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Had a wonderful three days in London, then took train to Southhampton for overnight. Easiest embarkation ever. This was our sixteenth cruise and I believe 5th on Royal Caribbean. The ship is clean and beautiful. We just wanted a relaxing 8 days and we got that. We only sat in on one show in the evening as we retire early, but get up very early. We thought the Windjammer was very good. Ate there each morning and for lunch. Very spacious and traveling with son and daughter-in-law we were able to meet up and find each other easily. Daughter-in-law is vegetarian and she had no trouble finding food to her liking. Tables were cleaned off quickly. This was the largest ship we have ever been on and never felt crowded except on formal night with everyone out early before dinner to get pictures taken. We did not go to ice show or see Grease. The cruise director was the best yet. Been on the job quite a few years and very funny. We did the progressive trivia each sea day and very entertaining.

Everything expected of Royal Caribbean

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review by soupbones wife

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Had a wonderful three days in London, then took train to Southhampton for overnight. Easiest embarkation ever. This was our sixteenth cruise and I believe 5th on Royal Caribbean. The ship is clean and beautiful. We just wanted a relaxing 8 days and we got that. We only sat in on one show in the evening as we retire early, but get up very early. We thought the Windjammer was very good. Ate there each morning and for lunch. Very spacious and traveling with son and daughter-in-law we were able to meet up and find each other easily. Daughter-in-law is vegetarian and she had no trouble finding food to her liking. Tables were cleaned off quickly. This was the largest ship we have ever been on and never felt crowded except on formal night with everyone out early before dinner to get pictures taken. We did not go to ice show or see Grease. The cruise director was the best yet. Been on the job quite a few years and very funny. We did the progressive trivia each sea day and very entertaining.
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Cabin 8313
The inside promenade stateroom is great. The bay window with the curved couch makes room feel more spacious. We never hardly ever saw our steward, but room always clean. We were on deck 8 which is the top of the promenade rooms and only floor I would pick from now on as only people that could probably see in if lights on were people directly across. We could seen in rooms on deck 6 and 7. The two nights that had entertainment on promenade only lasted about 45 minutes and really was not noisy.
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