November 2016 - Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
This was my 16th cruise and my second on Royal Caribbean. I swore I would never take another Royal Caribbean cruise after the first one, but I promised my grand daughter the cruise so we went on the 4 day over Thanksgiving. The food was terrible, the ship was not well kept, there were stains on the chairs in our cabin, and the Windjammer Restaurant was a disaster. There were dirty dishes left on tables far too long and there was food and crumbs on the carpet surrounding the entire area. The pool area was littered with dirty dishes and ice cream cones that had melted all over. The crowd was loud and basically intoxicated....it is nothing I ever want to repeat again! BUT The entertainment was extraordinary! The ice skating show and the production shows were wonderful...the best I have seen at sea. It is a shame that the general condition of the ship and the restaurants was so bad.