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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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JD_JAX
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

I took my 6 and 9 year-olds on this trip while my dear wife stayed behind with our 6-week old. It was a great "dad trip" before school started. We did not even get off the ship in Nassau (as planned). I expected everyone to have the same idea in Nassau and stay on the ship, but no. The pool deck had plenty of space, the pools were nearly empty, and it was even easy to score a hot tub entirely to ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Mediocre adventure

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calasky0125
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I decided to take a cruise as a belated 25th wedding anniversary to ourselves. This meant no kids, dogs, no cooking or laundry. Just doing whatever we wanted with no time constraints or schedules. We took all the necessary pre-covid testing (2 days prior to sail date) and we were off. We were looking forward to the glorious dining choices that we cruisers have become accustomed ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Connecting Ocean View Balcony


Good weekend cruise - Cococay is the highlight

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imahistorygeek
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

This was our second sailing on this ship. The first was May 2022. We had a good time the first time around and knew what to expect the second time. Embarkation was a breeze. RC has it down to a science. Our port arrival time was 11am. We arrived and didn't wait in any lines. After checking in, we sat in the large area to await embarkation. While there, you can start on your muster drill. ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Interior Accessible


Absolutely Brilliant First Cruise

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viapanam
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

In full disclosure, this was my first cruise, so I have nothing to compare it to other than other land-based vacations. I quite literally cannot adequately express how amazing this experience and cruise was. From the room to the crew to the food to the activities it was an amazing trip. PROS: 1. The crew was consistently amazing. Friendly, helpful, and always attentive. 2. I had an ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


AMAZING FIRST ROYAL CRUISE

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andruppets
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

I usually cruise with Disney and Celebrity but decided to give Royal a try. I did a 4 night cruise which I felt was a perfect amount of time for a first time Royal cruiser. This was very much so a booze cruise so be aware if you’re not a drinker…people can get pretty crazy onboard. We were past capacity (I asked a crew member and they said 4,590 guests were onboard)…the pools and lido deck were ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Great service, super crowded - we all caught COVID

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Ealanccruisers
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

This is our first cruise post pandemic. Our family of four managed to never get COVID these past couple of years…but the cruise did us in. Our throats felt sore during the car ride home, and 24 hours after that, the more severe symptoms kicked in. I did report it to the RCCL post cruise help desk just in case they’re keeping track. Ship was very crowded…always lines in the promenade and buffet. ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Traveled with children


Pleasantly Nice 3 Day Cruise

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bigque
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Ok let me do this quick review of my cruise June 10-13 2022 on Independence of the Seas. This is my review of how I saw it and what you have seen may be totally different. I will give an A, B C, D, F grade. This is my first cruise since October 2019 pre pandemic. I have been cruising since 2008 all on Royal. Not putting my C&A status as that will not give anything extra to the review. Had a ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View


Cruise ok for short get away

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lovrccl
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We did this with family and friends. Was just enough days. The shows were good, food good, service was excellent. Boarding on and off the ship was great. Crew was very good all around the ship. Our head waiter was excellent. We had a 6 year old with our group and he helped with swift food delivery as he was always so hungry by dinner. Clothing was Very casual in dining room for dinner. Saw ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Traveled with children


Fun for all (except ages 18-20)

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Dcunn03
First Time Cruiser • Age Under 20

I went on a family vacation on this cruise. Since I got on the boat I felt ostracized. Everything was targeted towards those 17 and under or 21 and over. The only fun I’ve had on this trip was in Nassau because I was treated like an adult. The clean staff and food has been great, I just wish there was more for a 20 year old to do. The elevators have also been a nightmare, part of it being because ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Failed us in Customer Service

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Kay Hill
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

This experience has been nothing but a headache from the very beginning. We booked this trip for our children’s first cruise along with 2 other families that were joining us. A few months after we completely paid off our cruise and excursions we attempted to get a price reduction for a promo sale they were offering. Our ticket was canceled by a Royal Carribean agent in error which resulted in a ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Traveled with children


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