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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by james_19742000: Few relaxing days with the kids... surely not?


james_19742000
3 Reviews
Member Since 2006
259 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.5
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children 4.8
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.5
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 5.0

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Few relaxing days with the kids... surely not?

Sail Date: August 2008
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Embarkation: Southampton

Well we travelled on the Maiden on this ship to Ireland, but just myself and my wife, we had a great trip and enjoyed every second of this wonderful ship, but we had already booked to return with the kids in August on the same cruise, but this time we had an 'FI' Family Inside grade cabin.

There was 5 of us in total, arrived at the dock in the car about 1030, into the terminal and all checked in by about 1050, they opened the ship at 1100 and we were on, holiday started!!!

Had lunch at the Windjammer, busy as usual but good standard of buffet style food, 1pm came and we could have our rooms, so off to check it out, it was a large family inside, essentially its two promenade view cabins opened up to create one large family room, decent size bathroom with a bath instead of shower cubicle, walk in wardrobe, separate small bedroom with two bunks, lounge area that has convertible sofa bed, then a double bed for us! Great room, couldn't of been better, great for a More family of 5 like us.

We went for the ship, we spent all the time exploring and enjoying everything the ship had to offer, the kids loved the swimming pool area, my 4 year old had so much fun in the H20 zone she loved it, they tried the kids club and they seemed to enjoy them.

The food on the ship was generally of a good standard, we took the kids to JR's but it was busy so the service was slightly slow, but no major problem, we played football, table tennis, basketball etc etc etc and had greta fun.

Evenings we would do the shows and our meals, quiet drinks in various locations and everything was generally very good, the shows in the Royal Promenade were very good and great fun.

There was a problem with the totting up of the bills on the last night, but nothing to worry about.

Overall, had an excellent time, the ship is great, and just wish we were on it now!!!!!

Book this ship and you assured of a great cruise I am sure. Less


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Superb, couldnt fault it, loads of space, kept clean, everything we needed, no problems with this cabin!

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