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Mariner of the Seas

Immerse yourself in the enchanting rhythms of Calypso steel drums and the grandeur of Mayan ruins on a Caribbean cruise. Sail to the Caribbean and uncover the world of cliff-diving, swaying breezes, soft sandy beaches, and a laid-back island lifestyle. Centuries of history have left behind ancient jungle ruins and colorful colonial towns with buildings that narrate a captivating past. Explore the white-sand shores and rugged cliffs of Barbados, witness towering peaks like Petit Piton in St. Lucia, venture into the lush rainforests of Belize, or get your heart racing as you zip-line through the treetops of Labadee or Honduras. For those seeking tranquility in nature, spend your day admiring the cascading waterfalls in Jamaica and the vibrant coral reefs of Bonaire, home to majestic manta rays and vibrant parrot fish. Uncover the magic of the Caribbean with a cruise.

Book your Mariner of the Seas Cruise

Galveston serves as a popular cruise departure point in Texas, offering travelers a convenient gateway to various cruise destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Mariner of the Seas Overview

Mariner of the Seas, a Voyager-class vessel in the Royal Caribbean fleet, is a spacious and well-appointed ocean-going resort offering a wide range of amenities. Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, miniature golf course, and a full-size basketball court. Thrill-seekers will be delighted by The Perfect Storm, a trio of three-story high-speed racer slides, as well as a thrilling glow-in-the-dark laser tag course. Those with a penchant for puzzles and mysteries can immerse themselves in the Escape Room: Observatorium, where they’ll tackle mind-bending riddles while embarking on a journey through time and space.

Cruise to Caribbean and discover the cliff-diving, breeze-swaying, sand-between-your-toes, no-worries pace of island life. Hundreds of years of history have left jungle ruins from ancient times and vibrant colonial towns with brightly painted buildings reflecting a fascinating history. Discover the white-sand beaches and rugged cliffs of Barbados. See towering mountains like Petit Piton in St. Lucia, explore the lush rainforests of Belize, or boost your adrenaline as you zip-line through the treetops of Labadee or Honduras. If calm, contemplative nature is more your thing, spend the day admiring cascading waterfalls in Jamaica and the vivid coral reefs of Bonaire, home to manta rays and parrot fish. Discover the magic with a Caribbean cruise.”

Mariner of the Seas Galveston Cruises

Royal Caribbean Payments & Refunds

To reserve your cabin and lock in the final price, you will be required to place a deposit on your cruise. After you have placed a deposit to secure your reservation, you will be asked to pay the remaining balance of your fare at the final payment due date.

Deposit and Final Payment

Cruise LengthCabin CategoryDeposit AmountFinal Payment Due Date
1 to 4 nightsSuite categories
10% of the cruise fare or $100, whichever is the greater amount
75 days prior to sailing
All other categories$100 per person
$250 per person for Bermuda itineraries only
5 nightsSuite categories10% of the cruise fare or $100, whichever is the greater amount90 days prior to sailing
All other categories$100 per person
$250 per person for Bermuda itineraries only
6 to 9 nightsSuite categories10% of the cruise fare or $250, whichever is the greater amount90 days prior to sailing
All other categories$250 per person
10+ nightsSuite categories10% of the cruise fare or $450, whichever is the greater amount90 days prior to sailing
All other categories$450 per person

Note: Select promotions require full payment at the time of booking.

Royal Caribbean accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Optima, Diner’s Club International and Discover cards.

Cancellations and Refunds

Penalties may apply if you cancel or change your reservation. Penalties can be up to 100% of the amount paid, and deposits are often non-refundable. We recommend purchasing insurance to protect against covered unexpected events. Please check with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor for cancellation and refund policies for Royal Caribbean cruises.

 All beverages except tea and water are at an extra cost. Juice and coffee free with breakfast. Soft drink card available. Wine & Dine wine package available.

Dining on Royal Caribbean is an adventure, with many exciting options to choose from. Enjoy a lively meal in one of the main dining rooms, where your personal server will greet you with your favorite cocktail and prepare exotic desserts at your table, or linger over a romantic table for two at one of the luxurious specialty restaurants. Royal Caribbean also offers casual cafés and 24-hour room service. There will be a service charge of $7.95 per delivery for room service orders.

