Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by 4daDA: Family Caribbean Cruise and Wedding
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Family Caribbean Cruise and Wedding
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Enjoyed the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas. The ship was wonderful, with many activities for grandchildren and adults. The shows and ice show were highlights during the evenings.....Enjoyed the three ports of call, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, (esp Dunn's River Falls) and Labadee Private Island in Haiti.
Service staff, both cabin and dinning room were excellent!
Only negative was the food did not match the hype. Had much better food, both quality and selection on Holland America, Carnival and NCL.
Eldest daughter got married on the ship on the day we first sailed. The ceremony and location of the wedding was very nice, coordinator did a great job, only problem was arranging issues (keeping in contact with coordinator, long waits between the company responses to phone messages or e-mails) The cost was reasonable other than the photo packages. When we wanted to add additional photos to the (package we did purchase in advance) could only purchased More other photo packages at significant cost, we were disappointed that we could not purchase individual pictures to supplement the package we had pre-paid. We were told that this was a fleet policy. Less
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Cabin review: E17626 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
First time we had balcony cabins after nine other cruises, (four cabins for the eleven of us). We would not do without again. Bathroom was better than expected, pull down bunk was OK for kids, not for an adult in the three adult cabin, steward gave us a roll away bed after the first night! Much appreciated. Cabin location amidships was fine. Was easy to get to dinning rooms or entertainment venues.Read All Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E1) Reviews >>
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