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Independence of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Superb entertainment and good food

Review for Independence of the Seas to Norwegian Fjords
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ron.crowton
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018
Cabin: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

First time on Indi -We chose the cruise for Norway Fjords Itinerary and were expecting a cold experience which we got ! however no struggle to get a sun bed ! ,the City ports were grey and disappointing so make sure you organise your excursions before you go or you will just wander around towns drinking coffee in Starbucks .

On a positive note I found all crew very helpful and friendly and I genuinely did not have an issue the whole cruise , (something I have experienced before on a cruise )food was as expected good choice and quality ,service was a little slow in restaurant allow 1.5hrs + for all 3 courses ,we did My Time which never queued more than a couple of minutes to get a table -tip your waiters every night !

Big queues for breakfast in windjammer due to additional 105 cabins ,almost impossible to get a seat at any venue due to many people on ship (outside of schools term cannot imagine how busy it would be in summer) ,we found the quality and varied nature of entertainment to be fantastic and cruise director Joff an absolute hoot ! ,one issue is though all entertainment stops around 12-12.30 as star lounge cannot be used due to cabins above ,except Night club on deck 14,DJ was very good and did play requests ,no Karaoke venue ,half heated 30-40 minutes in Star Lounge -other guests commented this was removed to accommodate extra cabins ,also no soft-play for under 3's ,one other irritation RCI charging for what is free on NCL -Fish & Chips ,Burgers and nibbles in sports bar .

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Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 1B

good size -football on TV -Kettle in room -

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