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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
Verified Review
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

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.

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

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Did not visit port

Only Butterfly Farm was great.

Basseterre, St. Kitts Did not visit port

Horrible train ride
5 out of 5
Taste and culture tour was wonderful
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