1st on Royal, i think Last on Royal...its the little things...

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 12, 2014
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1588
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

We have cruised Carnival and Norwegian many times before, but thought we would see what all the hype was about with royal caribbean. First it was more expensive. So i figured more luxurious.  NOPE. infact we got less for the money than we would have on the other cruise lines. For example, Robes are a staple for a balcony cabin. Not on Royal.  We had purchased the premium drink package on the ship. Everything was included except for premium coffee. So i wanted a bottle of water when exiting the ship to go ashore...sorry sir, you have to pay for that....WHAT?  I wanted freshly squeezed juice with my breakfast...sorry sir, you have to pay for that..WHAT?  Johnny Rockets burgers are an UPcharge???  Guys burger joint on carnival is FREE!!!!  Bingo on the other cruise lines is 10 bucks...on royal...35!!!!  

its just the little things.......but it makes or breaks the cruise...sorry




Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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