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1,356 Royal Caribbean Southampton Cruise Reviews

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Jenferris
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
First time on Indy have sailed from Southampton before after flying in from Australia. Embankment was fast and easy no wait only 15min from start till on ship. Room was ready by 2pm at time we boarded. Ship was clean and Ready for ... Read more
Archers Fan
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first time on Independence since 2013, and she looked almost as good as ever. We love the ship. She is beginning to show signs of wear, but after 8 years that is to be expected. She is not the biggest now, but loyal fans ... Read more
FISO_Vids
Member Since 2013
1 review
45 forum posts
5 helpful votes
A review of Independence through the eyes of our 3½ year old granddaughter Jessica. Very excited sleep countdown to our departure on 9th September 2016, travelling with my Nanna and Granfer. After quick hugs with mummy who we ... Read more
Lynholmes
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first experience at cruising and I am so pleased I chose Royal Caribbean to go with, I will never go with anyone else as no other company could come close to matching this magical holiday. The ease of boarding surprised us ... Read more
Mrs Hall16
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My Parents are platinum Customers and organised a Family cruise for us all. My first experience, and that of other Family Members also. Where do I start, it felt to me that once we had paid then interest in us dwindled rapidly. 50% ... Read more

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Mogles1970
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise and our honeymoon. Having read previous reviews about this ship I was slightly worried but I really do not know where the negative views come from. The ship was absolutely beautiful and from the ease of boarding ... Read more
Cruisersjd
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this for the itinerary. But have to say it was not what we expected we stopped at Corsica would avoid this port it was a Sunday and all shops were closed and every where you walked there was dog poo disgusting destination Also ... Read more
Raymond1947
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Having done 4 Cruises before we decided to try a different cruise line. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly and we were very impressed with this however I was extremely disappointed with this cruise. I travelled with my work ... Read more
shangri-la
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this particular cruise because of the ports of call. I'd previously sailed on a short voyage with Royal Caribbean whilst in the USA. This was about 10 years ago and had a great time so no reason not to try them again. Check in ... Read more
arry20
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise. Embarkation was very good, everything was explained, I was very nervous, but was made to feel at ease. Our dinner table was with others, asked to have table for two, which was easy to change. Cabin was ... Read more

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1madhatter123
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This is not one of the best ships with Royal Caribbean I have been on 3 others and they were far better than this one, everything about this ship was done on a budget, the entertainment was poor amateurish, the lack of activates on sea ... Read more
firstcarib
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
222 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Always wanted to see the Norwegian fjords & we hoped by going in August (albeit late August) we would have decent weather. We had been to the Sounds in NZ on a stunning day in March on Radiance, so were hoping our luck would hold for ... Read more
Wooders1967
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I had never been on a cruise before and went purely to see the Fjords. Embarking was really very easy - we were on the ship within 15 minutes of entering the departure building. Immediately staff were helpful and attentive. The ... Read more
Vacationer.24
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
I was very impressed by how smoothly embarkation at Southampton went, we were on Navigator within 30 minutes. I had never cruised with RC before, previously I'd used Celebrity, however I chose RC for the ports they were visiting. I ... Read more
teecee46
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
85 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our second trip on Navigator of the Seas. We wanted to do a Norwegian Fjords cruise and this was one of two options offered by Royal Caribbean. Embarkation went very smoothly. We were allocated inside cabin 3029 which was ... Read more

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welshy74
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
35 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Many previous reviews have been extremely negative and in some cases completely unfair, however each passenger has a different experience or point of view. Thankfully I have come off the ship having had a fantastic weeks cruise in Norway. ... Read more
Blunkly
Member Since 2015
1 review
53 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Boarding process and Disembarkation were both Excellent Ship: Bit tired looking and didn't really have a wow factor. Probably not helped by weather being poor and things look less well in the rain Entertainment: Easily poorest we ... Read more
leeboy66
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this as our first cruise as it was at the right time of the year and the destinations where ideal. Our cabin was an outside cabin with a large window on deck 2. With the flo rider, climbing wall, putting golf, amount of bars and ... Read more
linnim
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
we where on the 27th Aug this was our first cruise so we have nothing to compare it with so this how we found it so hear goes. Embarkation From parking the car to check in to getting first cocktail 20 min tops Cabin good ... Read more
Grimsby Mariner
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Oh dear. We spent one year looking forward to this cruise after booking, but sadly it turned out to be a massively disappointing experience. I only gave one star because I couldn't give zero, it wasn't really that good! Clearly in the ... Read more

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Loz367
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
As it was a bank holiday weekend my wife and I travelled the day before our cruise to Southampton on Friday 26 August, stayed at the Dolphin Hotel right in the town centre overnight, parked the car there and collected after cruise. ... Read more
TJO1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our very first cruise with RCI. Embarkation very smooth and we quickly found ourselves onboard where we made our way to the top deck and had a cocktail. First impressions: The ship was vast. It was incredibly clean and well presented ... Read more
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bensondog
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had been on Independence in 2009 with our little girl who was only 2 yrs at the time. This time we returned she was 9 yrs and had a brother 6 yrs as well . It was really good for them , The splash zone was fantastic they even ... Read more
Munchies123
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Young couple. Mid 20s-30s. No kids. 4th cruise. Second time on this ship first time 5 years ago. 1 on grand princess 1 on crown princess. Long story short first time we were on here my gf was only 18 and RC still ran a 21 adult policy. ... Read more
merrycruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
37 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We love the Indy 2nd time we have been on her this year Lovely Ship Great Staff and me being a Vegan/Vegitarian I have a great choice of food Good entertainment and we love the Quizs We have found the ship is at t it's best in the ... Read more

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