Independence of the Seas - June 14, 2015

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 14, 2015
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8250
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The ship was great and had wonderful amenities of which I have become accustomed to as a Royal Caribbean Platinum member.  The entertainment activities were great.  However, I was greatly disappointed with some very popular activities being held in rooms that really did not accommodate the interested individuals and i.e. battle of the sexes and dirty talk which I was locked out of.  Also, I always enjoyed the individualized attention that I usually get at dinner and with the room staff which really was non existent on this cruise.  The people were very kind and polite but it was as if they were too busy.  Maybe there are more assignments responsibilities that what other staff were assigned on pass cruises but I was really disappointed.  I received more care and attention from staff on the Oasis and Allure ships which are much bigger than this one.  On a positive note, the itinerary was great, the weather was great, and I really enjoyed the trip overall.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

At Labadee, I returned from an excursion and tried to grab some lunch and everything was pretty much gone even though it was still lunch time. There were no ice carvings, fruit displays, and lunch menu and availability was real basic and not much offered. I was not WOWED at all.

5 out of 5
Excursion to Sandbar Island was enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Dunns River Falls and Water Tubing very enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Swimming with the stringrays and snorkeling. The water was crystal clear and the sand in the ocean felt delightful.
5 out of 5
Snorkeling and it was great.
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