What can I say? I love Cruises so much I go on 2 a year at the minimum. :P
Cruise Lines: Royal Caribbean
Ships: Independence of the Seas
Ports: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Cruiseline: Royal Caribbean
Ship was falling apart. Blue man Group was the best part of the cruise! Be prepared to pay for a lot of extras on this ship and the lines oh the lines. The "Big Top at Sea" they boast about is a premium you must pay for $35 per person but includes dinner... the same quality and selections as the main dining room so it's not the food you are paying for. The Ice bar has a cover charge and two drink minimum.. the list goes on but I really hate having to relive this memory to give a review.
Had a great time.
The itinerary was perfect, they start off slow with two days to relax and unwind from the stresses of work and the things you are taking a vacation from with plenty of shows and entertainment or you can do nothing at all on the pool deck. (just what I did)
The comic was great, all three of them.
This particular sailing did not have to many younger children which was good, however, it did have some spring breakers that were ok and expected for this time of year.
Security was present to prevent anyone from getting out of hand which i thought was great but I also feel they were not needed but good to have just in case.
Now for the bad: Johnny Rockets, what a rip off sure the cover is only 5.95 but the food was mediocre at best. the fries where hot but not salted (you did have salt at your table) but my burger "#12" was not made properly (pink in the middle and bloody), the #12 sauce was not used that is what makes it a "#12", and it had no tomato! Did i return it, of course not I know what unprofesional cooks do to food that is returned (wipe there butt with it then send it back) atleast this Johnny rockets seemed so unprofessional I would have expected that. The Milk shakes are not included so if you order a milk shake expect it to be small and be charged 5.20 for each then lets add 15% gratuity to that. The milk shake is nothing fancy or special either.
Overall I liked this cruise and will never goto a specialty dinnig venue again.
I did book this cruise again next spring on April 25th so as you can see I would recomend it!
"With My 15 year old daughter."
"Actually it was the Monarch of the sea, not in the list but same size and layout. with my son"
"It was the Monarch of the seas with my Ex-wife (yes she was my ex at the time) :)"
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