Independence of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International®

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Based on 65 reviews

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Satisfactory but not thrilled

February

Pros: Staff on board were great. Loved the top shelf liquor.

Cons: Food was average. Not enough adult space on deck. Shows were unimpressive.

Recommended: No

I hate it when you have to pay up, to get the premium food. Shouldn’t I get a lobster tail at one meal? Most of the deck space was for kids. Who’s paying for the cruise? Give them their own space, but make sure adults have room on deck. I was impressed by the quality of top shelf refreshments. Nice to get premium liquor, by paying $ upscale price. The excursions were so so. One good, one lame. And last, but not least: if you’re going to ask for our opinions, make changes based upon them.

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Great time

February

Pros: Food service friendly staff and cleanliness of the ship Shows were great

Cons: Hot tub could be 10° warmer laugh out loud

Recommended: Yes

Royal Caribbean is one of my favorite cruise ships lots to do everywhere on the ship just not enough time to get it all done We did miss one port due to the weather that can’t be helped I guess

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Excellent relaxing cruise

November

Pros: Friendly staff, clean ship, great entertainment

Cons: None

Recommended: Yes

I wish they would not charge for departure day when buying beverage packages. You have to be off ship by 8 am We were leary about Labadee Haiti but it turned out to be one of our favorites a little bit of vendor pressure but we just walked away Jamaica also very beautiful

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Sailing in the Rain

July

Pros: Staff very attentive,

Cons: The smell of cigarettes coming from the casino area was too overwhelming and the food was not as good as our last trip

Recommended: Yes

the food in the my time dining was average, however, the sushi at Izumi was excellent. the Ice Skating show and Juggling acts were fantastic. the cost to truly explore and enjoy Coco Cay was way too expensive and I think this is why the pools were overcrowded.

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Great vacation

June

Pros: Friendly staff, clean, not a high ship and not a tiny ship either

Cons: Adult slide was too hard to get to with circular stairs. Need to be able to get up there without all that climbing

Recommended: Yes

A great ship to sail on. Georgia Travel Experts was a great travel agency. Trish Mercer handled everything.

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First Cruise!

June

Pros: Top of the line customer service and ammenities

Cons: Noise from neighbors on the ship on each side of our cabin.

Recommended: Yes

This will hopefully be the beginning of many future cruises! The only negative thing that I was not prepared for is that lunch is not included on an excursion in the Bahamas. It is on Cocoa Cay but, we had to pay for our lunch with the dolphin excursion. No regrets either way and overall the experience was still a 10 out of 10 and we look forward to booking our next cruise!

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Perfect Day at Coco Cay

May

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Recommended: Yes

The name says it all. My husband never slows down but for 6 hours on Coco Cay he did just that. We spent 5 1/2 hours swinging in a hammock and the other half an hour eating. It was the most perfect day.

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