Pricing!! That old grumble goes on...: Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by keithW
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Pricing!! That old grumble goes on...
Destination: Canary Islands
The ship is amazing. We have travelled on the Freedom when it was first launched so new what to expect from the ship.
I have no argument with the ship/staff/food/entertainment. My main quibble is with the on-board prices. I have travelled with RCI before and have never experienced such a hike in on-board pricing that in some areas can only demonstrate a total rip off of the passenger. At dinner they did try only once to get us to buy bottled water at $4.95/litre. We actually More bought the same water at one of the stops for 45 cents.. Drinks prices were very expensive compared to previous trips and other cruise lines. ($6.95 per pint $6.25 per half!!). Just as well we do not drink that much.
The entertainment was very good and the cruise director and his helper were terrific.
I like the ships and would still probably go one one again... but my next cruise is with P&O. Less
Cabin review: PR Promenade Stateroom
Although smaller than normal we had a promenade cabin. I liked it very much as although it was an inside cabin that extra window overlooking the promenade was just great to sit in and watch the promenade shows or just people watch.Read All Promenade Stateroom (PR) Reviews >>
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