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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Great Ship, so so dining, good entertainment.
"Well just got back from 7 night Caribbean cruise on Independence of the seas and it was great. Cabin was spacious and clean. Entire ship was updated with something for everyone. Huge ship but not the size of the..."Read More
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Hogie119

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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Gyped nurses

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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hminyard

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our annual organizations cruise and we were not informed till about the day before that we were not going to our original destinations, Labadee and Falmouth but to Nassau and Coco Cay. I don't care for Nassau and that's not where I prefer to go. We had no choice. They told us it was due to the weather, though in hindsight it seems like that was not really the case but that Jamaica ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Great B2B cruise, exceeded expectations after reading other reviews

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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SDGD

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first time sailing this cruise line and I would have to say that value wise I rate it close to the top after 7 cruises. We are looking into a family cruise with grown children and grandchildren with Royal Caribbean in the near future. Embarkation went extremely smoothly, fast and efficient; the least painful of any cruise we have taken. Disembarkation was good, there was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


First and LAST time with Royal Caribbean

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Cookie7

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was my 6th cruise, my 1st with Royal Caribbean and definitely my LAST with them. The check in process went fairly well until we were told to wait to board in 3 different areas by 3 different people. We never were sure that we were where we needed to be. Once on board, I immediately noticed the cleanliness or lack thereof. It was obvious that attention to detail was missing here. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


A Nice Cruise with a Few Caveats

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Packieudx

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I took this cruise as part of a small conference group. The expedited check in worked great. However, if someone had never cruised before, they could find it confusing as one does not receive information other than to keep walking. Disembarkation was fine. I chose to book the $15 bus back to the airport, and we were off quickly. No concerns at all. Our group had the late dining. This is my ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Find Another Ship

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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ottobar

10+ Cruises

After 25+ years of cruising on a fairly regular basis on 4 different lines we finally found a ship we would try really hard to avoid in the future. And although even with the following it’s possible to have a good time, and no doubt many inexperienced cruisers will think a vacation on this ship was great, there are too many problems for us to go back any time soon. Ever experienced bacon that ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Royal failure

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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AMBERBRAMAN145

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Well the excitement didnt last long. This was my children's first cruise and I feel that the independence of the seas was a let down. The food was poor quality. Unless I went to the the formal dining and I traded good food for poor quality of cleanliness. Lipstick on my water glass, napkins that had lipstick on them and my husband's silverware had food still left on it when it was delivered. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior Accessible

Traveled with children


Fell way below zero expectations that we had for this cruise

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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dameofspace

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

There were no outstanding anything on this cruise, as a matter of fact, we have decided to avoid cruising with RCI in the future. Starting with embarkation when we arrived on assigned time and were standing in line for over an hour; getting to the room which was dirty, had no tv remote, no ice, no glasses, no menus, no toiletries, and was never vacuumed or cleaned properly. It took asking ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Royal Ripoff

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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rustyewing

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Dear potential, or currently booked Royal Caribbean guest, My original cruise itinerary was changed from a 3 day Bahama to a 5 day Mexican because of Hurricane Dorian last year, we couldn't get the extra time off, so Royal offered no refund, but rather future cruise credit that had to be booked and used within a year. It took several phone calls and emails to Royal "Executive Offices" before ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Cheapened to extreme

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Sdmsc

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I understand that nickle-and-diming guests is core to the cruise business now, but making drinking water hard to come by is unconscionable. Staff wanted a $9 value drink ticket for a bottle of water, or would stand there and pour it into a cup for free. The only drinking fountain is hidden in the gym, with a 'no bottle filling' sign. Added one star to review because everything else was very ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


dissapointed

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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tigrace507

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My daughter was going on this cruise and asked us to go. This was my 3rd time on Royal and my last. food was just ok, the windjammer café is crowded and hard to find a table and the food is the same everyday with just maybe 4 or 5 diff items. I wont go as far to say the food was terrible but it wasn't great either. The same goes for my other Royal Caribbean cruise, I was hoping this time would ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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