If only the food was better....

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 21, 2015
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 2365
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Our first cruise was this past March on the Majesty of the Seas. MoS is an older, smaller ship, but the service and the food set a high standard; a standard that unfortunately the Independence of the Seas was not able to meet.  The IoS seems to have to be too large for its own good.  Although our dinner service staff (Jerome and Alejandro) were excellent, the food at every venue could not compare to the MoS.  My wife resorted to eating her protein bars by day 4 of this 5 day cruise.   But the cruise director was great, the shows were outstanding, and the ship itself has plenty to do...but boy, was it crowded.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Well designed cabin, and it was comfortable for the three (3) of us.

Ship Tip

The two (2) lead dancers on the ship offer private dance lessons....$50.00 for 45 minutes. They are truly spectacular dancers, and the young lady in the couple is extraordinary. Well worth the $50.00. I wish I could remember their names.

3 out of 5
Belize City leaves a lot to be desired. Take an excursion...and bring mosquito spray.
1 out of 5
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