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TravellingJordans
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise as we love Royal Caribbean and have have always been very happy with the cruise line. We are extremely loyal to the Company. But having said this they disappointed us this time as follows. - Major Security ... Read more
Rodbull
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Just a quick review of our first transatlantic crossing from Southampton on 10th Nov. embarkation was painless, quick and efficient. Balcony cabin in midship, starboard side was always spotless and our attendant was always helpful and ... Read more
Sueannechan
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
1. Bath room was equipped with a bottle of soap only and no bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body lotions which even 3-star hotels have. 2. No a single lobster tail was served all through the 13-day cruise. This is supposed to be a ... Read more
hazelmurf
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise was a disappointment. We docked at Boston at 8am. This was our first stop so customs officers boarded for everybody to clear customs. An estimated time was allocated and we patiently waited for our call around 10.30. The ... Read more
kikaan
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for its dates and the stop in Boston during which I would have had the opportunity to meet for lunch there with family members living in Rhode island. We are thankful for all the perks that our diamond status ... Read more
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A&jcruising
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
No activities during the day, No exercise, dance or yoga classes. Only trivia, if you like trivia. RCCL trivia scheduled for 5:00 pm which interferes with guests dressing for dinner. Items in Cruise Compass so very hard to read ... Read more
maryellenwalton
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
43 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
The disembarkation in Boston for non American guests was a fiasco, eventually got off the ship at 2.30 to return by 4.30. Needed more announcemnets. lots of passengers very disappointed as they had not been to Boston before. The ship ... Read more
DIDISEVEN
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I have been on the sister ship Splendor and now this one...the design is to turn everything inwards to a four story strip mall where everyone congregates because its too cold or wet or both to be on deck. This makes the ship seem very ... Read more
Ronn452
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
487 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise in order to sail with friends we had met on our previous Trans-Atlantic. After four days in London, we arrived in Southampton by train and we were at the port within ten minutes. Embarkation was quick and we were ... Read more
jakob71
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
1 helpful vote
We are a married couple from Scandinavia who previous have been on about 40 cruises. We have sailed, both on many Transatlantic Cruises, and on other destinations with several different Cruise Lines. Pre-cruise: We had for the third ... Read more
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stephenp
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
66 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
Check in super, cabin was large and clean. The Food was just average but cooked badly. Most dishes were so bad you could not eat them. A British Chef that could not cook english food. Lancashire hot pot is made with best end of lamb ( ... Read more
howarjr
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
5 other transatlantic voyages on Royal Caribbean and this was by far the most disappointing. First, the food was exceptionally bland and tasteless in both the main dining rooms and the Jade and Windjammer, surprisingly even the Indian ... Read more
UKWLDCruise
Member Since 2012
1 review
44 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Boarding at Southampton was a dream compared to US ports, super-efficient, but that seemed to be the end of the good times. The cabin was clean and mostly worked though the shower had to be turned well past the red protective button to ... Read more
Roger the cabin boy
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first transatlantic and generally we enjoyed it. However it didn't start too smoothly as once onboard we noticed our sea passes were endorsed as Emerald and not Diamond as they should have been. Having seen the C&A manager ... Read more
Cayman Turtle
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
281 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our first transatlantic cruise and it won't be our last. While it wasn't our favorite cruise to date, it was a thoroughly enjoyable time. Embarkation was a breeze. In fact, we were able to board early due to the fact that the ... Read more
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phbr
Member Since 2003
9 reviews
731 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We first sailed on the Independence during its inaugural season in 2008, and the recently completed Transatlantic was our first time back on the ship. She has stood the time well. Maybe a little rust here and there and some of the ... Read more
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Mark77
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We booked this cruise as we have a lot of time off work and thought it would be nice to travel across the Atlantic and visit some Caribbean islands before having a few days in Florida before home. It was out first cruise. Checkin was ... Read more
might333
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
The cruises were a good price but the ship is tired and the crew even tireder. Dining in the Windjammer & Main Dining Room had fine service but lackluster choices. The activities were abysmal. The shows were poor on the first ... Read more
Jaxblk
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
There were 8'of us on this cruise; myself, my two adult daughters, my son and four of my grandchildren, who are aged 3-7. We had chosen this cruise because my younger daughter wanted to try cruising and the rest of us, who have cruised ... Read more
moswinner1
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
121 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was the fifth time on Indy as she's affectionately called. She is our favourite ship having had 17 other cruises with different lines. However, RCCI are letting standards slip, twice my breakfast was lukewarm and cold by the time I ... Read more
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spideyswims
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
178 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Independence of the Seas, 26th October 2016. We turned up at the dock about 12:30, immediately shown where to park, using BCP has always been our first choice, right next to the ship and as soon as the car boot was popped open there was ... Read more
Elliott Waters
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have been a loyal cruiser, I have been summer cruises with Royal Caribbean, but I wanted to experience an Autumn cruise. As I am an emerald member, the embarkation process was quick, smooth and easy, it had taken 10-15 minutes from ... Read more
Music5859
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have just returned from a three day cruise on this ship. We wanted to try RC as a comparison to other cruise lines. Never again! This company is all about making money, which they do by charging ridiculous prices for drinks (plus 18% ... Read more
rugbylover
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Never again!! We are seasoned cruisers having been on a few with P&O and of late Cunard. We needed a weekend party cruise which coincided with the October half term as some of our travelling companions work in schools. The only one ... Read more
Derwentharps
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
56 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We headed to Southampton on a bright autumn afternoon - looking forward to our 16th cruise on our largest ship to date. We entered the port of Southampton via dock gate 8 - dock gate 8 is near the holiday inn - it can be tricky to find ... Read more
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