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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 1454 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(1454 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples42.4%
Families w/older children15.4%
Singles/Friends10.1%
Groups8.3%
Families w/young children8.1%

Most Recent Reviews

Amazing

Nov 11th, 2019

Ship was lovely - cruise was great, Trans Atlantic’s are best for people like me but like a lot of sea days.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Wonderful

Nov 10th, 2019

Absolutely brilliant even though at sea for 8 days there was plenty to do, made some friends,

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Finally on board Independence OTS. Oh yeah, the SUITE life! Shot out to friend that LMK about the cruise. Not to mention additional OBC!! Sooo Nice. Room is fantastic, spacious—WALK IN CLOSET & an actual BATHTUB! Balcony = HUGE!

Nov 10th, 2019

Overall great cruise. Would enjoy the SUITE life again!!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Fantastic Holiday

Nov 8th, 2019

Loved it so much we booked with Royal for Aug 2020 on Anthem of the sea. would love see Independence come back to UK in future. felt amazing and spoilt by all the staff aboard. expect to do some walking and stair climbing. we was doing 20k to 25k steps a day.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Wonderful

Nov 4th, 2019

Very good cruise! The ports of call have many different activities to do and choose from. Lots of history and culture. Time to rest in between also with the days at sea in between. Great itinerary.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

European Cruise

Nov 2nd, 2019

Royal is always an exceptional Cruise. I prefer warmer temperatures, so I wouldn’t do another Cruise out of South Hampton.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Okay cruise

Nov 2nd, 2019

Enjoyed England and Tenerife- balance nothing special - ship was good

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Good cruise

Oct 31st, 2019

Overall a good cruise, staff in playmakers not as friendly as we are used to, every where else was fine. Weather a bit disapointing won't go this late again.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

It was a good cruise. Not even time in France. Should be overnight in Paris.

Oct 31st, 2019

This is a really good cruise. The staff overall is very nice. My family and I had a good time. Some of the guest on the ship were a little aggressive. My family and I were dissappointed when the Parade of the Flags did not take place or the big t-shrt sale on the last day of the the cruise. I would recommend this cruise to anyone. To RCI, I would recommend, staying overnight in France since you spend 6 hours on the road doing an excursion and add more accessible excursions. Match the accessble excursion with the other excursions.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Good cruise pity about the weather

Oct 28th, 2019

It was our first time with Royal Caribbean. We definitely enjoyed it and would do it again but I did leave with the feeling that I thought it would have been more wow. I can’t quite put my finger on what it was that I expected to be wow but I haven’t come home totally singing their praises which I expected to do! There are tonnes of positives and on the whole they are very good and if a good deal came up I’d book with them again but I’m most definitely not “loyal to royal”

Traveler Type

Large Group

Experience

2-3 cruises

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