Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: June 28, 2015

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: 9564

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

This was my first cruise. I absolutely enjoyed my time. I would want to do this again, I do not have to worry about parking or finding a hotel. 

But the price of the wifi was too high, and I wish the library would have had books on constellations and astronomy since I wanted to explore the starry sky at night and could not use my phone. 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Delicious. Nothing quite like it. So much variety!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
They were good but some events were not present when they were supposed to be. We came to an empty room when we were expecting an event.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The dining staff was so kind, thoughtful, and friendly. I appreciate them answering my questions and taking care of my family's dietary needs.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beautiful. I loved the sound of the waves when sleeping. The problem was operating the speaker; we had to open the doors to hear the announcements. I would hope it was preset to ON.

Ship Tip

Bring walkie talkies in case you need to communicate since many are not going to use their phone.

Ports Of Call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)

3 out of 5
The beach was nice but I wanted to explore Haiti more like the other locations. Not only a private island.

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
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