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"A big floating Butlins!…"
Just got back from a sampler cruise. Was really looking forward to it. We found that there wasn't much information available about the ports of call and activities on the ship, so was unsure what to expect.
Turns out it was literally a big floating butlins. The activities included things like... bingo, "learn the thriller dance" quizes. It just wasn't what we were expecting.
The windjammer restaurant was the main buffet area, and it was full of ignorant people pushing and shoving. Kids running wild every where, this is the same for the whole boat actually.
We had a lady that obviously was looking after a set of cabins on deck6 (inc ours) and she was like a grumpy witch! she was ALWAYS around as well, which wasn't a good thing.
The customer service over all was absolutely shocking, We ordered room service twice, the first time the guy who brought it up was rude... i said thank you to him twice and he just ignored me and walked out. The next time he came, he did exactly the same to my DP. Just so obnoxiously rude, it was quite unbelievable.
The food is also very dehydrated and cheap tasting. Everything onboard is stupidly expensive. So disappointed.Read moreLess
"Independence's review: fantastic cruise ship. Our first cruise with kids…"
Independence's review: fantastic cruise ship.
Our first cruise with kids - 6 year old and 2 year old - recommend it. The only downside was unless fully potty trained children can't go into any of the water pools except the baby pool which is difficult to explain to a 2 year old when they are next to the H2O zone. Staff extremely friendly and entire ship child friendly. Loved the tagging of kids as you board for the security of the child.
Our daughter 2 was poorly whilst on the boat, so unfortunately needed to use the medical facilities - equally fantastic and great to be able to look after one sick child whilst the other child could still enjoy his holiday whereas a land holiday wouldn't have afforded such an opportunity. Already booked cruise for this year summer holiday 2009.Read moreLess
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