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Third cruise with Royal Caribbean, loved this ship. I literally could not feel it move, was like it was gliding on the water. Only the last night, when we were making time to get back to Ft. Lauderdale could I feel us moving. There was something for everyone. Enjoyed the nightly shows, with class "A" comedians, some right from Vegas. Dance show done by Dancing with the Stars creator with "A" class dancers. They also had an ice skating show with skaters doing all the moves you would see in the Olympics. Shopping on Deck 5 was fun, everyday they had different specials. I took advantage of the buy 5 for $40.00. Also great tee shirts, that were high quality and wouldn't shrink. They also had one of my favorite designer's stores- Michael Kors. Food was good, enjoyed room service, buffet at Windjammers on deck 11 and the option of eating breakfast at Romeo and Juliets and my main dining at 6pm at Macbeths. The waiters were friendly and got to know your names and your preferences by night 2. Each night was something different from prime rib to lobster to lamb. Very pleased with all my meals. Night life at the Labyrinth was mostly for age group 20-30 with mostly techno music. I danced to Blurred Lines and then exited. The lounges mostly played Latin music. Thursday night was the 70's party on deck 5 and some more dancing on deck 11 after 1130pm. All in all it was a great time. Ship has electronic maps at the end of the hallways to direct you how to get from one place to another. I found this helpful since sometimes you had to go up a floor to go down. Casino was centrally placed and full of smoke, did not like to have to be forced to go through to get to dinner. Only complaint. Labadee was awesome, they have wheel chairs for those who can not walk the mile to the island. Barbeque food was great. Free tram around each section and amazing zip line. Falmouth port was quick walk from the ship. Plenty of shopping right there, never have to go into the city. Down side hour from Montego Bay and hour from Ocho Rios, must leave real early if you're trying to do an excursion to get back to boat by 4pm. Love Royal Caribbean, can't wait to take my next cruise.

Labadee and Falmouth December cruise

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by teemarie2015

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Third cruise with Royal Caribbean, loved this ship. I literally could not feel it move, was like it was gliding on the water. Only the last night, when we were making time to get back to Ft. Lauderdale could I feel us moving. There was something for everyone. Enjoyed the nightly shows, with class "A" comedians, some right from Vegas. Dance show done by Dancing with the Stars creator with "A" class dancers. They also had an ice skating show with skaters doing all the moves you would see in the Olympics. Shopping on Deck 5 was fun, everyday they had different specials. I took advantage of the buy 5 for $40.00. Also great tee shirts, that were high quality and wouldn't shrink. They also had one of my favorite designer's stores- Michael Kors. Food was good, enjoyed room service, buffet at Windjammers on deck 11 and the option of eating breakfast at Romeo and Juliets and my main dining at 6pm at Macbeths. The waiters were friendly and got to know your names and your preferences by night 2. Each night was something different from prime rib to lobster to lamb. Very pleased with all my meals. Night life at the Labyrinth was mostly for age group 20-30 with mostly techno music. I danced to Blurred Lines and then exited. The lounges mostly played Latin music. Thursday night was the 70's party on deck 5 and some more dancing on deck 11 after 1130pm. All in all it was a great time. Ship has electronic maps at the end of the hallways to direct you how to get from one place to another. I found this helpful since sometimes you had to go up a floor to go down. Casino was centrally placed and full of smoke, did not like to have to be forced to go through to get to dinner. Only complaint. Labadee was awesome, they have wheel chairs for those who can not walk the mile to the island. Barbeque food was great. Free tram around each section and amazing zip line. Falmouth port was quick walk from the ship. Plenty of shopping right there, never have to go into the city. Down side hour from Montego Bay and hour from Ocho Rios, must leave real early if you're trying to do an excursion to get back to boat by 4pm. Love Royal Caribbean, can't wait to take my next cruise.
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Cabin 3266
Great location, but was at the end of the hall way, would have been around doorway 3244 or so. Right around the corner from Labyrinth night club and across from Theatre. Made it nice to see a late night show and be right up the hall from your room. Dining room was all the way on the other side of the ship. If you rather be near the restaurants you would want to be on the other side.
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