Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

My first cruise

Sail Date: April 09, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

This was my first cruise ever.  Royal Caribbean does an amazing job of making your vacation wonderful.  The staff on the ship is top notch, dedicated, and extremely hard working.  They all seemed to love their jobs.  I would absolutely choose Royal Caribbean again.  The ship was a great size - not to big or to small.  The logistics of getting on and off the ship just amazed me as to how smooth it all went.  So organized.  The public areas of the ship were always clean and sparkling.  The food was amazing.  The entire trip exceeded my expectations!!Happy

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Cabin / Stateroom
It was a great size for the 2 of us. Lots of room to put things away. Huge closet with shelves for our clothes. The beds were extremely comfortable. Our room attendant kept it spotless.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
I was absolutely amazed at how well organized getting everyone on and off the ship was. It was quick, easy, and well planned.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Snorkeling in Belize was incredible
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
N/A - I didn't travel with children
N/A - I didn't attend any shows because I was scrapbooking.
Service and Staff
Absolutely everyone on the ship was so friendly and courteous. Made us feel so welcome and relaxed.
Food and Dining
Every meal was delicious. Restaurants were always spotless


Make a reservation for dinner every night at the same time - you will get the same table and wait staff each night. They will get to know you and your dining experience will be that much more enjoyable!

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