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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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883 Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Arrived at port about 10:30am and although very crowded we were whisked aboard in about 25 minutes. Very easy, no ... Read more
Lavender != Purple! shaheshang
04/09
The local professional association goes on a cruise n' learn every second year during Spring Break. This year was the 6 ... Read more
04/09
We drove to Ft Lauderdale to board the Independence of the Seas. It was berthed right next to Midport Parking Garage ... Read more
Pure Decadence toutingstar
04/09
Embarkation - Very easy and quick mainly because we arrived at the pier at around 1:15 pm, before all the flights came ... Read more
Things to know blondie from arizona
04/09
Let me start by saying that we had a GREAT cruise. However, there are some things you should know before you go. First, ... Read more

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So this is my review of our most recent cruise. It was an eight night cruise on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the ... Read more
Great ship! chiefbell
04/09
Embarkation was not a problem. Lots of people but it went smoothly. The weather was not great for the first three ... Read more
Pre-Cruise- Arrived in Fort Lauderdale at 6:00 p.m. and the shuttle met us at the airport and Raymond the driver gave ... Read more
03/09
We flew out the day before and stayed at the Comfort Inn cruise port Fort Lauderdale. It was a good idea as there was a ... Read more
Pre Cruise - Stayed at the Sleep Inn - For the price it was okay. They transported you to and from the airport and the ... Read more

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Day 1 - (Re) Embarkation - After coming back on I took pictures of the ship without people then without having to worry ... Read more
03/09
My family and I were in dire need of a vacation and thought since there was so many of us, that an affordable way to ... Read more
Arrived at the port around 2pm for a 14 day back to back cruise. Embarkation was organized and quick with virtually no ... Read more
03/09
We were lucky enough to sail b2b on IOS, March 7-March 15 and March 15-March 21. We arrived at FLL on Friday afternoon. ... Read more
03/09
We flew in the day of cruise (usually we come the night before). Check in was the best ever basically walked on the ... Read more

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The wind howled and the seas were rough. Although it was great to get away from snow and cold, the weather for the ... Read more
03/09
Embarkation- We (my friend and I) arrived the morning of the cruise, took a cab to the port. Cab driver took a wrong ... Read more
Our group arrived in Ft. Lauderdale the day before we sailed and stayed at the Ramada Inn Airport/Cruiseport. While ... Read more
We had the best time on this cruise! There was a group of 11 of us on this 6 night trip to the western Caribbean. ... Read more
We did the 6 day (3/1) and 8 day (3/7) back to back. It was wonderful. We went in early to Fort Lauderdale and stayed ... Read more

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I will try and keep this fairly brief and to the point. Beautiful ship and well maintained, no major glitches but a few ... Read more
A CRUISE LIKE NO OTHER! OUTSTANDING Background - My husband and I have been sailing many times and the newest ... Read more
There were many positive aspects to both the ship and the cruise, but in retrospect, the negative surprises were so ... Read more
Kiddie Cruise BigSid
03/09
This was our 16th cruise and the 12th to the caribbean.We live just outside of Atlanta and drive to Ft. Lauderdale, ... Read more
The cruise was a 6 night cruise out of Fort Lauderdale visiting Belize, Costa Maya, and Cozumel with 2 sea days. ... Read more

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