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Independence of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Not what we expected

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by GARogers

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  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Europe

Second cruise with RC, first one was on the Navigator (pre refurbishment) and that was so much better, as my wife is in a wheelchair there were many issues that we feel should be addressed:-

-Lack of unisex accessible toilets, only one on deck 12, or its back to your room.

- Great idea to put a piano in a lift at peak times which in effect made lift unusable, and yes they put a piano in a lift.....great idea that was

- Sun beds rammed in side by side with no access from the sides unless you spend 30 mins dragging other ones out of the way

- Apart from deck 4, there were no Sun lounges available

- State rooms were shabby and need updating

- The so called multi million pound refurbishment was obviously not spent on interior decoration

- Windjammer menus seemed to repeated every other day and food was on many occasions cold

- It was like a treasure hunt most days in the Windjammer to find the vegetables, which again were cold

- On the other extreme you would get second degree burns from the utensils that were kept under the lamps

In summary, RC seems to be focusing on quantity and not quality, can we please have the ship's back as they were.....

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We explored the area ourselves but soon covered the main areas very quickly


Not wheelchair friendly, unless you have really good suspension you may risk damaging your chair


We explored the area ourselves, nice port to visit


Explored ourselves, very busy port, watch your bags as its well known pick pocket territory


Nice port, not to busy and easy access into the town

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