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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 1584 guests have reviewed Independence of the Seas, giving it a rating of 4.1 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.1 out of 5(1584 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples42.5%
Families w/older children15.3%
Singles/Friends10.5%
Groups8.8%
Families w/young children8.5%

Most Recent Reviews

Awesome Cruise

Mar 22nd, 2020

We sailed at half capacity since a lot of people canceled or rescheduled. The staff kept the ship clean. No lines....it was great. Will sail on the Indy again. Very nice ship and friendly staff.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Was the most wonderful cruise , beautiful ship my dining room service was amazing , very friendly people , the people at the Next Cruise desk were a little rude , but understandable because was lots of people. Guess there weren’t having a good day

Mar 21st, 2020

Amazing , Royal Caribbean always does it the best , waiting for my next cruise on May, the best entertainment on every ship.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

First Impression of RCCL & Not The Greatest, TBH...

Mar 19th, 2020

I probably won’t do a Royal Caribbean cruise again.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

The worst vacation I've ever experienced

Mar 18th, 2020

They ruined my anniversary, changed our destination and was rude when we asked for reconciliation.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great Cruise

Mar 18th, 2020

This was our 5th cruise with Royal Caribbean and as always the ship was clean.The wait staff and bartenders were outstanding.Would highly recommend this cruise

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Experience

4-6 cruises

Independence of the Seas march 12-16 2020

Mar 18th, 2020

We really enjoyed this cruise ..the ship and crew were equally impressive considering the coronavirus issues prior to sailing..the crew did a fantastic job of keeping us safe cleaning constantly... We love Royal Caribbean for a reason and this trip only cemented that further

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

4-6 cruises

Wonderful cruise ????

Mar 17th, 2020

It was my husband first cruise and he loved it we will be going again soon

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Horrible. The day before we set sail Royal Caribbean changed the destination. They didn't give customers any options to cancel or reschedule at a later date. I felt bullied.

Mar 16th, 2020

I was not satisfied with the fact that our destination was changed the day before we sailed. I understand that some things are beyond the cruise lines control, but each passenger should have been given a choice to rebook for later. Going to the Bahamas was a lot less than our original destination. I feel like I was bullied and cheated.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Experience

2-3 cruises

Wonderful Special Occasion Sailing!!

Mar 16th, 2020

Was a wonderful way to spend our 59th Anniversary. Everyone made us feel so special. The dining experience in the Main Dining area and the one night in the special "Chops" Restaurant will be the most memorable - thanks to each employee involved.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Experience

7+ cruises

First cruise, during coronavirus outbreak

Mar 15th, 2020

Cruise was ok, completely rerouted with no discounts or future discounts, and has subpar customer service.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Experience

1 cruise (first)

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