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Age: 36

Occupation:Mom

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Independence Of The Seas

Sailing Date: 02-15-2009

Itinerary: Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel

Very nice ship, will not cruise again after this, realized that for the money the value is not there. Did not get to relax, as this whole process of fighting the crowds at sea in not for me. Too big and too crowded. Everything is extra and all drinks are so very expensive - wow bar bill way too high. Average of $6 to $8, now that insane. Mostly ice too. Food was everwhere and it was great. Just remember that when you are hungry so are 4500 other people and it can get crazy. Stateroom was great. Had a bacony and it was very expensive. No tub and small shower. All new, though and super clean. Great if you can ever get to them, 4500 people leaves a long wait for all. Do not do the Costa Maya jungle beach break, the beach is very small and littered with GARBAGE. In fact, they have two men standing bye to rake it all up as it washes ashore. Broken glass too. You can only swim in a very small area the rest is hazerdous and littered with trash. Bad food and very strange set up. Good bar though. Drink until you cannot drink anymore. Watered down mixed drinks and tap beer. Not impressed with this at all. Bus was so dirty it has dead flies in the windows and who knows what else. Smelled like bug spray. A very sad place Costa maya. Had a great time came home very tired and wanting to get away from the vacation itself, ship is big and crowded. People everywhere and alot of them, so many people.

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