Not the best cruise I've had.

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 30, 2016
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9678
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Still not sure why, but embarkation was a nightmare, stood for 2 hours in line (Diamond) member because there were immigration issues?? Ship is in good shape, room fine, food ok, not great. Ice show lots of fun, spa fine, Cozumel was great as always. Big disappointment as we couldn't dock at Costa Maya because of high winds and waves. Heard dock wasn't well built and this is a constant problem with this new port. So, 5 day cruise and 1 port...ugh!!! Disembarkation was fine. RCL should have communicated better about embarkation issues, started cruise off badly and there was no effort to assuage anger and then it would have helped if we could have had another port on Friday so we didn't spend another day at sea. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Some good, but spotty.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good cabin, steward Duria was great!!!
3 out of 5
Really busy, lots of mega ships, arrive early!!

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

Chakanaab by cab is always great!!!!!
1 out of 5
Didn't dock, bad wind and seas. Maybe not a good choice for port!!!!
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