Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5


Sail Date: December 20, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Great ship, loads to do during the day and evening. All 4 of our children love the kids camp. Food good, service generally excellent. Would recommend.

Ship Quality
Extremely clean and well maintained
Food and Dining
I think the food is pretty good (better than ok) and great for 'mass catering. Not a big fan of windjammer/ buffet concept but think the main dining room is very well done and in general has pretty good food.
Service and Staff
All 3 cruises we've had with Royal Caribbean the staff have waiting staff and room staff have been really great. In the kids camp some staff are really good, others not so good.
Would like a slightly younger vibe to some of the shows. Also the ice show was exactly the same as last year.
Children's Programs
Needs more variety and they need to do what they say they're going to do on the program. My kids were sometimes frustrated at them not delivering the promised activity. From our 3 cruise experiences on RC, some staff are great, others not so much.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
We have the interior rooms (cheapest) and I find them absolutely fine. Comfortable, well organised and in great condition.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Best port on this itinerary. Great place!

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