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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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793 Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Best weather ever! Broomboy1948
07/14
Probably best cruise ever for weather able to sun bathe from day one! Food was varied and good--toast being the only ... Read more
My last cruise with RC thehotmustards
07/14
This was my third cruise and second cruise with RC. My previous cruise with RC was ten years ago and that cruise was ... Read more
Honeymoon heaven Nicola13
06/14
Well having read many reviews I was not sure how much I would enjoy this cruise, well it was fantastic, Positives ... Read more
06/14
Our first taste of RCL We had booked this a year in advance to coincide with my partners birthday, being day of ... Read more
We have cruised with Royal Caribbean five or six times now, and tend to like the layout of the ship, the size, and now ... Read more

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First, let me say this was my first time on RCCL as I wanted to try out this brand. I've travelled with Celebrity, ... Read more
This is the review for Independence of The Sea, going from London to Malaga, Cannes, Barcelona, Gibraltar, Vigo, ... Read more
Not rated
06/14
Had an absolutely fantastic time on this ship. There were six of us, two parents and 4 children aged 16-24. We all had ... Read more
Badly let down RoySigs
06/14
Boarding the ship was easy and straightforward. Our stateroom was excellent very clean and tidy. Our cases were ... Read more
I was on RCCL’s Independence OTS’s May crossing from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton. It was my 41st cruise. ... Read more

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I used RCCL.com for the booking. When I was to preorder a dining experience in Chops Grill, I managed to book the ... Read more
06/14
This was our third cruise on the Independence. Despite emails from RC about roadworks around Southampton we had no ... Read more
We had wanted to try Independence for the 5 years she's been in Southampton, and had to grab this short cruise before ... Read more
06/14
Royal Caribbean May 2014 (half term week) S’ton to Le Havre, Bilbao & Gijon – 6 days. Couple in ... Read more
Just returned from a 6 day cruise with Independence of the seas. Not a great experience.... The ship is a great ... Read more

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I decided it would be a nice idea for my 13 year old son and I to cruise together during the half term holiday. We ... Read more
This was my first solo, first time on Indy, first transatlantic crossing, and first my-time dining option. I've sailed ... Read more
06/14
Arrived at Southampton, parked and boarded the ship in very quick time. We have travelled on this ship before and loved ... Read more
This cruise was the 2nd of our back to back cruises and apart from a minor issue with our new key cards, the change of ... Read more
As fairly regular cruisers on smaller RCL and Celebrity vessels we thought we would give the Freedom class a try for a ... Read more

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Let me preface this review by saying: This is the letter that I sent to Corporate Guest Services (minus personal ... Read more
Not so Royal luvmex
05/14
We have been cruising since the early 80's. Our first on RCCL song of Norway. 35 cruises later we have seen a lot of ... Read more
First cruise on IOS CGMCruisers
05/14
It had been a rough winter and stressful spring for us so we were psyched and very excited to be heading to Ft. ... Read more
This was our first cruise and we couldn't have been more impressed with it! Early in 2013 my parents decided to give ... Read more
Better Than expected icruise0414
05/14
This was my second cruise and my family's first. My husband and I travelled with our teenage son and his friend. We all ... Read more

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