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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: 738

Cruise Region Date Member Rating
These cutbacks are annoying us enough to book with other cruise lines by knittinggirl

Our Waiter, Assistant Waiter and Cabin steward all left an unfortunate first impression, but all ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 4.0 out of 5+
great way to spend the Holidays ! by gruezi

We loved the ship. Big surprise when we first saw our balcony - on the side was an additional ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5+ out of 5+
First Christmas Cruise by Basket cruiser

We just returned our 8-day Holiday cruise on the Independence of the Seas. This was our first ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5.0 out of 5+
We Had a Holly Jolly Christmas Onboard the Independence of the Seas by loveandcruises2

We had a great time onboard the Independence of the Seas, although we did notice some changes ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5.0 out of 5+
W Caribbean cruise- parents w young adult children by Charchar3

Excursions: 1) swam with the sting rays at Grand Caymen and took the enclosed boat there that ... continue

Western Caribbean 12/13 5.0 out of 5+
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+
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