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Independence of the Seas

 

Overview: This ship’s ‘wow’ factor is its connection with water in the design of a dramatic water theme park on the pool deck – recommended for families with children. It is now based year-round in the UK for cruises from Southampton, although the onboard currency remains the US dollar, which makes


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One Good Holiday. by Cochrane, Langton matravers

One Good Holiday.

Overall Rating: 4
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Destination:
Mediterranean

Reviewed By: on
The service from the staff/crew, the food, the cleanliness of the ship, the itinerary, the entertainment were all fantastic but, for us, the ship was a bit too big and, in places, a bit too noisy eg the music around the swimming pool area and in the Windjammer Restaurant. There was a lack of quiet lounge areas and the library was small. Despite these very few slight annoyances we would book again, especially if we were taking all of the family/grandchildren. The children's facilites and clubs looked fantastic, there were large tables in the restaurants that could seat 10 people and the baby-sitting services sounded second to none.

Times cruised before: 10+
Sailed: November, 2011
Age: 56-65
Cabin: Inside
Occasion: Annual/regular holiday

Quality of Food
We mostly ate in the restaurants where you are served, rather than in self-service. The salads and fresh fruits selection were a healthy options, to avoid piling on the pounds.
5

Entertainment
All of the shows were very good, especially the ice shows
4

Shore Excursions
Rome. We went on the the private train, organised through the ship.
4

Staff
Our stateroom steward, Jo. He was first class, and had only just joined the ship - his first cruise ever. He folded the towels every evening into some fantastic animal shapes
5

Children's Facilities
0

Onboard Activities
A wonderful choice
4

Cabins
Comfortable, spacious and clean. The shower was great.
4

Overall Rating
4
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