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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by piper181: Independence of the Seas - Western Med


piper181
5 Reviews
Member Since 2009
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 2.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 3.0
Service 2.0
Shore Excursions 2.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Independence of the Seas - Western Med

Sail Date: June 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Southampton

While we had an enjoyable time, this cruise is most definitely not for the American market. Of our 3700 "friends" that joined us, most likely 95% were from the UK with the entertainment and food targeted to that market.

Unfortunately, there were too many children on this cruise. While this is not the fault of Royal Carribean, the fact that they did not enforce the rule(s) regarding these children is; too much running around and too many in adult venues late night. This is also a reflection of bad (or no) parenting skills. Something that must be considered.

The production shows were first rate; something you might expect to see in Vegas while the "guest" performers were mostly cheesy. The female singer (forgot her name) was abysmal as were the contornists. The piano man, Kory Simon, in the Schooner Bar is a joy, though.

As an American, I can only lightly recommend this cruise to my countrymen/women. Less

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Cabin review: Independence of the Seas Interior Stateroom Deck 2

Port and Shore Excursions


Large city. Be sure to visit Las Rambles, Parc Guell, Sagrada Familia. You can do these on your own if you're good with public transport...


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Not much here but quaint. I think that's why the ship spends just five here.

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