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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews
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OMG you can not even make this up.
"We are diamond and have sailed a lot of different lines mostly staying loyal to Royal. We booked this cruise to sail with a freshman in high school. So imagine my surprise when we quickly realized that this ship..."Read More
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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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


First and LAST time with Royal Caribbean

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Find Another Ship

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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ottobar

10+ Cruises

After 25+ years of cruising on a fairly regular basis on 4 different lines we finally found a ship we would try really hard to avoid in the future. And although even with the following it’s possible to have a good time, and no doubt many inexperienced cruisers will think a vacation on this ship was great, there are too many problems for us to go back any time soon. Ever experienced bacon that ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

4 Helpful Votes


Fell way below zero expectations that we had for this cruise

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

8 Helpful Votes


dissapointed

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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tigrace507

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My daughter was going on this cruise and asked us to go. This was my 3rd time on Royal and my last. food was just ok, the windjammer café is crowded and hard to find a table and the food is the same everyday with just maybe 4 or 5 diff items. I wont go as far to say the food was terrible but it wasn't great either. The same goes for my other Royal Caribbean cruise, I was hoping this time would ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

4 Helpful Votes


Cheapened to extreme

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Sdmsc

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I understand that nickle-and-diming guests is core to the cruise business now, but making drinking water hard to come by is unconscionable. Staff wanted a $9 value drink ticket for a bottle of water, or would stand there and pour it into a cup for free. The only drinking fountain is hidden in the gym, with a 'no bottle filling' sign. Added one star to review because everything else was very ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior

5 Helpful Votes


Fun Cruise, Great Value!

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Dave1955a

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

First, I don't understand the sub par reviews I read prior to our cruise. There are lines such as Disney that are superior, but at at least twice the cost. You know going in that at a discounted price you won't have Disney dining. That said, the food in the dining room was very good. The Tenderloin served on night two was on par with any fine dining restaurant, the service was excellent as ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Not too shabby

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Vacationing4life

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We went as part of a big group that reserved the entire ship for a 5 day cruise. This was the 6th cruise of my life so I feel I have some experience in cruising. Royal Caribbean has been a class act and they take of their ships. We left from Ft. Lauderdale with stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We got to watch Superbowl LIV on the ship. The ships can carry 3,500 or more passengers, that ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View

4 Helpful Votes


Good, Bad and Ugly

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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WhatCruiseCulture

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

I've read a bunch of the reviews on here and it seems that people are either looking through rosey (booze goggles) loving everything, or the person who's jaded by a negative experience and poo-poos on the rest of the whole cruise. This review is looking at some legit highlights, lowlights and the 'just ok' stuff with RCL independence of the seas. ***The Good: -Rooms: Constantly being ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

17 Helpful Votes


The push for more money is a turn off

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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angelmiles

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

When I go on a cruise, I’m looking to get away and to fully relax and enjoy my vacation. I would like to express some reasons why I will think hard before I choose to cruise with RC again... -As we board the ship and begin to look around, we are bombarded with cruise members approaching us at different areas, trying to sell us the EXTRA’S. This continued through the time on our cruise , and ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior Accessible

8 Helpful Votes


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