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Elizabeth72
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
17 forum posts
Sailed June 2012
This is our 3rd cruise on board this ship and have to say I have seen such a difference. The 'frills' that used to be on board have all been stripped back and not for the best. We had fabulous weather the whole time but this was dampened ... Read more
jagpot
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
Set sail from South Hampton,England on June 30 for a 14 day cruise to the Western Mediterranean.Embarkation went so smooth although we were prepared and also had suites.Upon arrival to the rooms we found them still dirty. Windows ... Read more
Ellyg1824
1 review
We sailed on the 16th June on the Indy doing the western med itinerary. Having been on the Indy in Oct 2011 we knew what to expect. We had said we wouldn't go on her again as my parents (one of whom has mobility issues) found it too ... Read more
2nd time cruisers
3 reviews
Sailed June 2012
My partner and I have just returned from a two week cruise on the Independence of the Seas round the Western Mediterranean. This was our second cruise with RC, last year we did a 7 day cruise on the Adventure of the Seas a slightly smaller ... Read more
AandJD
Member Since 2012
1 review
This was our 3rd cruise (all with RCI) and our second trip on Independence of the Seas. Check-In This took approx. 90 minutes from being dropped off to opening the champagne in our stateroom. Not bad considering we arrived at 1pm ... Read more
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Frogmill0
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 forum posts
Sailed June 2012
My wife and I have cruised several times before but never with RCI so we were interested to see how they compare with the likes of Celebrity, Cunard and Princess. Our conclusion afterwards was that "Indy" is a very impressive ship but it ... Read more
christina bradley
1 review
3 swimming pools - childrens pool very large geared for young kids and babies. Second pool dominated by children geared for older kids so not really suitable for adults. ADULT ONLY POOL - Tiny 20 people and its packed unsuitable for ... Read more
jammyd
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
First time cruisers (Both aged 28) Embarkation -- Was simply brilliant within 30 minutes of leaving our luggage we was boarding the ship and ahead of the stated embarkation time, how they manage to get a sold out ship (4000 + ... Read more
sunseeker06
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
Just returned from 14 night cruise of the Mediterranean on the Independence of the Seas (IOS). This review is long, to fit everything in so I have broken into sections. Overall, outstanding is the best description of the cruise ... Read more
FTCruiser
Member Since 2005
1 review
Sailed June 2012
Embarkation Was simply brilliant within 30 minutes of leaving our luggage we was boarding the ship and ahead of the stated embarkation time, how they manage to get a sold out ship (4000 + passengers) boarded with such efficiency is ... Read more
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ursaterr
1 review
Sailed June 2012
We boarded the ship in Southampton,embarkation was very good for all the people who arrived at same time. This is our second time on this size of ship,Freedom was the first time we had inside cabin it was way to small,this time we booked ... Read more
nelly55
Member Since 2010
1 review
286 forum posts
Sailed June 2012
Jubilee weekend so we allowed plenty time for our journey and arrived at Southampton at around 10.15. Not RCI's fault but the luggage drop off was very badly organised. Once luggage had been dropped off we parked and check in was very ... Read more
batfink
3 reviews
We sailed to and from Southampton to the West Mediterranean. Most fellow guests were Brits, and average age seemed much lower than P&O/Fred Olsen cruises we previously did. Embarkation and disembarkation extremely efficient. The staff ... Read more
Sharon Davies
1 review
Having returned today from a 14 night cruise of the Med. I wanted to share my thoughts in the hope that others might find them helpful. I travelled with my young son and husband (not so young!) and friends who also had a young daughter. My ... Read more
jocap
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
5,443 forum posts
We had wanted to try Independence for the 5 years she's been in Southampton, and had to grab this short cruise before she leaves the UK forever. Eight days to Norway- just two sea days and five ports sounded good. And, like the curate's ... Read more
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J Short
1 review
Sailed May 2012
We chose this cruise because our first ever cruise was with RCCI and we thoroughly enjoyed it, and because it went from Southampton which is only an hour's drive for us. We had about a 20 minute wait in the car park queue to drop the ... Read more
Connoc
1 review
Sailed May 2012
Where do I start.......firstly I would like to say that myself and my partner are under the age of 30 and this was our second cruise, our last being with P&O in 2011. We arrived in Southampton the evening before, having travelled down ... Read more
Jim
Member Since 2000
9 reviews
Sailed May 2012
Never having been on a ship this size I expected long waits everywhere but I WAS SO WRONG. On arriving at the port from dropping of our bags and parking the car, being a Crown and Anchor member we had priority boarding and were on the ... Read more
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dominowomblestocking
2 reviews
We are two travellers in our early 50's. We have been on 13 cruises in the last 10 years and have four more booked - one with Celebrity (Europe), one with RCI (New England) and two with Azamara (Antarctica in Jan and St Pete's next June). ... Read more
derek bryan
1 review
Sailed May 2012
This is the first review I've ever done.My name is derek i am 63 and don't tolerate fools easily.With any cruise the only thing you can pick is the ship/cruise line and your destination. you cant pick your crew ,you cant pick the weather, ... Read more
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getinold
3 reviews
Sailed May 2012
This was our fifth cruise with RC and the first one leaving from the UK. We are a British couple in our early 50's. Having cruised before with RC , it was impossible not to notice differences creeping in and whilst the cruise was still a ... Read more
Geoff Hayes
1 review
Sailed May 2012
Having just returned from our first cruise, I feel it essential to pass on what are our shared thoughts on the experience. We were a party of four, all aged over fifty, and as stated, we were all embarking on our very first cruise. We ... Read more
Christine Clarke
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2012
My husband and I have just spent 10 nights on the Independence of the Seas sailing from Southampton. When we arrived in Southamptn it was raining, we handed our cases to a porter who put the cases on a soaking wet trolley. There was a ... Read more
Nellie77
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
I was a bit dubious about sailing on such a big ship from Southampton, and had been reading the reviews for months. I was with a group of about 50. Our coach dropped us outside the treminal, and I didn't see our luggage again until it was ... Read more
SPEIGHT
1 review
Sailed May 2012
We sailed On Independance Of the seas on 9th May for a 10 day trip, calling at Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Vigo. We had done the 11 day trip previously the year the I.O.S Was launched, although that was in October. ... Read more
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