Independence of the Seas Reviews

964 reviews




5 out of 5

Terrific Anniversary Cruise by cakolb

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This was a relaxing cruise, with plenty of activities and the right amount of down time. The ship never felt overcrowded except during breakfast buffet when we had difficulty finding seating. We will definitely use Royal Caribbean again!

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5 out of 5

Awesome Royal Caribbean cruise by chainsawm

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)
Having the Grand Suite and the VIP passes was worth it for the two adult children and two grandchildren travelling with us. They had regular rooms but were able to hang out with us any and all the time. Excellent!!!

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4 out of 5

First cruise with parents by usrealtybdc

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Overall it was a great experience! It was the first time for my eldly parents to be on board for a cruise. The services were excellent. It could have been better if the ship provide more Asian cuisine (Dim Sum etc).

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4 out of 5

Good by vaniketki

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It was a good cruise. Wished we could request our vegetarian food earlier. And soft drinks were included in package. But overall good and fun cruise.

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3 out of 5

Misleading, dirty by luckeangel

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)
The ship needs cleaned better and when booking do not believe all they tell you at , we did not receive our on board credit and baby water for bottles had been confiscated even though preapproved. 3 out of 4 were sick when got off the ship

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2 out of 5

Puke Ship, Worst Trip by amberjdlewis

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)
I want a refund. We saved thousands of dollars to take our children on an epic adventure and instead they, along with hundreds of others, were made ill. And the attempt to redirect blame to inefficient hand washing is offensive.

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3 out of 5

Huge Dissapintment! Food Absolutely Awful. Back to NCL for Us. by burnsze15

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Very dissapointed. Even for the price. This was a Carnival experience. Food was just deplorable and awful. Service was bad. I got mocked by one waiter for ordering a complicated Caribbean drink one night. That was an added bonus to the drink package maybe? Steer clear. If you at all enjoy food on a ship you will be dissapointed and just downright upset. If you not at all care about food or quality and it’s not your thing, with exception of our roomsteward and bartender experience you’ll be ok. I’d say most of not all will be dissapointed at best mad at worst. If you are a a vegetarian vegan or have special needs for food just please stay off this ship. You will starve and eat lentils and lettuce like my wife had to. Finally, having the Reataurant Manager promise me (didn’t ask for it) a special meal for my wife and I and then neglected to come through with it, showed me the Management just doesn’t care. You’re gone and they can dissapointa whole new group in 4 days and then send them on their way. Stay Away guys. Please.

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4 out of 5

Great vacay! by axa116

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Terrific trip! We loved all the on board activities & the service was terrific. Food was excellent & ports of call were fun. (Although we weren’t huge fans of Jamaica & the shore excursion there was a complete bust. Don’t waste your time with the dune buggy excursion!)

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3 out of 5

First and last RC cruise by michaels233

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This was our first and last cruise on Royal Careabean. The service did not meet our expectations developed from our numerous cruises on Celebrity. For example when I purchase the unlimited digital photo package include the digital prints. Your just going to throw them away so it doesn’t cost you anything to show some appreciation. Plus I don’t know if you put all our photos on the disk or if you even gave me the correct disk.

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3 out of 5

Very Disappointing by uscmd2005

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Expected so much more from this cruise. Crowded, understaffed and disappointing food. Long waits for everything. Staff was friendly. Attention to details was missing.

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4 out of 5

A nice surprise!! by gofinsup9973

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group
We loved our junior suite that connected to our friends junior suite. Gorgeous views from deck 9. Staff was friendly and helpful. Main dining room food was surprisingly good. Desserts need improvement. Sorrentos pizza is better than it was. Smoking section is a nuisance. Couldn’t watch the movie without smelling smoke 😠.

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5 out of 5

Decent Trip by Lillith

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group
This is our first time on Royal Caribbean. We have always traveled with Carnival before. We enjoyed the ship activities the fact that they had a drink card that was reasonably priced and comedy shows. Our only issues with the ship was that our room had a small porthole not a large ocean view window. We were also unhappy with the fact that there were less dinner options in the dining room and a lot of the food was not seasoned very well and this included the desserts. Nobody likes bland desserts. We also wish that the Flowrider was open for more than 4 hours every day. There needed to be more open availability for that. Other than that the trip was awesome the staff was amazing the drinks were made to Perfection and the ports were fun. Will definitely be trying Royal Caribbean again and maybe this time we'll try one of the bigger ships :)

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