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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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832 Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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I used RCCL.com for the booking. When I was to preorder a dining experience in Chops Grill, I managed to book the ... Read more
06/14
This was our third cruise on the Independence. Despite emails from RC about roadworks around Southampton we had no ... Read more
We had wanted to try Independence for the 5 years she's been in Southampton, and had to grab this short cruise before ... Read more
06/14
Royal Caribbean May 2014 (half term week) S’ton to Le Havre, Bilbao & Gijon – 6 days. Couple in ... Read more
Just returned from a 6 day cruise with Independence of the seas. Not a great experience.... The ship is a great ... Read more

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I decided it would be a nice idea for my 13 year old son and I to cruise together during the half term holiday. We ... Read more
This was my first solo, first time on Indy, first transatlantic crossing, and first my-time dining option. I've sailed ... Read more
06/14
Arrived at Southampton, parked and boarded the ship in very quick time. We have travelled on this ship before and loved ... Read more
This cruise was the 2nd of our back to back cruises and apart from a minor issue with our new key cards, the change of ... Read more
As fairly regular cruisers on smaller RCL and Celebrity vessels we thought we would give the Freedom class a try for a ... Read more

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Let me preface this review by saying: This is the letter that I sent to Corporate Guest Services (minus personal ... Read more
Not so Royal luvmex
05/14
We have been cruising since the early 80's. Our first on RCCL song of Norway. 35 cruises later we have seen a lot of ... Read more
First cruise on IOS CGMCruisers
05/14
It had been a rough winter and stressful spring for us so we were psyched and very excited to be heading to Ft. ... Read more
This was our first cruise and we couldn't have been more impressed with it! Early in 2013 my parents decided to give ... Read more
Better Than expected icruise0414
05/14
This was my second cruise and my family's first. My husband and I travelled with our teenage son and his friend. We all ... Read more

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Not Impresssed damarlin
05/14
I should of known that going on a cruise at the end of Spring Break was a bad decision, I went with price instead of ... Read more
04/14
Well, we just got back from the April 20th sailing of the Indy, and we were pleased with some things, and disappointed ... Read more
This cruise was our family's 6th spring break cruise in a row. We are in our 40s now, and travel with our middle and ... Read more
Family aboard for our first Owners Suite experience in 20+ years of cruising RCCL. We arrived at the dock to no lines ... Read more
Best ever! The Duke of Bethnal Green
04/14
The Duchess and I decided to break our time which we spend annually in Florida and take advantage of the cruise ... Read more

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Our family of three – 60, 57 & 21 – took our first cruise on Royal Caribbean beginning March 15 after 4 ... Read more
My husband and I just returned from our 5th cruise and the first one we've taken with just the two of us. We thoroughly ... Read more
We’re a well traveled couple in our early 30’s who have previously been on 8 cruises (5 Carnival, 2 ... Read more
First off, this may be long and extensive, but you can skip around to the parts that interest you. My husband and I ... Read more
04/14
This was my 5th RC cruise, and I've always had great experiences before so I expected this one to be the same. It's ... Read more

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