Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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winterpegger67
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see a lot of ports in Europe. I had never been to Europe and my husband was last there 30 years ago. Probably the easiest embarkation and disembarkation we've ever had. We got to the pier at ... Read more
Janda7
Member Since 2016
8 reviews
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We decided to combine 2 cruises, as we had never previously visited the ports of call on the first cruise, and knew we would enjoy the second cruise ports. Arrived on Friday in Southampton to wonderful weather, but on Saturday, it was ... Read more
Flashbang
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
We chose the RC Independence of the Seas for a weeks cruise from Southampton. Departing 27th May 2017. Arrival at S'hamton port and car parking (pre booked) was extremely easy. The car park was directly opposite the cruise terminal and ... Read more
vanvleckeren
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
46 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
I chose this cruise for the itinerary. Having cruised the eastern and western Mediterranean, the Baltic, and the Norway coast, I wanted to cruise the Atlantic coast of Spain and France. This cruise left from Southampton, and seemed to be ... Read more
angiepangy
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
got to car park southampton couldnt believe size of ship sat in car just looking at it when man knocked window saying are you ok mam i said lovely thanks he said may we take your cases mam he opened the boot took cases while we sat looking ... Read more
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Flymia
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
390 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our 7-night France/Spain cruise. The ports were all good and Cherbourg and Bilbao were GREAT. The ship is a nice mix of "ultra large" but you still feel like you are on an actual ship, not just a hotel or ... Read more
Rafas12thman
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on previous cruises with RCL and they have been really great. Expectations were high for this one , however given this was half term week the ship badly lets itself down on the staff to customer ratio. This ... Read more
hm+jdmcruisers
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
6 helpful votes
We have been “Loyal to Royal” for nearly 20 years with a smattering of other cruise lines and I would like to give a factual review of this trip. Firstly we picked a Bank Holiday sailing and forgot it was half term which ... Read more
kimberleycottage
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Having travelled on RCI ships before, I was looking forward to this cruise. Biggest issues for me were the following: - poor food - really awful - poor quality and often cold - reminded me of hospital food - crowded - found the ... Read more
georgiejo
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first cruise we live in Southampton and getting on board was seamless we were on board within half an hour of arrival, the staff were excellent they couldn't do enough to help you, the food was excellent we ate in Romeo and ... Read more
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Travelor1
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
Just returning to Southampton from a 12 day cruise to Spain, Portugal and Canary Islands. We have taken at least one cruise a year for 25+ years. First let me tell you about the cabin. We were in the aft section on the tail with a large ... Read more
indosocialise
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
recently returned from a Cruise with my husband my daughter and her husband on Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas. It is a lovely ship as most people say. However our experience in the Main Dining Room Romeo and Juliet was far from ... Read more
miketingle
Member Since 2011
1 review
111 forum posts
Got of the May 15th sailing it was a good cruise but certainly no WoW factor. The ship crew just seamed tired as if they didn't want to be there, there was just no go in some of them, cleaning of the ship was next to non existent. Up ... Read more
hyacinthbucket987
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have been loyal to Royal Caribbean since its inaugural sailing. We have sailed with them every year since and are now Diamond Members. We now tend to say, let's try another ship next time. I apologise in advance for all the ... Read more
crafty gran
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
While acknowledging the criticisms from other cruisers I have to say we did not experience any of those problems. We found staff to be friendly and helpful, especially the staff in main dining room and our stateroom attendant. Stateroom ... Read more
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Troski
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Having cruised with RC before and also on this particular ship, we decided to give it another go. We were absolutely shocked that the service had significantly gone downhill, whilst the prices had rocketed! We stayed in a Junior Suite, ... Read more
Icantthinkofone
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
62 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise mainly because we love Royal Caribbean and we never wish to fly again ! So with this cruise to the Canaries beginning and ending in Southampton , a wine package and free parking we were raring to go . Embarkation ... Read more
Loans1308
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
We want on the Canaries Cruise out of Southampton for 12 nights. I am writing the blog whilst still on the ship as I cannot wait to get off and have some decent food. It usually always comes tepid in the main restaurant and on several ... Read more
young bob
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise and it could not have been better.In the Romeo & Juliet restaurant we kept the same table for the whole cruise and had excellent service on table 366 from Ernami and Martin.During the day the activities were ... Read more
simon4059
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 forum posts
We (my Wife and I + 2 first time cruiser friends) have just returned from our 3rd, and most enjoyable RCI cruise to date. Firstly I'd like to mention how good the staff were,  our cruise director Marc was the most active, most ... Read more
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Lassodie
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 helpful votes
Cruise Price was attractive ... embarkation was smooth ... outside cabin standard, nothing special ... Main Dining Menu not the best ... Entertainment the worst in our 13 Cruises ... Activities non-existant ... Service average, N.B. there ... Read more
benny413
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
been on the indy many times and always found it very friendly. I had a balcony cabin which was kept very clean and tidy by the cabin steward.The food was great and all waiters were friendly and polite. There is always plenty to do when you ... Read more
Tartanlady13
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I enjoyed parts of the cruise but not all.the embarkation was smooth well run loved the way our cases vanished until we were onboard got into our cabin about 1-15 but our holiday started as soon as we were onboard but was not too amused to ... Read more
Shiba02
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
After going transatlantic on Celebrity, we decided to take RC to the Mediterranean rather than going to Norway with Celebrity. There are some positives with this ship. The ice shows and the production of Grease were very good, and the ... Read more
Cosyloft
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 helpful votes
The getting on the ship was a fast experience welcome was good on by 11am room stateroom ready by 1pm suit cases were at room by 4pm could have dinner in windjammer cafe upto 3pm Welcome by cabin steward was good Few problems with ... Read more
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