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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
There's a reason 80% of us loved this cruise...Check it out!! by JoeCanuck

My wife and I have enjoyed always cruising as our preferred holiday as an escape from our ... continue

Western Caribbean 01/14 5+ out of 5+
Loved It! by Beanie77

First off, I'm a relative cruise rookie, having only done Caribbean Princess before this one. We ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 01/14 5.0 out of 5+
Overall a great trip, but could have been better by WizTravelers

Our family of 5 cruised on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas from Jan. 4 - 12, 2014. ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 01/14 4.0 out of 5+
pretty good cruise by paulthecruiser

We are a couple , late 50,s diamond plus . Been on 37 cruises ,most with Royal. All in all, we ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 01/14 4.0 out of 5+
Poorest Service & Public Venues ever experienced ! Avoid Independence by grouten

RCCL's Jan. 4, 2013 Caribbean cruise on the Independence of the Seas marks a new low in my ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 01/14 1.0 out of 5+
The many good things outweigh the few negatives by WEGL81

Embarkation: Embarkation, once we got off of our shuttle bus, was a breeze. However, we had to ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 01/14 4.0 out of 5+
So good, we are booking again for next Christmas! by Chloejames

Only our second cruise (first for Hubbie and son). We are a family of four with older teenagers ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 04/14 5.0 out of 5+
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 01/14 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 01/14 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 01/14 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 01/14 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 01/14 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 01/14 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 01/14 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 01/14 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 01/14 5.0 out of 5+
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