NEVER AGAIN!!!!: Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by viv chapman
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Destination: Canary Islands
We were lucky to have pretty good weather, with the More temperature rising to a pleasant 22 degrees when were were in Tenerife, and sea conditions that were not too challenging-so our main purpose of getting sea air and some warmer climes were achieved.
However, the food in Windjammer's, Jade and the main dining rooms was at best, mediocre, and at worst, inedible. The coffee was dreadful, even when paid for, promised Art Classes fizzled to nothing, salads were served on hot plates, some of the entertainment was not good. And the QUEUES!!!! Every day there were sections closed off in the dining rooms, while people were made to wait outside--it was outrageous, and made everyone bad tempered.And the bed was so hard, despite the addition of a memory foam mattress,that I slept very badly for eleven nights--not what I have experienced in the past. A brand new sweat shirt was ruined by bleach marks caused by the sanitising spray on the ship's rail--(replaced by something similar from the ship's shop)--but what was that doing to our skin??
So what WAS good about this cruise--well the entertainments director, Joff was the best cruise director we've come across, and quite honestly was much funnier than some of the comedians; the Ice Show was very good and professional; some of the musical offerings were good.
We were really looking forward to this cruise,and have been sadly let down. The highlight for us is that we met a really nice couple, so thank you for that, Independence of the Seas, if for very little else. Less
Cabin review: D13312 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin 3312-an Ocean View Cabin. Compact cabin, a large bed with a memory foam on top of the mattress, which did not improve the comfort; about one foot of space either side of the bed, which backs onto the window. Good storage, good sized wardrobe with safe and sufficient hangers and shelving. Drawer units either side of the vanity unit, and a tray with a kettle(bring your own coffee!). The en-suite is compact but efficient. The housekeeping was good, with the room being kept clean and tidy. No fresh air, but the air conditioning worked reasonably but occasionally made a loud noise. Deck three at the same level as one of the Dining Rooms.Read All Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (D1) Reviews >>
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