After looking at Independance of the Seas for years in Southampton, we finally got round to booking acruise on her.
Due to an outbreak of Norovirus on the previous sailing, the ship had to be 'sanitised' prior to getting onboard but, although the wait seemed to go on forever, the ship certainly made up for it.
The photos and videos watched online before do not do it justice, we were bothe mightely impressesd.
Stateroom was fine as a standard inside, how long do you actually spend in there? It was actually the quietest one we have had!
Food, in general, was fine. We only used the main resturant 3 times, the Indian staff were diffiicult to understand and not the best. Fresh Sushi in Jade kept me happy and black pudding at breakfast as well, not what I exepected.
The entertainment was generally the best we have had on a cruise so far, there were only 2 shows that we would have classed as average. The ice show was spectacular and the Quest Quiz was a good giggle. Joff the Cruise Director and his sidekick Rob are a brilliant double act, just a shame they are moving to other vessels soon. Robs 'Quiz with a Twist' is a hoot!
The itinerary was billed as Spain & The Canaries. Both visits to Spain were on Sunday's so it was closed but everyone agreed that Madeira was the best place, just not long enoigh time there.
All in all a good late winter break and i look forward to trying other RCCL ships in the future.