Independence of the Seas=excellent adventure: Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by josienewhouse
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Independence of the Seas=excellent adventure
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The opening show featured the cruise director and a really funny comedian doing a family show. After dinner the variety show was beautiful, the Independence singers, dancers and orchestra were fabulous, And quoting the superband, Queen, they did ROCK US, and they are most certainly champions. We really were "sailing away" from Ft. Lauderdale as Styx played from the stage. Speaking of shows, the Unexpected Boys doing the Four Seasons were GREAT. The Once Upon a Time Show, the ice skating show and the final evening's variety show were all really well done and very enjoyable.
We enjoyed an unBelizable shore excursion on Tuesday, our first port of call. Clifford, Jose and Aubrey were phenomenal guides as we went up the Seabun River to the country, where we picked up Land Rovers to make our way through the rain forest to the Mayan caves. Our guides kept us all safe and provided an interesting history of the area, the wildlife and the vegetation. Lunch and Jungle Juice (really good rum punch) completed this fantastic excursion. We took a second tour in Cozumel called the Sunshine Segway Tour. Our guide, Allan, who was just named Tour Guide of the year 2008, and Bobbie, his assistant were patient and taught me, a certified klutz how to successfully operate the Segway. It was so much fun. We rode to the beach, had a chance for lunch or a swim, but it was too chilly for any serious beach activity.
All in all this was a Wonderful cruise, we will definitely be going on Royal Caribbean again in the not too distant future. We did not find that the kids on board misbehaved or caused even a second's worth of problems. The staff, comprised of folks from over 50 countries were fabulous, and our vacation was A+. Thank you Folks of Independence of the Seas. We had a memorable, terrific time. Oh, I forgot to mention the pizzeria was Really good. Less
Cabin review: k7223
Great use of space, comfortable bed, cool towel puppets awaited us every night from Frederick our wonderful cabin attendant. Plenty of closet space, shower had great water pressure.
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