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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by hasthagotnowtmoist: Great Ship, Great Staff

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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 3.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 2.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Great Ship, Great Staff

Sail Date: November 2010
Destination: Canary Islands
Embarkation: Southampton

*The Windjammer is absolutely chaotic if you happen to go at the wrong time of day, and some of the lounges/bars seem overcrowded at certain times too. I can't understand people wanting to eat in the Windjammer every evening off plasic plates overloaded with frozen chips, pizza and Mashed Potatoes...?

*Some guests just can't seem to grasp how to use elevators never fail to amaze me, situated on a lower deck it was sometimes a pain to use them especially at peak times of the day...

*Every single port of call at least 1 guest was late back for the ships departure for no apparent reason other than they didn't respect the rules that 3500 had obeyed that day... why wait for them!?

*The jury is out on how the ship handles... often in only moderate seas it seemed very turbulent? Which I've not experienced on some ships that are only a fraction of the size.

*Sometimes alcoholic drinks weren't always served ice-cold, which considering the amount white wine More & lager costs onboard- is very disappointing.

*Very little 'value' to be had in the way of alcoholic drinks - massively overpriced, watch out for some cheaper than listed wines in the Windjammer (still $21+) and the drink of the day (purely for the chance to take home a nice souveneer glass supposedly worth $4.95)

*ESPN is a great tool for English Football fans, you'll end up seeing more premier league matches than you would at home (if you so wish)! Less

Published 12/01/10

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Cabin review: I Oceanview Stateroom

Deck 2 Outside Cabin, great window, can be slightly noisy during moderately rough seas... Extremely comfortable beds and a great shower.

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