Generally mediocre : Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by Davecruisemad
Overall Member Rating
The cabin and steward was fantastic, very clean and well equipped except for no iron but RC will charge you $3 to iron your shirt!! Top tip if you go on an RC cruise: take coffee as they don't give you any in the cabins, and take your own bottled water as the minibar charge you $5 per litre for Evian, yep that is right not a typo. The shopping More experience was pretty awful. 6 main shops, two full of handbags so if you are female that's great but for us blokes it was poor. The mens shirts were only Ralph Lauren, worn by chavs and druggies so why would I spend money to look like one?
The best entertainment was in the on hoard art auction by the very dodgy park west company from the states. What a scream, over priced tat in poor old frames. He sold one picture in one auction and got very arsy with the audience when they wouldn't bid. All very funny in his rather annoying South African accent. Great entertainment and they gave cheap sparkling wine to ease the pain. They called it champagne, haha but the waiter wouldn't let me see the bottle. Need I say more!
So summing up, a disappointing experience and we know our cruises. P and o is far superior for much the same and in fact less money on many occasions. You spend your kidney and take your choice at the end of the day. Buyer beware. Less
Rooms are excellent and very clean. Minibar is however is prices and poor choice.
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