Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

One guy's opinion....

Sail Date: February 24, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

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.
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Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
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.
George Town, Grand Cayman
On my list to go back there.
Falmouth, Jamaica
Lots of places to shop.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Better than I had imagined.


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.

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