Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

IOS Cruise Review

Sail Date: February 08, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The ship is a beautiful floating palace with great amenities.  Because the ship is over 1000 feet long, we did a lot of walking to and from our stateroom.  Our dining experience was varied from cafeteria style to  formal.  Dining in the Romeo & Juliet facility was great and the service at our table was excellent; especially the wine steward, John Cervantes, who has a great future ahead of him.  We were disappointed in that we could not make our first Port docking.  The weather was such the tenders could not make it to our ship so  we proceeded to Falmouth, Jamaica.  The remainder of the cruise was enjoyable.  The entertainment was excellent and our overall experience was good.  All staff we had any contact with were very sociable, likable, and always willing to go the extra yard.  We would certainly recommend the IOS to anyone interested in a relaxing, enjoyable cruise.

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Food and Dining
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Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom attendant was great in every respect.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
George Town, Grand Cayman
Didn't make port dueto weather.
Falmouth, Jamaica
Took trolley ride and the scenery was nothing but poor, rundown neighborhoods and shacks
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Beach and zip line were fun to enjoy. Beautiful weather, to boot!


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