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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Not the best but still a nice time

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by enymarsh

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2016
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: undefined

This was our third time on this ship and I think it was a good time, VERY friendly staff, and yet I have to agree with others that the food has slipped a bit, especially in the buffet.

We went on this cruise with our dd, sil, and one year old grandchild. We had a balcony cabin that had a door connecting to the inside next-door which was totally amazing!!! The baby was able to nap at her regular times while we sat in our cabin watching TV and we didn't need a monitor since we could hear her through the connecting door. This was truly a game-changer ... imagine the nightmare for us if we had to sit in a pitch-black room while she slept, yikes!

The buffet food definitely was not as good as we remembered, both salad options and hot food items. It was hard to get iced tea at breakfast time and many of the food options would run out and not get refilled for what seemed like extended periods of time. We have never been on a 5-night before... but should the service be worse on shorter cruises, really? We've always

The highlight of the cruise was the ice show (strings) ... so much better than what I remember from past cruises!!!

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wonderful excursion with an excellent mix of exercise and relaxation, very small group!

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