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4.5 Editor's Rating
In April 2013, the ship underwent a $7 million upgrade as part of Royal Caribbean's larger $300 million investment in its fleet. The new features included a cupcake shop, an Italian trattoria called ...
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1,016 Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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bbrose314
1 Review
Member Since 2016
4 Forum Posts
As a first time cruiser on Royal Caribbean, I have cruised on Carnival about four times, I was surprised at how bad it ... Read more
Euphenia1
1 Review
Member Since 2016
My husband and I sailed the Independence of the Seas on January 11, 2016. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary. We ... Read more
joiedevivre
10 Reviews
Member Since 2008
105 Forum Posts
Embarkation: Long lines but went quickly. Should have taken my small suitcase on board myself. Steward: Good. Met ... Read more
lescas
4 Reviews
Member Since 2002
113 Forum Posts
Let me start first, this is our 2nd cruise on this ship in 5 years. We have cruised 15 times with Princess, Disney, ... Read more
pd4st
5 Reviews
Member Since 2003
51 Forum Posts
We've cruised almost 30 times on various lines and this was our 5th or 6th with RCCL. We are in our late 50"s, ... Read more

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cjmx
1 Review
Member Since 2007
115 Forum Posts
Embarkation: very slow , but i normally get there a lot earlier. The excuse was the ship arrived late??? Cabin : ... Read more
looppy11
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
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This was my first cruise with Royal Caribbean, I have cruised in the past on Carnival over 10 yrs ago. I chose this ... Read more
HoosierGurl
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
1 Forum Post
We took this cruise with our adult son and his girlfriend to celebrate my birthday and our 30th wedding anniversary. ... Read more
caroljenson
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Sailed to Belize and Cozumel with Royal Caribbean on 1/2/2016. The ship was clean and cabins were comfortable. Most of ... Read more
TchDwnUGA
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
Hi! My Fiance' and I recently took our first cruise with Royal Caribbean this past Christmas aboard the ... Read more

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gtjrpj
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
When purchasing the Ultra bev. package, they add other cost such as, the drink in the pineapple. There was an ... Read more
Beeki
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
27 Forum Posts
Review of Independence of the Seas, December 19, 2015. 5 nights with stops in Belize and Cozumel Cabin: 1706 - ... Read more
Sailorgurlz
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
I am a 50+ multi-lingual experienced traveler. I have just completed my first cruise ever on Royal Caribbean ... Read more
Tim G
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Our group of 20 family members did a cruise and the majority of us this was our first cruise. Some in the group really ... Read more
Gailela1
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
16 Forum Posts
Have sailed on Royal several times before. It is a great family cruise line, but as a senior, I was never impressed. ... Read more

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teemarie2015
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Third cruise with Royal Caribbean, loved this ship. I literally could not feel it move, was like it was gliding on the ... Read more
Eagle2006
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
This was my 5th cruise, 2nd with Royal Caribbean, which was much better than the last on on Majesty (I wrote an ... Read more
MrsB05
8 Reviews
Member Since 2010
2,285 Forum Posts
This was our "pre busy (tax) season" treat/early Christmas present to ourselves. This was our first time on ... Read more
TootsieBell
3 Reviews
Member Since 2014
31 Forum Posts
This is the sister ship to the Liberty. My cabin was the normal size for a Royal Caribbean Balcony Stateroom. I ... Read more
shariberry
1 Review
Member Since 2014
76 Forum Posts
This is our yearly cruise we take in December. This time we picked Independence of the Seas. We booked it really early ... Read more

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rolochoco
3 Reviews
Member Since 2012
The Good: We have sailed with Royal Caribbean five times. This was the most enjoyable one thanks to the cruise ... Read more
red29er
1 Review
Member Since 2009
46 Forum Posts
Overall it was a average cruise. Cruise staff was friendly and help full. Cruise director was funny and friendly. Ship ... Read more
JackieKE
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
We are loyal Diamond members but felt like the crew was just phoning it in and going through the motions. The food ... Read more
dpamp
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Our short cruise to Cozumel was a family affair, with 25 of us from age 3 to 68 aboard. Embarkation was pretty smooth ... Read more
yshustin
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Very disappointed with the cruise during this holiday station. My husband and I were suggested all inclusive beverage ... Read more

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