Relaxing on the boat

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 21, 2015
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7524
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was OK in the windjammer. A lot of it was cold or lukewarm . Dinner in the evening was awesome.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
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.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Teenage program was great, but the programs for 9 to 12 was considered babysitting by my kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
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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