5 Day Independence Of The Seas

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 45

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 05, 2018

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1277

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Independence was great. While not as big and fancy as the Oasis class ships, she is beautiful in her own right. Loved the size, as we never felt crowded. We had a great trip!


5 out of 5
Embarkation was very easy, and hardly had to wait at all. RCI seems to have this part down pat.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was overall very good, some hit or miss items at the MDR and Windjammer, but overall very good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Very impressed with the quality and quantity of activities.


5 out of 5
Shows that we saw were all top notch. This is RCI's strong point in my opinion.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service is second to none. Always very attentive.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Not the newest ship, and it shows signs of it's age. Going in for refurb next month. Still very nice and very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
First time ever in an interior cabin! No problems at all. Not the biggest of rooms naturally, but big enough for the two of us. Rooms are generally not a major thing for us, we just don't spend enough time in them for it to matter.

Ship tip

Solarium area is pretty small, if you want a seat, go early in the day.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
Embarkation port

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
We loved Labadee! We rented beach loungers and just relaxed for the day. It was great!

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We really liked Jamaica. Went to a Resort For A Day, which was beautiful and got in some shopping in the port area.


5 out of 5
Very easy
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