lovingthesun

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Independence of the Seas

January 2013 - Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

Excellent experience

Being our first cruise, we found this exceeded our expectations. From the stateroom to the dining room and everything between, the Royal Caribbean knows how to provide the best travelling experience. Now we know why people say they are hooked on cruising! Our stateroom attendant kept our room tidied each morning and evening, and left a towel creation that impressed us each day. The meals we had at the Windjammer were so varied we never had to eat the same thing twice, but because it was so good, we did! The meals in the dining room were exceptional - and made only more special by the people who waited on us, and made every evening a magical time. These crew members went above and beyond to provide a personalized and caring experience, sharing tidbits of their lives and making us all feel so special! The entertainment was enjoyable, but it was challenging to find seats unless you could arrive at least a half hour before showtime. The Royal Promenade was always fun to stroll, and there was delicious baked goods at Cafe Promenade and an awesome pizza/salad bar at Sorrento's. The activities available are endless and in 8 days we still didn't get around to doing all we wanted to. An ample library provides plenty of reading material while sunbathing. The days we docked were also exceptionally enlightening; tried to do a tour of each island stop when possible to get a feel for the local culture. We chose the "My time" dining and that worked out very well for never having to wait for our reservation. We would definitely consider a cruise again and would definitely travel Royal Caribbean again.

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Basseterre, St. Kitts - Beware of the hagglers--- hold out for the best deal to take tours, etc. A beautiful island! Venture beyond main shopping area to find interesting and better deals.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Things here seemed over-priced. We would have liked to tour beyond the main beach but the water taxi was the limit we could spend. Everything else too costly.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Take a bus tour of the old area then walk to explore the streets. So fascinating!
Independence of the Seas Independence of the Seas - Board the ship early the first day. Even though the cruise didn't leave Ft. Lauderdale until 5:30 we were on in time to have lunch and get a chance to explore where everything is before the actual cruise began. Once our cabins were ready and luggage had arrived, we were able to start unpacking. Make every minute count! Get to the ice-show and Alhambra theatre early, the shows fill up quickly.

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lovingthesun reviewed their Caribbean - Southern cruise on Independence of the Seas and gave it 5 stars - Excellent experience