Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Cruise = great, Johnny Rockets = BAD

Sail Date: April 26, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

Had a great time.

The itinerary was perfect, they start off slow with two days to relax and unwind from the stresses of work and the things you are taking a vacation from with plenty of shows and entertainment or you can do nothing at all on the pool deck. (just what I did)

The comic was great, all three of them. 

This particular sailing did not have to many younger children which was good, however, it did have some spring breakers that were ok and expected for this time of year. 

Security was present to prevent anyone from getting out of hand which i thought was great but I also feel they were not needed but good to have just in case.

Now for the bad: Johnny Rockets, what a rip off sure the cover is only 5.95 but the food was mediocre at best. the fries where hot but not salted (you did have salt at your table) but my burger "#12" was not made properly (pink in the middle and bloody), the #12 sauce was not used that is what makes it a "#12", and it had no tomato! Did i return it, of course not I know what unprofesional cooks do to food that is returned (wipe there butt with it then send it back) atleast this Johnny rockets seemed so unprofessional I would have expected that. The Milk shakes are not included so if you order a milk shake expect it to be small and be charged 5.20 for each then lets add 15% gratuity to that. The milk shake is nothing fancy or special either. 

Overall I liked this cruise and will never goto a specialty dinnig venue again. 

I did book this cruise again next spring on April 25th so as you can see I would recomend it!




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Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Except Johnny Rockets BAD BAD BAD.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Have to take shuttle to parking garage.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Need 7 bucks per person for water taxi to get to town
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Close to shops and Casinos.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
New pier, lots to see. PUSHY local sales people trying to sell there junk.


Don't need to book a tour in San Juan just go to the "White" tram/trolley stop outside the pier for a free ride to Old San Juan and tour the forts, that will take all day, they are massive and for 5 bucks well worth it. US cell phone work and it's usually included in you plan.

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