Something missing...: Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by Splendoura
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We decided not to get off the boat at Zeebrugger and thought we would take advantage of there being less crowds on the ship. Come lunch time we thought a drink would be welcome. Only one bar was open. Quite a few others, being their holiday, had the same idea, so rather than avoiding the crowds we were all crammed into one space. No other bar opened until 3pm anywhere else on the ship. So playing backgammon in the Hearts club (deck 12) meant a trip to deck 5 everytime we wanted a top up. There More also did seem to be a lack of staff compared to the other cruises we have been on so perhaps like all places Royal Carribean are suffering from cut backs.
The food in the restaurant and Windjammer cafe was very much up to standard as usual so impressed there as always. Pick your times for the Windjammer though as it can be really difficult to get a seat. Make sure you use the restaurant ( ours was Macbeth) as it is worth a visit. The staff in both these locations work so hard as do the general cleaning staff - wow the hours that they work !
There was always something for everybody to do but I would take alot of persuading to do another cruise unfortunately. Less
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