Amazing canaries cruise with all the family

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Independence of the Seas

11 Night Canaries Adventure (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 08, 2019

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9678

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Easy embarkation and did not have to stick to time stated, all staff so warm and welcoming. Great family holiday and we will book again with RCL as we have no complaints.


5 out of 5
Very straightforward

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Not a massive fan of the windjammer as could be very busy but always got a seat. Service in the main dining room was exceptional as was the food.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Could not use the pools an amazing amount due to poor weather and be disembarked at every port. Shows were excellent and always some thing to do.


5 out of 5
Bands/performers on every night so always some thing different to do. Great silent disco and Brittina party in the promenade.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My eldest child went in to kids clubs a number of times and asked to go in all the time as she loved it.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Every member of staff we met was so polite and could not do any more to help you if you needed it.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean ship and seems well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was a good size and worked out well as there was 15 of us and we had adjoining cabins so our attendant opened all our balcony doors on request.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

4 out of 5
DId a bit of pre ship boarding shopping but nothing exciting.

La Coruna, Spain

5 out of 5
Nice place just had a little wonder about.

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5
Did the cable cars which was busy but enjoyable.

Tenerife, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
Did the ships excursion to Loro park seemed very organised and a great day out for the kids.

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
Not a massive fan as not much to do, was back on the ship very quickly.

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
Went shopping with the family and there was plenty to do. Also enjoyed the famous tarts and they were very enjoyable.

Vigo, Spain

5 out of 5
Again was a day of wondering, so much to see and a lovely place although slightly wet.


5 out of 5
Self disembarked and wasn’t very straightforward.
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