Main Dining Room Policies

Royal Caribbean guests are assigned to one of two seatings in the main dining room for their evening meal, early or late. The early and late seating times can vary by ship or itinerary, but are usually at around 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. Royal Caribbean also offers My Time Dining, which allows you to dine in the main dining room anytime between the hours of 6:00 – 9:30 pm (times vary by ship).

Dress Code

With the exception of formal nights, dress is casual. 3, 4 and 5 night cruises have one formal night. 6 and 7 night cruises have two formal nights. Cruises that last longer than 8 nights will typically have three formal nights. For casual dinners, appropriate attire for men is slacks (no jeans) and a sports shirt, while women are advised to wear slacks and blouse, a sundress or a pantsuit. At informal dinners, men are expected to wear a jacket or sports coat, with or without a tie, or a collared shirt, whereas women should don a dress, blouse and skirt, or pantsuit. On formal evenings, men should wear a dark suit or a tuxedo, while women should dress in an evening gown or cocktail dress. Shorts, t-shirts and swimwear are never permitted in the main dining room.

Specialty Dining Packages

6-9 Night Cruises3 Night PackageUnlimited Package
Quantum and Oasis Class Ships$99 per person$29 per person, per day
All Other Ships$79 per person$24 per person, per day
10+ Night Cruises3 Night Package5 Night PackageUnlimited Package
Quantum and Oasis Class Ships$99 per person$139 per person$20 per person, per day
All Other Ships$79 per person$119 per person$20 per person, per day

Special Requests

Special meals are available including low-fat, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, low/no sodium and low/no cholesterol meals, as well as sugar-free and fat-free desserts. Kosher meals are available on all ships and itineraries and must be requested at least 90 days prior to sailing for European and South American itineraries, and at least 45 days in advance for all other itineraries. Kosher for Passover meal requests must be received at least 90 days in advance in order to be accommodated.

Dining at Mariner of the SeasThe Sound of Music Dining Room (Main Dining Room)
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: 2 formal nights, 2 semi-formal, others casual or ‘smart casual’.
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Early – 6:00-6:30 p.m., Late – 8:00-8:30 p.m.
Dining at Mariner of the SeasTop Hat and Tails Dining Room (Main Dining Room)
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: 2 formal nights, 2 semi-formal, others casual or ‘smart casual’.
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Early – 6:00-6:30 p.m., Late – 8:00-8:30 p.m.
Dining at Mariner of the SeasRhapsody in Blue Dining Room (Main Dining Room)
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: 2 formal nights, 2 semi-formal, others casual or ‘smart casual’.
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Early – 6:00-6:30 p.m., Late – 8:00-8:30 p.m.
Dining at Mariner of the SeasChops Grille
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Dress Code: Smart casual (formal on formal nights)
Surcharge: Yes
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner Only: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dining at Mariner of the SeasJohnny Rocket’s
Cuisine: ’50s Diner
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes, $9.95 per person
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Ask onboard
Dining at Mariner of the SeasWindjammer
Cuisine: Buffet
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Ask onboard
Dining at Mariner of the SeasCafe Promenade
Cuisine: Pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, coffee, cupcakes
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Ask onboard
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Ask onboard
Dining at Mariner of the SeasJamie’s Italian
Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Ask onboard
Surcharge: Yes, ask onboard for amount
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours:
Ask onboard
Dining at Mariner of the SeasIzumi
Cuisine: Japanese
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes, a la carte pricing
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours:
Lunch and dinner only, ask onboard for hours
Dining at Mariner of the SeasChef’s Table
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: Smart casual
Surcharge: Yes, ask onboard
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Check onboard for hours
Dining at Mariner of the SeasStarbucks
Cuisine: Coffee
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes, a la carte pricing
Reservations Required: No
Hours:
Check onboard for hours
Dining at Mariner of the SeasBoardwalk Dog House
Cuisine: Hot dogs, sausages and linked meats
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes, a la carte pricing
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Check onboard for hours

In addition to the restaurants mentioned above, the ship also features an ice cream parlour and 24-hour room service. There will be a service charge of $7.95 per delivery for room service orders.

