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Cruise Critic's Review 4.5 out of 5+ star 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 ... read more
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Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews: 771

Cruise Region Date Member Rating
Great ship. Great Crew. Great time by clo6216

Please don’t let some of the negative reviews of this ship put you off. We have been on ... continue

Western Mediterranean 07/14 5.0 out of 5+
Well Done Indy! by SeastarTexas

This was our fourth cruise with RC (our 3rd on IOS) and we have cruised before with both Disney ... continue

Western Mediterranean 07/14 5+ out of 5+
Best weather ever! by Broomboy1948

Probably best cruise ever for weather able to sun bathe from day one!

Food was varied ... continue

Western Mediterranean 07/14 5+ out of 5+
My last cruise with RC by thehotmustards

This was my third cruise and second cruise with RC. My previous cruise with RC was ten years ago ... continue

Eastern Mediterranean 06/14 2.0 out of 5+
Honeymoon heaven by Nicola13

Well having read many reviews I was not sure how much I would enjoy this cruise, well it was ... continue

Mediterranean 06/14 5+ out of 5+
More Cons than Pros... Will it be P&O next year? by jellybelly789

We have cruised with Royal Caribbean five or six times now, and tend to like the layout of the ... continue

Eastern Mediterranean 06/14 3.0 out of 5+
Not my idea of a relaxing holiday by PP2

First, let me say this was my first time on RCCL as I wanted to try out this brand. I've ... continue

Western Mediterranean 06/14 3.0 out of 5+
OK half term cruise, but don't kid youself this is a luxury holiday by Whitelighter

We have been cruising on and off for 12 years and most of it has been done with RCI or ... continue

Spain 07/14 3.0 out of 5+
Never Again RCL !!!! by Glynnd

Our first taste of RCL We had booked this a year in advance to coincide with my partners ... continue

Western Mediterranean 06/14 2.0 out of 5+
Independence of the Seas May 2014 by sdlenter

This is the review for Independence of The Sea, going from London to Malaga, Cannes, Barcelona, ... continue

Mediterranean 06/14 3.0 out of 5+
Wonderful ship, Fantastic Holiday by meabhalicious

Had an absolutely fantastic time on this ship. There were six of us, two parents and 4 children ... continue

Western Mediterranean 06/14 Not Rated
Badly let down by RoySigs

Boarding the ship was easy and straightforward. Our stateroom was excellent very clean and tidy. ... continue

Western Mediterranean 06/14 3.0 out of 5+
A mixed bag - overall, not for me. by vivavino

I was on RCCL’s Independence OTS’s May crossing from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton. ... continue

Transatlantic 06/14 3.0 out of 5+
The Diamond Member gives up loyalty. No more RCCL for me. by Beartweet

I used for the booking.

When I was to preorder a dining experience in Chops ... continue

Spain 06/14 2.0 out of 5+
Fabulous family cruise by magorgirl

This was our third cruise on the Independence. Despite emails from RC about roadworks around ... continue

France 06/14 5+ out of 5+
Couldn't wait to get home... by depthospirit

Royal Caribbean May 2014 (half term week) S’ton to Le Havre, Bilbao & Gijon – 6 ... continue

France 06/14 3.0 out of 5+
Royal Caribbean - Never Again by etered

Just returned from a 6 day cruise with Independence of the seas. Not a great ... continue

Western Mediterranean 06/14 2.0 out of 5+
Far from what was expected by pwflight

I decided it would be a nice idea for my 13 year old son and I to cruise together during the ... continue

Spain 06/14 3.0 out of 5+
Relaxing time; mixed reviews by Saintpat

This was my first solo, first time on Indy, first transatlantic crossing, and first my-time ... continue

Transatlantic 05/14 3.0 out of 5+
Dissappointing by HOAD54

Arrived at Southampton, parked and boarded the ship in very quick time. We have travelled on ... continue

Baltic & Northern Europe 05/14 3.0 out of 5+
A great RCL cruise “again” by rdun41251

This cruise was the 2nd of our back to back cruises and apart from a minor issue with our new ... continue

Transatlantic 05/14 5.0 out of 5+
A great cruise with good weather by rdun41251

As fairly regular cruisers on smaller RCL and Celebrity vessels we thought we would give the ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 05/14 5.0 out of 5+
Completely Disappointed in Royal for this one by ssatrams

Let me preface this review by saying: This is the letter that I sent to Corporate Guest Services ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 05/14 2.0 out of 5+
Not so Royal by luvmex

We have been cruising since the early 80's. Our first on RCCL song of Norway. 35 cruises later ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 05/14 3.0 out of 5+
First cruise on IOS by CGMCruisers

It had been a rough winter and stressful spring for us so we were psyched and very excited to be ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 05/14 5.0 out of 5+
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