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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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"last but not least when we got to the caymen islands there was no space at all on the beach, we went to 7 mile beach and we literally turned around and got right back on the bust and enjoyed some quite time at the pool...I wont go as far to say the food was terrible but it wasn't great either...."Read More
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Lack of aft views

Review for Independence of the Seas to Bahamas

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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!

Review for Independence of the Seas to Bahamas

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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


Return to Cruising/Bachelor Party

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Jakemeister
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

I chose this cruise because I was looking for a great option for my Bachelor Party that would be reasonable and have most of the expenses folded in for my travel party. We did a 3 Day Sailing from Canaveral with a Day at Sea & Coco Cay; this sailing originally had Nassau on the Itin, but I believe it worked out better without it. Sailing in a Post-Covid World is interesting. At the time of the ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Fantastic Cruise even if CoCo was a NoNo!

Review for Independence of the Seas to Bahamas

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garrymorere
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

This was my return to Royal Caribbean after the closure, and having done an MSC Cruise the month before, was interested to see the differences in how things were run. Solo cruising this time, as I usually do. Embarkation was super smooth and fast. I had an 11:30 board time, got there about 10min early with no issue and longest I waited was about 10min for vaccine/test verification outside the ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Great cruise

Review for Independence of the Seas to Bahamas

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1SlyFox
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We really needed this cruise and returned the most relaxed in a long time! Covid protocols politely enforced and followed. Dining areas basically sat every other table. Boarding and disembarking smoothest ever - less than 30 minutes each! There were about 2000 guests. Food was delicious and better compared to previous cruise on Freedom of the Seas. However, we did walk out of Grease. It was not ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Extremely Pleased, Very good value. Planning my next trip with RC.

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Enternamehere
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I was pensive about the Pandimic regulations but was surprised at the ease and fluidity of the process from onboarding to debarkation. The lower occupancy rate led to a tremendous experience service wise. No lines, No waiting, Easy access to Dining and Entertainment, Casinos, Etc. Staff was extremely friendly, Food was good, but limited offerings at buffet, I hesitate to call it "cruise lite", ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


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


Our 53rd Cruise August 15, 2021

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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CruiseDirections
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

After having 4 booked cruises that were cancelled in the past year we were so happy to resume cruising. We celebrated my husband's Birthday on RCCL Independence of Seas and enjoyed every moment. Originally we booked a Balcony but we put a bid in for a Junior Suite when we received the Royal Up offer and we got it and it was totally worth it. The Crew and Officers were amazing and they were also ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Gyped nurses

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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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


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