February 2015 - Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
The ship is a beautiful floating palace with great amenities. Because the ship is over 1000 feet long, we did a lot of walking to and from our stateroom. Our dining experience was varied from cafeteria style to formal. Dining in the Romeo & Juliet facility was great and the service at our table was excellent; especially the wine steward, John Cervantes, who has a great future ahead of him. We were disappointed in that we could not make our first Port docking. The weather was such the tenders could not make it to our ship so we proceeded to Falmouth, Jamaica. The remainder of the cruise was enjoyable. The entertainment was excellent and our overall experience was good. All staff we had any contact with were very sociable, likable, and always willing to go the extra yard. We would certainly recommend the IOS to anyone interested in a relaxing, enjoyable cruise.