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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 05, 2015
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8575
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The trip was very relaxing.  However, my family and I wish there was more for the families to do together.  There were couple things and teen things to do but nothing really for the entire family to do together.  Also,  we thought that the drink packages were expensive. We understand the alcohol can be expensive but non alcoholic drinks should be included in the cruise.  For a family of four to drink it almost costs $1000.  That's a bit extreme after all the money spent to go on the cruise ship.

Other than that, the ship was beautiful, the staff was friendly and the islands where incredible. We would definitely cruise again but maybe on another cruise line.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The person that took care of our cabin was wonderful. The room was always clean and neat. He would always live our towels shaped like some kind of animal.
5 out of 5
After the cruise they have excursions around Ft. Lauderdale. So if your flight is later and you have time to kill, there excursions are wonderful.
5 out of 5
My husband is from Puerto Rico so we have been there many times. El Morro is beautiful and a wonderful place to visit.
5 out of 5
St. Maarten is beautiful but the jewelry sales people are very high pressure. This is the way they make a living there and I get that. But if you are there to relax and not there to buy big purchases stay out of the stores.
5 out of 5
The baby monkeys that the men have on their shoulders are adorable but the way they get them away from the mother's is terrible. There is a little sanctuary at Ship Wreck Cove that feeds the monkeys and you can get pictures there. There are sooo cute!!!
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