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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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1,123 Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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alphonse49
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I have cruised with Royal Caribbean on 6 previous occasions, but never before out of the UK in July. While we will sail with RC again we will never again leave from the UK. While the itinerary was excellent and we could not ... Read more
cuan1
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
6 forum posts
15 helpful votes
I'm always reluctant to write reviews as it is easy to focus on negativity is there is one bad thing. I have to say that one bad thing was huge. The staff are not happy in want way. This was our 13th cruise which was unlucky for me. ... Read more
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sazla1983
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Have got back from 26th Royal Caribbean cruise and have already booked number 27. The reason I am writing this as I noticed a lot of reviews reflect the general attitude other passengers had on this ship. First I must say I have never met ... Read more
yoyome
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
should be named benidorm of the seas. drinks package. the all inclusive has tempted many undesirables to cruise. its cheaper than 2 weeks in Spain i have never before see so many drunken adults stumbling around. their was no chance to ... Read more
thecrafter
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
So disappointed with this cruise, after booking months in advance because we wanted to go to Sardinia and Corsica the itinerary was change apparently because the Sardinia port was under construction had had not been finished and the ... Read more

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ChrisH321
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
A cruise, or any holiday for that matter, is what you make of it and in the case of this 'Mediterranean Beaches' departure we had a great time .... however there were definitely some very good and very bad points but working in the travel ... Read more
john nichols
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
In 2015 we booked this cruise because the itinerary included Sardinia and Corsica but before departure we were advised Sardinia had been replaced with a call at Barcelona and later received notification that Corsica was replaced with a ... Read more
EVdreamer
Member Since 2014
1 review
101 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We had heard so many good things about 'Indie' that we just had to try her. The previous year we had sailed on Anthem and to be honest, I hadn't realised how good Anthem was. But then, everyone has different 'needs' on a cruise. Anthem had ... Read more
gettinold
Member Since 2011
10 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We are seasoned cruisers in our 50's. I wasn't going to bother writing a review for this one but having seen a few others, I changed my mind. As I indicated in my title, I think that Royal Caribbean have forgotten that the people who board ... Read more
unhappyboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT go on this ship it is one of the most disgusting cruise holidays we have ever been on. If you have booked a promenade state room you will not be able to use the window ? as you can be seen from the room across from ... Read more

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Jae Coverdake
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our third time on this ship. We had a good time, but felt the standard was not as good as it had been. We are Emerald cruisers and there was no problem boarding the ship. Our cabin was okay, but slightly shabby - the curtain in ... Read more
Katyemorley
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
I feel compelled to review this cruise for several reasons, firstly we are cruisers in our mid 40's travelling with elederly parents in their 80's. The service by the overworked waiters in the restaurants was 1st class, however we ... Read more
HOFFMEISTER
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Having had the great pleasure to travel on IOS in a Junior Suite for our honeymoon eight years ago, when she was brand new ship, we were very much looking forward to this, our second voyage on this same vessel. The first was an absolutely ... Read more
Sueduff
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Had 2 previous Royal Caribbean cruises on smaller ships which were very good but this one Butlins on sea. Very good boarding but food in restaurant very average to poor husband could not even get his fork into the chicken it was so tough ... Read more
Floating friend
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
Worst cruise ever! I have been cruising with RCI from 2002 and this will be last. I have just read reviews and only sorry I had not read them about Indy before I booked. Where do I start? Well I was single traveller accompanying two ... Read more

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Melissa_Phillips
Member Since 2015
1 review
111 forum posts
4 helpful votes
A video I made of my Independence of the Seas June 4th 2016 sailing. Part 1 The Ports and Part 2 The Ship, It's a long one, but I hope it captures what a great time we had. Enjoy! http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4k19kb And here is ... Read more
Mitchell F
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
First time cruisers and we loved it we will be back and soon I hope We chose The independence of the seas as It is supposed one of the best around coming out of Southampton Embarkation was a breeze on the ship in 40 minutes ... Read more
luff1707
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
junior suite- spacious but so shabby grubby grouting the bars had shabby furnishing, some guests more Benidorm than cruisers - poor standard of dress- some wandering around in pyjamas and slippers food good staff as always ... Read more
elib79
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Chose to return to IOS after a great cruise in October 2014, whilst we had an okay holiday, we won't return to "Indy" as her die hard fans refer to her. It's just not special anymore. Check in and boarding process was smooth. ... Read more
elib79
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was booked after a very good cruise in October 2014, this one left us feeling that we wont return to "Indy" as her die hard fans call her. It is not special anymore. Embarkation was very quick, on board around 15 ... Read more

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Daggyjack
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
My wife and I travelled on this Med Cruise with my brother and sister-in-law on June 4th. The embarkation process was once again extremely smooth and once we had checked in and given our sea pass (at about midday), we boarded straight on ... Read more
danataylor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Embarkation very smooth, probably helped by the fact we are emerald members. As soon as boarded oh my word what miserable faces the staff have. Where has all the hype ,joy and ,excitement gone. This was our seventh cruise with Royal ... Read more
luluguiness72
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I booked a cruise with my three young daughters for the four of us as a family holiday. Their first cruise and my second. This ship had been recommended by my dad who had been on it the year before. Positives : Pools, shows were ... Read more
PastorAnth
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
After three Princess Cruise we have converted to RC... For good. Massive choice of things to do, vastly superior food (Escargots that are actually pleasant to eat!) roomier cabins, better atmosphere and more professional treatment. We have ... Read more
London On Sea
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
For us, a return to the Indy after a break of fours years and, of course, it's now much bigger than it was back then. It's a ship I like as, despite the number of people on board, it does have a spacious feel . . . well, some parts do! ... Read more

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