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Member Since 2007
4 reviews
36 forum posts
We took the Independence of The Seas 8 nights Holiday Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. It was our fourth cruise, after two cruises with Costa and one with Carnival. I must say that I was a bit disappointed, considering RCI reputation as ... Read more
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
First about us: Male 30 Female 26. We have been on 2 cruises prior to sailing on the Independence of the Seas. Both were with RC. We did the Allure and the Oasis. Because they are different classes I will try not to compare to much. We had ... Read more
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
3,690 forum posts
I believe the biggest problem with this sailing is although they are newly back in South Florida port, they still think they are sailing out of South Hampton. OMG, even one of the debarkation screen instructions yesterday showed, "when ... Read more
Member Since 2012
1 review
We set sail on Sat. 12/8/12 with high expectations for an 8 night, Eastern Caribbean cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale. There were 6 of us, in three, balcony cabins. To start off, we actually had to wait outside, almost 3 hours in line to ... Read more
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
222 forum posts
They were top notch in every aspect. Always making eye contact with you from maintenance up to the cruise director -- they always spoke to us when passing. This may not be a big deal to some, but it is a big deal to me. In the U.S. you ... Read more
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Florida 210 Pilot
Member Since 2012
1 review
For our anniversary, we did the RC Independence of the seas eight day cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale to St. Kitts, St Maarten, and San Juan & Labadee December 8 2012. The old terminal took two and one half hours to get through with long ... Read more
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
714 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I was already booked on the liberty for the following week and was looking for something to take a couple of my friends on. Normally I would avoid the bahamas at any cost, but when I saw the independence was doing the route, and that ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
295 forum posts
Sailed December 2012
I sailed on the Independence of the Seas a few weeks ago, on a short 3 day-er wanting to reacquaint myself with line after many years. My previous sailing were on Vision class ships so this Freedom class was a pretty big step up. ... Read more
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
107 forum posts
Three night cruise Cococay and Nassau, or we thought so. Went to Cococay and had a great time. So far so good. Food great, service great and room great. Then the disaster began. Captain told us do to over booking of slots there we not ... Read more
Member Since 2011
14 reviews
15 forum posts
Not rated Sailed December 2012
Husband and I, both in mid-fifties, Diamond Plus members, saw this come up at a great price and booked a couple of weeks prior to sailing. It was a three night cruise to Nassau and Coco Cay to come back to a 7 day cycle as it returned ... Read more
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Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is yet another "review" of my transatlantic trip on the Independence. That's because I spent many hours on board drafting one for the Royal "mid-cruise feedback". 4 pages, noting the good, the bad and the ugly. What do I get for ... Read more
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Member Since 2007
5 reviews
285 forum posts
Sailed November 2012
We had never sailed on a transatlantic cruise before, but this was our third time on the Independence of the Seas. Embarkation at Southampton was busy, we arrived shortly before lunch and it seemed that 75% of our fellow passengers all ... Read more
Stanley Cruiser
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
Let's get all the basics out of the way. The ship is stunning in a "blingy" sort of way. The staff were excellent and the food, wherever we ate, was again excellent both in choice and quality. The interior stateroom was immaculate, very ... Read more
Lyn Mc
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
342 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I had previously posted that as a Celebrity loyalist I would be trying out Royal Caribbean for only the second time in my cruising experience (20 cruises) by spending the half-term school holidays on the Independence of the Seas. I had ... Read more
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
209 forum posts
Sailed October 2012
This was our 2nd cruise on the Indy and our 6th with RC. Parking at Southampton was very easy -- just make sure you print out your boarding pass before you arrive. We arrived at the port at about 11am Embarkation was OK. As we ... Read more
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Member Since 2011
2 reviews
We have just got back from a 14 night cruise of the Med. I have cruised a lot of times over the last 25 years and want to share my thoughts of how cruising has changed and my time on the independence of the seas. First of all I want to ... Read more
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
186 forum posts
Review of holiday from 22/09/2012 -- 06/10/2012 on Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas to the Western Mediterranean. I arrived at the Ocean Terminal at about 1.30pm. via a coach. I had booked a JS grade (Suite) for my sole use. ... Read more
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
Sailed September 2012
I will try to make this review as truthful and honest as I can. My wife always wanted to try a cruise so I booked a western med cruise for 14 nights on the Independence of the Seas. We did the online check in,paid for 4 excursions upfront ... Read more
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montys a cruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed September 2012
Just completed our 4th cruise with friends on the INDY. Having read other critics regarding this ship we went with open minds. this is the first time we have been on a big ship, previous ships have been Vision of the Seas, Splendor of the ... Read more
Scottish Cruiser
Member Since 2006
1 review
213 forum posts
This was a dream trip for my wife who was hit with colon cancer three years ago. While quite ill she expressed a desire to take the whole family on a cruise. Well, things went well and she survived radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. ... Read more
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Member Since 2012
1 review
This is the first time my husband and I have cruised and everyone we mentioned to that had cruised before said we would love it and would want to book for next year as soon as I got home. I honestly dont know what we have missed out on. ... Read more
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
11 forum posts
Sailed August 2012
Just come back from two weeks doing the med. I have previously done two cruises with P and O and very impressed with them however the independence has things that P and O dont have but overall I feel that P and O are slightly more ... Read more
Member Since 2012
1 review
After just returning from a 2 week cruise to the Western Med upon the IOTS (Independance of the seas) I thought that I needed to post a review of our experience for everyone to read. This trip was our honeymoon and to be honest our ... Read more
Member Since 2011
1 review
281 forum posts
Sailed August 2012
Myself, husband and two children aged 14 and 11 returned almost two weeks ago from our first cruise. Here is our review.. We booked this cruise on advice of our travel agent based on the requirements we gave her. Although this cruise was ... Read more
Member Since 2012
1 review
126 forum posts
... at least, according to my 13 year old grandson! He, his 10 year old sister and their parents (my son and DIL) were first time cruisers, however husband and I have cruised to the Med on P&O's Aurora and additionally on a 4 nighter on ... Read more
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