Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

So Disappointing.

Sail Date: March 08, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

This was my 4th cruise and my first with Royal Caribbean.  The food was mediocre at best.  We didn't have one single stand out meal during our week long cruise.

Service was poor.  They constantly seemed understaffed causing long lines and waits at every bar and buffet.  Attitudes of the bartenders were awful, likely related to being understaffed.

The cruise ships private island in Labaddee was so overpriced.  No activity was included.  Just to go down the water slide one time was $30 per person.  

I will never cruise with Royal Caribbean again.

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Food and Dining
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Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
George Town, Grand Cayman
stingray city
Falmouth, Jamaica
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
beautiful island but you are nickel and dimed to death. a mat is $15 per person. The slide is $30 per person for 1 slide. The zip line is $100 per person.

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