Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

A total cruise getaway without a hitch

Sail Date: October 11, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Embarkation: We arrived early and went straight to the counter to process our paperwork and take our photos. This took less than 10 minutes. We then went to the lounge to wait for customs to clear the ship. Due to a problem with the gangway we were delayed in boarding until noon. Our luggage was at our stateroom within 30 minutes of the staterooms being available.

Cruise: The ship was gorgeous and very clean. We never had to hunt for anything we needed.  The bar crewmembers were exceptional, especially in the Schooner Lounge.  The Windjammer was always very busy during the prime dining times, so we always tried to adjust our schedule to arrive at slack times.  We enjoyed St. Kitts the most, just casual shopping, a casino, and fun little tiki bars along the shopping area.  All  our stops didn't require tenders which was a plus.  Most people don't go on a cruise to watch TV but if you want to, it's the same old Royal Caribbean programming. If you see something you do want to watch, it isn't in English.  Dining rooms were gorgeous and if there was a problem it was handled quickly and with a smile.  The food was good and you could always find something to eat.  

Disembarkation: The fastest seen to date.  We started at 8:30am and were in a cab by 9:10am.  

We loved the ship, destinations, and the crew. Hats off to the hard working crew. 

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Double points in the casino from 9 am till 11 am

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