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Girls cruise! Needed something shorter than a 7 day cruise. Wish they had a specialty shop on cruise that sold chocolate covered strawberries and gourmet desserts like Carnival does at their coffee shops. Really missed that on Royal Caribbean.Love the new washing station before going into the buffet, and you had to leave the buffet area to use the restroom, which meant you had to wash your hands again before entering. YEA!!!! Embarkation was super easy as well as getting off the ship. We bought the all you can drink alcohol package and it was a great deal and super easy to use. I noticed that they had soda fountains in random areas of the ship to use, which meant people who hadn't bought the soda package were filling up with cups of soda. They provide you with a certain mug to use if you buy it. Service was great on this cruise and I would highly recommend this to anyone!

Great time!

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by bankonus

Trip Details
Girls cruise! Needed something shorter than a 7 day cruise. Wish they had a specialty shop on cruise that sold chocolate covered strawberries and gourmet desserts like Carnival does at their coffee shops. Really missed that on Royal Caribbean.Love the new washing station before going into the buffet, and you had to leave the buffet area to use the restroom, which meant you had to wash your hands again before entering. YEA!!!! Embarkation was super easy as well as getting off the ship. We bought the all you can drink alcohol package and it was a great deal and super easy to use. I noticed that they had soda fountains in random areas of the ship to use, which meant people who hadn't bought the soda package were filling up with cups of soda. They provide you with a certain mug to use if you buy it. Service was great on this cruise and I would highly recommend this to anyone!
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 8N 2668
Hate the new capsule showers. Everything about the cabin was as expected. Could use some more storage, but I'm sure they are doing the best they can with the space they have.
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Horseback Riding
    There were 52 people in my group which took a LONG time to get everyone on horseback. My horse got very tired of waiting and started to go off on his own. I could do without the land portion of the ride as there really is nothing to see in the sugar plantation, which just looked like bushes. The water portion of the ride was VERY exciting but very short. I understand this is taxing on the horses which is why it's like that, so I can't really complain. The weight limit was not enforced. There were a few individuals who were at least 300 lbs or more. I'm not fat shaming here, just letting those who are worried about being very close to the 220 mark not to worry about it. Lunch was available for purchase and was tasty but nothing to write home about. It got rid of the hunger pains. Overall, it was a good experience. I'm by no means super fit, and it was an easy excursion to get through. The guides are great!!
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  • Labadee
    Had great service from Rolex, yes that was his name! Wish the beach was a bit bigger and the water went out farther. It was roped off and you couldn't go past a certain point. Food provided was good. I love just relaxing on the beach so this was a perfect experience for me. One note, it would be nice if they had some island music playing during the stay there.
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