Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Review of independence of seas Caribbean cruise

Sail Date: April 19, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Great time. Ship staff was magnificent, especially Dane Bailey our waiter at dinner. He really made our dining experience delightful. He was very attentative and had such a cheery attitude. We really loved him. The other waiters were great, but Dane really stood out as being fantastic. The only disturbing experience was in Labradee during the lunch time when while eating we could see a gathering of the local island children sitting on the mountain holding empty plates. They were clearly hungry.  This took away any enjoyment I experienced on this island.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Dane Bailey and Cameron were really great waiters. Noel was so great with our room.
Would like to have experienced the Silent Party since I heard so many good things.
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Noel was so sweet and so helpful. It was so pleasant to have such a personable attendant that went to great lengths to make our cruising experience so delightful. Our rooms was always immaculate.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
The checking process was great, very efficient and the lines went very quickly.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Falmouth, Jamaica
The excursions were really great. The zip line was fantastic and the island people were so great. I loved them so much.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
I was very disturbed while eating my lunch, to see some of the island local children sitting on the mountain with empty plates waving the at us for food. This was heartbreaking and all I could think about the rest of my trip and everyday since.

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