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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: February 01, 2014
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago
The staff on board was excellent\, especially Joff the cruise director. Ship areas were clean\, our balcony room very comfortable and plenty of space. Entertainment was great onboard. One con was the limited shopping onboard. There was very little selection. I would have liked more options as gifts and souvenirs such as t-shirts\, hats\, etc. Another con was the guests who decided to smoke on their balconies even though it is prohibited and despite cameras clearly in view of the balcony rooms and smokers. This made it unpleasant for non-smokers to enjoy time on their balconies.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
With the exception of one night where we received a tough cut of meant\, the food in the main dining room was excellent. The staff was extremely attentive and pleasant. My time dining was convenient for us and we thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience!


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The head water and assistant waiter for dinner in the King Leer Dining room were excellent. They went above and beyond every night. They remembered our names from the very first night and our preferences and brought them to us without even asking. Service in the dining room could not have been better. The ship director Joff was excellent. His enthusiasm and humor made the vacation experience superb!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The tv remote did not work\, the hair dryer did not work and the a/c even on highest setting never cooled below 70 degrees. Room was clean and comfortable. Room attendants were very responsive and friendly.

Pros: The ship was beautiful\, service was excellent and islands were warm and tropical

Cons: The Jeep Wrangler Excursion on Grand Cayman and guests smoking on balcony of rooms

Recommends Independence of the Seas? Yes!

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