Puke Ship, Worst Trip

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

1.9 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 11, 2017

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2674

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I want a refund. We saved thousands of dollars to take our children on an epic adventure and instead they, along with hundreds of others, were made ill. And the attempt to redirect blame to inefficient hand washing is offensive.


2 out of 5
Expected more of a "celebration"

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Caused food poisoning to hundreds....so not great

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Bars were kind and entertaining when able to get away from puking children.


4 out of 5
Fun at climbing wall the days those not vomiting could do it

Children's Programs

2 out of 5
Fun shows but grease and comedian were not appropriate

Service and Staff

2 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Design fine. Cleanliness- the forced santizer couldn't distract from the smell and stories of puke

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Started great until it was covered in vomit

Ship tip


Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
Saw alligators

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

2 out of 5
Day of poisoning. Wet.

Falmouth, Jamaica

2 out of 5
Barely saw it due to needing to take turns in order to be available to the sick children


2 out of 5
Fine. Ready to get off.
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