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Ticked all the boxes including free drinks package when booking. Not enough daytime lectures/talks (Lady who delivered talks on pop stars had a poor delivery style). There were a number of quizzes but the venues got so full that it was very difficult to find seats. Great service by restaurant and bar staff who, for me, went out of their way to be pleasant and helpful. Some good entertainment - ?ice Skating and cast shows (Grease for example) were excellent, but too many comedians? It needed more variety. Health and fitness talks were merely a 'front' for hooking you in to buy their products. Once you are aware of this then you can deal with it - but it can be a hard sell and when you reject their first attempt, they try keep going with alternatives. Beware! 4,000 passengers seemed to mean that it was always full in all the public areas. Overall, good weather in Med in autumn and a reasonable experience made it worthwhile.

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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by Tooncruiser

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Ticked all the boxes including free drinks package when booking.

Not enough daytime lectures/talks (Lady who delivered talks on pop stars had a poor delivery style). There were a number of quizzes but the venues got so full that it was very difficult to find seats.

Great service by restaurant and bar staff who, for me, went out of their way to be pleasant and helpful.

Some good entertainment - ?ice Skating and cast shows (Grease for example) were excellent, but too many comedians? It needed more variety.

Health and fitness talks were merely a 'front' for hooking you in to buy their products.

Once you are aware of this then you can deal with it - but it can be a hard sell and when you reject their first attempt, they try keep going with alternatives. Beware!

4,000 passengers seemed to mean that it was always full in all the public areas.

Overall, good weather in Med in autumn and a reasonable experience made it worthwhile.
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