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Independence of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Member Name: morjac
Cruise Date: June 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: E2
Cabin Number: 8286
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
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Independence of Seas 1st timer
Just returned from a wonderful cruise on the wonderful ship.

Checkin was easy and despite having read to the contrary we had no hold ups or delays getting on or off the ship when we docked in any port.

The ship is massive! Deck 5 or "The Street" doesn't look or feel like you are on a ship. it like being on a high street.

The secret weapon this cruise has is Joff Eaton the Cruise Director. He definately made the trip entertaining and gave added value. His 5 day progressive Quiz was a scream, loved it, you should do it if you get the chance.

The evening shows were good and the theatre is lovely, but the daytime activities were not well advertised and some activities were on at a Ridiculous time. Sorry,I do like cardio dance but not at 9am when I'm on holiday. I was also disappointed there was no aqua aerobics.

The whole ship is spotless and they crew are alway cleaning. 10 out of 10 for this

Now to point out one or two things they could improve on (not saying these points ruined the holiday but they would have been nice to have/improve on)

1. The coffee is AWFUL! Even the special coffee ie Lattes are bad. we ended up buying some when we 1st docked.

2. The towels are 6 inches too short. they need to be longer, both hand towels and bath towels. Ladies need to be able to wrap their hair in a towel when they get out the shower and you can't with these.

3. Swimming Pools are a mis-noma, you can't swim! they are far too small, again they need to be longer. They could have managed this if the H2O zone were smaller.

Overall a great holiday and attention to detail is good and the staff are amazing, everyone more than happy to help with anything you want

Will definately cruise again

Publication Date: 07/18/12
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