1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
We have cruised on Independence 3 times, great ship and service! We arrived at the port at 11:15 am and 11:30 on board. The process is fantastic compared to years ago when you stood in line for hours, much improved. We were offered an ... Read More
We have cruised on Independence 3 times, great ship and service! We arrived at the port at 11:15 am and 11:30 on board. The process is fantastic compared to years ago when you stood in line for hours, much improved. We were offered an up-grade prior sailing but didn't when the bid... Oh well, we still enjoyed our balcony ocean view. Deck 7 is an ideal floor only 2 floors above the Royal Promenade so no need for elevators. I always want the high decks but seriously re-thinking decks 6 and 7 the best! We had my time dining, made our reservations and each night went very smooth. Food in main dining room was okay to good, nothing special. We actually had dinner in the Windjammer one night ( do to a late excursion) and it was fantastic! Tons of choices , from the appetizers to the desserts, anything you could want was available. Breakfast- We prefer the MDR less crowded, tables available, your choice of buffet or ordering from menu all good. Much less crazy than Windjammer. Lunch- MDR by far is the best!! again menu or buffet. Cabin_ Very nice plenty of space and storage no complaints. Ava kept it neat and tidy all week. Entertainment- All good, Grease was great , headliners awesome and the farewell show was the best. Only complaint is the one excusrion we took in Falmouth, we picked A place in the Sun, located in Montego Bay. , Sat in the parking lot for 1 hour waiting for2 people, stop at a store that was over priced for 1 hour, headed to beach very crowded and we had to pay for our chairs and umbrella. No welcome drink NOTHING!! Got back to ship late very disappointed . We are now Diamond Plus members with RCI and hope to sail with them many years ahead. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
This was a birthday cruise for me. We stayed pre-cruise for one night at the Pier 66 Hotel which I have stayed at before. We had a nice time there and were sad to hear they are closing for two years starting in June for renovations. We ... Read More
This was a birthday cruise for me. We stayed pre-cruise for one night at the Pier 66 Hotel which I have stayed at before. We had a nice time there and were sad to hear they are closing for two years starting in June for renovations. We like to sail out of Fort Lauderdale as the airport, cruise port and hotels are within short distance of one another. The ship is amazing and you never want for anything to do. It was very clean and well laid out. The servers in the MDR and our room steward were outstanding! Very pleasant people. This cruise only had 1 port so we booked a shore excursion at Mr. Sanchos and we had an awesome time there! The only issue I had was with the return taxi; he dropped us off at Puerta Maya instead of International Pier ( I wasn't paying attention when he dropped us off). No big deal, we just had to walk a couple blocks. We had a balcony cabin which was very nice. We ate most of our meals in the MDR and the food was excellent. Also Chops Grille was pretty yummy! The ice show, Grease and Journey tribute band were all top-notch and we enjoyed them thoroughly! Disembarkation was fairly quick. We went back to Pier 66 for the day and stored our luggage and enjoyed the pool as we had a later in the evening flight. I would go on this ship again in a heartbeat! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
Excellent service Food Entertaining Staff incredible The kids enjoyed everting from the kids club to the late night shows and we had a blast as well Besides the fact that is expensive We have nothing bad to say Only ... Read More
Excellent service Food Entertaining Staff incredible The kids enjoyed everting from the kids club to the late night shows and we had a blast as well Besides the fact that is expensive We have nothing bad to say Only good things and we will definitely do it again and again Hopefully on Royal Caribbean as well We loved the show grease The staff the costumes the cleaning of the ship. The embarkation in Cozumel was super easy and the check out as well. Excellent service Food Entertaining Staff incredible The kids enjoyed everting from the kids club to the late night shows and we had a blast as well Besides the fact that is expensive We have nothing bad to say Only good things and we will definitely do it again and again Hopefully on Royal Caribbean as well We loved the show grease The staff the costumes the cleaning of the ship. The embarkation in Cozumel was super easy and the check out as well. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
This is an excellent, clean, classy ship with excellent dining in a beautiful restaurant, nice facilities in the ship including work out areas, plenty of places to lounge (some private, if you look carefully), excellent shows and a staff ... Read More
