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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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898 Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Having never cruised before we had no idea what to expect but hope this prooves useful? Travel agent was Thompson and ... Read more
06/09
Mark & KieronUKSailed 9th May 2009Our 6th Cruise2 Weeks Med Cruise, taking in :-Gibraltar, Cagliari Sardinia Italy, ... Read more
Yet again Independence delivered a spectacular cruising experience. The size of the ship always wows. She seems to be ... Read more
Fantastic Squeaky7
06/09
EMBARKATION- Relatively smooth, could not board ship until 12pm so had a bit of a wait in the terminal. lots of people ... Read more
06/09
We are a family of six adults and two children arriving in Southampton at 11am. Embarkation was a breeze with luggage ... Read more

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As this was our first cruise we didnt know what to expect. We arrived at Southampton at about 12:15 & we were in ... Read more
05/09
From Southampton to the Med, and from seeing her sailing up the Solent at 4,30am on the 8th of May we were not ... Read more
05/09
Our first ever cruise.  This was a present from my partner and I to my Mum and Sister.  As it was the first ... Read more
Disappointed Thomas Rippon
05/09
    We were not impressed. This was our sixth Cruise but the first from a UK port. Whether this was the ... Read more
05/09
Our cruise started out most uneventful with easy embarkation and wonderful buffet just waiting for us.  Our group ... Read more

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I need to start off saying that we booked this cruise on a spur of the moment decision. As we were already booked on ... Read more
Sorry in advance for the long review...a bit about us first - we are a family of 4 with 2 children, age 6 and 9.  ... Read more
04/09
Aha - cruising, something we enjoy from the beginning of the planning to the last cruise day! We plan on cruising 3 to ... Read more
04/09
Let me just start by saying that this was my first cruise on a Freedom Class ship, and I'm hooked. This is coming from ... Read more
Embarkation Day: We parked at Park N' Fly, which is about 1 mile from Port Everglades. The 1st shuttle let the ... Read more

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Arrived at port about 10:30am and although very crowded we were whisked aboard in about 25 minutes. Very easy, no ... Read more
Lavender != Purple! shaheshang
04/09
The local professional association goes on a cruise n' learn every second year during Spring Break. This year was the 6 ... Read more
04/09
We drove to Ft Lauderdale to board the Independence of the Seas. It was berthed right next to Midport Parking Garage ... Read more
Pure Decadence toutingstar
04/09
Embarkation - Very easy and quick mainly because we arrived at the pier at around 1:15 pm, before all the flights came ... Read more
Things to know blondie from arizona
04/09
Let me start by saying that we had a GREAT cruise. However, there are some things you should know before you go. First, ... Read more

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So this is my review of our most recent cruise. It was an eight night cruise on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the ... Read more
Great ship! chiefbell
04/09
Embarkation was not a problem. Lots of people but it went smoothly. The weather was not great for the first three ... Read more
Pre-Cruise- Arrived in Fort Lauderdale at 6:00 p.m. and the shuttle met us at the airport and Raymond the driver gave ... Read more
03/09
We flew out the day before and stayed at the Comfort Inn cruise port Fort Lauderdale. It was a good idea as there was a ... Read more
Pre Cruise - Stayed at the Sleep Inn - For the price it was okay. They transported you to and from the airport and the ... Read more

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