Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2 out of 5

Below average experience

Sail Date: June 07, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

This was our first RC cruise after 10 Carnival trips. We will stick with Carnival.

The Independence was a nice ship, but te entire trip was rather "blah".

Pros: Nice, clean ship. FloRider fun

Cons: Boring, average/below average service; poor itinerary (we went with a large group- graduation cruise)


Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Waiter forgetful; bar service average; food average
Service and Staff
Andrew (waiter assistant) and Sy (steward) did well. All others below average
Second rate, laughingly rediculous. Singers have talent though.
Onboard Activities
FloRider fun, otherwise very hum drum
Destinations and Excursions
4pm-11pm Puerto Rico stop leaves little time to do any real excursion, which is necessary because there's nothing by the port. St Maarten was fun- went to Maho (Airport) beach by cab; St Kitts average
Cabin / Stateroom
Couldn't hear ship announcements and had an odd odor a couple of days


For example: $6 blackjack on the afternoon in you are in Labadee. Tables open at 3pm. The casino was dead.
At Labadee lunch is from 11:30am to 1:30pm, go early. Food runs out, fellow passengers get a little irritated, and the workers deal with this everyday, so they are indifferent

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