Note: Open seating at dinner (My Time Dining) is also available in the main dining area

Mariner of the Seas Wireless Internet

 

VOOM Surf + Stream Internet Package
Price per day, per device
Itinerary1 Device2 Devices3 Devices4 Devices
Short Caribbean Itineraries$26.99$19.99$19.99$19.99
All Other Itineraries$23.99$15.99$15.99$15.99

VOOM is Royal Caribbean’s exclusive high-speed internet service. Stay connected with friends and family all cruise long with 24 hour access. The VOOM Surf + Stream Internet Package lets you message and video chat on messenger services, browse the web, send emails and post on social media, and video chat live. Plus stream your favorite videos, movies, music and shows.

Pre-Cruise Pricing: Most VOOM Surf + Stream packages are discounted up to 20% off onboard pricing. Check Pre-Cruise Planner for pricing for individual voyages. Surf packages are available for purchase pre-cruise for certain voyages, check the Cruise Planner for availability.

For the younger crowd, Adventure Ocean provides hours of enjoyment for kids aged 3 to 17, complete with two teen-only areas known as the Living Room and Fuel Dance Club. The Royal Promenade, a four-deck-high “street” extending longer than a football field, is brimming with shops, eateries, and bars. The day spa and fitness center offer state-of-the-art exercise equipment, sauna, spa treatment rooms, and a beauty salon. Dining options encompass a three-tiered dining room, the Windjammer Café, and the ’50s-style Johnny Rockets diner, as well as the reservations-only Chops Grille restaurant. Several popular evening hangouts, including Vintages wine bar and the Latin-themed Boleros lounge, provide the perfect setting for relaxation. The Casino is a hub of excitement as guests try their luck at poker, blackjack, and roulette. Before attending a Broadway-style musical production at the Savoy Theater, guests can savor a cocktail at the Polynesian-themed Bamboo Room. Every stateroom is equipped with a sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom.

Mariner of the Seas Parking Information

Departure for Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas will be via Cruise Terminal 10. Parking can be found at one of several outdoor parking garages, covered parking lots, indoor parking garages, or the is also free cruise parking at one of the many cruise friendly hotels on the island. Simply arrive the day before departure and stay as a guest at their hotel and you can safely park your car with them until you return from your cruise.

The Official Port Of Galveston Parking - Galveston Park

Our Port of Galveston discount cruise parking allows cruise passengers to reserve a parking spot when sailing out of Galveston. Find where to park in Galveston for Cruises for the port of Galveston parking. Find Parking near Galveston Cruise for Carnival and other cruises. With the pre-paid parking program, the Port is offering discounted parking rates for spots in the Port of Galveston’s official parking lots. Cruise passengers can secure a spot in advance through our online service and be sure to secure a worry free spot for parking near Galveston Cruise Port. This port parking can be used by Carnival Cruise parking. We value our customers and so if you Park by the Ports, it is safe cruise parking.

Go To the Official Port Of Galveston Parking Page

What you need to know before visiting Galveston

Operating out of Galveston Island, the Port of Galveston is at the heart of cruise life and sits in the West Bay at the beginning of the Houston Ship Channel. This port currently has 3 cruise terminals and serves, on average, over 1 million cruise passengers a year. Located on Harborside Drive in Galveston, the port is connected to the mainland via the San Luis Pass toll bridge and Interstate 45.  The city’s cruise industry has grown significantly over the years, making it a key player in the Gulf of Mexico cruise market.

Galveston Island

Galveston - Destination details

Captivating destination that offers a blend of rich history, beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and numerous activities for visitors

Galveston Cruise Terminals

Terminals and Transportation

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Galveston Beach

Cruise FAQs

Are you planning a cruise adventure from Galveston but have a boatload of questions? You’re in the right place! This FAQ page is your one-stop source for everything you need to know about cruises departing from Galveston.

Itinerary for Galveston

Before Cruising Itinerary

Relax and Explore Galveston by visiting some of the most delicious seafood restaurants and steak houses in the area, or explore the iconic Moody Gardens and Pleasure Pier.

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