Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Spring Break

Sail Date: April 05, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony


Spring Break week so ship was very full.  Overall our experience was great.  Staff was wonderful and attentive.  Food was just satisfactory but the wait staff is very kind and accommodating.  Port in Cayman was hectic and not welcoming.  We took a catamaran excursion to stingray city and while the catamaran ride was very pleasant, stingray city was extremely crowded and it was difficult for the boat driver to find an place to anchor.  Once anchored though, the excursion guide did a good job of making sure everyone was able to swim with the stingrays.  Jamaica was beautiful except it was an hours drive to do an excursion.  Ship was very clean and everything ran smoothly.  Swam with the dolphins - great experience and climbed Dunn's River Falls, again, very crowded but this was Spring Break week so I can understand.  Traveled with 3 teens and they had a great time.  Enjoyed our trip

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
RIcky the cruise director was engaging and energetic. Bernard our waiter was kind and pleasant.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Labadee was beautiful but again very crowded, lunch was a major disappointment, line was too long and the food was average at best. Didn't rush to get off ship in Labadee but that made it difficult to find beach chairs together with our group of 7.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Falmouth, Jamaica
We loved swimming with the dolphins and Dunn's River Falls
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)

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