This is an excellent, clean, classy ship with excellent dining in a beautiful restaurant, nice facilities in the ship including work out areas, plenty of places to lounge (some private, if you look carefully), excellent shows and a staff which cannot do enough for you while maintaining a great attitude. We had a balcony room which can actually be a bit noisy if you are next to party animals...I recommended the ship post "quiet please" signs on each balcony to see if that would help as the reason we are on the balcony in the first place is to get away from....the noise at the pools etc. The staff was really fine, especially our servers in the restaurant. Note, we did purchase "The Key" which allowed for easier on and off the ship as well as a nice sit down meal in the restaurant next to the chaotic buffet line both on the day of embarkation and on disembarkation day as well. I think the Key is worth the modest price as you also get priority seating at the shows as well as one high (eh) speed interned device Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Our family of five really enjoyed this cruise. We have sailed on three Disney ships but this was our first with Royal Caribbean. We were very impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of the crew. Our youngest son's food ... Read More
Our family of five really enjoyed this cruise. We have sailed on three Disney ships but this was our first with Royal Caribbean. We were very impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of the crew. Our youngest son's food allergies were handled well by our servers and he had a safe and yummy dining experience. I only had two complaints. First, the weird hours of the teen and children's clubs. The clubs would close at dinner and sometimes open at 7 or sometimes 8. My teen checked into his club on 2 occasions and the staff said that activities would be starting later even though the club was supposed to be open. Everyone was very nice but it was confusing. We were used to Disney and the clubs being open for the whole day continuously. My middle and youngest son enjoyed going into Adventure Ocean but they only did it once. They did say that they enjoyed themselves just as much, and maybe even more, in Adventure Ocean than on Disney because of the attention from the staff. I am a big Disney fan but on some cruises, there was very little interaction with the staff and children in the clubs. It was more of a baby sitting while the kids were on video screens. We don't use the clubs a whole lot as we tend to do activities as a family, but they are nice options for the kids. My second complaint had to do with the amount of smoking areas on the ship. There were 4 areas and one was right next to the main pool. (Port side). This was a big problem with crowd control because most families (like us) would try and make our way through the starboard side of the pool area to avoid the smoking. I am not trying to "shame" people who smoke, I just feel in this day and age with all we know about the dangers of smoking, the smoking sections should be in less public places. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
This was the largest ship I've been on for my fifth cruise. The category of "Very Good" fit this ship, the service, the activities, and just everything across the board. I have had "Excellent" or ... Read More
This was the largest ship I've been on for my fifth cruise. The category of "Very Good" fit this ship, the service, the activities, and just everything across the board. I have had "Excellent" or "Exceptional" experiences in each of these categories on other Royal Caribbean ships or with other cruise lines on various occasions. While nothing was "wrong" in any of these categories on this cruise, nothing rose to the level of "Excellent" either. Do not take the above to mean that we were displeased. Not at all. It was a wonderful cruise and well worth the time and money. If I were to rate anything as "Excellent", it would be the itinerary. I'm a HUGE fan of having an immediate Sea Day before you reach your ports and then a Sea Day after. It really gave us an opportunity to settle in on the ship and get in "cruise mode". Then, after the hustle and bustle of excursions in port, it was wonderful to have that final Sea Day to wind down, get back into "cruise mode", and enjoy the ship and just... cruising! Again, this was the largest ship we had been on and the first of this class with RCCL. The promenade truly was a wonderful experience and just a terrific way to get from end to end of the ship while having food, drink, and shopping opportunities. We were very pleased with the private island, Labadee, Haiti. SO many areas to explore and enjoy. It was very easy to take advantage of the drink package, which extended to the private island. SO many places to relax and enjoy the various beaches or just relax in the shade. We did the Green Grotto Caves and Dunn's River Falls excursion in Falmouth, Jamaica. The caves were nice, with great guides. However, the experience at Dunn's River Falls was just SO much more amazing, we wish we would have done an all-day excursion at just Dunn's River Falls. For those planning the Dunn's River Falls excursion, while you can certainly take stairs along the falls to enjoy its beauty, the excursion itself has you joining hands with your group to go UP and THROUGH the falls. You will get beyond soaked and it does take a bit of strength and sureness of footing. It is completely