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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by HMWCambridge

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Independence of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Member Name: HMWCambridge
Cruise Date: June 2013
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: British Isles & Western Europe
Cabin Category: 4E
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 1.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 3.0
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Independence Of the Seas

Arrival - Quickly processed through the terminal at Southampton. Very little welcome on boarding, which we found an anti climax.

Cabin - We had an inside promenade cabin which was fine

Dining - Tended to be a bit of a scrum in the Windjammer. We enjoyed the bistro style dining in the main dining room on sea days. We had my time dining in the evening. We had pre booked for 18.45 as there were eight of us. This worked fine.

Entertainment - We never got seats together for the shows. They were very oversubscribed and people from the 6pm sitting went straight into the shows and saved seats. Something to consider when booking my time dining times. Shows were mediocre.

Drinks - We did not buy the package as it was nothing like as good as that on our last cruise (Celebrity) which included freshly squeezed juices, bottled waters and speciality coffees for the same price. We did buy soda and wine packages. Drinks prices were very expensive.

Ports - Do your homework before you go. There were a lot of complaints about shuttle buses which cost five times as much as public transport which was available in port. If there are four of you it is often as cheap to get a taxi.

Crew - without exception were brilliant

Ports - Vigo (unexciting), Lisbon (OK), Gibralter (go see the dolphins - pre book with Blue Dolphin on internet, Valencia (lovely to walk around), Barcelons (pre book for Sagria Familla on internet, a must see), Palma (nice port), Ibiza, Cadiz

BEWARE: Significant amount of pickpockets!! Saw it occur twice and heard of it happening to a number of people.


Publication Date: 08/24/13
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