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Independence of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Member Name: Bedrock58
Cruise Date: February 2014
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 7402
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 2.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates Not Rated
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Nice cruise-A few things need work

In general, our cruise was nice and so was the ship.

The good things that stood out were;

Eating at Chops is a must if you like a great fillet, mushrooms, crab cake and Mississippi Mud Pie. Go up there on the day of embarkation in the evening. They were not busy and we struck a deal to eat for 1/2 price.

Eat in the main dining room for breakfast. Better food, service and met some nice people.

The staff for the main dining room and our cabin were top notch. I had a few special requests that were taken care of perfectly. I think the drink prices were in line compared to our last cruise 3 years ago.

Things that need improvement;

Our transportation thru RC from the airport to terminal took way to long (1.5) for the 2 mile trip to happen.

Getting tables cleaned in the Windjammer was slow and they ran out simple things like cookies at the desserts.

The theater seats are a little cramped, only 1 type of drink container fit in the drink holders all week that we tried. The comedy act sucked and the voice impersonator was partially faked. The ship singers and dancers are high energy acts, but just seem to be missing something.

Bingo-I went to the 1st session and it was $32-64 or 75 bucks. Way up from the $20 we spent on our last cruise. The payouts suck also, so I save my money for other things.


Publication Date: 03/28/14
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