I would definitely rate this ship as one to experience. Although a large ship there is
plenty of room to move around. Especially excellent for anyone with a handicap. Ship does fall down on special dinner venues. Food is average and service is excellent.
We do not usually choose the Caribbean to visit (we are seasoned travelers and have visited most all the islands) as part of a TA, but it turned out to be lots of fun. Our balcony room was very nice with lots of storage. The staff on the ship were friendly, and we met many fun people to interact with. The food was much better then the Vision which we boarded right after this. The ships size was nice and the shows were very high quality.
There was anything that we didn't like. The ship had a great staff, it is well designed and the entertainment was outstanding. The 15 days went by so quickly.
Excellent staff with helpful, nice attitudes, varieties of foods/drinks, decor, entertainment, and activities/excursions. Some improvements on the music played at the pool between acts. The techno became repetitive and intolerable. A mix of DJ music would have been appreciated.
Royal Caribbean knows how to treat their customers like royalty and that is what makes me keep coming back.
The only thing I was disappointed in was the beach in Cozumel that was connected with our ATV excursion. We had a wonderful time riding in the jungle. The tour guides James, Pedro, Irvin and some others made it fun and educational; however, the beach water was dirty and it was so closed in it wasn't enjoyable. I am pretty sure the beach was chosen since it was close to where we rode atvs but not what I would have expected from an island:
Enjoyed the day in Cozumel, the ships food and service! The ship is very beautiful and had many activities and delicious food. Swapnil and Mabel were the best in the dining room and made our dinners awesome!
We loved alot of things. The ship, its amenities, the food, the staff, the entertainment. Playa Maya, Cozumel, deluxe beach excursion was great. The staff who took care of the cabin and food servers were super and added to the enjoyment. All of the RC staff, guest services, Excursion staff and getting on and off the ship was quick and easy. We would cruise again with RC for sure!
We experienced a lot of trouble with the internet it did not work 90 percent of the time . Food was good however we had a different
Waiter every night. We had prepaid tips. Getting on the ship was a breeze when we got off the ship we had to carry our luggage down three flights of stairs for that reason alone we will not be getting on this ship again, we watched the band in the theater and watched the guitar player fall into the stage. That was horrific to say the least! We will definitely stick with the bigger Oasis class ship. Hopefully Royal will credit our internet packages I think that's the least they can do.
My family and I had an amazing relaxing experience on this cruise. I wish I could give it 4.5 stars instead of just 4. My only small issue was when we arrived at our cabin it was not set up for 4 people like our reservation was. After speaking to house keeping it was quickly resolved. Otherwise no complaints
Excellent food. My group had 2 people with special dietary need and they did a splendid job accommodating our needs. Stateroom is very spacious even though we had 3 people in it. The entertainment is excellent with ice show, dance show, musicals. However, many of the activities are targeted to English speakers, especially Americans (e.g. 70s music, trivia), so it's not so friendly to international travelers. Sports activities are a lot of fun too. We went on the flowrider and rock climbing wall a few times. The shore excursion is pretty amazing too. We went to the palantar and starfish sanctury snorkeling in Cozumel. Service is good but the crew could do more to make the trip more friendly and cheerful.
Chillin at the pool and the food at Chops where we had a fantastic meal and service was excellent. Dining in the main dining room was also superb.
Our attendant was great and helpful. We enjoyed the workout facility and the Grease show on the last night.
We enjoyed our 5 day cruise on the Independence of the seas. The balcony room we had was fine and the ship overall looked good for its age. The food in the buffet, and main dining room were sub par. We ended up eating in the upgraded restaurants at night, and they were excellent. The ship staff that we encountered were all very professional and friendly.
Boarding the ship in Ft Lauderdale was a nightmare. Very congested....very confusing. Once on board the ship was wonderful. I was a little disappointed in our shore excursion in Jamaica. We waited over an hour for the excursion people to pick us up. Visiting the Rose House and the historic church were very interesting....but the other stops were not.
Getting off the ship....once again....very stressful.
Overall excellent cruise. Lots of activities, attentive staff. Kids club could use some work. Love the rock wall and ice skating. Flow rider looked like fun. Food good with many choices.
We had a wonderful time. I really have no complaints of any sort. Every staff worker was as pleasant as can be. The food was awesome. The shows were good. It was a great time.
Royal Caribbean has really upped their game on the entertainment. The comedian was really good, the ice skating show was amazing and the Broadway production of Grease was incredible! Promenade show iwas lots of fun and very upbeat.
Service was wonderful all around the ship.
Captain docked the ship without so much as a bump.
Almost all the food in the main dining room was tasty. Specialty restaurants food & service is like being in an upscale NY restaurant.
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