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Bernard Gordon

Age: 63


Number of Cruises: 48

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Independence Of The Seas

Sailing Date: 2010-03-6

Itinerary: eastern caribbean

Stunning and spacious ship but awful food and subliminal hustling by company to unload your wallet. Poor quality of beef, awful cream soups and the lunch buffett is as budget as it gets from an overabundance of rice, pasta, beans and cheap pork carvings, all served in classy areas but on plastic (melmac plates) disguised in a blue caribbean design. At breakfast in the dining room, the server greets you with fresh O.J. for you and the lady,if you say OK, be prepared for a bar bill of $8, not counting gratuity. This greeting happens every day. At the pool area, sprinkles ice cream bar is really a kiosk of self serve cheap custard and only 1 that is for 4300 guests? My wife isn't waiting behind 20 people so naturally there is a BEN and Jerry's in the Promenade that sells ice cream for 3.50 for a small cone. I've been on some of the finest ships afloat and this ship is gorgeous but it's a game to unload your wallet. From drinks to excursions be prepared to overspend.

Very budget,from beef to soups. The fowl surprisingly is very good from roast duck to Roast chicken. The lobster tail is a joke,looks like a shrimp.

Maybe the best of any ship I've been on. It was a superior outside, comfortable beds,good ergornomics and spacious. Only negative, only 2 bath towels cheap soap and no goodies such as toothpaste,a razor,and no piece of chocolate at night.

Very good. The caribbean band is full size,other ships cut down and use boom boxes. From flow rider to a full size basketball court, it has it all.

If money is no object, excursions are good

If it wasn't for the cuisine and the hustling atmosphere, it's as good as it's gets.

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