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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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1639 reviews
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Stateroom 6666 Balcony
Stateroom 6666  Spacious Balcony
Portside Punch.  Rum, Malibu Rum, Peach Schnapps, Fruit Juice.
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Nice enough cruise
"It was cool and overcast for our day on CocoCay, so we didn't go in the water but we did enjoy reading while we were on the island.She said she'd get the same massage at a salon at home for 50, so lesson learned...."Read More
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6-10 Cruises

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Great cruise, good times, OK food...

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AVLTravelers
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Wanted a quick getaway trip from Florida and also try out another cruise line. We've been very loyal to NCL for 15 years and this was only our third Royal Caribbean trip. Price was reasonable, dates worked and it included Perfect Day. Embarkation was very fast and simple. We arrived during our assigned time, walked right up and gave them our docs including our neg test results and vax ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Very disappointed

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anabors2418
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

We chose this cruise because we love Disney but sometimes with a larger group it can be pricey. We host exchange students so we thought this cruise would be more budget friendly. Let me say you get what you pay for. I heard good stuff about Royal and I was like why not let's try something different. For starters, the way they communicated about the mask and test in general was not 100% ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Nice enough cruise

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baileymouse
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was a bit of a last-minute change for us. My daughter and I were supposed to go to London, but with the extra covid requirements (testing to go, testing once there, testing to get home) we decided to postpone. We were looking for something to do on her college break and this cruise was available. Our flight down was awful, but hey, that's certainly not Royal's fault. Check in at the pier ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Lack of aft views

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mawvkysc
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was the largest ship we’ve ever been on. It didn’t feel overwhelming at all. We chose it for price and itinerary (CoCoCay). The ship was clean. Embarking and debarking were super easy. Our steward and MDR staff were excellent. The CD and. Captain were very engaging. The food was good. Some like the lamb shank, cod and beef entrees were excellent. There is no social distancing in MDR or ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Great 3 night get away to try cruising again!

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ROYERSKINE
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are Diamond members and loyal to the RC brand for most of our cruise trips. Due to Covid restrictions we have not been cruising since the major outbreak. Now that vaccines are available, and reading about the protocols for travelers on RC, we decided to tip our toes in again on a short 3 night trip out of Port Canaveral, to experience what it's now like to cruise. We were not disappointed and ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Delighted

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Tekredi
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because it was a nine day, sailed from Galveston, and we had never been on this ship. We have sailed on 25 cruises with four cruise lines. This cruise was special because we have not been able to do much since March 2020. The embarkation, disembarkation and muster drill were AWESOME. Appointments for embarkation made it less stressful and very organized. Disembarkation ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Fun, safe cruise

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kpatton
10+ Cruises

We had four cruises cancelled in 2020 and 2021 so this was our first since the Pandemic. Everyone over the age of 12 was vaccinated and I was very impressed with the protocols. We have been on over 25 Royal Caribbean cruises so know the types of activities they usually have on board. The ship was running at 50% capacity so there were no big lines or waiting for elevators. It was a relaxed ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Gyped nurses

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hminyard
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our annual organizations cruise and we were not informed till about the day before that we were not going to our original destinations, Labadee and Falmouth but to Nassau and Coco Cay. I don't care for Nassau and that's not where I prefer to go. We had no choice. They told us it was due to the weather, though in hindsight it seems like that was not really the case but that Jamaica ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


First and LAST time with Royal Caribbean

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Cookie7
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my 6th cruise, my 1st with Royal Caribbean and definitely my LAST with them. The check in process went fairly well until we were told to wait to board in 3 different areas by 3 different people. We never were sure that we were where we needed to be. Once on board, I immediately noticed the cleanliness or lack thereof. It was obvious that attention to detail was missing here. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Fell way below zero expectations that we had for this cruise

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dameofspace
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

There were no outstanding anything on this cruise, as a matter of fact, we have decided to avoid cruising with RCI in the future. Starting with embarkation when we arrived on assigned time and were standing in line for over an hour; getting to the room which was dirty, had no tv remote, no ice, no glasses, no menus, no toiletries, and was never vacuumed or cleaned properly. It took asking ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


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