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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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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12/14
When I read the late David Foster Wallace’s essay on cruising in Harper’s, Shipping Out, On the Nearly ... Read more
Perfectly Fine funandsun
12/14
SO and I were first time RCI cruisers, but have been on Princess, Celebrity and Carnival in the past. Cruising isn't ... Read more
12/14
This was my fourth RCCL cruise. Due to my husband's cruise history, we are Diamond level. Our experience was great. ... Read more
Great Cruise freedom-lover
12/14
This was our 5th RCCL cruise but our first time on IOS. We stayed at the Sleep Inn before the cruise. The hotel was ok ... Read more
11/14
This was my third cruise. The first two were on ships of about 2,300 passengers; this was much larger at around 4,300. ... Read more

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Mostly great cruise RocketCity
11/14
This was our 15th cruise. We are about 60/40 with RCCL. First time on the IOTS, but have sailed on her "sisters". The ... Read more
This is the third time my Wife and I have cruised with RCI, we feel we are realistic people with sensible expectations ... Read more
It was our first time on a cruise and everything we experienced was underwhelming. That said, it was a private ... Read more
11/14
My hubby and I love to cruise. This was our 21st cruise. We have sailed with RC before, but always on the smaller ... Read more
We have been on one or two cruises a year since 1997. We have only sailed with RCCL. We had been on Liberty several ... Read more

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10/14
This was our third cruise with RCI, and the first on Independence. First impressions were good, the stateroom was ... Read more
10/14
Have just returned from cruise on this lovely ship with its wonderful staff who cant do enough to make your holiday a ... Read more
My Husband and I chose this cruise as he is a dialysis patient. We found a travel agent called who organised cruising ... Read more
OK but just OK. spideyswims
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10/14
This is the third Independence cruise, and it was a shame that the quality of the food has gone down hill, bland meat ... Read more
This is my 2nd cruise onboard IOTS. I travelled with 2 relatives for a girly break, we chose this mini-cruise instead ... Read more

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10/14
We did a 4 night cruise before a transatlantic on Royal Caribbean Independence of the Sea. It seemed silly to fly to ... Read more
We found noise to be the biggest problem with the cruise. With 5500 people on the ship, and music in all the public ... Read more
Indie 2.10.14 sharmarty
10/14
Well here goes...Embarkation no problem, on by 11.30 but room not available until 13.30, so off to the windjammer for a ... Read more
10/14
Never again will I go with Independence of the Seas. Having had six plus cruises on the Allure and thoroughly enjoying ... Read more
We have just returned from 12 day on The Independence to Spain and Portugal. We have been on this ship before and it is ... Read more

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This is the third time on this ship and I was really looking forward to it based upon the 2 previous trips. ... Read more
09/14
This was cruise number 5 with RCI and they seem to provide what we are looking for. Great itinerary (Gibraltar, ... Read more
We were on the Sept 20th cruise out of Southampton to the Western Med. Overall the cruise was very very good, as the ... Read more
Never Again heather147
09/14
This was my first cruise and I was very disappointed. The Independence of the Seas is a huge ship but it was so ... Read more
We joined 2 other couple for our 3rd family reunion cruise, this one from Southampton through France, Spain and ... Read more

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