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Loved the main dining room and the staff , Blyton, Paul and Diana were fab. Grease was good and most of the other shows. The onboard activities were lacking unless you like quizzes! The ship was far too crowded , we couldn’t get seats on deck or in cafes , bars etc. Hated the reused plastic plates and glasses - yuck! Windjammer was poor, senior staff constantly asking for positive feedback , particularly in last couple of days. The photographers were really pushy particularly at the dockside in trips. Aft balcony room was great but did not like the overhead position of the Pullman bed. The balcony was really big and a great escape from a ship that felt so overcrowded. Room attendant grumpy and not visible. Would give this ship a miss unless you have a youngish family and want a Holiday camp on the water type of holiday.

Not as expected

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by Josiej

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Loved the main dining room and the staff , Blyton, Paul and Diana were fab.

Grease was good and most of the other shows. The onboard activities were lacking unless you like quizzes!

The ship was far too crowded , we couldn’t get seats on deck or in cafes , bars etc.

Hated the reused plastic plates and glasses - yuck!

Windjammer was poor, senior staff constantly asking for positive feedback , particularly in last couple of days. The photographers were really pushy particularly at the dockside in trips. Aft balcony room was great but did not like the overhead position of the Pullman bed. The balcony was really big and a great escape from a ship that felt so overcrowded. Room attendant grumpy and not visible. Would give this ship a miss unless you have a youngish family and want a Holiday camp on the water type of holiday.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 1D
Poor position re Pullman bed
Deck 8 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins