Fantastic Family Vacation

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 25, 2015
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2612
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We traveled with 2 other families (total group size of 16) and it was an even better experience than we anticipated. The ship is amazing!  There is never a dull moment and something for every age. Our kids ranged in age from 6 to 15. The ship is beautiful, the staff is fantastic, the food is top-notch, the entertainment is great (don't miss the ice show!), and the only downside was the weather (but that is something completely out of anyone's control). It was the best family vacation ever. We had a connecting ocean view room so it was easy to have access to our kids, yet able to shut the door and have quiet time without them as well. I would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
everything we ate was fantastic, not just in the main dining room but the buffet was always so good!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
So much to do! Our teenagers tried everything and had the time of their lives!


5 out of 5
The ice show is amazing! The main shows were so good, the comedy was great!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My kids couldn't wait to go to the kids programs every day - and that freed us up for a nice long dinner without kids!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was happy and welcoming and worked so hard to make our vacation perfect

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
beautiful ship, so many things to see and do!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The staff works amazingly hard to keep everything clean and the room layout was perfect!

Ship Tip

Say thank you to all the staff members- they work extremely hard day and night to make sure you have a wonderful vacation are always smiling and happy to help you have a wonderful vacation. Don't complain about the small stuff.

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