.

Ken

RobRen September 3rd, 2007 04:33 AM

Don't forget that you must have long pants in order to ice skate.

We never found the time to actually ice skate but don't miss the show...it's fantastic!

Rock climbing was fun and don't forget about the inline skating and minature golf course.

Trip September 4th, 2007 08:12 PM

Also, don't miss the "Ice Show." I was skeptical at first, but totally enthralled! A+...

oceansbobbie September 5th, 2007 06:40 AM

Thank you all. You have been very helpful. We have to see the ice show. Can we get tickets as soon as we board? What is the best way to make sure that we are able to get tickets for the ice show please?
Thank you
Bobbie
p.s. DH just said he wants to try rock climbing too. So glad I took out that insurance.

m.grimm September 12th, 2007 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by threecruisers
When they climb they need to have socks and dry clothes no wet tshirts over suits......best time is when they are in port and people are gone..ice skating is fun but watch the time no skating on days of the show...Been on mariner 3 times...You'll LOVE! Becky the cruise director LOVE.....you'll get it later

Just got off Mariner on Sunday. Had a GREAT WEEK! I didn't want to leave. Mariner is a beautiful ship. Can't wait to go back. I'm sorry to say, but Becky isn't there any more. The current cruise director is Dennis Sciortino. He was pretty good.


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