What a ship: Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by derek bryan
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What a ship
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
5.Drinks. house wine 7$ a glass,and a pint of lager or old speckled hen was the same @7$ this price includes the on board tips for the staff.Some people thought this expensive but also thought that 7$ was '£7!!!!.
6. On board entertainment. Through out the ship there was always something goin on far to much to go through. But every evening there was a show in the main theatre put on by the onboard staff with various guest acts in between.There was an ice show,a rock band , singers etc.All very much enjoyed.My only gripe about the theatre was the if the show started a 9pm,people were queuing at just after 8pm to get a seat? at 8.30 most seats were taken.
7. Fellow passengers. Well where do i start,most people were pleasant and what i would call normal,then you get the moaners for whom nothing is ok.Like the woman on a tour of Barcelona with us thought it absolutely disgusting that Pince Philip of Spain decided to visit the same church to which we were heading causing us to be diverted for an hour?.You are not supposed to save sunbeds,but people do,why i dont know because there were plenty of free beds every day?.You are not supposed to save seats in the theatre but people do,one woman saved a seat for her husband until 2mins before the show started,refusing to let other people use it,and when her husband didnt show up ,Walked out??.The only other area i'll mention is getting about the ship,now most of the time its simple ,but at peak times like meal time or a the end of shows the only thing i can liken it is shopping in a
major supermarket!,and that is something i hate.There were also a lot of people on board with mobility problems,i've never seen so many electric cars,scooters call them what you like in one place.Don't misunderstand me i know some people rely on these vehicles to get about ,but i think the numbers should be limited.I already touched on the size of some of the food portions that people help themselves to ,it seems to me that the new boast on the street is not where you've been,not how tanned and well you look ,but how much weight you've put on!!!.Yes i put 3lb on,and yes its now gone.Would i cruise with RCI again, you bet your life i would the pro's far outweigh the con's. Less
Cabin review: E27254 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
my cabin was 7254 outside cabin with balcony.this cabin was very spacious in my eyes.the shower was powerful and roomy enough so that you didn't keep banging your arms.storage room was more than adequate.we had a mini bar and the safe was free. the bed was enormous and comfortable.the balcony was worth the extra money,the only downside is that my wife and i are non smokers and you cant stop ciggy smoke drifting onto your balcony or into the room if the doors are open.Great location not more than a few steps to the forward lifts,and we had no noise problems.Read All Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E2) Reviews >>
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