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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to the Canary Islands

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Average holiday for way above average cost
"We were first time cruisers, family of 5 trip including Gran and daughters 22 & 3. The ship is lovely and cabins are clean and comfortable we were well looked after by our steward. Food in both dining room &..."Read More
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Great Cruise on Independence.

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loveheart

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our 3rd cruise on Indy and our first since it was refurbished. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with very little to complain about. I would say though that I preferred the ship before all the added whistles and bells. The overall condition of the ship was very good. The food in Windjammer and the MDR was some of the best we have had on any of our cruises and our waiting staff in ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Average holiday for way above average cost

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kaz2y5

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We were first time cruisers, family of 5 trip including Gran and daughters 22 & 3. The ship is lovely and cabins are clean and comfortable we were well looked after by our steward. Food in both dining room & buffet restaurant was very good with a good selection. The ports were all excellent with plenty of time in each. However as with most things on this ship Royal Caribbean only seemed ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Loved the ship 2 years ago but not anymore! Too crowded!!!

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A Happy Couple

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Our first cruise was a short one on Indy in April 2017, so we were excited to be sailing on her again last month to the Canary Islands. What we didn’t know was that during its ‘refit’ last year they also added more cabins. We were informed there were 4500 passengers (an extra 500 people) on our sailing, the ship was full to bursting point. I am disabled and therefore used a walking stick and ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Great First Time Indy Experience

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scowat

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

It's been a few years since we were last on an RC ship, onboard the Anthem, which was an amazing ship and experience. It was also one where most folk we spoke to would always say, "it's great, but it's not the Indy". When we saw this year that Indy was doing a Canaries cruise, something we had wanted to do for a long time, we jumped at the chance to see if she was all that and more, especially ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


A good cruise on a lovely ship

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ThomasUK

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We’ve recently returned from a 14 night cruise of Spain and the Canary Islands. It’s our second time on this ship and our fourth with RCI. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy this holiday because I did, but there were a few issues that prevent me from giving this a five star review. The ship and the staff are incredible. Despite being very busy we didn’t encounter any of the over-crowding problems ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


A beautiful busy ship!

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Hollers

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

First time on Indy and highly impressed. Embarkation was seamless as was all service once aboard. After the recent refurb, the ship was radiant and fun to explore. Was told cabins had not been refreshed but ours was as good as new, spacious, spotless and with a deep balcony. Had been a bit worried with some reviews...kids running round, drunken antics, overcrowded...but this was not the case ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Independence was almost as expected

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Archers Fan

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the late summer sun, sailing from Southampton (just up the coast for us now). It was our 5th time on IoTS - so we knew what to expect. Boarding was efficient as ever, and our luggage reached us at a reasonable hour. We had a "D" grade superior ocean view with balcony stateroom, so there was plenty of room to store our belongings and to not feel claustrophobic. Ramesh ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Royal Caribbean v Cunard ......a direct comparison from 2016 cruises

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Wswilly3

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

As a way of explanation we are a retired couple and cruise about 3-4 times a year and our mantra is Cunard for ourselves and Royal Caribbean when we take the grandkids. In the last three months we have cruised twice by ourselves, once on a 10 day Cunard Round Britain cruise and once on a 10 day Canaries cruise with Royal Caribbean. This review I by means of a direct comparison. PRICE Very ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


A further deterioration in the overall offering on the Independence.

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Foinavon

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

This was our seventh cruise on the independence, our second this year, and having previously experienced and registered our many complaints about the deterioration in the standard of food in the main dining rooms, we were shocked to find nothing had been done to improve this. Other passengers were also very critical. We spoke to the Executive Chef in June and are very disappointed that nothing ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Very good but could be better (Celebrity X has the edge)

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BestGuessed

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our fifteenth cruise. We have cruised with Royal Caribbean on five occasions and this was our third trip aboard this ship the others being Brilliance and Adventure of the Seas. We have also cruised with Cunard, Princess and Celebrity X. We very much enjoy life on board and although Independence of the Seas was visiting ports we have been to a few times before, we are happy just to ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


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