First experience of using Royal Caribbean
Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe
Sail Date: October 26, 2016
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2560
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago
This trip was primarily to give my Grandchildren their first ever cruise at 1/2 term and for me to experience RC as a product having cruised with both P&O and Cunard. Most of the 1st day was spent locating myself and getting used to the lay out of the ship and understanding what was complimentary or what I would be charged for, given my budget was small. I also struggled with the dollar conversion so again was slightly apprehensive & cautious about any purchasing as I had not been allocated any onboard spending as part of the initial cruise price.
The ship was well appointed for children and there seemed to be enough room so that everyone could enjoy the experience. I particularly enjoyed The Ice dancing performance which I thought was spectacular and both children enjoyed the theatre show Grease.
It is natural to compare products and I guess if asked 'would I go again', I would consider it for the children but perhaps not for me which could only be down to becoming more familiar with RC and what it offers.
All staff and the food choices (especially the free ice cream) were excellent.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Take shower caps and a travel iron.