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There is something seriously wrong with the food management on this ship. The worst filet mignon you will ever eat awaits you in their Chops Steakhouse. I also ate corvina in the main dining room that was the driest and fishiest tasting fish I'd ever eaten. I've never been on a cruise where you didn't bond with the main dining room waiters. Ours were error-prone and completely lacking in warmth. You can find good food, but you have to search for it. Stick with the indian food. You're better off with the Windjammer Buffet for dinner or Giovanni's. The Chops steakhouse was one-star awful. However, when you eat breakfast, you will feel like you're in a swarm of locusts. Enjoy the Flowrider and the Rock Wall. They did a good job with the Promenade and the Pizza shop. Kids loved the kids club activities. You will feel like cattle unloading on the ports of calls and being whisked off to your excursions. They do not do a good job directing you when you get off the ship either. Their own island, Labadee, is a beach with not enough good spots and is rocky, painful as you enter the water. There are a ton of local vendors that are a total nuisance vying for your attention. Still, we had a great time. But there's something pretty wrong with this ship.

BEWARE OF THE FOOD ON THIS BOAT!

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by lportx

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There is something seriously wrong with the food management on this ship. The worst filet mignon you will ever eat awaits you in their Chops Steakhouse. I also ate corvina in the main dining room that was the driest and fishiest tasting fish I'd ever eaten.

I've never been on a cruise where you didn't bond with the main dining room waiters. Ours were error-prone and completely lacking in warmth.

You can find good food, but you have to search for it. Stick with the indian food. You're better off with the Windjammer Buffet for dinner or Giovanni's. The Chops steakhouse was one-star awful. However, when you eat breakfast, you will feel like you're in a swarm of locusts.

Enjoy the Flowrider and the Rock Wall. They did a good job with the Promenade and the Pizza shop. Kids loved the kids club activities.

You will feel like cattle unloading on the ports of calls and being whisked off to your excursions. They do not do a good job directing you when you get off the ship either. Their own island, Labadee, is a beach with not enough good spots and is rocky, painful as you enter the water. There are a ton of local vendors that are a total nuisance vying for your attention.

Still, we had a great time. But there's something pretty wrong with this ship.
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