Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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MrsH2
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because we have been on this ship twice before. Western Med ( Spain and Portugal). 19th Sept - 2nd Oct 2016. Standards have slipped and prices have risen. A glass of wine was 10 -12 dollars each. A bottle of water ... Read more
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scotland sue
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Sorry Royals but cant give you a good review this time went with my Brother and his wife to the cannaries on the Independence realy looked forward to it my husband and myself go every 2yrs this was the 3rd time on this ship and we were ... Read more
Jenferris
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
First time on Indy have sailed from Southampton before after flying in from Australia. Embankment was fast and easy no wait only 15min from start till on ship. Room was ready by 2pm at time we boarded. Ship was clean and Ready for ... Read more
Archers Fan
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our first time on Independence since 2013, and she looked almost as good as ever. We love the ship. She is beginning to show signs of wear, but after 8 years that is to be expected. She is not the biggest now, but loyal fans ... Read more
FISO_Vids
Member Since 2013
1 review
44 forum posts
11 helpful votes
A review of Independence through the eyes of our 3½ year old granddaughter Jessica. Very excited sleep countdown to our departure on 9th September 2016, travelling with my Nanna and Granfer. After quick hugs with mummy who we ... Read more
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Lynholmes
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was my first experience at cruising and I am so pleased I chose Royal Caribbean to go with, I will never go with anyone else as no other company could come close to matching this magical holiday. The ease of boarding surprised us ... Read more
Me41
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Have never been on a cruise where there were no cruise staff to welcome you on board and offer direction to your cabin. The ship itself was ok, but tired looking. Cheap toiletries ammnenities, had to ask for Kleenex in our cabin. ... Read more
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leeboy66
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this as our first cruise as it was at the right time of the year and the destinations where ideal. Our cabin was an outside cabin with a large window on deck 2. With the flo rider, climbing wall, putting golf, amount of bars and ... Read more
linnim
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
we where on the 27th Aug this was our first cruise so we have nothing to compare it with so this how we found it so hear goes. Embarkation From parking the car to check in to getting first cocktail 20 min tops Cabin good ... Read more
Grimsby Mariner
Member Since 2016
1 review
39 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Oh dear. We spent one year looking forward to this cruise after booking, but sadly it turned out to be a massively disappointing experience. I only gave one star because I couldn't give zero, it wasn't really that good! Clearly in the ... Read more
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Loz367
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As it was a bank holiday weekend my wife and I travelled the day before our cruise to Southampton on Friday 26 August, stayed at the Dolphin Hotel right in the town centre overnight, parked the car there and collected after cruise. ... Read more
TJO1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our very first cruise with RCI. Embarkation very smooth and we quickly found ourselves onboard where we made our way to the top deck and had a cocktail. First impressions: The ship was vast. It was incredibly clean and well presented ... Read more
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bensondog
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We had been on Independence in 2009 with our little girl who was only 2 yrs at the time. This time we returned she was 9 yrs and had a brother 6 yrs as well . It was really good for them , The splash zone was fantastic they even ... Read more
Munchies123
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Young couple. Mid 20s-30s. No kids. 4th cruise. Second time on this ship first time 5 years ago. 1 on grand princess 1 on crown princess. Long story short first time we were on here my gf was only 18 and RC still ran a 21 adult policy. ... Read more
merrycruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
43 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We love the Indy 2nd time we have been on her this year Lovely Ship Great Staff and me being a Vegan/Vegitarian I have a great choice of food Good entertainment and we love the Quizs We have found the ship is at t it's best in the ... Read more
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vcprice
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
My comments are for the Independence Of the Seas Sept 2016 Southampton to Barcelona 13 Day cruise Our thoughts on what was good 1. The Service on the ship was good 2. the Entertainment was good 3. the State Room was good ... Read more
Verso63
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
After reading some negative reviews I thought I would share my experience of this ship. We have previously been on independence of the seas and on this occasion we still found the food the same quality as previous. We were allocated King ... Read more
mlawrosky
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
My wife and I wanted to cruise the Mediterranean and chose the Independence of the Seas. We explored London and Southampton before boarding in Southampton. >Great Itinerary on the Independence >Worth the money for the value, ... Read more
Catherinec30
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Brilliant cruise for all the family, I was a newbie but my parents had cruised before so they know what to expect. I was a bit dubious after the recent reviews I read but I didn't need to worry. Embarkation was easy, with a buggy and two ... Read more
Balloon Man
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
979 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted our grandchildren to have a great time. They did. We less so. We had been on IoS on an Atlantic when the ship was two years old and enjoyed it. We knew August would be kids' central, which was why ... Read more
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Kentboyjohn
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, we were a family of 7, two grandparents with our son and daughter in law and three grand/step grandchildren. Arrival at the port was really easy, we arrived early but went straight onto the ship and it was all so ... Read more
bc.murrie@talktalk.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Chose due to leaving from Southampton . Two of us , over 21years old !! We have cruised with Costa, MSC and Princess before ,so about 9 cruises in total , a reasonable experience of various cruise lines. Stayed at Hilton on ... Read more
greathostie
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise as we had sailed on the Independence of The Seas three years ago, and thought it was a beautiful ship. Our sail date was in September so we avoided the peak season. my son started back to school a week later so we ... Read more
Anne Thompson
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Embarkation was very smooth as we checked in online, went straight to our stateroom which was very nice and clean. As we were 1st time cruisers couldn't wait to have a look round the ship and we certainly were not disappointed. The ... Read more
Devilgirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Parking at the port was quick and easy. We were allocated a time slot, I feel no one kept to this, when we arrived at our allocated time majority of the people were already on board, very disappointed the photographers were not present ... Read more
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