Operated by Royal Caribbean International, the Mariner of the Seas is a 138,000-ton cruise ship that measures 1,020 feet long with a maximum beam (width) of 157.5 feet. It can carry up to 3,114 passengers.
The ship plies the Pacific Coast of Mexico, starting at Los Angeles, California and continuing into the Mexican ports of Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
Facilities include a rock climbing wall, ice skating rink and in-line skating. Youth facilities cater to teens and children.
The cruise line imposes no restrictions on the number, type or size of baggage you can bring on board. However, the airline that you fly to reach the cruise port may limit the sports gear you can transport or they may charge you an extra fee.
You need to have your passport and a tourist card to visit Mexico. You'll receive this card on board the ship for a small fee.
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Aurelio Locsin has been writing professionally since 1982. He published his first book in 1996 and is a frequent contributor to many online publications, specializing in consumer, business and technical topics. Locsin holds a Bachelor of Arts in scientific and technical communications from the University of Washington.