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Independence of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Member Name: Mister34990
Cruise Date: January 2014
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Western Caribbean
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Cabin Number: 9638
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 5+
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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Royal Caribbean International is not my favorite CRUISE LINE by far at the moment AND YOU SHOULD KNOW WHY SO YOU ARE AWARE! We left Port Everglades out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The first 3 days were GREAT, Fun and loved our Excursions. We were on a 6 day Cruise. Dining appeared good. Good food and even the buffet was easy to get to and yummy food. We were put in Isolation for Norovirus from the ship's Doctor for 24 hours although remained sick for 3 days, bound to the Stateroom. So 3 days good/3 days evil. The Cruise cost us $931.00 each. The amount they sent us as a Cruise Credit was $112. Upon calling I was told this was the actual time told to stay in your room, (told 24 hours & they posted a man outside our door for that time). The time you were treated in the Infirmary doesn't count, nor your sick days, we were told. Also, she informed me this must be used within a year, through a travel agent, towards a full fare no discounts or double dipping from an agent. Would you say I just received a useless piece of paper? All the "WOW" Factors they advertise, just went down the toilet for me & thought you should know too. When they make a promise to reimburse you, DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH!

p.s. We were informed on the side by the Doctor's Staff that they had us all do a log of everything we ate, where we received food from and where we sat, etc. They tracked the Virus to a lot of Bad Fish brought on board. It happens, but would you think maybe an upgrade or on-board credit would have been better than $112 that becomes unwanted if you have to pay a full fare and no discounts or you could not use their $112 piece of paper? humm.

p.s.s. Due to our illness the Disembarkation was a breeze. No one wanted to touch us or our luggage and we were escorted separately. Our luggage and us were marked with White Tags.

I would probably try Celebrity but have a BAD Feeling for RCL.

Publication Date: 03/16/14
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