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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 28, 2015

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8648

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

We loved cruising the Caribbean and enjoyed the amenities on the ship. Started out badly because the porters left many suitcases out in the pouring rain even tho we had delivered them to a covered tent. Ruined many outfits. We must have chosen our tours poorly because three out of four were terrible. Only the Puerto Rico Food Tasting was great. Their island cruise Labadee would have been okay had the so-called tour guide told us what we were seeing but he was too busy with his friends and flirting with a woman tourist. And honestly, the quality of the food on Royal Caribbean has really slipped since I first started cruising with them about 8 years ago.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Josien Brander, great help to us; Manual Luis, stateroom attendant, our waiters Valerian and Cornelius

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Did not visit port

Only Butterfly Farm was great.

Basseterre, St. Kitts Did not visit port

Horrible train ride

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Taste and culture tour was wonderful

Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island) Did not visit port

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