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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: 733

Cruise Region Date Member Rating
Solid but lacking personality by gbm13

Embarkation was a breeze . .. we decided to get there early, figuring we might as well wait at ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5.0 out of 5+
Great Ship by travkate

We took the 8 night Caribbean cruise on Independence of the Seas over Christmas. It was my first ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5.0 out of 5+
Had a great time by HopyLady

Several reviews were negative - but we had a great time.

Food was pretty darn good - ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5+ out of 5+
Cruising with 3 generations at Xmas by LadyLion_AP

I just returned from a wonderful 8-day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Independence of the Seas. ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5+ out of 5+
Very nice trip by IslandDreamers

To start out- we heard we were docked at Pier 29 - famous for being a bad pier. We took the ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5+ out of 5+
Independence of the Seas - Nice, But Did Not Live Up to My Expectation by AshleyW6

The vacation itself started off as a disaster when my morning flight to Florida was canceled due ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 Not Rated
Fun Trip by IslandDreamers

This was our first time aboard Independence of the Seas, we were pleased.

We heard ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5+ out of 5+
Some Good...Some Bad by miatax

We were leaders of a group of 114 people. The care that our group received was over the top ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 4.0 out of 5+
Ship of Fools by wassup4565

It pains me to write this because our experiences on RCI have been so positive in the past. We ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 2.0 out of 5+
Disappointed with Independence of the Seas by floridacruiser5087

This is my first cruise with RCL in just over 9 years. Things have changed--and not for the ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5.0 out of 5+
Always Fun by PattyG12

I read many reviews leading up to this one, so I'm not going to go over everything. I kind of ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5.0 out of 5+
WOW!! by sharon1867

What an amazing ship!

We have just returned from a 6 night cruise on The Independence of ... continue

Western Caribbean 12/13 5.0 out of 5+
Independence Nov. 15, 2013 by jodrealtor

We are Diamond Members and cruise as often as we can. We travel from Jupiter Florida to Ft. ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 11/13 5.0 out of 5+
RCCL is great by gturay

This was the first time on a Freedom class ship and it did not disappoint us. The embarkation ... continue

Transatlantic 11/13 5.0 out of 5+
Overall, A Disappointing Experience by kaysha2004

This is my first cruise with RCL in about 10 years. Boy, have things changed--and not for the ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 11/13 3.0 out of 5+
8 great days of vacation by Kinny

We're rather newbs when it comes to cruising, and with only a few bumps on the carpet, ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 11/13 5.0 out of 5+
Lovely relaxed sailing by Glad Trimble

Will keep it brief, but I wanted to write a positive review for this ship and the crew as I ... continue

Transatlantic 11/13 5.0 out of 5+
November 15th Eastern Caribbean by rfenton1

Well, we just returned this morning from the Independence of the Seas 1st Caribbean voyage post ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 11/13 4.0 out of 5+
Uhhhh.... Aren't I on Vacation? by acman57054

First off We have cruised a lot with Royal, we have been on this class before as ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 11/13 2.0 out of 5+
NEED revamp in training of crew and Improvement by VeritasBishop

Well what can I say. The ship last year was great.

This year clearly new crew and many ... continue

Transatlantic 11/13 3.0 out of 5+
by Sailer Stan

For our eleventh cruise with R.C.C.L. we decided to explore the Canary Isles, including ports in ... continue

Canary Islands 10/13 4.0 out of 5+
First time on RCI by Presto2

As a couple we have cruised 5 times in the past – once on OV2, once on P&O and 3 times ... continue

British Isles & Western Europe 10/13 5.0 out of 5+
4 day taster cruise with in-laws! by Oddfairy

We booked this cruise primarily to take the in-laws on their first cruise experience, they are ... continue

France 10/13 5+ out of 5+
Good but could be better for families with younger children by sjb2173

This was our second cruise with RC but this time we took our 3 and 5 yr old girls and one set of ... continue

Canary Islands 10/13 3.0 out of 5+
Something missing... by Splendoura

This was our second time Independence of the Seas and our third cruise in total. Sadly this one ... continue

France 10/13 3.0 out of 5+
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