Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

Independence of the seas

Sail Date: October 04, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was cleaned several times a day and was spotless.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Recommend daytime activities for the 20/30s crowd.
Children's Programs
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
Food and Dining
Dinner service/waiters Jerome and Santaram were amazing with us.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
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.
Falmouth, Jamaica
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
George Town, Grand Cayman
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.
Cozumel, Mexico
Like the Cayman Islands just enjoy it. Snorkeling is a must in Cozumel.

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