631 Independence of the Seas Tips


May 14, 2015

For example: 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.


Aug 19, 2015

This ship is beautiful the crew all were so polite and friendly there is always food, which was delicious no matter where you ate, great entertainment, great activities, overall great service. I had an awesome time.


Sep 03, 2015

1. beverage packages were very expensive. 2. internet was generally not very good. 3. evening programs should have consistent times.


Nov 15, 2015

As mentioned we cancelled our excursions because my wife was not feeling well. As a result I leaned that there is no need to leave the ship. So my tip is, do not feel you need to take excursions to have a great time on this cruise. Our most enjoyable days were the excursion days, very quiet on deck.


Dec 22, 2015

The only downside of the cruise was the stop in Labadee, Haiti. While the island is lovely, and we had fun jet skiing, I wanted to go to the main island, which is not an option. If you want to go off the beaten path in Jamaica, expect to pay New York City taxi prices... $170 for 5 hours.


Apr 19, 2016

For those of you that like to run or walk on the beautiful track around the top floor, best to use it before 9 a.m or up to about 2 p.m. on port days. Rest of time congested with people sitting in recliners that spill out into the track and people 2 or 3 wide slowly walking and talking on the track.


Jan 21, 2018

Explore the whole ship early on. At the end of 5 days we actually discovered there were places we never even knew about. It's a very big ship!


Feb 25, 2018

Get ready to enjoy yourselves :)


May 31, 2018

Giovanni’s Table is excellent!


Jul 02, 2019

Even we are diamond plus and cruised on most of the European ships more than one,I will not cruise again unless the Company will assure me that families with babies and toddlers would be seated in a specific part of the Windjammer,should not be a problem,and that the staff will have some authority in the subject.


Jan 02, 2019

As with any cruise ship, a thorough tour of the ship at the beginning of the cruise is essential, and the new on board app is awesome. Get it; use it!


May 06, 2014

Don't need to book a tour in San Juan just go to the "White" tram/trolley stop outside the pier for a free ride to Old San Juan and tour the forts, that will take all day, they are massive and for 5 bucks well worth it. US cell phone work and it's usually included in you plan.


Mar 15, 2013

not very happy with my time dining.paid extra to have it, but still had long lines each night.


Mar 20, 2013

Go to all the shows possible...they're awesome


May 10, 2013

If you ever get a chance you should make sure you go on this ship and this cruise line.


Apr 01, 2013

...with my time dining...I was limited with either early or later seating times which was a little disapointing


Apr 10, 2013

Very good selection of food in the buffet - even had turkey burgers! Dining room could be better - food/service.


Jun 22, 2013

Liked the cafe on promenade, had a better coffee than Windjammer Cafe.

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