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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by Lowri: Excellent staff, amazing facilities...and a horrible storm!

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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Excellent staff, amazing facilities...and a horrible storm!

Sail Date: April 2012
Destination: Canary Islands
Embarkation: Other

I have just arrived home from a cruise around the Canary Islands on the Independence of the Seas. I will start with the positive, because there are so many! (I'll bullet point to quicken the process!)

- Staff do all they can to help you and are genuinely nice!
- I used the sports facilities a lot, which are amazing on this ship. Looking out over the ocean whilst on a treadmill makes it seem less monotonous!
- The food is really really good in the restaurant for evening dining and the buffet in Windjammer has all the the food you could ever imagine!
- The shows were really good (particularly the ice show) even though they weren't really my type of thing
- Cocktail of the day is cheap!! Think it was $6.75 which I thought was value for money!
- The coffee/bakery shop (can't remember it's official name) had some damn good food to offer! (blueberry loaf mmm...)

And the negatives :

- Had a horrible storm on day 2 which resulted in A LOT of sea More sickness, however this is obviously no-one's fault apart from mother nature!
- This is a pretty big negative, because of the storm we missed out on visiting Madeira which is meant to be the best port!! (and were only refunded $13?)So be careful about sailing through the bay of biscae...risky business I think..
- Really feel that the ship should offer a free shuttle bus service considering some places are an hours walk to any shops!!

All in all this ship is pretty impressive and I do not understand how people can comment negatively on the staff or the ship much more can you pack onto something that has to float people!?? Less

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Cabin review: Independence of the Seas Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom Deck 6 6166

Port and Shore Excursions

Loro Parque

The park is amazing!!! If you go to Tenerife this place is a must!!

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