Rough "Seas"

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 14, 2014
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 1321
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I booked two staterooms together in March 2014

 *** They put us in different dining rooms initially... they fixed it by the 2nd night.

We tried to watch the bg screen movies

*** Both times the pool person came up to pressure clean the hot tubs and pools. So we either got wet or left, we chose the later of the two.

The dinnerware was often left on the tables out on the lido deck.

The list of things to do was often just spa items

*** We attempted to attend a seminar on herbal medicine ... after going to 3 different places (based on newspaper and verbal information) we arrived 15 minutes late, it was almost over except to go another place ((Upstairs ... my husband is disabled)) and see what herbs she was talking about. WE DIDN'T GO

Most of the staff you had to step on their foot to get them to speak to you...

*** Even then it was usually just a return "Hello" or "Have a good day."

My husband left his cell phone in the stateroom upon departure .. claim was "It was not there"

I will stick to Carnival.

*** They go to mostly the same ports of call.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Did not seem to be enough different activities ... was often bored to sleep.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Didn't appear to be enough of them ... children ran around un supervised often.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Johanna (Persers Desk) Edwardo and assistant fo table 300 Romeo and Juliet Dinig Room and John our room steward # 1321 werer fabulous

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very spacious even with the mobility chair.
5 out of 5
Could have spent all day at the Turtle Farm. In fact spent so much time there we didn't have time to see the dolphins across the street.
5 out of 5
Lovely local guied stayed close to keep the peddlers away ... Peppers Jerk is the best ... Don't forget to say hi to Bea.
5 out of 5
Kayak trip was worth every penny I spent. I wish we could have gone in closer to Willy's village!!!
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