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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by Iv.Mason

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2018
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe
  • Cabin Type: Panoramic Ocean View

I choose this cruise to try a different cruise company, we normally use P&O. The appearance of the ship was very nice inside and out, but we found it lacked activities. The weather wasn't the best which closed alot of the upper deck activities, a pool and a couple of the hot tubes were closed for maintenance, we went below then found a bar closed for a private function. This made all other areas much fuller than they might have been.

The standard of food at breakfast was poor, we struggled to find water that was hot enough to make a coffee.

The evening meal and service was excellent, the waiter got to know us very quickly and made every evenings dinning experience a pleasure, probably the highlight of the cruise.

The evening entertainment was okay but you had to be in early to get a seat, unfortunately a few technical issues kept letting things down.

Generally the crew couldn't do enough for you, unfortunately it was the ship that let them and us down.

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Cabin Review

Panoramic Ocean View
Cabin 1L 12 1052

The cabin was poor. Not panoramic, alot of wind noisy, you could hear the crazy golf above. This cabin was only fitted 5 month before we used it, seemed very dated and not put together well.

Our room attendant was very good and very helpful, as we found general information lacking.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Brugge (Bruges)

Bruges was a very nice place to visit. Alot of walking but well worth it.

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