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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:

4.5 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 03, 2020

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin number: 8563

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great cruise to relax and unwind while having great service and entertainment.


5 out of 5
Had a slight wait to board around the noon to 1:00 hour. A bit crowded but not to bad. On the ship in 35 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffets had good variety needs to be warmer. MDR was great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pools seemed a bit crowded. Hard to find an empty deck chair on sea days. Always something to do.


4 out of 5
Great Ice show. Musicians were extremely talented.

Children's Programs

Didn't take children on this cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Outstanding service from room stewards, guest services to waiters in the Main Dining Room.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Super clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was clean. Great view of the Royal promenade. Cabin bathroom a bit small.

Ship tip

Get to the pool deck early if you want a lounge chair on sea days.

Ports of call

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

Went straight from airport to ship.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the best of West Cayman Excursion from RCL.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Great port. Lots to see and do around the Port without taking an excursion.


4 out of 5
Very organized.

Traveler Photos

Birthday Surprise Visit to Hell
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