Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Winter Easteran Independence of the Seas 8 Day cruise

Sail Date: January 17, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

A very nice length of cruise with time to relax.  Good shore excursions that were reasonable.

Great dining with excellent food choices and great waiter service.

Entertainment shows were great and so was the day time trivia programs. Nice daily events for all family and adult interest.


Ship Quality
Clean, easy to get orientated to find your way around, many areas of interest to use
Food and Dining
Wide variety of choices, well served and lots of choices.
Service and Staff
Main dining servers were fantastic
Every bit as good as Las Vegas
Children's Programs
Had several very approperiate ares for the younger crowd
Onboard Activities
All you wanted or just watch the waves go by
Destinations and Excursions
First time I had been to these islands. Good excurtions to fit all
Cabin / Stateroom
King size bed should be replaced with queen size or twin beds in the smaller state rooms. Hard to get around them
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Easy to access and parking is no sweat, but $15 per day
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Very developed and busy. Take the bus tour.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Much quieter and less crowded then St Maarten. Take the train tour.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tour of old San Juan and forts. New area too crowded and busy
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Very relaxing time and convinent tram service. just lay back and relax


Suggest to take late dining and early showtime. 2nd seating is not so crowded and staff have more time to spoil you. You can look for others shows/entertainment after relaxing at dinner.

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