doable by most able-bodied individuals, but if you have ANY infirmities, heed the warnings. And... be sure to bring a quality "dry bag" to keep anything you don't want to get wet. The scenery and experience has made Dunn's River Falls my all-time favorite excursion to date. I'm relatively new to cruising and am totally hooked. I will be taking one to three cruises a year for the rest of my life. I just LOVE it. While I am enjoying becoming VERY familiar with some ports that are commonly hit, like Nassau, in general, I like to always go somewhere new. However, I will say that the locations, offerings, and itinerary of this particular cruise (Sea Day; Labadee, Haiti; Falmounth, Jamaica; Sea Day) make this one that I would sincerely consider doing again. THAT is probably the best testimonial for this ship, the itinerary, the ports, and the available excursions!!! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
This was our second Royal Caribbean cruise so we were looking forward to it. The positives: The RC staff were excellent, always smiling and helpful. We loved our cabin steward. The spa massages were fantastic! The dining room food was ... Read More
This was our second Royal Caribbean cruise so we were looking forward to it. The positives: The RC staff were excellent, always smiling and helpful. We loved our cabin steward. The spa massages were fantastic! The dining room food was good. The wait staff was excellent. The ship was clean. The breakfast at the pizza place was delicious, cooked fresh sandwiches - highly recommend it. The Promenade Oatmeal cookies were great. Johnny Rockets fries and onion rings were cold and bad but the sandwiches were very good. The negatives: the crowds at the pools were crazy - it was almost impossible to get two chairs together near the pools. The food at the Windjammer was bad and was repeated each day item for item. The afternoon snacks were mostly mediocre leftover lunch desserts. You could only get iced tea at lunch and dinner - not at breakfast. This was the first time that we had an inside room and it was fine - plenty of space. We even had shelves that we left empty. We had booked a 10 night cruise before leaving the ship but cancelled it once we got home -just couldn't get excited about that food for 10 days straight. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Review of our independence of the seas trip 3/14-3/18(Platinum members, did the Ultimate dining Plan and deluxe beverage this trip) Promenade room 7329 Flew into FLL from STL, 5:45 am flight(ugh), in FLL around 9, at the Port, checked ... Read More
Review of our independence of the seas trip 3/14-3/18(Platinum members, did the Ultimate dining Plan and deluxe beverage this trip) Promenade room 7329 Flew into FLL from STL, 5:45 am flight(ugh), in FLL around 9, at the Port, checked in and in seats waiting to board by 10:15. at 11am they started calling people and we were on board and making our reservations for the week at Chops by 11:15. Boarding process was simple and easy. Food Got the hibachi the first night. I went down in the afternoon of the 1st day and played dumb asking about getting the hibachi with UDP. Lady said no, but since it was the first day and they weren't crowded she would let us. Meal was good, but we were charged $4 a piece for our meal(single meet, combo meat would have been $10 pp) that wasn't mentioned when the reservation was made. Not a huge deal, and I imagine if I had complained I could have gotten it waved, but it was $10, not worth the time. Ate at chops the 2nd and 4th night. Very good, service was really good and the food was excellent. Desserts were very eh in my opinion tho. Not very exciting at all. Ate at Giovanni's the 3rd night and had a similar experience to Chops, with a waitress that was a little better than the night before. Food was really good and the desserts were better than Chops. For lunch we got sandwiches from Cafe promenade pretty much every day and ate them poolside. Day 1(got an egg salad for a snack late afternoon) and 3 had great sandwiches. day 2 and 4 were eh. Pizza in Sorrentos was much better than previous trips. I noticed that with sorrentos the lines were much shorter at cafe promenade and Sorrentos than on navigator the year before with just cafe promenade. we got burgers from windjammer a couple of times as well. Room Not a big fan of the promenade rooms(we stayed in an inside room for our 1st 2 cruises, but the last 4 before this were all balconies). I wanted the window because the inside rooms feel to cave like to me, but my wife wanted the window curtains closed because you could see right in across from you, so it kind of defeated the purpose. Could have just gotten an inside room instead. Bed placement makes the room awkward to move around in. Bed was very hard in my opinion but didn't really bother us. Stateroom attendant was very good. Not really alot of sound from out on the promenade. Pools Solarium was pretty crowded and they've added chairs to the shelfs. This makes those much more crowded than they were previously. I'm an early riser, so I was out by the pool every day around 8/8:30, so we had our pick of chairs. Really could have had any chair we wanted until 9:30am probably. Bar service was pretty easy, sometimes