A Great cruise on the Independence of the Seas

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Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Cruise Ship:
Independence of the Seas

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Times cruised before:
January 2019
Wedding anniversary
We have just come back home from a great cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's ship The Independence of the Seas. It departed from Miami to go round some of the Caribbean islands. The food and choice was excellent in the any time dining restaurant, which we went to each evening. For lunch and breakfast we ate in the buffet res-truant , there was plenty of choice for all to enjoy. We had an inside cabin mid ship which was similar in size to other cabins on other cruise ships that we have been on. Our cabin steward was great and always greeted us by our first names. The deck space was very large and the sun beds were plentiful, no difficulty in finding one on the main deck even on a sea day. The theatre shows were fantastic, one evening there was a full production show of "Grease" the musical which lasted an hour and a half, another show was "Abba". One day we went to see the Ice show which was equally amazing. All the crew always had a smile on their faces, seems such a happy ship which helps. The street which is called the promenade is a great place to meet people especially in the pubs, and coffee shop. You can go into the coffee shop and get a free coffee and cookie then sit down at a table and watch all the people passing in their different outfits . On one evening there is a carnival type street parade where all the entertainment crew get dressed up. The deck parties are a time to let your hair down and get into the holiday mood. The on deck cinema is a good alternative if you want to catch one of the many films on offer. During the day there is always lots of different things to do, such as quiz's dance lessons,keep fit , also sport competitions. You will never be lost of what to do. Don't forget the spa and beauty salon to spruce you up ready for the formal nights. Unfortunately the formal nights are not as they use to be as less and less people seem to get dressed up especially the men . Only about 25% of the men had tuxedo's on. Every night when it was time to admit defeat ,as we opened the cabin door there was always a different animal on our bed to greet us. The one thing that has disappeared from our pillows at night is our little piece of chocolate. Just one of the many cut backs that have happened on all ships in the last five years.
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