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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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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917 Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Not impressed c771456
02/15
We just came back from an 8 day cruise on RCCL's Independence of the Seas. This was my 5th RCCL and I have another 5 on ... Read more
02/15
Went on Royal Caribbean Many time and loved it so much that I get a group every year together to go with us! Wow this ... Read more
This ship was by far my worst experience with cruising with Royal Caribbean. Day 1 - My luggage was damaged and they ... Read more
I have been on 3 Carnival cruises, and wanted to switch it up. So for my 30th Birthday, I grabbed my 7 closest friends ... Read more
02/15
Cruised Jan 25 to 31, 2015. Was very impressed with the balcony stateroom on the port side. The steward was very ... Read more

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We're from the currently frozen tundra of Ohio, so us enjoying a Caribbean cruise really isn't difficult, and we did in ... Read more
First time cuising suttonoot
01/15
We left port on the 17th January and made our way to St Maarten 2 days at sea then onto St Kitts , San Juan and Labadee ... Read more
01/15
We booked an interior room a month in advance for the 8-day Eastern Caribbean cruise (1/17/2015). We were located Deck ... Read more
01/15
First, let me say that my purpose for booking this cruise was to reach diamond level. I completed a 14 day ... Read more
01/15
My husband and myself were traveling with two of our adult sons (ages 23 & 26). Flew into Ft. Lauderdale the day ... Read more

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We have been members of cruise critic since 2004 , changed user names , and rejoined in 2006. This was our 42nd cruise, ... Read more
A group of close friends and I cruised the Indy for New Year's Eve. This was by far one of the BEST cruises ever and a ... Read more
I went on the Independence of the Seas December 28-January 3, 2015. It was a great cruise with only a few hiccups. ... Read more
01/15
Ship was nice but there really wasn't much in the way of entertainment. No headliner shows except the ice skating show ... Read more
01/15
The staff were friendly and the ship is beautiful with lots of amenities ie: Rock Climbing Wall, Flow Rider and Ice ... Read more

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This was our first Holiday cruise, normally go in the Spring out of Miami. We were with a group of 20 family members ... Read more
Great ship! Susan's Parents
01/15
This was my husband's and my 17th cruise since 1992, and our fourth on a Royal Caribbean ship. We love cruises -- in ... Read more
01/15
When I read the late David Foster Wallace’s essay on cruising in Harper’s, Shipping Out, On the Nearly ... Read more
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

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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
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
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

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