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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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"I've read a bunch of the reviews on here and it seems that people are either looking through rosey (booze goggles) loving everything, or the person who's jaded by a negative experience and poo-poos on the rest of..."Read More
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Fun, safe cruise

Review for Independence of the Seas to Mexican Riviera

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kpatton
10+ Cruises

We had four cruises cancelled in 2020 and 2021 so this was our first since the Pandemic. Everyone over the age of 12 was vaccinated and I was very impressed with the protocols. We have been on over 25 Royal Caribbean cruises so know the types of activities they usually have on board. The ship was running at 50% capacity so there were no big lines or waiting for elevators. It was a relaxed ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


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


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


Fun Cruise, Great Value!

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Dave1955a
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

First, I don't understand the sub par reviews I read prior to our cruise. There are lines such as Disney that are superior, but at at least twice the cost. You know going in that at a discounted price you won't have Disney dining. That said, the food in the dining room was very good. The Tenderloin served on night two was on par with any fine dining restaurant, the service was excellent as ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Good, Bad and Ugly

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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WhatCruiseCulture
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

I've read a bunch of the reviews on here and it seems that people are either looking through rosey (booze goggles) loving everything, or the person who's jaded by a negative experience and poo-poos on the rest of the whole cruise. This review is looking at some legit highlights, lowlights and the 'just ok' stuff with RCL independence of the seas. ***The Good: -Rooms: Constantly being ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Loved it

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Er3641
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Fabulous entertainment. The nightly shows in the Royal Theatre were great.Comedy show was funny. Ice skating show was fun.. skaters were very talented. Once Upon A Time was my favorite..singers we’re amazing Food- breakfast was terrible.. lunch was good.. dinner was great! The wait staff in the dining areas were top notch. Room was clean attendant was readily available with a smile for anything we ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Never Again

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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jlarou1916
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Corporate should be embarrassed by this ship. Rooms are dated and worn-out as are the public areas. Our cabin steward Magda and Fernando at the Champagne Bar gave excellent service. The rest seemed disonnected, confused and uninformed. Many public areas had off odor of sewage. Public area bathrooms were dirty and unkept. In one bathroom near Johnny Rockets wife had to hold her nose from the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Not the same as the Feb. cruise we took

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Vacaylover1240
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I'm wring after just returning a couple of days ago from a 5 night cruise on Independence of the Seas. This was our 2nd cruise this year on this ship and our 3rd cruise this year with your cruise lines.  We choose Independence because we had a remarkably great time in February and it was not the same experience at all this time, which was sad because we choose to book 3 rooms and bring our ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Good Cruise but still room for improvement

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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vette1cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We cruised on the Independence of the Sea on 11/9/19 to the Western Caribbean. We always liked the Freedom class ships and have been on a number of them. We had not been on this ship since 2015. Since we flew in the same day of the cruise and arrived in Ft. Lauderdale at 8:30 AM we waited at the airport until 10 AM and took the taxi to the cruise port, like 3 miles away. Arriving at the cruise ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Great Ship, so so dining, good entertainment.

Review for Independence of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Hogie119
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 Oasis class. Smooth sailing as well, hardly felt any motion. Plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Ports of call were good. Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica,and Labadee, Beach ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


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