First timer views: Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by John Nightingale
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First timer views
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Ports of call Cannes (Rain), Barcelona (overcast), Palma (Great). Worth hiring a car if you get the full two days in Palma and RC could help arrange car hire firms. We hired vehicle and explored island and beaches at Magaluf and Palma Nova. More Best stop of all. Sailed on to Alicante which was good with nearby beach and town. Next stop was Lisbon with extra charge for trip into city. Probably most disappointing place for us. Final stop Vigo was good and weather improved.
Food was good and varied. Breakfast options available and Windjammer proved useful alternative to more formal option at times. Entertainment was good though more effort needed on quizzes as some repeated later in cruise? Nothing to compare to, as yet, but great first cruise. Drinks prices could be cheaper though, again, minor issue for us. Would I use RC again? Most certainly. Beds were so so comfortable Less
Cabin review: E29540 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Very , very good. Beds were lovely and most comfortable I've ever slept on. Will be buying similar for home. All other aspects good and maid service was excellentRead All Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E2) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
From a Health and Safety point of view the welding of an oil tank situated next door to the Ship was in hindsight regretable. The Captain and crew managed to get us away within minutes.
There was panic on the top deck and parents were trying to locate their children. It may, in the future, be worth asking all passengers to return to their cabins as door ways were blocked while things calmed down.
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Excellent staff, tired old shi...
Nice but not great