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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 30, 2019

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin number: 7325

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We have sailed on this ship several times, this was by far the worst cruise experience we have ever had. I think Royal Caribbean was has declined in every aspect in the last 5 years. We have tried a couple of other cruise lines recently and had better experiences on them.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
We have sailed on the Indy several times, the Buffet was poor at best, no more yogurt cups, the had a jar of PB sitting on the counter for everyone to share. MDR even repeated a few food options from day 1 on day 5 other than the classics.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
the pool was Ice cold a couple of days, then 1 day it was warmer than the hot tubs, somewhere in between would have been nice. Enjoyed the Sauna.


4 out of 5
The comedian Kivi Rodgers was great

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Most of the supervisors seemed more interested in talking to each other instead of helping where and when needed

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I think the ship was better before it was "amped". We sailed the week of the Ohio State/Michigan Clemson/South Carolina football games, Playmakers filled up upon embarkation neither game was on within 40 mins the place emptied out.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
the room was great, the room steward did a fantastic job. The mattresses could stand to be a little better.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

2 out of 5

Falmouth, Jamaica

1 out of 5


5 out of 5
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