We had a wonderful time on the Independence, all meals were excellent with several choices at each meal, made for lots of decisions, everything cooked to perfection. Even if you didn't like your choice you could get something else with no problem. The rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable. The lectures and entertainment was very good and usually pertains to the cruise your on. The "Historic South and Golden Isles" Cruise was fantastic and the shore excursions well worth the cost. We especially liked the Savannah GA excursions and the city itself. We went on tours at all stops and loved everyone. The crew was very friendly and helpful always greeting you with a smile and hello. We have enjoyed ourselves so much that we have already signed up for our fourth cruise and looking forward to many more.