Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

Wont be taking Royal Caribbean again...

Sail Date: November 26, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

Second cruise ever and had the worst time! To many things that went bad. Food was cold and poor tasting. Only positive about the cruise was John and Kenger as our servers that were awesome, and the cruise director was funny! Cozumel was also fun and beautiful!

Cabin / Stateroom
Small cabin. Was just two single size beds pushed together to make a full size bed. So if you were in the middle of the bed, you are stuck between the two beds!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embark was fine. Clustered lines that are not clear. Though there is staff tat kind of helps. Disembark is terrible!!! No organization at all! Also, if you are in need of "Special Assistance, i feel bad for you! Elevators are compacted with people trying to get to the exit (Not following rules) and when you need to take the ramp off, that is the worst i feel for you. The ramp does not work well for people in scooters/wheelchairs/Etc. ramp goes up 45 degrees, then straight down 45 degrees leaving a point at the top that makes it impossible for wheeling personnel out. Its just a big cluster all in all.
Ship Quality
Not a lot of staff walking around cleaning or taking drink orders. Especially by pool! Had to walk to the bar everytime and wait 10 min until i could order a drink. Mostly because everyone was having to do the same so it was busy
Destinations and Excursions
Cozumel was beautiful! Our planned shore excursion was cancelled 30min before departure, so we rented jeeps and drove the whole island! Really the way to go!
Onboard Activities
Was not as fun as i hoped. Went with other couples and only time activities were fun was after dinner. Nothing during the day that was exciting unless you are into shopping or have kids. Which was not for us!
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
John and Kenger were awesome and funny servers! On formal night we did not have them and we had the worst time. Everything from food to service was not helpful. Stick with John and Kenger
Food and Dining
Food was cold and not enjoyable. Everyone in our group tried different things and none of it was good! Was better off at the buffet where they have food under heat lamps!

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