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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4.5 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2019

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin number: 3336

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Ship was beautiful and has lots to keep you entertained. Crew is very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed all the ports and want to sail on the Independence Of The Seas again.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was very fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was very good in the dining room, the buffet and also Chops Grill. Did not try any other place onboard.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the activities at pool area and also the Sky Pad.


5 out of 5
Grease and the Ice Shows were really good and not to be missed. Did not see the other shows. Loved the 70's party on the promenade! Jamie is such a great Cruise director.

Children's Programs

No small children with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was all very friendly and eager to please and take care of your needs.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Layout of ship was good. The entire ship was very clean and tables were cleared at the buffet immediately.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
There were 3 of us and the cabin was okay in size. Stateroom attendant was friendly and kept our room clean.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Was only there to get on and off the ship. No time to see anything.

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Taxi driver took us to Atlantis and also the Bahamas Rum Cake Factory. Friendly driver and he gave us history of area.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Labadee is beautiful!! We rented a bungalow in Columbus Cove and our attendant was friendly and always close by to serve us drinks and get a ride to coaster and back to ship for us. Bbq lunch was good. Anxious to return to Labadee.

Falmouth, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Port area itself is very nice with shops, restaurants and entertaining dancers. We did an all day excursion to Dunns River Falls which is a something everyone should at least see even if you don't climb it. Then was taken to White River for tubing. Was so much fun! Lastly we were taken to Shaw Park Hotel for a buffet lunch on their patio on the water. Jamaica is a beautiful country.


5 out of 5
No problems disembarking. Well organized and only a short wait at customs.
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