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A very relaxing vacation was what we wanted and a very relaxing vacation is what we got. Our stateroom attendant Javier was amazing. He kept our room clean and stocked. Playmakers and Fish and Ships were nice additions. Service could be more prompt at Playmakers. The food at every venue: MDR, Windjammer, Cafe Promenade, Sorrento's, Chops, were all wonderful. MDR waiter kept hustling for more tips (this was the only real offputting thing that took place.) I love how even after the refurbishment, Indy is still the well appointed ship she always was. It never felt crowded, not even in the Windjammer on embarkation day when no one knows where they're going. We skipped Grease since we just saw it on Harmony, but the dancing show was wildly entertaining. Choreographed by Louis Van Amstel of DWTS fame, there were elements of jazz, ballroom, and latin dancing. Good job! My only peeve, and this goes more to the passengers than crew. What is with the dirty fingerprints by the elevator up-down buttons? Crew members can't monitor it in real time. So make sure you washy washy before you touch anything.

My favorite Royal Caribbean ship so far.

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by LandlockedStateCruisers

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A very relaxing vacation was what we wanted and a very relaxing vacation is what we got. Our stateroom attendant Javier was amazing. He kept our room clean and stocked. Playmakers and Fish and Ships were nice additions. Service could be more prompt at Playmakers. The food at every venue: MDR, Windjammer, Cafe Promenade, Sorrento's, Chops, were all wonderful. MDR waiter kept hustling for more tips (this was the only real offputting thing that took place.)

I love how even after the refurbishment, Indy is still the well appointed ship she always was. It never felt crowded, not even in the Windjammer on embarkation day when no one knows where they're going.

We skipped Grease since we just saw it on Harmony, but the dancing show was wildly entertaining. Choreographed by Louis Van Amstel of DWTS fame, there were elements of jazz, ballroom, and latin dancing. Good job!

My only peeve, and this goes more to the passengers than crew. What is with the dirty fingerprints by the elevator up-down buttons? Crew members can't monitor it in real time. So make sure you washy washy before you touch anything.
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