Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Vote

4 out of 5

Relaxing on the boat

Sail Date: November 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

It was a great cruise. Staff was very helpful and pleasant.  The ship was very nice and well kept and lots to due. Computer screens on every floor to help you find everything.   The drink packages were way over priced. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was great and very clean. The only complaint would be the patio door didn't seal well and made a whistle noise all night. (we had 2 other rooms and they also did the same thing). I would still get the balcony again though.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Could never find a open time for open skating on the boat. No staff could even provide it either. Rock climbing was great but long lines.
Children's Programs
Teenage program was great, but the programs for 9 to 12 was considered babysitting by my kids.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Food was OK in the windjammer. A lot of it was cold or lukewarm . Dinner in the evening was awesome.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Baggage drop off took way to long. Cars were everywhere and porters were too busy talking to themselves. I would recommend parking your vehicle then taking your bags to the porters.
Belize City, Belize
Tendering to the port is fun and took about 20 minutes. The port is run down and items are overpriced. I would recommend bringing money in small bills. ($1 and $5) it's much easier to barter then with $20's.
Cozumel, Mexico
Very clean and everyone felt safe. I would recommend bringing money in small bills. ($1 and $5) it's much easier to barter then with $20's.

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