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.
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.