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Chilli pops
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
Sailed April 2012
Just returned from an 11nights cruise on Independence of the seas. Last year we cruised on the Thomson Dream and loved it, so it was with some trepidation that we decided to try Independence. I read a lot of reviews some good, some bad ... Read more
Anglosaxeness
1 review
We decided on a cruise this year as we know many people that have fallen in love with this type of holiday and we had got fed up with the airport scenario. Firstly, we did not expect a 3 hour queue(3 separate queues)to get on the ship, ... Read more
wilkinwonder66
2 reviews
We deliberately booked Indy again just to see if our first experience of cruising was as good as we thought it was. We weren't disappointed!!! We arrived at the docks at 10.30am fully expecting to be in a big queue to check in. As we ... Read more
Dolphincrazy
1 review
I had booked our cruise in Jan 2011 and dreamed about it for over a year. This was to be one of my holidays of a lifetime, well I thought it would be but after day 1 of our cruise I was planning my next one! Everything was wonderful, ... Read more
Andrew Walker
1 review
We had a wonderful family holiday on this ship and here are the 10 things to know before cruising on "the Independence of the Seas" from a UK perspective! Its a big ship but when you get on it, there's plenty of room for everyone. Our ... Read more
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Andrew Gainsbury
Member Since 2013
1 review
We've just returned from a family holiday on the 11 April Independence of Seas cruise to the Canary Islands and have to say that it was one of our most enjoyable family holidays yet! This was our second cruise, the first being with ... Read more
A.carpenter
1 review
We decided for my 40th birthday and 10th wedding anniversary we would take a family cruise,which one?.Taking 2 children we wanted to get it right,the choices i had were p&o ventura or Independence of the seas.After speaking to friends and ... Read more
C Read
1 review
Sailed April 2012
I would like to express my gratitude and pleasure following recently returning from a cruise onboard Independence of the Seas 11.04.12 with my family. Being a first Cruise for most of us, it was with some anticipation that we boarded on ... Read more
tinaeliz
1 review
We have just returned from our first Canary Island Cruise on the Independence of the Seas and to say I was a little nervous having read a couple of negative reviews I can honestly say that the negativity does not seem to be warranted. This ... Read more
Michael Bailey
1 review
Sailed April 2012
Independence of the Seas. Sailing from Southampton Saturday 31 March returning Wednesday 11th April 2012 A good clean and well equipped ship and crew for a great cruise experience BUT the following points were such that we will ... Read more
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Keith Moses
1 review
This was our 1st time on the Indi but we have cruised on RCI a number of times before. We usually opt for a Balcony Cabin. We were really pleasantly surprised at the size of the Cabin as it was very spacious. The cabin was clean and ... Read more
sueman1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed March 2012
We have cruised many years on Royal Caribbean and before we took this cruise we had already booked next years with them. To say we were bitterly disappointed is an understatement. Had we not experienced exceptional service in the past we ... Read more
The Shadow
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
105 forum posts
The boarding process for such a large ship couldn't have been any easier. The knocks given the ship in a few reviews speak volumes about those who leave them and little to do with the reality we found on this wonderful ship. The ... Read more
surreyfamily
Member Since 2010
1 review
96 forum posts
Sailed March 2012
We have sailed with RCI previously on a smaller ship and we were slightly concerned about going on the Indie having read some of the previous reviews. We went with our two older children in their very early 20s and our 12 year old. Check ... Read more
jellybean12
Member Since 2011
1 review
61 forum posts
Sailed March 2012
An open and honest review of our first ever cruise (Sorry if it is long). We, mum (44) dad (53) and two daughters (17) had never cruised before and chose the Independence of the Seas for what is likely to be our last family holiday before ... Read more
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donswish
1 review
After travelling with royal Caribbean we were very disappointed at how we think there standards have lowered. There have been lots of cuts overall. We travelled on the independence first time in 2008 and and it was first class since then ... Read more
Sexton
1 review
As a family of 10, 6 adults and 4 children all I can say is how great this holiday was. I had read a few recent reviews, one saying it was like a floating Butlins, NOT AT ALL. On arrival it was a quick well organized on board for us ... Read more
Gary H
1 review
1 helpful vote
We travelled from Newcastle to Southampton by train direct and my partner works for the train company so this was a breeze and free ! long journey but comfortable and hitch free with Cross Country. arriving at Southampton we stayed in the ... Read more
lydia Rew
1 review
This was our 1st time on the IOTS but we have cruised on RCI several times before. We usually opt for a Deluxe Balcony Cabin but thought we would try a Junior Suite for this cruise ...Cabin 9626 (Port Side) We were really pleasantly ... Read more
a.mcghee214
1 review
We were on IOS sailing on 6thMarch2012 to Spain&Canaries,we had done this same itinerary last March.We were informed by email followed up by a phonecall from Virgin travel (who we booked with)about the later embarkation due to thorough ... Read more
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Paul&Kathy
12 reviews
This was our third Royal Caribbean cruise out of about 30 cruises in total with various lines - I should say that the other two were both transatlantic and the most recent (albeit several years ago) was blighted by bad weather and missed ... Read more
L McLellan
1 review
Sailed March 2012
We are just back from our eleven day cruise to the Canary Islands on Royal Caribbean's "Independence of the Seas". Sadly we were disappointed with some aspects the ship, it felt overcrowded nearly all the time. It lacks the finesse that ... Read more
Bruce Tucker
4 reviews
Sailed March 2012
This is an exceptionally large and well-appointed ship that must have something for everyone. However her size makes crowds and queues inevitable. Our cabin was the largest we have experienced and being near the forward lift shaft, the ... Read more
bristolrugbyfan
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
We have just returned from our first ever cruise and thorough enjoyed it. Admittedly being first timers we are unable to make comparisons, but from our own experience and comments from our fellow passengers, I feel that the comments made ... Read more
Littlerammy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
44 forum posts
Sailed March 2012
Just returned from an 11 night cruise on the Independence of the Seas from Southampton and was pleasantly surprised. It did not start off well as there were very long delays at the port because they were deep cleaning the ship following a ... Read more
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