Cork and Norwegian Cruise

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
14 Night Norway & Cork (Southampton Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 01, 2013
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago
As I said earlier, I cruised with Royal Carribean before and I think they provided a great service.
Everyone part of the crew was very curteous,cheerful they did a great job.
Debarking on Zeebrugge was not at all organized well, people were staying on long lines to debark or get back on ship, that can use some improvement.
Another thing I was dissapointed in was the breakfast menu. Although there was some variety of dishes, still the same menu was available every day. No matter how good was the food you want something new on occasion. For lunch I was on shore most days so I didn't eat on the ship but I remember the days I ate in was the same menu.
The other thing that was annoying was the fact you couldn't smoke in the casino, I am sure a lot of business was lost because of it.
Kudos to the captain that blew the horn a lot of times when we were leaving the port, too bad we didn't have the occasion to connect with the officers except when they were on the promenade bridge.
All in all I enjoyed the cruise mostly because the ittenarary but also a good service which come as expected.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

not attended

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Liked the cafe on promenade, had a better coffee than Windjammer Cafe.

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1 out of 5
better organization needed especially that there were a lot of elder people.
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