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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Gay & Lesbian Cruises to Europe - Western Mediterranean from Southampton

4.5 / 5.0
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Stateroom 6666  Spacious Balcony
Portside Punch.  Rum, Malibu Rum, Peach Schnapps, Fruit Juice.
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Fantastic ship, great cruise

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intermittentsailor
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We’ve just come back from a 14 night trip on the Independence which went to the western Mediterranean. It was a fantastic cruise and very little of our experience was anything like negative. However, a quick run down of the different bits we saw and did, follows! -- Windjammer -- We found the Windjammer a huge improvement on Vision of the Seas’s version. The seating is well spaced out and ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Promenade View Interior


Very good cruise let down by rci failure to enforce the dress code set out in br

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United forever
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have a varied cruising history choosing destinations rather than a particular company. However this cruise has on one hand fulfilled two really good destinations in Italy. At the same disappointing us on several levels. One as we have mentioned above witnessed quite a few people in shorts and uncollared t shirts in the main dining venues at night. This was unfair on the people who follow the ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Independence revisited

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ashleyg13
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

it had been over 4 years since i last cruised with RC and over 5 with the Inde who is due for a refit later this year, apart a few bits of wear and tear the ship still looked good. the independence is popular with both guests and crew and feels like a happy ship. the cabin, we had a balcony which puts most other popular lines to shame, bigger balcony, more room inside and in the bathroom ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Excellent cruise

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G Bleasdale
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We arrived into Southampton on the 30th September 2017 and getting on the ship was easy and very efficient. To get off the ship was just as easy as well. The ship was massive with so much to do. From Football, quizzes, movies under the stars, bands and shows and so much more. The cabin was fairly small but very clean and our cabin attendant was excellent. Well done Maruke. The food was ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Great service

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Tooncruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Ticked all the boxes including free drinks package when booking. Not enough daytime lectures/talks (Lady who delivered talks on pop stars had a poor delivery style). There were a number of quizzes but the venues got so full that it was very difficult to find seats. Great service by restaurant and bar staff who, for me, went out of their way to be pleasant and helpful. Some good ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


A So So - So what's new - cruise

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Cooley Consumers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First, Southampton is fabulous for the easy of embarkation! Great job!!! So easy. We boarded early and it was about 8 GBP (pounds) fare from Southampton Central Station to the ship. Easy to get on and reacquaint ourselves with Indy. We had an inside cabin overlooking the Royal Promenade which saved us hundreds off the original balcony room that we had. Guest Relations was FANTASTIC! They teased ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


So So Cruise

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North Dallas Cruisers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The check in at Southampton was flawless and smooth. We quickly boarded the ship and as usual had to wait for our room to be ready. We were in an inside room overlooking the Royal Promenade and it was good. The Cruise Director Marc just "seemed to be going through the motions" of his job. We NEVER saw him other than at events, and even then. he was too busy to spend time with passengers. The ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Wonderful Cruise

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gkbrownie
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is our 10th Cruise, predominantly on RCL and Celebrity, but we have done Princess and P&O. as well. Went with friends who wanted to take lots of luggage, hence we chose a Southampton Sailing, to be honest, to Ports we had mostly done before. So a little apprehensive, we love the standard of Celebrity so a lot to live up to. Firstly embarkation was quick, although it was after two when the ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Falling standards

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1979annieca
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised with Royal Caribbean before and found them to be of good quality and good value. Not this time. Prices have gone up and standards have gone down dramatically. The main restaurant where food has always been good now resembles school dinners with such delicacies as mince and onions making an unwelcome appearance. I ordered scallops au gratin. The scallop had been diced into tiny ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Great cruise, lovely staff

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Chillihead
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Great staff, lovely ship. The only downside of this cruise was the temperature of ALL of the food! Cold cooked breakfasts are not nice. Everything else was super!! The Boleros bar was a favourite - the entertainment in that bar was great - Latin music most nights. The two main evening bar staff were very entertaining also. The entertainment was superb, the cruise director (Joff) is ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


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