A nice surprise!!

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 18, 2017

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9654

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We loved our junior suite that connected to our friends junior suite. Gorgeous views from deck 9. Staff was friendly and helpful. Main dining room food was surprisingly good. Desserts need improvement. Sorrentos pizza is better than it was. Smoking section is a nuisance. Couldn’t watch the movie without smelling smoke 😠.


5 out of 5
Since I’m a platinum member there was no wait. That was wonderful!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room food was better than the last time I was on this ship. They still need a better dessert chef. Quality was still sub par. Having sailed on Celebrity though does spoil you. Windjammer food was better than the last RC cruise which was a nice surprise. Chops was fantastic and didn’t disappoint.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Tired of all the classes that require you to spend money. It’s a vacation...not a money pit.


4 out of 5
Grease was good but wish there were more “family friendly” entertainment options.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent job!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Had a junior cabin...spoiled my husband with the big closet 😊

Ship tip

We had 15 people with us and everyone seemed to find something to do. That’s why we chose this ship.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
We went to a private beach which was nice. I’m not sure what other people do there.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Clean. We did the dune buggy/snorkel tour which was a lot of fun.


3 out of 5
Better than before...still feel like your at the DMV but more confusing.
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