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1,663 Royal Caribbean Southampton Cruise Reviews
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gunner9968
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our second cruise having previously sailed to the Canaries on the Explorer. We booked this one for it's itinerary and the fact we would feel at home on a similar ship. Family of 4 with a teenage daughter and an 8 year old boy. ... Read more
princesslottie
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise with RCI, the third one sailing from the UK as a group of 3, myself, hubby and teenage daughter. We arrived in Southampton at 9.45am and were guided to park the car right under the front of the ship. Our luggage ... Read more
Dave1145
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Having sailed RCI Previously in Independence's inaugural season, and having sailed Celebrity to the Baltic last year we wanted to try a cruise to the Med from Southampton.This will be our last cruise during the summer holidays, and with ... Read more
msmister
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
After six cruises with P&O we thought we would try Royal Caribbean as they were offering a very good deal at the time we need to go...during the school holidays. Embarkation went very smoothly and we were very excited to depart. ... Read more
Mr Balsano
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise was amazing on Navigator of the seas a fantastic ship. My initial thought on cruising was its for the more mature aged traveler how wrong was i. Cruising caters for all ages we went as a family of four including an 18 yr old ... Read more
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Elan Ingham
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We travelled with our cousins who have cruised before, we chose this cruise due to the destination and a good price. The staff are excellent, entertainment top notch, food was just the best, tons of activities for all ages, ports were ... Read more
UrbanAngel
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Having sailed with Royal Caribbean before a few years ago we decided to book a trip and take our seven year old with us round the Med. We chose this particular ship due to the sailing dates and the itinerary and the fact that it left ... Read more
Cook16
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose the itinerary and school holidays unavoidable so got what we expected. Ship slightly old fashioned but no where near as run down as some previous reviews I had read suggested. Staff have been cut back compared to our previous ... Read more
GCS15/15
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 forum posts
We chose this because we live within driving distance of Southampton. Embarkation went really smoothly. Heard some comments that the platinum / diamond / pinnacle lines weren't selective, but the queues were quick to get through and the ... Read more
Seadweller 116600
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time on Indy. Food was amazing, entertainment was world class. The service was first class. Joff Eaton is a legend. There are 4500 passengers on the ship but everything is so well organised you rarely feel that is busy. ... Read more
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Ashleyandchris
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
14 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We have enjoyed about 10 RCL cruises (Diamond memebers) but Indy is showing her age and cabins tatty and carpets not clean. I know she's just about to have a massive refit but should have been done sooner. Many small things have ... Read more
shadingy
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed July 2017
We chose, as a family, to go on a cruise as my wife couldn't fly due to a medical condition. We were all very excited about it as it was new to us. Generally we had a great holiday, the food was fantastic and 90% of the staff were very ... Read more
Dorisd64
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This was our 6th cruise with RC and we have certainly seen a decline in the standard of food and entertainment over the years. The service at times was slow and there appeared to be less waiters in the bars than on previous cruises which ... Read more
Andrew H
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Having been impressed by the itinerary of the delights the mediterranean can offer, we looked forward with great anticipation to our 5th cruise from Southampton. Being disabled I stayed in an accessible junior suite, do not think being in ... Read more
jayb882
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Having booked with the same travel agent for several years she knows my wife's and I's preferences for luxurious holidays, listening to peoples past experiences and looking for a new type of luxurious holiday we decided to try a cruise for ... Read more
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Hot Diamond
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We chose this cruise as it was leaving from Southampton and visited some ports in the med that we hadn't been to before. Having cruised with RCI before we thought we knew what to expect in terms of food quality etc. We had an outside cabin ... Read more
halils
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Decided to try RC after finding P&O standards had dropped over the last three cruises taken. Embarkation in Southampton with RC was very slow with long queues, some previous passengers saying they had never experienced this before. ... Read more
Ryanjack9803
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This is our 1st cruise & don't have another one to compare to. We have always been on package holidays or been to Florida in a villa. We found the holiday very enjoyable, the food in the dining room was excellent & the waiter ... Read more
Ricky2710
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Left home near Coventry at 10:10, on the boat around 14:30, excellent service from Eavesway Travel, slight delay in Southampton getting checked in but then in the cabin by 15:00, first case was outside the door as we left the port the ... Read more
bkleen68
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
Initially picked this cruise due to ports of call. The ship, cabin, dining and service provided was fabulous. Make sure you spend the first/second day on the ship exploring and getting to know the ship and where everything is. There are ... Read more
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holidaysteve
Member Since 2011
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We previously had a wonderful cruise on Independence of the Seas and were really looking forward to this one. It's a holiday and we were determined to enjoy it...and we did. However, we could not believe how much the standards had ... Read more
SeaRover40
Member Since 2017
1 review
27 helpful votes
The only things they don't charge you for apart from the snacks on Deck 5, is the air you breathe and getting off/on the ship ! Bottled water in cabin $5 plus each! Food, both in the Sapphire and Windjammer very ordinary. One meal I ... Read more
Ktwofish
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
105 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My family booked 7 cabins on the July 7, 2017, sailing of Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas. We wanted to visit London, so a sailing out of Southampton was a perfect fit to add a pre or post cruise visit. We had a great time on ... Read more
Wjm989
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our third time on Indy and its clear why so many still return to her. We live in Hampshire/Wiltshire so know Southampton well. Embarkation could have been a bit more comfortable - the terminal set up at Ocean terminal is better ... Read more
Snt680
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Ship is really worn down. Chairs in dining room are in very bad shape. Many stains on all chairs in entire ship. Methane gas smell in rooms, On level 5 promade going into theatre area. smelled it in hall ways too. Carps are very worn. ... Read more
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