April 2016 - Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas
First of all the boarding was organized and the line moved efficiently. Upon boarding the ship was clean and quite large. The ship had a beautiful ambiance. The ship was modern and the staterooms were nice and clean.
Our cabin steward and waiter and assistant waiter were professional and receptive to our needs.
The shows were excellent and there was plenty of seating. The boat was so large you never felt crowded or rushed.
Now the negatives, the buffet had a large selection, however the taste and preparation of the food was not acceptable. The dining room was beautiful, however the food was not acceptable. It tasted like cafeteria food t[he was just sitting for purchase.From appetizer all the way through desert the food was bland and not acceptable. Even the deserts were bland.(ex. souffle). Now it is true we did not eat in any of the specialty dining choices, however we have been on many cruise lines where we enjoyed the food in the dining rooms. This quality of food was not what we expected. In closing all other aspects of the cruise were enjoyable.