Independence 2013

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 24
Helpful Votes: 215

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Independence of the Seas

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 23, 2013

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Went on the Freedom in 2009 and we liked the lay out, so I figured IOS would be the same.  Well the ship was the same, but the crew service was not up to par.  Felt like the crew was going through the motions to help you but their was no spirit or emotion in it.  Made for a long cruise.

(Pros)  We did the Mystery Dinner Theater and it was fantastic.  Highly recommend this dinner.  Show starts in the forward lounge and ends in Portofino Italian restaurant.  Lots of fun

(Cons)  Parking was on the north side of the port and the ship was on the southend of the port.  Buses ran back and forth but they had people directing who could get aboard what bus and it was a cluster xxxx in 85 degree heat.  Not good planning on RCL part.







Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

Didn't use them


Didn't use them

Children's Programs

Didn't use them

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Took the train around St Kitts, little pricey but a very nice ride.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

1 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
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