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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 01, 2019

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin number: 7664

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise. Enjoyed the shows. The food for this length of cruise was very good. The entertainment was excellent. Our balcony room was very nice. The staff was very good. We enjoyed ourselves and look forward to our next cruise opportunity.


5 out of 5
No problem at all. Was able to get a wheelchair for my wife, who has trouble with long walks, right at the curb and everything was very smooth from there.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was excellent. The buffets were very good and with good variety. I didn't do the specialty restaurants so can't comment on them. The only complaint I had was that I had room service several mornings and EVERYTIME the coffee was luke warm. They need to do something about that! Everything else was wonderful.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Loved the shows. I have been on a number of cruises and these were some of the best shows I have seen. The Journey Tribute Band was awesome. Grease was well done. Great comedy, Good music throughout the ship. Enjoyed it very much.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was great. Our waiter was awesome. He did a great job throughout our time. We were well cared for.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It was very nice. Lots of good deck space with lots of chairs for lounging. We would have liked more "regular but comfortable chairs" as my wife has a hard time with the long chairs that are the norm. It would be good to have some regular chairs sprinkled throughout the long chairs.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was great. No complaints. Love the ocean view balcony. Our steward did a great job keeping things clean and neat.

Ship tip


Ports of call

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

We just got on and off the boat there. Did not do any visiting.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Did not visit port

We have been here before. Not too much to do that interested us. We were happy to stay on the ship and enjoy the ship pretty much to ourselves.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
I didn't visit the port, but I did do the 2 tank Scuba Dive tour. Best dive of my life in terms of the variety and quantity of marine life and I have dived frequently in the Caribbean. Saw 2 very large sea turtles, one eating on the reef itself, 9 ft moray eel, huge lobsters, huge parrot fish and lots of large fish that were not in the least scared of you. Great dives. I have seen these things before, but not nearly as big or in the quantity or quality. Loved it. And it was very reasonable.


5 out of 5
Very easy and again great service with wheelchairs.
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