Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2 out of 5

Not a "Wow" Cruise

Sail Date: July 19, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Cruise on this ship definately not up to par with previous RC cruises. The food and service in both the dining room and Windjammer fell well below expectations.  Food selections and preparations in both were only fair; slow to serve in dining room; noticed dishes piled up on tables in Windjammer while waiters were at stations laughing and fooling around.  Overall ship staff on decks appeared to be grumpy, "blah" and inattentive. Entertainment at night only fair; lots of "dead" time on this ship. Ship upkeep could have been better, dishes/glasses by elevators /in lobbies and food on floor in lots of places. Public restrooms esp on pool deck were yucky.  Smell of sewage by FlowRIder last day at sea. Excursions were nice and our cabin attendant was wonderful however!  So it wasn't a total loss.  Hoping that our next cruise on Allure is much better!

Food and Dining
See above.
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Ship Quality
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Getting on the ship was fine; the disembark was terrible; disorganized; took longest we've ever experienced over 2 hrs.
Cabin / Stateroom
Loved our balcony cabin and room attendant!!!


Get into Windjammer early and not near closing time or else you are herded into a very small area and selection of food. Staff starts roping you off a full half hour before closing time. Olive and Twist lounge was nice good band each night.

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