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Independence of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Member Name: piper181
Cruise Date: June 2011
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: N
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Independence of the Seas - Western Med
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.


Publication Date: 07/10/11
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