Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by MktgConsult
- Sail Date: May 2018
- Destination: Baltic Sea
- Cabin Type: Ocean View
Drink prices have gotten outrageous and with the prices they charge the tip should not be additional A drink package was also very expensive at $75/day. At $12 or so per drink that is still 6 drinks a day which is just not healthy. Great you can buy specialty coffee or water with that but you can also bring a water bottle and drink water for free.
This is the first time where I thought that the play "Grease" was not very well done. It was incredibly loud and did not seem as professional as some of the other's I have seen in the past. The ice show was well done and I would recommend seeing that.
The Cruise Compass which provided an overview of the day's activity had multiple spelling errors which is just not professional. I would gladly accept a freelance jobs improving on that.
We did one excursion with the ship which had a tremendous mark-up and the ship had about nothing to do but walk us 100 yards. We had to meet at 9 am and wait 45 minutes before departing. Not very efficient.
We ate in the dining room all but one night and a few nights had excellent meals and the others were okay. Our waiter was new and didn't know much about wine or opening a bottle - I felt bad for him and thought he could have been better trained.
I had a massage and then there was an attempt to sell me hundreds of dollars of product. If I wanted to buy product I would have asked. Just let me enjoy the relaxing effect of the massage and don't try to sell me every time.
I have cruised on this very ship 8 years ago as well as other RCCL and Celebrity ships and this was by far the most disappointing as far as the time on the ship goes.
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