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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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We spent the night before in Southampton at the Holiday Inn, very convenient and excellent service. Arrival at the port ... Read more
8/09
Once again this year we were able and lucky enough to enjoy another cruise upon the Independence of the Seas out of ... Read more
Just back from a four-night taster cruise to Cork on the Independence of the Seas. Not sure what to expect, having read ... Read more
Cabin Our cabin was smallish, but perfectly formed, and with a bit of creativity we managed to store away the ... Read more
8/09
First Impressions Massive! Check In Excellent. Well organised, two weeks free parking, at arrival at the port we ... Read more

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lost in paradise!! independentcutie
8/09
Having read various reviews about the Independence, I felt compelled to write about her. I am not sure if some of the ... Read more
A Huge Relief! Carhirer
8/09
OVERALL IMPRESSIONS 4 adults + 4 teenagers cruising during the UK school holiday peak. I am not a natural cruiser ... Read more
Disclaimer... You know what they say about opinions!!!! These are mine and they may well be different to yours ... each ... Read more
8/09
My wife and myself are fairly experienced cruisers, mainly Celebrity (when we are on our own) and RC (when we are with ... Read more
When we went on Explorer this Christmas out of New York things didn't go exactly to plan. Embarkation would have been ... Read more

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Left Southampton on time embarkation was a little slow but not to bad. Cabin was very nice and clean with a decent size ... Read more
7/09
In May, we took a ten-night Canary Islands cruise on the Independence. We enjoyed it so much that we came straight ... Read more
Independence of the Seas (July 18th - August 1st, 2009) This was our first ever Cruise and it proved to be a ... Read more
Well, where do I start!! (sailing dates 18/7 to 1/8)We are a couple in our early 40's with three children girl-8, ... Read more
Med on the Indie DavenWill
7/09
This was our first cruise on Indie and before we go any further just to say while on board we booked another with her ... Read more

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IOS is a truly magnificent ship to look at.  The facilities on board are also great. Had a nice 14 night stay on ... Read more
We took our first cruise on Independence of the Seas (June 20-July 4, 2009) and loved it. I thought most of the ... Read more
Right - lets beginFirst impressions were that it was great - huge - well crewed and spacious the truth - its actually ... Read more
Firstly when booking, infant prices on Royal Caribbean vary and can be steep - suggest you negotiate if using an agent ... Read more
The first thing to say about this ship is that it is big. VERY big We were initially met by an incredibly well ... Read more

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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
5/09
Embarkation at Southampton was an absolute breeze, in through and on the ship in 15 minutes! If you are driving to ... Read more
5/09
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
5/09
EMBARKATION- Relatively smooth, could not board ship until 12pm so had a bit of a wait in the terminal. lots of people ... Read more

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