IOS Cruise Review

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 08, 2015
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8217
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our stateroom attendant was great in every respect.

Ship Tip

We've said it earlier in the survey.

1 out of 5
Didn't make port dueto weather.
3 out of 5
Took trolley ride and the scenery was nothing but poor, rundown neighborhoods and shacks
5 out of 5
Beach and zip line were fun to enjoy. Beautiful weather, to boot!
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