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Eastern Caribbean Independence of the Seas Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Fun, Fun, Fun

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Lesant
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Its our 50th wedding anniversary (Dec. 17,2017) so my husband and I decided to treat ourselves for the first time we go for Cruise. We're kind of nervous and do not know what to expect so invited our friends, so now we're total of 8 people. When we were at the port, I was so amazed with the size of the boat( I guess this is expected from a first time cruiser). Finaly we got inside, went to ...
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Sail Date: December 2017


Want my money back

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nealandkathy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The food is terrible,the windjammer cafe does not have eggbeaters even though the main dining room does.The windjammer food is tasteless,overcooked,horrible food.The bakery at breakfast is store bought and frozen,the cookies are stale store bought and tastes terrible,same selection daily and most is overcooked and salty.We have to ask for skim milk 10 minutes before breakfast so someone can go ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


All we hoped a first cruise to be and more

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Tugwill
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We planned a Caribbean cruise for our retirement present and weren’t disappointed. Together with our 14yr old son and 16 yr old daughter we departed for Xmas cruise of the Eastern Caribbean taking in the islands of Labadee, San Juan Puerto Rico, Antigua, St Martin and St Kitts, aboard The Independence of the Seas. The first night on arrival in Miami was spent in the Turnberry resort, a ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with children


Nice Christmas cruise, but missing the wow of previous RCL experience

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sissyfromcab
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

This was our fifth Christmas cruise, but first on RCL. Loved all of the special Christmas activities and decorations. More focus on Christmas activities than other lines we have sailed. Ship was overall in great shape. Showed some wear and tear, but nothing terrible and headed to dry dock soon. Cabin was in a great location. Only three decks up or down to most public areas. Loved the ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Enjoyed the cruise, food dreadful

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Crinkle55
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Ok, I've been on the Sister ships both the Freedom and Liberty four and six years ago, I always enjoyed these ships and thought the food was great at the time. I was aware that the Independence is getting a refit in a few months time but we were ok with that as the itinerary was good, five different islands over Xmas. What we were not prepared for however was the fairly terrible food ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with children


9 Night Christmas Cruise 12/21-30/2017

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rbrski
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was our second Christmas cruise with RCCL with the first one being in 2015 on the Serenade of the Seas. This was just as good, if not better!! We were happy to see Christmas caroling and midnight mass being offered again as well. What also pleasantly surprised us was the amount of people at midnight mass. The group that traveled was my family of 4 and my in laws. We had a total of three ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Excellent Holiday Cruise with Kids

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cyclone1414
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

Background information - travelers were myself and my wife (early 30's) and our two boys (ages 3 and 1). It was a fairly last-minute vacation decision to get out of town and escape the cold, and we ended up getting a fairly good price on the trip. This was a) our first cruise with 2 children, and b) our first cruise without additional family/friends travelling with us, and one of the main reasons ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children


Great ship, trip but ok food

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sghafir
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Overall, the trip was wonderful. A few pointers: 1-As several blogs suggest, bring a refillable bottle of water. Every restaraunt has a tabletop cooler/dispenser with ice water. There are signs that ask you not to refill your bottle directly so we just used a cup (that was provided) and poured it into our bottles. Water tasted great and it was a good way to save a few dollars. 2- We ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


No Problems

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sawpgw
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Reading the reviews I was a bit hesitant particularly about the food. I found the food to be excellent My only minor complaints (in order) would be the lack of Freestyle machines (I usually drink diet and caffeine free and my wife only Diet Mountain Dew). The weather cloudy and cool until we got to Labadee and no matter what some believe Royal Caribbean can't control the weather. We had one ...
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Sail Date: January 2017


Very Nice Cruise

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dardar14701
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

After reading the mixed reviews on here about the Independence of the Seas(mostly the food) I was a little concerned.... but I was pleasantly surprised that we had a very nice cruise. The weather was chilly the first 2 days and very windy the whole time but you can't control the weather. We at at the Windjammer buffet 4 out of 5 nights and was very please with the quantity and quality of the ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


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