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Old December 11th, 2012, 11:15 AM
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I agree with other posters. I felt like Indy was not ready for us and very chaotic. I got the wrong coupon book, and no amenity the whole sailing, even after I mentioned it to the Loyalty Ambassor. The experience in Chops the first night was awful but I'm sure they will get that straight pretty quickly. The whole snafu of not getting to go to Nassau was disappointing and was difficult for the staff to handle on such short basis. Our cabin steward told us that now on Indy, all beds are put together (even if you request them apart) and then they will seperate them if you request it. Strange. We also had a staff member tell us there was no Loyalty Ambassador for our sailing and that they had not have one for the last several sailings - which of course was not true. The merchandise in the gift shop was lacking and a lot still left from the Transatlantic. Things were missing from the buffets as mentioned. I'm sure this was just a little extra crazy because it was the first one after the Transatlantic. I'm sure it will get better. We had a wonderful time but did notice it was not up to Freedom standards.

The weather was perfect. We had a wonderful time. I'm sure they will get things worked out soon.

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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:00 PM
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Independence is a great ship. Cruised 4 times on her from UK. Went through Bay of Biscay (A renowned area for rough seas in Europe) in hurricane force winds. Took it well. Would have been on her again if she had sailed from UK this winter. Joff Eaton is a brilliant cruise director with an admittedly British sense of humor. Think John Cleese but better.

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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:32 PM
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Overall the service and food in the specialty restaurants on all the Royal Caribbean ships is worth the price. I believe the issues that we experienced while on the three night independence of the seas cruise were isolated.

I will we back on the independence of the seas in January, for an eight night cruise, and I have no hesitation at eating in Portofino or Chops each of those eight nights.

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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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I agree with other posters. I felt like Indy was not ready for us and very chaotic. I got the wrong coupon book, and no amenity the whole sailing, even after I mentioned it to the Loyalty Ambassor. The experience in Chops the first night was awful but I'm sure they will get that straight pretty quickly. The whole snafu of not getting to go to Nassau was disappointing and was difficult for the staff to handle on such short basis. Our cabin steward told us that now on Indy, all beds are put together (even if you request them apart) and then they will seperate them if you request it. Strange. We also had a staff member tell us there was no Loyalty Ambassador for our sailing and that they had not have one for the last several sailings - which of course was not true. The merchandise in the gift shop was lacking and a lot still left from the Transatlantic. Things were missing from the buffets as mentioned. I'm sure this was just a little extra crazy because it was the first one after the Transatlantic. I'm sure it will get better. We had a wonderful time but did notice it was not up to Freedom standards.

The weather was perfect. We had a wonderful time. I'm sure they will get things worked out soon.

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Old December 13th, 2012, 05:42 AM
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My Indy 6 nighter in March will be my 4th with Royal Caribbean but will be my significant other's very first cruise. I've always had great overall experiences with RCI, I'm looking forward to reading everyone's reviews in the coming months.
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Our second cruise on Enchantment was right after she repositioned back to Ft Lauderdale. If it had been our first cruise we might have not come back for more.

Nothing in particular, but I think as others mentioned - a little chaotic, a little flat. There was also the delay in getting on due to the Coast Guard inspection so we were all a little frustrated by the wait. So we were not off to a good start and that probably tinted some of our feelings about the cruise.

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Send her back to Southampton we think the crew and the service are great that is why we have sailed on her 16 times.
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Ocean Village- 08/06/2004 14 nights
Ocean Village- 11/05/2005 13 nights
Explorer Of The Seas- 06/11/2005 14 nights
Celebrity Constellation- 06/05/2006 14 nights
Navigator Of The Seas- 11/08/2007 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas- 02/05/2008 4 nights
Independence Of The Seas- 31/05/2008 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas- 15/10/2008 11 nights
Independence Of The Seas- 23/05/2009 4 nights
Jewel Of The Seas- 22/06/2009 12 nights
Freedom Of The Seas 13/09/2009 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas 29/05/2010 4 nights
Independence Of The Seas 02/06/2010 3 nights
Independence Of The Seas 03/07/2010 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas 18/11/2010 11 nights
Independence Of The Seas 13/02/2011 18 nights
Independence Of The Seas 27/04/2011 3 nights
Independence Of The Seas 30/04/2011 4 nights
Independence Of The Seas 20/08/2011 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas 17/03/2012 14 nights
Independence Of The Seas 02/05/2012 3 nights
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Independence Of The Seas 26/05/2013 6 nights
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Looks like it's turning out to be a beautiful day in FLL today! Indy is back in!

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their Sunday.
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I just checked te webcam, is she docked today? Is she doing a 6 or 8 nightwear today?
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I just checked te webcam, is she docked today? Is she doing a 6 or 8 nightwear today?
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I just checked te webcam, is she docked today? Is she doing a 6 or 8 nightwear today?
Unfortunately the Independence is out of camera range at berth 29. She will be doing a 6 night cruise.

Sail away time according to the port schedule is 5:30pm

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Unfortunately the Independence is out of camera range at berth 29. She will be doing a 6 night cruise.

Sail away time according to the port schedule is 5:30pm

www.portevergladeswebcam.com

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Thanks Emmy! Just reread my post.....nightwear.....geez, that was supposed to say nighter! Darn autocorrect!!
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