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after being on allure and anthem for previous cruises, independance was a true downgrade. We were so excited to experience Indy but didn’t realise what a difference the class of ship would mean. The teenagers took over hot tubs, drunk and swearing, groups loitering by stairwells, charging phones in hallways and being loud and intimidating. 6-8 yr old kids club was put in with 9-11 year olds which didn’t work at all. New trampolines are good, water slides and kids splashaway bay is excellent. Unfortunately staff don’t allow you to change pools, if you set up on a lounger and decide to walk be in there for more than 30 mins or hi to the hot tub or the other area 20 steps away they take your stuff and give it to customer services. When you have kids they don’t want to be in the 1 pool, they change pools and comecand get to the loungers. Apparently this isn’t allowed. 30 mins of no returns means your things are taken to customer service. False nails of last guest found on carpet of grand suite. Bar tenders refusing to give more than 2 bottles of water at the same time. Annoying when 4 Of u want a bottle of water. Had to get my husband to come and get another 2 as they wouldn’t serve me.

Over run with teenagers Butlins on the sea

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by wirral36

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2018
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms
after being on allure and anthem for previous cruises, independance was a true downgrade. We were so excited to experience Indy but didn’t realise what a difference the class of ship would mean.

The teenagers took over hot tubs, drunk and swearing, groups loitering by stairwells, charging phones in hallways and being loud and intimidating.

6-8 yr old kids club was put in with 9-11 year olds which didn’t work at all.

New trampolines are good, water slides and kids splashaway bay is excellent. Unfortunately staff don’t allow you to change pools, if you set up on a lounger and decide to walk be in there for more than 30 mins or hi to the hot tub or the other area 20 steps away they take your stuff and give it to customer services. When you have kids they don’t want to be in the 1 pool, they change pools and comecand get to the loungers. Apparently this isn’t allowed. 30 mins of no returns means your things are taken to customer service.

False nails of last guest found on carpet of grand suite.

Bar tenders refusing to give more than 2 bottles of water at the same time. Annoying when 4 Of u want a bottle of water. Had to get my husband to come and get another 2 as they wouldn’t serve me.
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