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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by Charchar3: W Caribbean cruise- parents w young adult children

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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 4.0

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W Caribbean cruise- parents w young adult children

Sail Date: December 2013
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Excursions: 1) swam with the sting rays at Grand Caymen and took the enclosed boat there that had the steps that went directly into water. Excellent. Not frightening at all and we were able to hold, pet and feed the sting rays. Water a little over waist depth on a person 5'7". Water warm. Plenty of other people there so it was not frightening. Sting rays swam all around us. 2) zip line at Labadee was really fun. The practice zip line made me feel very safe so when we went to the larger one, it was more exciting than scary. Is pricey, but worth it. Labadee was incredibly beautiful and fun. we stayed there as long as we could. Royal Caribbean served us food there and beverage package could be used there all day. 3) chose not to take excursion at Jamaica due to reading other reviews. Stayed on the ship and went off ship only to shop in enclosed area - shopping disappointing, same stuff over and over.

Cruise ship: got to the pool deck around 7:45am and a ton of chairs to choose More from. We could hold them with a pool towel as long as one of us was sitting in the chairs. If you totally left the chairs, staff would wait about 30 minutes and then remove items. Got to shows about 15 minutes before start time and could always get seats. Had late seating at dinner and worked out very well for us allowing plenty of time to enjoy sun and then shower before dinner. Took a cab to and from the airport and was very organized and a lot less expensive than the cruise transportation; highly recommend this. We had 4 adults in our room and it worked out well. Was more roomy than I expected. Pack warm clothes for dinner and shows, the rooms were almost uncomfortably cool and I couldn't wear many of my light weight clothes even though the weather outside would permit it. Less

Published 01/07/14

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