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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 24, 2013
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 5 years ago

Great cruise due to smooth seas this time of year (February). Hardly knew we were moving unless you looked outside or were on deck. Royal Caribbean outdoes itself, as usual with good service in dining room and cafes. Great amenities.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

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

First time on a Freedom-class ship. Usually book on Vision-class. Independence of the Seas is so large it feels like a hotel that never leaves the pier. Surprisingly, did not experience any long lines getting on or off, dining rooms, or at Guest Relations desk.

3 out of 5
On departure a uniformed official who turns out to be a shuttle driver told us taxis were on strike (they weren't). Difference for two of us was a $22.00 vs. $13.00 fare back to Fort Lauderdale airport.
5 out of 5
On my list to go back there.
5 out of 5
Lots of places to shop.
5 out of 5
Better than I had imagined.
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