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Disappointed with the ship, looks ready for a major refit. Good points - Plenty of sun beds and space, may be different in school holiday time Large variety of food in buffet Good beer choices Some good crew, however inconsistent Easy check in and check out, Southampton staff were great Bad points - Buffet area massively under staffed and tables left uncleared for ages Shows were poor, Grease was like a school performance Rear of ship was a building site, lots of noise and blocked off areas Left Lisbon 4 hours late due to planned maintenance and so didn't see the best port for its views Due to delay, Casino and shops closed for the evening Over heard others describing the cruise as 'Benidorm on sea' Over priced trips Malago port transfer (not RC) coach driver got lost and took 45 mins and we were told no refund if we reported this to RC (suggest walking the 15 mins in or get the €3 land train)

Needs a refit and more restaurant staff

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by Hat99

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Trip Details
Disappointed with the ship, looks ready for a major refit.

Good points - Plenty of sun beds and space, may be different in school holiday time

Large variety of food in buffet

Good beer choices

Some good crew, however inconsistent

Easy check in and check out, Southampton staff were great

Bad points - Buffet area massively under staffed and tables left uncleared for ages

Shows were poor, Grease was like a school performance

Rear of ship was a building site, lots of noise and blocked off areas

Left Lisbon 4 hours late due to planned maintenance and so didn't see the best port for its views

Due to delay, Casino and shops closed for the evening

Over heard others describing the cruise as 'Benidorm on sea'

Over priced trips

Malago port transfer (not RC) coach driver got lost and took 45 mins and we were told no refund if we reported this to RC (suggest walking the 15 mins in or get the €3 land train)
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Cabin Review

Cabin 7660
Good position on ship
Large enough for 2
No noice from either side
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