Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Independence of the Seas

Sail Date: January 07, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Relatively positive experience -- ship is beautiful and very well maintained.
Interior Cabin -- with the exception of not having a window, the cabin was wonderful. Cabin Stewards were excellent and value for cost was excellent.
Entertainment -- very good. Shows were not great but were enjoyable, Pyramid Lounge and Labyrinth Night Club were great with live entertainment nightly.
Food -- the food was good but not great, yet value and quality, matched with the service experience was excellent. We enjoyed our servers and the other guests at our main dining room table so we saw no reason to go to specialty dining rooms.
Ports of Call -- very enjoyable excursions in Grand Cayman and Jamaica, and Labidee was very relaxing and beautiful.
As a final comment for those attempting to make a decision on Royal Caribbean, my wife and I agree that every facet of the Royal Caribbean experience is far better than Carnival in any level of comparison. We are looking forward to experiencing The Oasis or Allure of the Seas in the near future.
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