Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

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

Sail Date: January 12, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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




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