Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

WE love Royal Carribbean

Sail Date: January 03, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Although, I did notice a few things that didn't seem to be the norm in our past experience.  There seemed to be a lot of training of staff going on during our stay and that may account for the lack of beverage service availability.  When by the pool, I rarely saw a server and a couple of times at venues, we would have to wait a while before someone would approach us.  That isn't to say that we won't book our next cruise with Royal Carribbean.  We like what they offer onboard and enjoy the Promenade area.  Looking forward to our next one!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
All the food was good, but I didn't find anything spectacular.
Service and Staff
Viktoria in the Schooner Lounge was outstanding. The entertainment crew for trivia and that sort were also great and we enjoyed them very much.
Best entertainment we have seen! Loved the Elton John Guy!
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Stayed overnight in a Days Inn, will NEVER go ther again. It was horrible.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Gorgeous beaches right off the ship and best shopping for the week.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
I am a quilter, so going to the Batik Factory was great for me. Lots of indifferent comments about this port.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Another ship was docked when we got there, so most of the chairs had been claimed and the food line was very lengthy. We did find a couple of chairs under a palm tree and were able to relax, but am told it is much niced if you are the only ship there.

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