Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Wendy Morris
1 review
Sailed December 2011
Fantastic time. Crew and fellow holiday makers very friendly. Wonderful facilities for all family. Shows mainly very good although 1 with resident singers and dancers didn't have a theme and was very disjointed. Comedian Tommy Boyd was ... Read more
Occi
Member Since 2008
1 review
89 forum posts
Not rated Sailed December 2011
We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 girls aged 16 & 12. Embarkation was good we were on board 20 minutes after handing over our luggage. We did speak to others on board who took longer due to several coaches turning up at once. ... Read more
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Marie Robson (Murfee33)
1 review
Sailed December 2011
This was our first experience with an American ship.We expected it to be large, but it didn't seem to be when we went to embark. We were forward, and the dining room was aft, so there was always quite a walk there and back,either along the ... Read more
maryellenwalton
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
43 forum posts
Although a really large ship, very easy to find your way around very quickly. The evening shows were on the whole enjoyable and varied. The service was exceptional, all staff were very friendly, from maintenance, officers, cleaning staff, ... Read more
maurice day
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2011
just back from 18 smashing days on the independence of the seas sailing the western med. this is our 2nd time aboard,the first being 2008 when she was new.i just wonder if she,s already getting a bit tired and needs a tonic. embarkation ... Read more
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George Webb
1 review
Not rated Sailed November 2011
This was our first cruise experience and wasn't sure what to expect. We enjoyed the cruise, the staff were excellent, the ship was brilliant what more could you want. The experience of boarding the ship was a far better experience than ... Read more
Lynn
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed November 2011
Parking in Southampton was easy, and boarding the Ship was far easier than last year. Our rooms were not ready when we boarded, so we were advised we could go and watch a film, go to windjammers or head to a bar. We decided to go to the ... Read more
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boingboingbaggy
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
226 forum posts
Sailed November 2011
Wow what can I say!!! Our 1st time as cruisers, and disabled ones at that. We had assistance to board this magnificent vessel. Our first thoughts were how big it was. We were shepherded to the Windjammer aka Windy City where we first ... Read more
JAYNEC555
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2011
Easy embarkation at Southampton, from parking to onboard ship in about 20 minutes. Staff all really friendly and made a fuss of the children. Arrived on board and went into the coffee shop for drinks and snacks - we were lucky as that ... Read more
Dave
Member Since 2001
17 reviews
This was our first cruise and all in all a great experience. We (for some reason) chose early November as cruise date, we aren't too bothered about hot weather, obviously this is a gamble though and we experienced some pretty rough seas ... Read more
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Dorisimo
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
We had been on quite a few cruises before this, but this was our first formal cruise, and we've been on many others since and it hasn't come anywhere near as close in any way. The staff are amazing, so accommodating, helpful and ... Read more
Sam
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
Aaah..The Independence of the Seas..what can one say apart from it is HUGE!It carries over 1,300(100 chefs) staff and over 3,600 passengers. Embarking the ship was very smooth apart from a "computer says no" glitch which held up the ... Read more
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Mrs Miggins
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
615 forum posts
Embarkation and Car Parking in Southampton excellent - we arrived at about 11.30 but I did hear there were long queue's later at around 1 p.m. Of course all passengers are told to embark at one o'clock - this may be a mistake as most of ... Read more
trooperros
Member Since 2013
1 review
Not what or who you would expect from a cruise... We are a professional couple in our early 30s and like to cruise to experience the 'better things in life'; beautiful ports, excellent dining options, great company, spacious ship and ... Read more
Twinkle85
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed October 2011
Ok so to start at the very beginning...check in...smooth as a babies' bum! Our main cases were taken off us as soon as we got out of the taxi at the port. there were plenty of people on hand to direct you to the right places etc. Yes there ... Read more
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jheath05
1 review
Sailed October 2011
This was our 1st cruise for our 15th wedding anniversary . We took the 4 children which were 14, 10, 10 and 8. I didn't do much the 1st 5 days as we hit a winter storm over the bay of bis quay. 110km/h winds the boat swayed from side to ... Read more
kiarajade
1 review
Boarded ship at Southampton on 31 Oct 2011 for 11 night cruise to Spain and Canary Islands. The boarding was very easy with luggage being dropped off at the baggage hall prior to parking in the Cruise car park at the port. After parking ... Read more
wendyatpml
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
563 forum posts
Embarkation. This was a very easy process. We arrived at the Pier about 10:45 AM and were checked in and on board in under an hour. We proceeded to the Windjammer for lunch as the cabins were not ready until 1:30 PM. Cabin:9568 Jr. ... Read more
wandrin' minstrel
1 review
Sailed October 2011
I suppose that for every family of cruisers there must surely be a cruise that does not come up to par. Independence of the Seas, 20th October to the Canaries was ours. Only our eighth but this was one that we hope will not be repeated in ... Read more
ric33ely
Member Since 2011
1 review
50 forum posts
Just arrived back from the most amazing experience on Independence of the seas with Royal Caribbean. This ship was amazing with so much to do during the day and night. Great for all ages. Met so many amazing people on board and have come ... Read more
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jean stevenson
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Well what can i say? After looking forward to our canary island cruise on Independence of the Seas, I have to say I was a tad disappointed. Okay, so perhaps my judgement is clouded by too many "rough" sea days - stabilisers on the ... Read more
L Harris
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS OCT 9TH- OCT 20TH 2011 This was our first cruise and also our first holiday for over 5 years, so a perfect holiday was well needed. RCI have ticked every box, I cannot complain or give a negative feedback on ... Read more
Paul Skye
1 review
We booked our cruise direct with Royal Caribbean 18months before we sailed and got a brilliant deal for the Royal Family Suite. There were 7 in our party including our 13 year old son, my parents, both 75years old and our daughter and her ... Read more
vivien dunn
1 review
Sailed October 2011
me and my 3 sisters booked an 11 night cruise to canaries .we all over 50 so looking for a good break and plenty of entertainment . well we were disappointed .on entering the ship we made our way to the windjammer cafe for ... Read more
cruisecannycomequickenuf
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed October 2011
My Husband & I sailed 2 years ago with my younger daughter with RCI on Voyager & have done nothing but rave about our full experience from the moment we boarded the ship til we left to board Independence of the Seas. We looked forward to ... Read more
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