on 27th Sep 2016
By Hill, Boston
My husband, 98 year old mum in law and her 85 year old friend have just returned from our italian med cruise on the independence of the seas. it was our eigth cruise on this ship and mum and friends seventh. its plain to...
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on 24th Sep 2016
By Snell, St austell
This was our 14th cruise and the 4th one on the indy so we knew what to expect from the ship. we travelled up to southampton the day before due to the predicted bank holiday weekend traffic so the day of embarkation was...
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on 11th Nov 2012
By Seymour, Wokingham
As the dumbing down of cruising accelerates unabated, an impressive ship is no longer the key element for an enjoyable cruise; the type of passenger a ship attracts is now the most crucial factor. hence sailing on the...
166657 Views, 1320 likes, 482 Comments
on 9th Jan 2010
By Smith, Skidby
Prior to myself wife and four children aged 23 months 9 12 and 16 years of age being forced to dissembark off the independance of the seas ,nothing remarkable had happened ,we had all enjoyed our stay on board along with...
31491 Views, 24 likes, 141 Comments
on 10th Apr 2012
By Pearce, Redditch
This report was delayed because shortly after our trip i had to go into hospital. but i think it’s worth reading. we went on the grand princess in july last year, which was a good experience starting from...
40667 Views, 361 likes, 71 Comments
on 13th Jul 2014
By Walker, Glasgow
Our family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and 15 recently travelled on independence around the western med, and we found it a real mixed bag. we hadn't sailed from southampton before, and wouldn't do so again as the...
48063 Views, 302 likes, 68 Comments
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