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Independence of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Member Name: Singing the blues
Cruise Date: April 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: Blank
Cabin Category: K
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   Not Rated
Dining Not Rated
Public Rooms Not Rated
Cabins Not Rated
Entertainment Not Rated
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        10-12 4.0
        13-15 3.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation Not Rated
Service Not Rated
Value-for-Money Not Rated
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Independence Of The Seas - Irish Cruise
Just recently back from the mini Irish Cruise in the Independence of the seas.

Having cruised with RC before we felt confident to try them again.

The ship is fantastic (if a little too large from the outside) but inside its surprisingly easy to get to everything because most of the places are squeezed into 2 area.

Deck 5 is the promanade which can get EXTREMLY BUSY most nights especially if they decide to put on a show there!!

At a guess i would say there must have been at least 3ooo passengers watching one show in the promanade which was very uncomfotable and clostaphobic.

Its as if the person that designed the ship decided to "funnel" as many people into this area as possible...on quieter times it can be quite pleasant.

The ship was always clean and staff very pleasant.The swimming pools are great for kids and is a big plus on this ship.Also the waiters around the pool and the bars help to take pressure from most bars which also help a lot.

Our cabin was great and the cabin staff really friendly and helpful.

We felt a little cheated when we found out the ship never actually docks in Cork although this is what was advertised but they dock in a pleasant little seaside village called Cobn some 10 miles away from Cork.

Last time we travelled with RC we were offered a "alcohol package" which worked out very reasonable this time we were informed on boarding that it is at the "ships discretion" and even though they had just offered it to the mini cruise to Le Harve the cruise before it was decided it wouldnt be offered on this cruise???? hence most people spent more than they bargained for!!

All in all the Independence is a HUGE ship probably too big if im being honest but im sure none of the above would stop us going with RC again providing the deal was right.

Publication Date: 05/27/12
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