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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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77% Loved It
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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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898 Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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01/15
We sailed from Dec.14-20th (6 nights) on the Independence of the sea - Cayman Island, Jamaica and Haiti. This is our ... Read more
01/15
This was my fourth RCCL cruise. Due to my husband's cruise history, we are Diamond level. Our experience was great. ... Read more
Adequate sierra28546
12/14
First time on RCL and not quite what I expected. Not sure if it was the time of year or the norm but tons of families ... Read more
I'd like to preface my review with some context. This was my first cruise, as cruising is not personally my ideal type ... Read more
Perfectly Fine funandsun
12/14
SO and I were first time RCI cruisers, but have been on Princess, Celebrity and Carnival in the past. Cruising isn't ... Read more

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12/14
My hubby and I love to cruise. This was our 21st cruise. We have sailed with RC before, but always on the smaller ... Read more
Great Cruise freedom-lover
12/14
This was our 5th RCCL cruise but our first time on IOS. We stayed at the Sleep Inn before the cruise. The hotel was ok ... Read more
12/14
This was my third cruise. The first two were on ships of about 2,300 passengers; this was much larger at around 4,300. ... Read more
We have been on one or two cruises a year since 1997. We have only sailed with RCCL. We had been on Liberty several ... Read more
It was our first time on a cruise and everything we experienced was underwhelming. That said, it was a private ... Read more

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Mostly great cruise RocketCity
12/14
This was our 15th cruise. We are about 60/40 with RCCL. First time on the IOTS, but have sailed on her "sisters". The ... Read more
This is the third time my Wife and I have cruised with RCI, we feel we are realistic people with sensible expectations ... Read more
11/14
We did a 4 night cruise before a transatlantic on Royal Caribbean Independence of the Sea. It seemed silly to fly to ... Read more
11/14
Never again will I go with Independence of the Seas. Having had six plus cruises on the Allure and thoroughly enjoying ... Read more
OK but just OK. spideyswims
Not rated
11/14
This is the third Independence cruise, and it was a shame that the quality of the food has gone down hill, bland meat ... Read more

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This is my 2nd cruise onboard IOTS. I travelled with 2 relatives for a girly break, we chose this mini-cruise instead ... Read more
10/14
This was our third cruise with RCI, and the first on Independence. First impressions were good, the stateroom was ... Read more
Indie 2.10.14 sharmarty
10/14
Well here goes...Embarkation no problem, on by 11.30 but room not available until 13.30, so off to the windjammer for a ... Read more
10/14
Have just returned from cruise on this lovely ship with its wonderful staff who cant do enough to make your holiday a ... Read more
My Husband and I chose this cruise as he is a dialysis patient. We found a travel agent called who organised cruising ... Read more

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We found noise to be the biggest problem with the cruise. With 5500 people on the ship, and music in all the public ... Read more
We were on the Sept 20th cruise out of Southampton to the Western Med. Overall the cruise was very very good, as the ... Read more
5th time on board lovethesun22
10/14
Our 5th time aboard the beautiful Independence of the seas. Overall we had a very enjoyabke cruise. However there are ... Read more
We joined 2 other couple for our 3rd family reunion cruise, this one from Southampton through France, Spain and ... Read more
We were first-time cruisers, a family of 4 (2 daughters, aged 13 & 12), with high expectations. Whilst checking in ... Read more

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