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We chose this cruise because it fit into our schedule, we were going to be in the UK in June 2017. Despite not having printed the boarding passes, check-in went well and we were on the ship within 1/2 hour of arriving at Port. We headed straight for the pool bar where we waited only 5 minutes to get our first drink. We pre-purchased both deluxe drink packages and the specialty dining package. Had no problems with either. Our cabin was perfect, so much storage space! Even I couldn't use it all. The only complaint I could possibly make was that there was no electrical outlet in the bathroom but if I remember rightly, that was the same on Anthem last year. We did the mystery dinner and it was absolutely wonderful. Recommended it to some friends who went on day 10 and they thanked us for the tip. They too were impressed by both the show and the food. We enjoyed all the ports, particularly Madeira. None of the ports were more than a 20 minute walk from town. All ports were clean and we were never hassled by anyone trying to sell us stuff which was nice. Highly recommend this cruise, it was great fun. We met a lot of nice people and had a fantastic time.

Fantastic cruise, everything went well

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by jasper15

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We chose this cruise because it fit into our schedule, we were going to be in the UK in June 2017.

Despite not having printed the boarding passes, check-in went well and we were on the ship within 1/2 hour of arriving at Port. We headed straight for the pool bar where we waited only 5 minutes to get our first drink.

We pre-purchased both deluxe drink packages and the specialty dining package. Had no problems with either.

Our cabin was perfect, so much storage space! Even I couldn't use it all. The only complaint I could possibly make was that there was no electrical outlet in the bathroom but if I remember rightly, that was the same on Anthem last year.

We did the mystery dinner and it was absolutely wonderful. Recommended it to some friends who went on day 10 and they thanked us for the tip. They too were impressed by both the show and the food.

We enjoyed all the ports, particularly Madeira. None of the ports were more than a 20 minute walk from town. All ports were clean and we were never hassled by anyone trying to sell us stuff which was nice.

Highly recommend this cruise, it was great fun. We met a lot of nice people and had a fantastic time.
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Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom
Cabin GS 1574
The cabin was very spacious. It was our first time in a grand suite and we were pleasantly surprised. There was tons of storage and a nice size balcony. Very comfortable bed!
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