crowded, but never very long to wait for a drink. One change I found this trip was alot more waiters than we've ever seen. I got more drinks from a waiter by the pool this trip than probably all others combined. Didn't use the regular pool, but it looked nice. Kid area was fairly crowded and looked like the kids were having fun. Didn't do the flow rider or the tubes. Bars and entertainment. we drank at playmakers and R bar alot of the cruise. Liked playmakers alot, great atmosphere. Didn't try any of the food, but it looked pretty good. Spent some time at the Schooner bar(piano guy was ok, woman last year was alot more fun) . The actor who played danny zucco in the Grease show was performing one night and we caught the end, looks like the show was fun and we enjoyed the few numbers we saw. stopped in the pub a couple times and the viking lounge, but didn't frequent these enough to give an opinion one way or another. Bar service was pretty good almost the entire trip. We saw Grease on night 2, Savannah Jack on night 3. Did not do the show the 1st night or the last. Grease was just ok, the leads could sing but it was just kind of eh. Enjoyed Saturday night Fever alot more on a previous cruise. Felt bad for Savannah Jack, the crowd was small and didn't' seem to get into it. We've seen them before with a larger crowd and they were great. so overall the entertainment was lacking this trip. Misc... The app sucks. Didn't show our dining reservations. Show times/changes never updated. pre cruise it had grease on night 2 and 4. The headliner in the app for night 3 was somebody else. Pretty much worthless if you were relying on it for any information. 4 days is too short. We've done 5 days the last 4 years and chose 4 days to save money because of an expensive disney trip coming up. It was fine, but 4 would have been better. Getting on and off the ship was really easy, we did self assist and walked down to the theater at 8:30 am with our luggage and didn't stop until we got in line at customs desk. I think we were in a cab by 8:45. Announcements are worthless, I'm hard of hearing in one ear, but even my wife couldn't make out most of them. Elevators are really slow. I took the stairs most times. Freestyle machines are pretty good and lines weren't long like I thought they might be. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
First off the food wasn't good period. Our first cruise with Royal Caribbean was much better. This cruise screwed up my girlfriend's dessert after making her order a special gluten free meal for her allergy. The final day we both ... Read More
First off the food wasn't good period. Our first cruise with Royal Caribbean was much better. This cruise screwed up my girlfriend's dessert after making her order a special gluten free meal for her allergy. The final day we both got food poisoning from eggs Benedict and ruined the last day of our trip. We were sick in our room the rest of the day. They had the Grease show which was pretty good but the staff were very unorganized with keeping the guests waiting in an organized manner, making some wait at the top of the stairs while others lined up at the doors below in a separate line making people frustrated. The last part of the show had to stop due to technical difficulties so we left. The highlight of our trip was our Izumi sushi class and the Savannah Jack concert. There could have been more shows going on also as there was not much to choose from. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We went on this 5-night cruise with our two daughters, 6 (almost 7) and 4 as well as both sets of parents. Grandparents are 70's, we're 40's. We've been on 10 cruises - a few Carnival, a couple of Norwegian, one ... Read More
We went on this 5-night cruise with our two daughters, 6 (almost 7) and 4 as well as both sets of parents. Grandparents are 70's, we're 40's. We've been on 10 cruises - a few Carnival, a couple of Norwegian, one Holland America, one Celebrity and this is was our third Royal Caribbean. We chose this ship and its shorter itinerary because my parents have never been on a cruise (and, frankly, never really wanted to take one) and my in-laws have been on Disney cruises with my brother and sister-in-law and have mentioned they wouldn't enjoy it for more than 5 days or so. We had a good price on this (kids sail free) and there were lots of things for the kids to do. We didn't do even close to the number of things we could have done (no escape room, laser tag, etc.) but also keep in mind that RCI seems to really want to appeal to older families (tweens/teens) and adventurous adults. There were a number of things my girls couldn't do as they were too young and things that weren't appealing to the grandparents. But everyone found more than enough to do and the resounding review from everyone was that it was a terrific trip. (My parents are not converted to cruise people and I'm guessing in-laws would only ever go if they go with grandkids again but they were all very happy with their experience.) It sealed for me that I won't take shorter cruises again (at least not with the kids) - it costs a lot for us to travel to the ports, and PACKING on that last night is THE WORST. So I want to stay at least 7 nights! We chose