Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Independence of the Seas

Sail Date: November 01, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Loved the ship.  The room steward and dining staff were outstanding.  Unfortunately our cabin was next to one with a very unhappy baby.  Would appreciate dress code enforcement at dining time.  Awful experience on Royal's private island Labadee. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was fine. Balcony was very nice and do to its' size, thought chairs should have been recliners or with stools. Unfortunately, baby next door did what babies do in a new environment ... cried. Nothing against children, but felt since we weren't traveling with any we should have been put in a non-children area.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was FANTASTIC. Disembarkation was ok but once we got outside we were yelled at and disrespected in a way we've never been before.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
The Artisan's Market on Labadee was a nightmare.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Once outside the terminal, security and anyone we could find in uniform was rude, condescending and disrespectful.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Don't bother going to Artisan Market, unless you're ready to be mobbed.
Falmouth, Jamaica
George Town, Grand Cayman


Lack of cruise personnel on private island made us feel like we were on our own.

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