August 2015 - Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
Ports of call were scheduled just right 1.5 days at sea before and after island; gave our families a chance to relax and unwind. Plenty of spots to enjoy amenities from lounge , wooden bench swings to hammocks! pools & Jacuzzi were readily available on ship. Buffet breakfast & lunch and dinners were great. Sit down dinner for the most part adequate, seasoning could be better, after 3rd day seemed like same choices of dinner menus to choose from. Some of our party 16! needed to change chooses after tasting them. Portions were small; needed to eat during day to make sure you will get full. pre & after dinner shows weren't spread apart ; seemed to have to rush after dinner to catch last 20 minute of 9pm show. We chose late dinning so early show was never an option to see; would taken our party too long to get ready to return from port and see show prior to our 8:30pm sit-down. Rock wall, surf rider a big hit ! the free ice-cream & variety of fruits given on the upper deck was on-point especially on hot days. outdoor family games not available daily like pool table,darts corn hole, chess or checkers. Promenade was wonderfull prices on promotion days were great buys. but felt there should have been more free eating options after hours; kids had only pizza to choose from. Johnny rockets should be included in price package. For the most part had a great time ports of call were great especially Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Cozumel. In Labadee felt water bounce park and zip-lines were very over priced. Will recommend other family members on taking this trip. 7 of 10.