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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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883 Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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01/15
We booked an interior room a month in advance for the 8-day Eastern Caribbean cruise (1/17/2015). We were located Deck ... Read more
01/15
First, let me say that my purpose for booking this cruise was to reach diamond level. I completed a 14 day ... Read more
01/15
My husband and myself were traveling with two of our adult sons (ages 23 & 26). Flew into Ft. Lauderdale the day ... Read more
We have been members of cruise critic since 2004 , changed user names , and rejoined in 2006. This was our 42nd cruise, ... Read more
A group of close friends and I cruised the Indy for New Year's Eve. This was by far one of the BEST cruises ever and a ... Read more

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I went on the Independence of the Seas December 28-January 3, 2015. It was a great cruise with only a few hiccups. ... Read more
01/15
Ship was nice but there really wasn't much in the way of entertainment. No headliner shows except the ice skating show ... Read more
01/15
The staff were friendly and the ship is beautiful with lots of amenities ie: Rock Climbing Wall, Flow Rider and Ice ... Read more
This was our first Holiday cruise, normally go in the Spring out of Miami. We were with a group of 20 family members ... Read more
Great ship! Susan's Parents
01/15
This was my husband's and my 17th cruise since 1992, and our fourth on a Royal Caribbean ship. We love cruises -- in ... Read more

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01/15
When I read the late David Foster Wallace’s essay on cruising in Harper’s, Shipping Out, On the Nearly ... Read more
01/15
We sailed from Dec.14-20th (6 nights) on the Independence of the sea - Cayman Island, Jamaica and Haiti. This is our ... Read more
01/15
This was my fourth RCCL cruise. Due to my husband's cruise history, we are Diamond level. Our experience was great. ... Read more
Adequate sierra28546
12/14
First time on RCL and not quite what I expected. Not sure if it was the time of year or the norm but tons of families ... Read more
I'd like to preface my review with some context. This was my first cruise, as cruising is not personally my ideal type ... Read more

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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
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
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
12/14
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
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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It was our first time on a cruise and everything we experienced was underwhelming. That said, it was a private ... Read more
Mostly great cruise RocketCity
12/14
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
11/14
We did a 4 night cruise before a transatlantic on Royal Caribbean Independence of the Sea. It seemed silly to fly to ... Read more
11/14
Never again will I go with Independence of the Seas. Having had six plus cruises on the Allure and thoroughly enjoying ... Read more

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