Food stinks, service excellent

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

4 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 21, 2019

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin number: 1530

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Feel like I stepped back into time. No technology to reserve seats for shows, change billing, sign up for everything from dining to excursions Everywhere we go there are long lines, so we just give up, no skating, no surfing, etc What’s up with NO lights for miniature golf when they say it’s open till late at night? We and others played with flashlight from our cells, in one hand Food is horrible They announce too loud and often on intercom AND left me a message on my cabin phone to buy at their stores? Really? Only good thing was service.


1 out of 5
Long lines with no signs, didn’t matter if you pre checkin online

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food gets worse every year, like they push you to spend extra cash on specialty’s

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too crowded, long lines everywhere


3 out of 5
Skating show good, the rest was boring. Accapella group was pretty sleepy

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Could use more pillows

Ship tip

Go to a bigger ship, or be ready and patience for all the long lines

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
But had to leave super early. and line up before the times published.
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