Independence of the Seas

3.9 out of 5

Overview

Independence of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 3634 passengers and 1360 crew, and sails from Southampton (London), England and Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida.

Sails from: Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida, Southampton (London), England

Cruises to: Caribbean - Western, Europe - Western Europe, Europe - Western Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Fabulous highlights of Europe ports by mamabear123

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If you enjoy sea days this one had five but spaced out perfectly for us to relax after busy days of touring. Since this ship leaves from Southamptom to go to Europe ports most of the guest onboard were from the UK and just a handful were from the USA.

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Independence of the Seas by VernonCT06066

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
This is a big ship and it is easy to feel like you are one in a million onboard. we have been on this ship twice and like the ammenities (pool, fitness room, spa) but found the onboard activities to be a little lackluster for families with teens. The food in the main dining room was actually better than the paid dinner I did at Giovinnis. I had a charge on my statement that they gave me that was wrong (this is the third time this has happened with RC) went to the guest services desk before trying to disembark and the line is a mile long with people (I assume) in a similar situation. Have to dispute it with my credit card company. Frustrating that this continues to happen. They blame Steiner (the spa) for not picking up on the fact that the services I had were prepaid but someone is dropping the ball.

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4 out of 5

Nice, but could be improved. by obia

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Good cruise with bad weather, too cold, and poor food. Weather was not the fault of the cruise. The food could have been much better. I was used to finding the hand carved roast beef sandwiches for a late night snack, it was not available on this cruise. See my comments about the food in the food and drink section.

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4 out of 5

Spring Cruise Adventure by Cutecruiser

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I would definitely rate this ship as one to experience. Although a large ship there is

plenty of room to move around. Especially excellent for anyone with a handicap. Ship does fall down on special dinner venues. Food is average and service is excellent.

 

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  • Price: $$

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 3634

  • Total Crew: 1360

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.67

  • Built: May 2008

  • Refurbished: 5 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 14

  • Total Cabins: 1827

  • Cabin Categories: 28

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EatSleepCruise says ...
Aug 20, 2014

$6 blackjack on the afternoon in you are in Labadee. Tables open at 3pm. The casino was dead. At Labadee lunch is from 11:30am to 1:30pm, go early. Food runs out, fellow passengers get a little irritated, and the workers deal with this everyday, so they are indifferent

MTN says ...
Dec 04, 2014

Book a day at Palm Court Plantation & restaurant for $11 and swim there all day. There is a nice restaurant & it overlooks the water (you can see the cruise ship from there). I would definitely hang out there on my next visit to St. Kitts. Another cruiser said food was good. A paradise to relax.

toyztoyz says ...
May 06, 2014

Don't need to book a tour in San Juan just go to the "White" tram/trolley stop outside the pier for a free ride to Old San Juan and tour the forts, that will take all day, they are massive and for 5 bucks well worth it. US cell phone work and it's usually included in you plan.

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