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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: 735

Cruise Region Date Member Rating
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+
Short cruise on IOS with new comers by phil7558

Just returned from a short "sampler" cruise on IOS, the third time on the ship for us but the ... continue

British Isles & Western Europe 10/13 5.0 out of 5+
A fabulous 4 nights! by Trendyteacher2013

My partner and I (both in our 30s) went on the Independence of the Seas for the first time. We ... continue

Blank 10/13 5+ out of 5+
Good but never from Southampton again by micky8852

I will start with the positives, Absolutely no problem with the staff who were as always, in our ... continue

Canary Islands 10/13 5+ out of 5+
Great first cruise by Grockle

We've never cruised before so thought this would be a good way to try it. Check-in was amazingly ... continue

France 09/13 Not Rated
Cannot beat it! by keepupthegoodwork

Embarkation ,as usual for Royal C.(this was our 6th cruise ) without any holdups.Cabin was ... continue

Baltic & Northern Europe 09/13 5+ out of 5+
Butlins on a boat by pat39

Sailed from southampton on a gloomy day . Weather stayed poor until Gibraltar. Can't blame ship ... continue

Mediterranean 09/13 1.0 out of 5+
7th time on board and some things were better, some worse.. by hao16v

Straight on at around 11am and whisked past the queues so that was good although never a problem ... continue

Western Mediterranean 09/13 4.0 out of 5+
First but definitely not last by Starwarsfan

I have nothing but praise for the ship itself, and the staff were so attentive and friendly, i ... continue

Mediterranean 09/13 5+ out of 5+
Fun in the sun, maybe ? by Stevie Lawson

Fun, laughter and more aboard the Indy to the Med...IF you mixed with your own age ... continue

Mediterranean 09/13 4.0 out of 5+
Lovely ship but not great for toddlers! by emills

Travelled on 21st September 2013 to Mediterranean with my husband and 2 children, aged 2 & ... continue

Mediterranean 09/13 3.0 out of 5+
No to Independence by spidercolin

Having cruised on the Adventure of the Seas a number of times I assumed that the Independence ... continue

Eastern Mediterranean 09/13 4.0 out of 5+
Benidorm of the Seas!!!! by keithiny

Once on board, we decided, as the weather was not great, to indulge in a sail away drink. My ... continue

Mediterranean 08/13 3.0 out of 5+
Italian Med by andypandy123

1st time experience of a cruise

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Western Mediterranean 08/13 3.0 out of 5+
Italian Med August 10th by Henners

Dedicated cruise addict, been cruising for about 20 years

... continue
Western Mediterranean 08/13 5.0 out of 5+
Queue and Tip by La_Corse

Pirates of the Caribbean (Part Deux)

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Eastern Mediterranean 08/13 2.0 out of 5+
A very average experience by Gladrdcruising

Family of 4, with two boys aged 11 and 9 on The Italian Mediterranean cruise. First time ... continue

Western Mediterranean 08/13 Not Rated
Brilliant, first cruise and best holiday ever (great for teens!) by Char1234

I cannot commend this holiday more. I know this is late as it has been about half a year but ... continue

Spain 07/13 5+ out of 5+
Worth every penny !! by creesey1969
We were " First Time Cruisers" and what a fantastic holiday we were given by Independance Of The ... continue
Western Mediterranean 07/13 5+ out of 5+
The Perfect Cruise Experience by Southwind1

Having cruised many times before, we, more or less, knew what to expect when we booked this 14 ... continue

Western Mediterranean 07/13 5+ out of 5+
Pirates of the Caribbean (in the Western Med) by JohnD67

Being an account of about 1500 great individuals (the crew/staff) and some less pleasing ... continue

Western Mediterranean 07/13 3.0 out of 5+
loved this cruise. by charmay

We are a family of 6 including older teens, a 10 year old ,a 70 year old and us parents 36 and ... continue

Western Mediterranean 07/13 5+ out of 5+

My wife, daughter and I flew from Cape town to experience the Independence of the seas for a 2 ... continue

Western Mediterranean 07/13 3.0 out of 5+
Royal Caribbean have lost the 'X' factor with the Indy by qplukeqp

I have sailed on quite a few different cruises so I am basing this on what other experiences I ... continue

Western Mediterranean 07/13 2.0 out of 5+
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