$6 blackjack on the afternoon in you are in Labadee. Tables open at 3pm. The casino was dead.
At Labadee lunch is from 11:30am to 1:30pm, go early. Food runs out, fellow passengers get a little irritated, and the workers deal with this everyday, so they are indifferent
Dec 04, 2014
Book a day at Palm Court Plantation & restaurant for $11 and swim there all day. There is a nice restaurant & it overlooks the water (you can see the cruise ship from there). I would definitely hang out there on my next visit to St. Kitts. Another cruiser said food was good. A paradise to relax.
Mar 05, 2013
"Vintages Bar" has a nice wine sampler. You get three glass of one ounce each, of the particular wine category you choose, reds, whites, etc.
Mar 27, 2013
Enjoy Labadee and San Juan. St.Marteen and St. Kitts nothing special, to dirty and poor in signs and information (it was exetremely hard to find the good beaches).
Mar 27, 2013
Find a favorite bar tender and bar on the ship and stick to it
May 01, 2013
Just take your time and relax your on vacation!
Sep 01, 2011
Make good use of the free room service!
Nov 30, 2011
Enjoy the Royal Promenade. They have bars/pub style places you can listen to live music and grab a drink or two. They also have a couple of shows there in the evening during your 7 day voyage.
Feb 02, 2013
Board the ship early the first day. Even though the cruise didn't leave Ft. Lauderdale until 5:30 we were on in time to have lunch and get a chance to explore where everything is before the actual cruise began. Once our cabins were ready and luggage had arrived, we were able to start unpacking. Make every minute count! Get to the ice-show and Alhambra theatre early, the shows fill up quickly.
Mar 05, 2013
Ice skating show was excellent.
Mar 05, 2013
First time on a Freedom-class ship. Usually book on Vision-class. Independence of the Seas is so large it feels like a hotel that never leaves the pier. Surprisingly, did not experience any long lines getting on or off, dining rooms, or at Guest Relations desk.
Mar 12, 2013
Try the restaurants for breakfast instead of the buffet!!!
Apr 18, 2014
Grab a piece of fruit or something in the dining room the day before your port. If you want to get off the ship right when they arrive, you want have topi me for breakfast first..unless you're really an early bird.
Jun 02, 2014
Took the train around St Kitts, little pricey but a very nice ride.
Jan 04, 2015
Be sure to check out the Case de Habanos at the pier instead of the merchants lining the streets. As of December 2014, the ship had a cigar lounge next to the Alhambra, which was nice for a late night or after dinner cigar.
Apr 12, 2014
Make sure to see the ice show and Quest.
Jan 28, 2015
If wanting to play trivia at the bar areas, get there early. However, they are usually running 2-for-1 drinks the hour before, so it's hard to get a seat if you're not drinking. In Labadee, hard to find water after buffet closes at 2. Take some off the boat if you get the water package.
Jan 30, 2015
Suggest to take late dining and early showtime. 2nd seating is not so crowded and staff have more time to spoil you. You can look for others shows/entertainment after relaxing at dinner.
Feb 03, 2015
Pool areas fill up quick, but we had a balcony and I spend the day sun bathing on that with the ocean at my feet! Loved it!
Mar 25, 2015
If you are traveling with a large group (over 4), it is sometimes difficult to find a table in the Windjammer during peak breakfast and lunch hours. The staff is great in assisting you finding a table, but if possible, you will find it much easier if you go a bit earlier or later.
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