Overview

Independence of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 3634 passengers and 1360 crew, and sails from Southampton (London), England and Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida.

Sails from:

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida , Southampton (London), England

Cruises to:

Caribbean - Western , Europe - Western Europe , Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4.1 out of 5

Not all that I expected.... by ammiesu

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The ship is renovated and beautiful astheticly. Its clean and large and the shops are high end. The service and attention to detail when it comes to experience is what's lacking. This is my 9th cruise and rates about a 4 for me with what my expectations were vs what I received.

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4.8 out of 5

A must do cruise! by Rocketman1963

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Absolutely the best cruise we’ve ever been on, and it was our 16th cruise! Norway is a place of incredible beauty. Think Alaska but Better! The ship is magnificent as well. The Flam Railway is a must do excursion. Put this cruise on the top of your bucket list! The one low point was Molde, Norway. The weather didn’t cooperate so we didn’t get to see the 222 mountain peaks and there not much else to do in Molde.

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3.7 out of 5

Gorgeous scenery - but had to come back to the ship by CanuckCruiser20

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Scenery was stunning, people friendly, cabin gorgeous. But the food was such a disappointment. Having to pay for everything - in-room movies, fish and chips, ice cream - was really off-putting. And there was nothing special: no afternoon teas, no special brunches, no glorious desserts. The food was presented poorly and often not prepared well. We missed the special touches from Princess: chocolates on the pillow, live string quartets, in-room movies, and the spa's Chocolate Indulgence body treatments.

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4.4 out of 5

4.4 by delsarobbins

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4.9 out of 5

one of the best cruises i have been on by mrconcrete

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everything about this ship was great, I could pick on thing but even in the perfect situation there will be things that certain people wont like, the one piece of advice I would past on to future cruises book a suite so you can experience concierge service, I know its more expensive but trust me best money you will ever spend

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EatSleepCruise
Aug 20, 2014

$6 blackjack on the afternoon in you are in Labadee. Tables open at 3pm. The casino was dead. At Labadee lunch is from 11:30am to 1:30pm, go early. Food runs out, fellow passengers get a little irritated, and the workers deal with this everyday, so they are indifferent

MTN
Dec 04, 2014

Book a day at Palm Court Plantation & restaurant for $11 and swim there all day. There is a nice restaurant & it overlooks the water (you can see the cruise ship from there). I would definitely hang out there on my next visit to St. Kitts. Another cruiser said food was good. A paradise to relax.

toyztoyz
May 06, 2014

Don't need to book a tour in San Juan just go to the "White" tram/trolley stop outside the pier for a free ride to Old San Juan and tour the forts, that will take all day, they are massive and for 5 bucks well worth it. US cell phone work and it's usually included in you plan.

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