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jakata31
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3 forum posts
Embarkation Embarkation is always hit and miss. If you show up at the same time as thousands of other people, like we did, it's going to be slow. It would have helped though if the signs for Crown and Anchor members had been better or the ... Read more
Tiggertastic
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
6,138 forum posts
The weather report wasn't fantastic, yet we've returned with sunburn. We arrived in Southampton docks at 10am with fingers crossed to get on early, having our parents with us requiring special assistance. Unfortunately they had a ... Read more
mungo999
1 review
Sailed May 2012
Cruised to Cobh on 4 night cruise. We are regular cruisers and despite being Crown and Anchor members we had thought that quality on recent RCCL cruises had declined. However, we found nothing to fault on the Independence and felt that ... Read more
annarack
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
51 forum posts
My boyfriend and I took this 4 day cruise from Southampton to Cobh/Cork to try out Royal Caribbean after having sailed with Carnival and NCL previously. This was the first time we had embarked in the UK, something we found very easy and ... Read more
Broomboy1948
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
31 forum posts
Sailed May 2012
Wanted to find out if an experience on a vessel with up to 4000 people on board would suit us--an older generation-- so took our family as well, which included our grandchildren--3 girls under 8. Journeyed down day before and stopped at a ... Read more
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richardappleford
1 review
Cabin - Very nice, clean good shower room, twin bed was two single beds pushed together which was okay.T.V was okay but poor choice of channels Service - Staff were overall helpful throughout the ship, I felt they could have done more but ... Read more
Singing the blues
2 reviews
Not rated Sailed April 2012
Just recently back from the mini Irish Cruise in the Independence of the seas. Having cruised with RC before we felt confident to try them again. The ship is fantastic (if a little too large from the outside) but inside its ... Read more
Phil Parkinson
1 review
We booked to travel on The Independence Of The Seas, as we have travelled on this ship before and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. Once boarding, my wife's disability scooter became faulty, and it became necessary to use one of the on-board ... Read more
Shayward26
1 review
Sailed April 2012
Hi everyone this is my first review so bear with. I would like to start of by telling you that I am a solo traveller and a disabled one at that. Embarkation was easy the wheelchair service was excellent from the terminal to being in ... Read more
COLLIER
1 review
Not knowing just what to expect we were pleasantly surprised at the ease at which we were gently but efficiently led through check-in and passport checks -the staff were so welcoming and obliging. There was no pressure or stress ... Read more
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This was our 10th cruise and our 5th with RCI. Having read some of the reviews we were concerned that booking this might have been a mistake. The only similarity with Butlins is that it's nearly all Brits on holiday together. I ... Read more
mfs1011
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
17 forum posts
I'm expecting we might see a few bad reviews of this cruise. The weather in the Bay of Biscay was just about at its worst. Force 10 winds gusting up to Force 12 meant Indy was delayed crossing Biscay and the stop in Madeira was cancelled, ... Read more
Lowri
Member Since 2008
1 review
I have just arrived home from a cruise around the Canary Islands on the Independence of the Seas. I will start with the positive, because there are so many! (I'll bullet point to quicken the process!) - Staff do all they can to help you ... Read more
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sandy Mcfarlane
1 review
We were a group of 6 adults and had balcony state rooms. The check in was painless and we were on the ship within 20minutes of parking the car. I opted to use the cruise terminal at Southampton and although waited about 30minutes from ... Read more
Stephen Pullar
1 review
I've read most of the RC reviews on here over the past 6 years and I have to say I was really shocked to read so many negative reviews about the 11 night Spain & Canaries cruise, during the lead up to our holiday. We have sailed with ... Read more
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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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