Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 116

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 05, 2021

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 1340

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

After four COVID cancellations, we were thrilled to be back Cruising, and pleased that the COVID nonsense wasn't bad at all. The Independence was wonderful and the Owners' Suite and amenities were fantastic. Great return to Cruising and can't wait until our April Cruise.


4 out of 5
Not as smooth as Expedited, but not too bad, all things considered.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Everything was good except for the MDR. Steaks and Prime Rib were tough; appetizers were great.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Played Pickleball and CornHole but not much else.


5 out of 5
First Class entertainment and probably the Best Live Band on the seas.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Happy and helpful everywhere

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Clean and well-maintained everywhere - miss the central Atrium design though, and found the Promenade was disappointing: dark and with few stores.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Amazing - better than we've ever had before. Spacious and Perfect.

Ship tip

Go! Don't worry about COVID. Wore masks indoors only unless seated. Not bad at all. No testing either.

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5
Galveston is Galveston but everything was in good shape.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Very nice and clean and much better than expected. No excursions - just shopped.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Very nice and clean and much better than expected. No excursions - just shopped.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Very nice and much better than expected. No excursions - just shopped.


5 out of 5
Fantastic despite ot being "expedited". No crowds or lines - walked orr in minutes.
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