Happy Times - briefly: Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by cruse queen

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cruse queen
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Happy Times - briefly

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Canary Islands
Embarkation: Southampton
Easy check in despite it being busy.Our room was ready when we embarked at 1.30pm. Ship Lovely and clean as was our room. We had a great cabin steward who went over and above his duties --- thank you to Christian! Lovely BIG comfy bed and the balcony was the biggest we have ever had.I liked the shower cubicle,no water splashing on the bathroom floor! Not too far from the elevators.
Great food with a good choice in Windjammer although occasionally it could have done with being hotter. It did get a bit busy at times although we always manged to find a table - I guess most ships are like that though.
Restaurant food was great as well the meat was so tender and yummy puds!
We enjoyed all of the ports and the weather was kind to us.
Shows --- fantastic as was the Strings ice show. We had to be in the theatre for 8.30pm for the 9.00pm show or we couldn't get a seat! Very popular!
Found the outdoor pools a bit cold and the hot tubs the opposite we boiled like lobsters! More Enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tubs though.
Drinks - yes they are a tad pricey unfortunately.
Newspapers can be bought for $3 at the coffee shop in the promenade.
We went with trepidation because of the ships size --- but have been won over and have booked again for next year --- same ship. Less

Published 10/18/11

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