Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

A Great Cruise

Sail Date: December 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship had an extreme makeover in April of 2013\, and it shows! Very clean ship and updated with some feature of the Oasis class ships. Digital Cruise compass screens and Jumbotron TV at Pool area was exceptional. We were able to sit in the hot tub and pool when it was 80+ degrees outside and watch the SNOW BOWL ( Detroit Lions vs Philidelphia Eagles ) Way too much fun

Pros: Diamond Conceirge Service was outstanding

Cons: Boarding and Disembarkment process was terrible!

Recommends Independence of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
Good layout and features
Food and Dining
Bad experience with Chops Grille on second night. Cold food and about a 3 hour total dining experience. terrible. but\, they invited us back on last night and we enjoyed a top notch complimentary experience with great service.
Cabin / Stateroom
Good\, but guests below our balcony room were smoking on their balcony and the smoke rose up to our balcony and room. Cant wait until RCC implements no smoking cruises in 2014
Service and Staff
Good service and personalities of staff especially Hefalia Espirit in Diamond lounge and Liridon Vata in Windjammer.
Not quite the show caliber of the esteemed Allure\, but overall great entertainment throughout the ship. Cat Wells\, guitar player/singer was outstanding as well as the excellent Night and Day Duo ( piano and violin ) Ice skating guest violinist was outstanding !!!!!

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