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Independence of the Seas is the third spectacular ship in the Freedom Family. This impressive ship features signature Royal Caribbean amenities, including the FlowRider- an onboard surf park; rock climbing wall with views of miles around, and the Royal Promenade- an excellent place to take a stroll, get a shave, shop at boutiques, bars and lounges, or indulge in some delicious ice-cream. Independence of the Seas will dazzle you with her grandeur while spoiling you with her impeccable service, top-notch entertainment, and endless possibilities at sea.

Sails from:

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

Cruises to:

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

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4.9 out of 5

Wonderful cruise!! by ladyoflarkspur

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Absolutely the BEST cruise. The food was fantastic, the service top-notch, the room was spotless, really everything was wonderful. Only thing is the drink package is too expensive, but we really did enjoy it!

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4.1 out of 5

Not all that I expected.... by ammiesu

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

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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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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4.8 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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4.1 out of 5

Worst Cruise experience by Disappointedme

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Word of advise do not leave your travel documents otherwise you will not feel very royal.

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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

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.

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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