an aft-facing balcony cabin. I debated a grand suite but decided the aft cabin was my happy-place and it cost less, anyway. The week before we did bid on the Royal Up program. (Weirdly, my husband received these emails inviting him to bid when I was the one listed first on all reservations and my email address was associated with the booking, etc...) We bid an extra $250 (per person so $500 as they only bid for the first two in the cabin) for a Grand Suite and an extra $350 (so $700 total) for a 2-bedroom suite. We did not get either of these but were really, really happy with the size and location of 1702 on Deck 10 that we had already booked and paid for. This cabin was deeper than we expected (full size couch as opposed to loveseat) and the balcony was huge. I'm sure I would have loved either of the upgrades but this really sealed my love of deep aft balconies and I'm glad we didn't pay the extra as we really loved this cabin. Activities: 1. 6 year old did Sky Pad. It was fun. She wanted to do it again but she wasn't over-the-moon about it so we didn't make the time to do it again. Everyone helping with this was super nice. 2. Water slide - 6 year old was big enough but since she's only a little over 50lb she had to push herself to get started again three times. So a bust for her! (Which was good - I didn't want her to spend her entire vacation waiting in line for a water slide!) 3. Rock wall - DH did it twice and had a great time. 6 year old did it twice and had major disappointment. They just send the next person on the next run and didn't make efforts to ensure it was a feasible run for that person. She was put on the hardest runs both times and the person running it didn't give her any advice or help when she looked down for encouragement. The first time they did let her try 3 times but it would have been nice if they'd helped point out options for her when she was stuck. (I totally get that they're keeping their eye on a million people and things, though, and this isn't a lesson!) It was not their fault but I felt badly as this was something she was really, really looking forward to and was a tearful experience both times. (Again, not really their fault. And she's pretty game for anything so I was a bit surprised by her reaction.) 4. Kids splash area was terrific - really fun for the kids! Plenty to do to keep them interested for a long time! Smaller slides and a bigger slide that they really enjoyed. 5. Pools were nice - as with all cruise ship pools I think they could be bigger but everyone seems to fit. We swam early evening twice and that was really nice as it wasn't crowded. One night, though, they were playing a poolside movie that included a lot of swear words (including the worst of them!) - I was surprised they'd play a movie like that in the pool area at any time, really, on a family ship. 6. Entertainment staff seemed to be really fun. We only caught a couple of "shows" out by the pool and they were great. 7. The ice show was good. We didn't ice skate this time - we did on our last cruise (Navigator of the Seas) and it was fun but we decided we weren't going to spend the time doing it. 8. We didn't make it to any shows (other than ice show) but the grandparents saw grease and they said it was really good. Ports Labadee - was beautiful with plenty to do. The grandparents got off with us when they originally planned not to and they were all glad they did as it was beautiful and relaxing (despite not really being beach people). The lunch was really good. Columbus Cove was where we landed and that was a great choice for us. Calm water, beautiful view. Husband and 6 year old did the Arawark inflatable water park and had fun. (It lasted forever!) Falmouth - we did the all-inclusive Blue Waters Beach excursion mostly due to its proximity to the port. (10 minute bus ride). The bus was really nice, the place was small and manageable, no hassling for sales or to buy things. Well-run and a really good excursion for us. The water stayed really shallow so it was great for our little kids. (I wrote a review on a popular trip review site if you'd like to hear more.) The port area was nice, clean and not pushy. This is essentially the review I sent to Royal Caribbean after the cruise: Amazing stuff: ~ Our dinner wait staff! Loved that they gave tips for the following day each night. Head waiter checked on us and also gave tips for ports. ~ Head waiter (or maitre d?) approached us immediately the very first night we arrived to escort us straight to our table when he saw my mother with a cane - that was so appreciated! He told us to never wait, find him or go straight in each night. (We kept our same table as we enjoyed Roman/Reagan.) ~ Service around the ship was friendly and welcoming. ~ The Washy Washy guys - AWESOME! ~ Ship was sparkling clean and well-maintained. ~ Great activities. ~ Food was better than I've had on a cruise in a long time. (Last cruise was Navigator in 2017 - food was good but not like this!) The main dining room was incredible food each night and the Windjammer was always good with tons of options. (With exception of Windjammer desserts and pastries.) ~ Disembark at ports was easy. ~ Labadee was beautiful and well-maintained. ~ Ship was super easy to navigate - the maps