Independence of the seas

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 04, 2015
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9201
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Great ship, very clean, friendly staff. Food was great serve was phenomenal. I enjoyed the diversity of the staff, talking to everyone about their countries and what there like.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dinner service/waiters Jerome and Santaram were amazing with us.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Recommend daytime activities for the 20/30s crowd.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Recommend more staff/supervision around children's areas. Had a bad experience with a group of kids hitting balls overboard and climbing the safety glass/railing at the gold area. Some of the kids were hanging over very dangerously. We intervened sat them down and called security for their safety and the safety of others.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was cleaned several times a day and was spotless.
5 out of 5
Labadee had too much of a tourist feel. Due to the nature of the island (safety) I understand fencing off labadee but there was no real Hatian feel to it.
5 out of 5
Take the taxi from the port. Local taxi drivers are very pushy/agressive and expensive. It's cheaper to jump on a taxi shuttle from the port
5 out of 5
Just enjoy the island. Wether your walking doing a tour or an excursion this is a laid back island where you don't have to worry.
5 out of 5
Like the Cayman Islands just enjoy it. Snorkeling is a must in Cozumel.
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