My husband and I have cruised many cruise lines, but this was by far our best experience. We were in cabin 6652 on the Independence of the Seas (Royal Caribbean). It is a room with a balcony. The ship was renovated in 2013, and the renovations were great. The shower had wonderful pressure, and we loved the fact that the bed was close to the balcony instead of close to the bathroom. The promenade on the 5th floor was lovely.
Go to the Champagne Bar and meet with Jay and Melos. These 2 bartenders were AWESOME and very friendly!!!!!!!
There is a tour of the ship on the last day before you dock. The cost is $150, and it is well worth it. You need to sign up before you get on the ship for the tour, since there is a limit of 15 people. If you book your tour early enough you will see the ship tour on the website. I was placed on the waiting list, and luckily I got to do the tour when somebody did not show up (and my friends called me).
We can highly recommend the tours that we did:
* St. Maartans: the submarine tour
* St. Kitts: a tour that included a UNESCO site, Fort George
* San Juan: the rain forest bus tour
* Labadee (the RC owned island in Haiti): the slide if you are inclined and the coaster if you want to spend around $25 for a 1-2 minute run; it is also fun to lay on the beach or swim in the water; don't forget suntan lotion