"A fabulous cruise!"
Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
We sailed on the Independence of the Seas on March 1, 2009 to March 7, 2009, I also sailed on the Enchantment of the Seas a few years prior and walked away very impressed, but I must admit that the Independence was 10 times better! when you first step onto the ship you are instantly in awe by its beauty, from the staircases to the ceilings everything on the ship was so unique and different, I don't know who the interior decorator was but I sure wish that we could get them over my house so that he can help me decorate my place, even though we stole some of there ideas just by being on the ship LOL. The destinations that we cruised to were Belize City, Costa Maya and Cozumel, I wasn't too fond of Costa Maya at all! Its just a piece of land that Royal Caribbean put some worthless stores on that sell costume jewelry, cups and t-shirts thats it LOL, I don't recommend Costa Maya for a cruise stop, we were out there maybe for 2 hours and we were ready to get back onto the ship, but when we did get back on the ship we were back in paradise. The ship holds over 3000 passengers but the ship is so huge it never seems overly crowded, and the staff that they have working on the ship is so professional and nice, and they have the nerve to remember your name by only seeing you once, don't tell me how they do that, and its not because I'm African American either, they remember everyones name. If you ever cruise on a Royal Caribbean ship, please don't be cheap to yourself, get yourself a balcony room! I walked passed the other rooms without a balcony and there's no comparison and plus they give you a 62 sq. ft. balcony, you know what you can do on that at night, use your imagination LOL!
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: I loved the broadway shows
Cons: I hated the stores inside the ship, they don't sell items that you would want and they are overpriced LOL