Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Vote

4 out of 5


Sail Date: December 20, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We really liked the ship, and the staff was  very helpful and kind. We are frequent Carnival cruisers, and unfortunately, the little extras didn't seem to compare. 

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
More healthy choices are necessary
Service and Staff
Was very disappointed in the lack of variety
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Also disappointed that not much was scheduled for passengers to do.
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Has a mini fridge, so you can bring your own stuff.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
We didn't do anything
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Orient Beach
Basseterre, St. Kitts
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Very commercial.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Wonderful island. Don't book an excursion, there is enough to do on your own.


If you like to eat healthy, I would suggest bringing your own food with you. Also, bring your own water as it is hard to access water without having to buy the bottled ones on the ship. Make the most of your day by planning your own activities, and you can skip most of the night time shows.

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