Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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5 out of 5

Fantastic experience.

Sail Date: October 28, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

Just returned home from a 5 day mini sampler cruise around Europe, My husband and I are total cruise virgins so were nervous with what to expect, This ship being one off the largest in the world holding around 4500 people!! 


Absolutely cannot fault it the staff where fantastic it was always clean and always something going on no chance off being bored or hungry here!! 


THE FOOD!!!! Very very impressed considering the amount off people they have to cater for the food is at an extremely high standard the evening meal in the main dining room is amazing you feel like a king or queen eating....I'm a vegetarian and our table manager, Miller was so kind and he remembered my dietary needs all week he would Even bring me out 2 choices to choose from!! Fantastic absolutely fantastic lovely to get all dressed up and enjoy company off others. 


Cant wait a it to book the next one really recommend itBig Smile

Ship Quality
Very clean and organised
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Was really pleased had just a basic sea view but was great had all we needed.
Service and Staff
No qualms. Fantastic very attentive and always happy to be of help.
Real verity of choice.
Onboard Activities
Be prepared to pay extra for activities.
Destinations and Excursions
Really enjoyed Brugge. We stayed in le Harve as the Paris trip we felt was too over priced.
Southampton (London), England
Very organised and hassle free check ins
Le Havre (Paris), France
Few shops to look around, nice little town. Didn't spend too long out but nice to have a venture.
Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
Loved Bruges. Take lots off spending money haha. Very expensive city, take the boat tour really nice!!

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