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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 03, 2015
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 7275
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
All the food was good, but I didn't find anything spectacular.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Best entertainment we have seen! Loved the Elton John Guy!

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Viktoria in the Schooner Lounge was outstanding. The entertainment crew for trivia and that sort were also great and we enjoyed them very much.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Stayed overnight in a Days Inn, will NEVER go ther again. It was horrible.
5 out of 5
Gorgeous beaches right off the ship and best shopping for the week.
3 out of 5
I am a quilter, so going to the Batik Factory was great for me. Lots of indifferent comments about this port.
3 out of 5
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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