Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

A Ship for All Ages.

Sail Date: April 09, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Suite

Independence of the Seas is truly a ship for all ages. This is my second time on this ship but a totally different experience from the first.   Two years ago I travelled with just my husband and totally enjoyed all the amenities. Last week I traveled with my grandchildren (7&10 years old) and had a totally different but fabulous experience. Activities and amenities are plentiful so regardless of age or interest you are guaranteed a fun time. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Spacious, functional and spotless.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Leaving the ship was a nightmare(hopefully an isolated glitch). It took over an hour, standing in the stairwell, to just reach the terminal. One and only complaint on the entire trip.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
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The best tip I can give is about tender days. Apparently, if you don't book your excursion through Royal Carribbean, the tender process can take quite some time. Be sure to get on line for your tender ticket well before the appointed time. Had we not gotten the first tender ticket we would have mi

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