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Independence of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1776 reviews
23 Awards

Amazing ship- but not for Norway....

Review for Independence of the Seas to the Baltic Sea
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2012

We had wanted to try Independence for the 5 years she's been in Southampton, and had to grab this short cruise before she leaves the UK forever. Eight days to Norway- just two sea days and five ports sounded good.

And, like the curate's egg, it was good- in parts.

This is a stunning ship, with all manner of activities for all ages, plus entertainment in the theatre, bars, skating rink, bars etc. The food was of a reasonable standard, with plenty of choice and various venues. It's a brightly decorated ship, with some unusual art on the walls, and of course the famed Royal Parade, which housed shops and the 24 eating places- something we didn't realise until well into the cruise, being used to 24 hour buffets. Parades were held in this street, of a village fete standard- people being pushed around on covered trollies, and loud singing.

Cabin Review

I'm not sure of the "K" part...it was a standard inside, with settee, and similar to others we've used on different lines.

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