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Independence Cruise Review by neenahite

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Independence
Independence
Member Name: neenahite
Cruise Date: November 2012
Embarkation: Charleston
Destination: U.S.A.
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Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5.0
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Ship Facts: Independence Review (by Cruise Critic!)
Exceeds Expectations
Since we intentionally choose small we were not looking for Casinos or extravaganzas. We got a cruise that can be compared to cruising on a friends yacht with about 90 of her dear friends.

The ship was spotless. The cleaning never stopped. Our room was quite comfortable. The king size bed was more comfortable than our bed at home (hate to say it) and the sheets were sooo soft. Nice closet and spacious bath for a boat. Room was also spotless and was kept that way despite us.

Liz the activities manager is the most cheerful, helpful individual I have ever met. She is a treasure of the seas. I don't think she sleeps. She is always looking for ways to make the Cruise more enjoyable. Sapelo Island and the Shrimp boat were my two favorites although all were fun.

Sandy our historian was the best and most fun. She could double for entertainment. She prepared us as best she could. She made the excursions and stops more enjoyable by sharing the stories and culture. More than that she also was always there to help or explain.

Gerardo is a Peach of a restaurant manager. He did does everything he can to provide beverages around the clock, treats around the clock, cookie parties, cocktail parties. The Chef offered good selections of local food. The salads were special no two looked or tasted the same. The food was beautifully plated and we found the selections offered a good variety of food that should satisfy anyone. Wine selections were also surprisingly good. Staff did their best to make us happy. Enjoyed the new napkin fold each night.

The evening entertainment was a welcome surprise. We enjoyed each night and in particular our favorite was Christopher Paul. We did not expect any entertainment as the boat was small and we were in port each night.

The Captain met and greeted but best of all he gave a great ride. We enjoyed our trip to the bridge. Dock guy John was also helpful in making sure we didn't hit our heads and got all the help we needed.

If I missed anyone I am sorry because it took all of you to make our first cruise so good that we will go on another. It will be another on this cruise line. Had a wonderful Thanksgiving/

Publication Date: 11/29/12
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