Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
4-6 cruises

Reviews
2

Helpful Votes
5

2 out of 5

A Cruise with Problems

Sail Date: July 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The staff are excellent in the cabins, the dining facilities and throughout the ship. Do not book on this ship, Independence of the Seas, if you need to use the internet during your cruise. It very seldom worked. Guest services was continuously giving credits to everybody using it throughout the cruise. Also, since they send everything through their corporate facilities they block many secrured websites and all sites like Skype. In addition, the entertainment (nightly shows) were not very good. We actually walked out on some they were so bad. This included both the cruise line's singers and dancers as well as the guest entertainers. As the cruise went along, fewer people came each night. Finally, the ship seems to cater to families with children. Out of 4300 passengers there were over 1000 children. Towards the end of the cruise, they started putting employees in the elevators since the kids were playing in them (pushing every floor and holding them so people could not get an elevator). Finally, they treeat formal dress up nights in the dining room as optional. When we brought formal attire and saw people in shirts and shorts, we were shocked as every cruise we have been on the attire was a requirement, not optional. So if you do not want to dress up, you may not need to pack those formal clothes.

Pros: Service of the Staff

Cons: Entertainment

Recommends Independence of the Seas? No.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The staff is great. The food was not that good and our waiter had to replace meals at least half of the 14 nights for the people at our table (there were 6 others at our table who also had some concerns).
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Entertainment
The ice shows were excellent (2 of them). The nightly shows were really not very good. Out of 14 nights probably only 2 or 3 were excellent. Some were so bad we (and others in the crowd) walked out.


Was this review helpful? 4

Be the first to comment


Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Anonymous



*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top