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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 1367 guests have reviewed Independence of the Seas, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(1367 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples40.2%
Families w/older children14.1%
Singles/Friends9.9%
Groups7.6%
Families w/young children7.5%

Most Recent Reviews

The best holiday of my life . I look forward to cruising with royal Caribbean again

May 20th, 2019

Lovely people, staff and amazing islands. Would do this again in a heart beat

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

May 15th, 2019

Can’t say enough about this ship. Crew food and ship was great. Not crazy about Costa Maya but Cozumel was beautiful. Would definitely would cruise with her again.

May 14th, 2019

Terrific ship. Super clean. Pools were impressively clean and clear for the amount of people onboard. Hot tubs were heavenly and stunning view off the side of the ship from the hot tubs. Plenty of places to lounge and relax inside and out. Staff was friendly. Lots of activities for families with little ones like mini golf, lazer tag, escape room, sushi and cupcake making classes, sky pad, Flowrider, pools, slides, teen and tots club. Johnny Rockets was really good. 24 hr pizza at Sorrentos was also pretty good. Buffet and main dining room was decent. We will opt for specialty dining on our next cruise. If you’re trying to save a few bucks though the complimentary dining is just fine. Staff is great. Our stateroom was amazing. We were in 9502 ocean view and it was so spacious and the view was absolutely incredible at the forward of the ship. We definitely felt rocking there but preemptively took 24 hour Dramamine every single morning. My favorite things were my view out the humongous porthole in the morning and sitting out on a lounge chair on the deck every chance I got. Definitely recommend!

Fantastic 1st Time Cruisers Experience!

May 12th, 2019

I was absolutely thrilled to have such a fun & successful first time cruise vacation experience, especially as a single mother of two sons of very different ages (15 yrs & 4yrs) I'm confident I chose a fantastic cruiseline & ship offering something for each of us and the Indy truly provided us with lifelong memories to cherish - new experiences, friends, stories to share-I was on a mission of making this family vacation one in which we disconnect to reconnect, leaving the daily hustle & social media far behind so we could enjoy each other and we succeeded! I even booked my next cruise already with a friend and without the kiddos for September so I won't have too long to wait! Bitten by the cruise bug and not ashamed to admit I'm now obsessed!

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Great crew, closed off ship.

May 11th, 2019

Great ship, but I wish it's advertised activities were open.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

2-3 cruises

Wonderful Caribbean Cruise

May 7th, 2019

Family vacation with all adults. The 5-day cruise was everything we wanted! Can't wait for our next cruise!

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Experience

7+ cruises

5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise - Cozumel & Costa Maya

May 7th, 2019

The Independence of the Seas was very clean and well maintained. Staff was very friendly and food is always delicious. Entertainment was top notch. Although they can be expensive, the junior suite is great! Balcony is a great place for a quiet nap! :)

Traveler Type

Large Group

Experience

4-6 cruises

Wonderful Cruise

May 7th, 2019

It was a wonderful cruise. I, thoroughly, enjoy cruising on the Independence. The staff & crew were cordial and always inquired if I needed anything.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

May 4th, 2019

I had a great time on this ship with my mom. Once at the port in Cozumel we took a taxi to paradise beach and just relaxed in the shades. Back at the port I test tasted some tequila drinks and purchased a few bottles.

Nice Short Trip

May 2nd, 2019

Fun trip - was great for a group, and very affordable if you have a group with different levels of money to spend!

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

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