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Independence of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Our least favourite - but still excellent

Review for Independence of the Seas to Europe
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Skater75
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jun 2018
Cabin: Spacious Ocean View Balcony
Traveled with children

We picked this cruise mainly for our 15 year daughter who loves meeting teens from all over the world. 14 days and no flight sounded a good idea.

This was our 4th cruise and 3rd one with RCI.

While it was excellent it simply wasn’t up to the standard of our previous cruises on Rhapsody and Harmony. Far, far too overcrowded.

Cabin Review

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 3B

Great cabin. Loads of space and storage. Good sized balcony. Getting a little tired but nothing to complain about yet.

Port Reviews

Southampton

Stayed night before, local people very friendly.

Gibraltar

Jumped into one of the private tours along with 2 other couples at the port. Whizzed round the main sites and had a great time. A lot cheaper than shop excursion.

Cannes

Easy walk off ship. Old town very pretty and coffee cheaper than 10e on front! Not much to see but a pleasant stroll.

Barcelona

Took the shuttle into town and walked to the port cable car. Great views of city and then walked down for a wander and tapas. Been a few times before so we were happy just to soak up the atmosphere.

Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Took about 30 mins to walk into town to explore beautiful Palma. Been many times so no need to do a tour.

Lisbon

Fabulous place. Took open top bus but not great value. Wish we’d done one of the electric car tours.

Spent 2 days discovering this beautiful place.

Tip - go off the beaten track

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