and signs outside of elevators/stairs were easy to read and follow. ~ Kids club - kids loved it and wanted to go every day. There were a few hitches discussed below. Staff was super friendly and kind to the kids. ~ Customs wait was awful but I REALLY appreciated the way the luggage was super easy to find when disembarking! Perfect way to do it! ~ Embarkation was smooth for having so many people waiting to get on. It was organized and felt "fair" as people were seated as they arrived. Appreciate that! Opportunities: ~ Stateroom attendant was good but sometimes overlooked restocking towels - easy to rectify if needed and otherwise did terrific job. (Not a problem, just justifying the rating I provided to RCI in this area on their survey.) ~ The bartenders were hard to get a smile out of and they looked exhausted. They did what they needed to do, were as efficient as possible and made good drinks. (Of course there were friendly exceptions but the majority of them seemed worn out and too tired to smile or be friendly. In their defense, the ship was full and I'm sure they were busy and tired.) ~The app was both terrific and frustrating because you needed more information than it gave. Eg - please list the time-frame activities are open (as is done in the Compass) as well as listing it every half hour if you need reservations. Also lot of information left out. I had read somewhere (online while planning?) that my 4 year old couldn't use the Sky Pad but when I checked the app it said at least 20 lb., must be > 7 to use VR. Since it listed an age for that, I assumed she could go. Turned out she needed to be 5. It would be a huge help to list ALL of the details needed for each experience so that cruisers didn't have to look in various places to get all of the information they need. ~ List which shows are when so people can plan their week in the app. I didn't make it to any shows due to small kids but I know someone missed Grease because they thought it'd be shown again later in the week. Since you get Compass nightly you cannot plan out your week and don't know what's coming in the days ahead. ~ The app sometimes showed what the "headliner " show was and sometimes it just said "Headliner Show" - even on the day of that event and after refreshing. So, again, have to rely on Compass to get the rest of the information. ~ My fault but I wish I'd known I wouldn't be able to buy photos on the last morning - I went down to buy all digital photos but the photo area wasn't open and I was out of luck on all of the pictures taken during the cruise by cruise photographers. (So sad we didn't take any family pictures on formal night! The photos they took were beautiful as we'd reviewed them previously but I was waiting until the last morning to decide if I should get all of them or choose a number of them instead.) ~ Windjammer desserts and morning pastries were just so-so. It seemed very few were made on the ship - those that were made there (caramel and sweet rolls) were very good. (Definitely the low point of otherwise terrific food. Probably good for my diet, though!) Dining room desserts were terrific. ~ Getting off the ship at the end was a free-for-all. People didn't follow the luggage tag order and just left whenever they wanted despite announcements that things were backed up. I've never taken so long to get through customers on a cruise! It was a little nutty and I was happy my flight was delayed or I'd have been in a major panic. ~ Kids club was generally fun but my 6 year old had a tough time one night and part of another night because there were kids who weren't listening and making things really hard for the teachers. Not sure what to do about that - another way to give time-outs or call parents to come and get them? I felt badly for teachers because that must have been really hard and it really affected the way my daughter felt about her previously beloved "Kids Club" experiences. ~ Kids programs would benefit from a way for the staff to contact parents. I'm sure it's only rarely needed but maybe it'd help those kids who are not participating well? ~ Kids program was full one night and we waited 30 minutes for an opening. I kind of expected this as it was during spring break but it was too bad more staff couldn't be called. At least 10 parents showed up to drop off when I waited with my (surprisingly patient) 4 year old and some were really upset because it was a big problem for their plans for the evening. Overall we had an amazing cruise. The items listed in opportunities are just that - they're not complaints or areas of dissatisfaction as they are small in comparison to the great time we had and how smoothly most things went. My in-laws were along and have previously been on several Disney cruises and said this compared very well and had points they preferred over Disney. My parents were along and have never cruised (and, frankly, weren't really interested but wanted to go along with the grandchildren) and they had a great time - they were surprised by how much they enjoyed it all. Read Less
Independence of the Seas Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 3.0 0.0
Entertainment 5.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
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