Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Tartanlady13
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I enjoyed parts of the cruise but not all.the embarkation was smooth well run loved the way our cases vanished until we were onboard got into our cabin about 1-15 but our holiday started as soon as we were onboard but was not too amused to ... Read more
Shiba02
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After going transatlantic on Celebrity, we decided to take RC to the Mediterranean rather than going to Norway with Celebrity. There are some positives with this ship. The ice shows and the production of Grease were very good, and the ... Read more
Cosyloft
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 helpful votes
The getting on the ship was a fast experience welcome was good on by 11am room stateroom ready by 1pm suit cases were at room by 4pm could have dinner in windjammer cafe upto 3pm Welcome by cabin steward was good Few problems with ... Read more
somegolfer
Member Since 2008
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We normally cross the pond on Celebrity but thought we would go on the Royal Caribbean (RC) Independence of the Seas as the itinerary went through the Caribbean. A big mistake! First the pluses: It is a lovely ship. The cabin was ... Read more
Robbie127
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed April 2017
We had a great time on what is essentially two cruises in one, through the Eastern Caribbean and then across the Atlantic to Southampton. The suite was spacious and well kept, the food was OK, the dining room service was great, the ports ... Read more
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48Tweeter
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Transatlantic 2 weeks. Ship is well cared-for, and crew everywhere were friendly and cordial. Ship is very clean, and there were people everywhere wiping the surfaces. There is evidence of thrift in the Windjammer, where cold cuts ... Read more
spyslikeus
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
18 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Having cruised previously with P&O, NCL, and even Carnival, we had high expectation of RCS after reading so many good reviews of the line. While some aspects were very good there were a combination of things that only served to ... Read more
Janda7
Member Since 2016
7 reviews
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We decided to do this cruise because it visited 5 Caribbean islands prior to crossing the Atlantic, opposed to doing the crossing, then visiting places in Europe. From the Captain down, ( longest serving Captain in the fleet ),all crew ... Read more
NancyEllen01
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this 15 day transatlantic cruise from Florida to Europe for its relaxing sea days and sunny Caribbean ports. Our ocean view cabin gave us a view of the fabulous weather and brilliant ports we entered. The food was equally good in ... Read more
ptefabulous
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our second cruise ever, the first having been with carnival. I was pretty excited to check out all the fun stuff on the ship (flowrider, rock climbing wall, ice rink), but my main purpose for this trip was to relax and unwind. I ... Read more
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CCERC
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was a Sweet Sixteen cruise for our daughter and best friend.. We are Emerald level members, and have cruised RCI 9 times, Celebrity twice, and once each on Carnival and Norweigian. Tried to fly into Ft Lauderdale, but flight was ... Read more
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courteliz
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise on the Independence to coincide with our kids Spring Break ages 7 and 5. We liked the itinerary and have been on the sister ship Liberty of the Seas, two times before. We like the layout of the boat, the large ... Read more
birdweaver
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We had an amazing time! This was our first cruise and won't be the last. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary while on the cruise. I recommend the deluxe balcony state room, the views and fresh air was nice. From beginning to ... Read more
weschmom
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
PROS: --Clean, nice cabin --Fabulous room attendant --Variety of foods at breakfast, lunch --Grease was AMAZING -- our favorite thing! --Ice show was also awesome --Johnny Rockets was very good CONS: --Dinner in the ... Read more
weluvrpups
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
32 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Really nice spring break trip with teens. Passing on what we learned..... Boarding – We arrived prior to boarding time but with one of us being RCI gold status we were moved through quickly. Nothing to see or do at the port like ... Read more
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kpatton
Member Since 2003
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Six of us traveled on a five day cruise on the Independence. We had our two granddaughters ages 5 and 10 and they had a terrific time especially in the children's program, The entertainment was outstanding and we even went to see the ice ... Read more
fencelover
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Independence of the Seas Sail Date – 3/30/2017 - 4 Night Cruise from Fort Lauderdale This was our 3rd Cruise – all of which have been on Royal Caribbean. We’ve also sailed Adventure & Oasis. Boarding: ... Read more
Gradelady
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
805 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I was part of a group of ladies who were in the same sorority in college 40+ years ago. There were 15 of us, plus we also had some friends and family members who joined us, so we were a group of 20 altogether. We chose Independence of the ... Read more
TwinCitiesMan
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I wasn't sure what to expect going in, as I had never been on a cruise before. With that said, I certainly enjoyed this trip and ship! Embarkation was super easy and quick. We got there about one hour before our ticket said check-in ... Read more
firegal2539
Member Since 2013
13 reviews
1,328 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was a wonderful cruise experience with the exception of being quarantined for part of it. I will explain further on in my review. I arrived at Fort Lauderdale airport on time, went to baggage claim, got my one suitcase and found ... Read more
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lynnacummings
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Oh my (as I shake my head), where do I begin to describe how awful that this Royal Caribbean cruise experience was for my husband and I??? Let me begin by saying that there was one great thing about this cruise and that was the quality of ... Read more
Tnkrbl
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
There were 6 of us on this trip (2 inside rooms, adjoined, deck 6 aft), 2 real adults, 2-20 year olds, 1-18 year old and 1-16 year old. The rooms were adequate for our needs, really you just sleep and change in them. Although when I got a ... Read more
michellemarie3
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Water fall excursion - Bambus Beach Club - Dahnia and Demitri - Did a fabulous job and we had sooo much fun!!! Lunch on the beach was fantastic!!! Highly recommend doing this trip. The Ship was wonderful - Relaxing and Fun - ... Read more
SharkCruiser24
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
1,087 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We are locals and wanted to do a quick getaway. Sure the spring break crowd was in full effect, but hey a vacation is what YOU make of it. We had such a blast onboard Indy! I'm usually a planned activity type of person and have the next ... Read more
Jillbus
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
86 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second time on the IOS. We took the same cruise last year at this time. We love this ship. It is a great size and although we heard that it was sold out, it did not feel crowded. We got the ultimate drink package ... Read more
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