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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 19, 2013
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1583
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

This cruise was every thing that it promised to be and everything we expected. The food was delicious (and generous). The entertainment and on board amenities were as advertised. And the staff was very helpful and outgoing. This was our first cruise and will, more than likely, be our last. We are glad that we tried it and are grateful for the experience, we are just not cruise people. We'd rather spend a week exploring the history, nature, and culture of ONE place, not little snippets of 5 places.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

The art auctions are entertaining and always offer free champagne.

5 out of 5
Convenient to beach hotels.
5 out of 5
Most Island-like with VERY nice locals. Get a beer from the locals at Friar's Beach.
5 out of 5
Best for shopping. Get a bucket of Beers at the East end of the Boardwalk.
5 out of 5
Best for History. Take a walk through the Old City. Say hi to a stray cat. Pay $5 to see both forts (the national park service operates a free transport between them.)
1 out of 5
Very Commercialized. We ate a lavish BBQ lunch while locals begged for food on the other side of a barbed-wire fence. Heartbreaking.
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