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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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Tim Staffell
1 Review
We were actually on a two by six back to back cruise on the Independent out of Fort Lauderdale. after a fantastic first ... Read more
Justcat
2 Reviews
Member Since 2007
45 Forum Posts
This was our third cruise with Independence of the Seas, a ship which we love very much. We had a little bit of space ... Read more
hambrook
1 Review
I have never been to Disney; it's just one of those places that I could never see myself connecting with. I have spoken ... Read more
looper35uk
1 Review
Member Since 2009
3 Forum Posts
CRUISE: 14-night Western Mediterranean, June 5 - 19, 2010: Independence of the Seas from Southampton. This was our ... Read more
Donna
9 Reviews
Member Since 2000
I have just returned from a holiday of a lifetime - it was fantastic!! As some of you may already know (I have ... Read more

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golfjackpoppy
1 Review
Member Since 2010
110 Forum Posts
We booked on a whim for our Silver Wedding, 10 months before our anniversary when we couldn't find a last min deal for ... Read more
Smithford
2 Reviews
Member Since 2005
77 Forum Posts
This was our seventh cruise and fourth from Southampton. This was our second time on Independence, we previously ... Read more
handle
1 Review
Member Since 2010
13 Forum Posts
We are experienced cruisers and have done 19 now ranging from weekenders to 7 nights to 15 nights - Med, Caribbean, ... Read more
mike x ftc
8 Reviews
Member Since 2007
297 Forum Posts
We were a little apprehensive about this trip as it was such a large, family orientated ship and it was half term week ... Read more
wally k
1 Review
Member Since 2010
3/10
We joined 10 other friends and family members and found the embarkation to be very easy. All of about 10 to 15 mins. We ... Read more

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Jo and Rob
10 Reviews
Member Since 2010
2,990 Forum Posts
Embarkation The parking was easy to find and we were able to drop off suitcases before parking the car. (Several ... Read more
Travelmad
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
10 Forum Posts
5/10
This was the first time on Freedom Class for us, we've been on Jewel of the Seas, which we thought was wonderful and we ... Read more
Tabatha100
1 Review
Member Since 2009
As this was my first cruise I had done a lot of asking around and research about it. Nothing though prepared me for the ... Read more
netballer
3 Reviews
boarding quick and easy arrived 11-30 lunch by noon and cabin by 1-30pm with luggage at 3-pm food think rccl are ... Read more
Dusty
1 Review
This was our first cruise so I have no basis for comparison. I could not understand why the reviews for this ship were ... Read more

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wilkinwonder66
2 Reviews
We embarked in Southampton on 23rd November 2009. Everything went smoothly from the the time we were met at Heathrow by ... Read more
GUITARIST
1 Review
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5/10
All we can say is - thank goodness it was only 10 days. We have never been on such a disorganised, overcrowded and ... Read more
mrs carol pass
1 Review
this was the first time on royal caribbean and the last. first impression great looking ship and thats the only good ... Read more
pxy cda
5 Reviews
Member Since 2006
1,166 Forum Posts
We tend to be independent travellers, booking direct and researching travel, port, excursion arrangements on our own. ... Read more
oldgeek
3 Reviews
Member Since 2008
We are not new to cruises or easily impressed. The dining and entertainment on the Independence of the sears was superb ... Read more

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ajcruiser
4 Reviews
Member Since 2002
352 Forum Posts
We have cruised about a dozen times with IOS being our largest ship to date. We had concerns about the size of the ... Read more
CruisingDuck
1 Review
Member Since 2009
376 Forum Posts
We all stayed at Embassy Suites the night before our ship departed Ft Lauderdale and had a great time. Arrived at the ... Read more
extomcruise
8 Reviews
Member Since 2006
134 Forum Posts
THE INDY WORKS FOR ME !! We (DW, young 50's; teenage son & friend, both 14 & in their own cabin - oh yeah!) ... Read more
BOAT JUNKIE
1 Review
Member Since 2000
589 Forum Posts
On March 20th, 2010 we sailed the Independence of the seas for our 30th anniversary and our 1st diamond member cruise ... Read more
UCONN Women Rule
5 Reviews
Member Since 2004
4,479 Forum Posts
Embarkation: We stayed at Embassy Suites the day before and arrived at the port around 11:25. We entered the terminal ... Read more

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