Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

Great Getaway!

Sail Date: November 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We were looking for a relaxing cruise to take over the Thanksgiving holiday. This was definitely the right cruise for us.  The room attendant was perfect and our server and assistant server in the King Lear dining room attended to our every need!  We liked this cruise so much we just booked another cruise for our spring break! 

Cabin / Stateroom
Great cabin!!!! It has a window that overlooks the promenade deck (deck 5) and that keeps you from getting that closed in feeling.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
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Destinations and Excursions
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Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Get there early and take smaller suitcases. That way you can just roll them on board with you. Also, don't take an iron with you as they will confiscate it from you. It is a fire hazard!
Belize City, Belize
Take the city tour and go to the rum factory!!!! Just be advised Belize City is a poor city and very run down.
Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel is okay. We ended up just walking around the cruise port shops and stopped at Mandy's Bar to get a margarita and salsa and chips. The day we were there 3 other cruise ships were in port besides us.


No tips really except, the Wi-Fi is not the fastest, so don't expect to watch any videos and Skype can be a bit sketchy because the Wi-Fi isn't very speedy.

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