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  1. I realize they are different classes, but curious how similar (or different) are these two ships?
  2. I am going on my 40th birthday cruise in March and I wanted to ask if Izumi was worth the price. I have been on 4 previous cruises but never to Izumi, but love the Hibachi experience. On Independence, do they have the hibachi or just the flat rock experience and do you think it is worth the price? $45/pp out of the gate plus extra for sushi purchases? Any help/prior experiences would be appreciated. Thanks!!
  3. Hello! I was recently on the Independence of the Seas and I stayed in room 6528 which was a spacious balcony room. Honestly, I could only slightly tell the difference between the spacious and the regular balcony room. I posted a YouTube video of a room tour. Feel free to check it out if you’d like!
  4. Are there two formal nights on the Independence of the Seas during a five night cruise? Thank You.
  5. Question for anyone who has sailed on Independence since she recently moved back from the UK. Does the menu in the MDR still reflect the British fare offered for UK sailings? If so, can you give a review? My husband is a fairly picky eater (he had radiation and chemo that affected his taste and ability to swallow), so we are considering the unlimited dining package for our sailing this Saturday. Thanks!
  6. Hi! long story short, planning on cruising with me my college best friend (both 23yrs old). We both like to party and have fun and did so on carnival last summer. my family cruises royal and I have a credit to use with them so I want to take her on a royal ship. ive narrowed it down to three cruise itineraries, two on Indy and one navigator. which one would have better night life for us? I have been on the independence with my family and have never sailed on the navigator.
  7. It's 9:52 am and on ptztv port cam I see Independence pulling in at terminal G. Does Indy do a Miami port of call or is it for a medvac.
  8. Good Morning, I read the review about the unlimited dining package experience on the harmony, which was very helpful. I am booked on the independence, and the email I received from the concierge stated that Izumi hibachi was not included, (only 35.00 credit for sushi/ala carte). This of course contradicts what I have read in other reviews. Of course there is no great verbiage from royal as it relates to what is or is not included, and it is no shock that different ships are doing different things. So my question is... Has anyone recently sailed on the Indy with the unlimited dining package, and what was your experience? thanks in advance.
  9. I am looking at the Deck plans for the Indy and do not see Cafe Promenade. Is it gone? If so, is there somewhere else on board to get specialty coffees and somewhere for light snacks other than Sorrento's late night? Thank you.
  10. When Independence was dry docked last year, were all of her cabins updated and refurbished ? I’m considering the 5 night February 3, 2020 sailing out of Ft Lauderdale. How many formal nights are in such a cruise? Which night would it be? This would be my first 5 night cruise.
  11. Itinerary says ship arrives in Cozumel at 10:30 AM. What time can we reasonably expect to be off the ship and getting into a cab? I'm trying to negotiate an excursion time. Thanks!
  12. Looking to book cabin 6313 on the Freedom. If you have stayed in 6313 on the Freedom, Independence or Liberty, can you please give me your opinion of the view and noise from the Promenade? What is below the room? What is across for a view? p.s. I tried to look through the cabin information above, but could not find this information there. Thank you so much!
  13. Does anyone know what the on board pricing is for all the paid dining options? Including the lunch pricing. I'm having a hard time finding them.
  14. We started our journey at 2:15 am from North of Toronto. With a few pit stops on the way, we made it to Orangeburg SC around 6pm. We booked and prepaid our hotel in advance and when we arrived to the Country Inn and Suites they told us our reservation had been cancelled in August and they were fully booked. (We received no notice or refund and even received an email on Tuesday reminding us of our stay) After about 45 minutes on the phone with hotels.com we are finally in a room at the Hampton Inn and Suites with a credit from hotels.com. Tomorrow morning we do the rest of the trip to POP Century with a stop at the Character Warehouse first. Super excited to share this trip with you, hopefully we don't have too many more surprises.
  15. Hello. I am booked on the Independence of the Seas for a 5 night Western Caribbean in March. Is there a formal night on this sailing? Thank you. I appreciate any input.
  16. Has anyone stayed on deck 2 midship on the Independence? Is it true it is very loud due to the waves. I was thinking of moving to deck 3 but deck 4 has a lot of bars, so wouldn't it be just as loud? I apologize if this is a stupid question, but I've never been on the Freedom class ships. Thank you for your help!!
  17. Did Indy get a Freestyle Coke Machine during the refurbishment?
  18. Anyone know where to obtain the list of available karaoke songs on Independence of the Seas, in advance? I've seen the catalogs on MSC and Carnival, and most were quite old songs, or ones I've never heard of at all. Would like to see the choices on Independence ahead of time, if possible.
  19. Hi All, We are sailing Independence Thanksgiving cruise. It is our 11th cruise so we are not new to RCCL. However, I cannot see where to book reservations for Grease. Has something changed? Is the show off that week? I actually do not see a tab for "Entertainment" at all. Only thing different this cruise is that I booked through Travel Agent vs RCCL website this time. Thanks for any help.
  20. We will have a party of 6 in a panoramic ocean view suite on our Indy booking this July, including two teenage boys and two teenage girls. From what I can tell, there is only one shower in this suite. Our cabin is in the same area where the Spa and Gym are located and I understand there are showers located in that area. With so many of us in one suite, and with only one shower, will they let us use the showers in the gym/spa area?
  21. Has anyone recently been on Indy with Unlimited Dining Package and might have some feedback to share? It's $95pp for our 4 night sailing in December and I'm considering it. This will be our first time sailing her. I was a bit underwhelmed with Chops the last time I was on Oasis so I'm waffling between specialty dining and MDR.
  22. Is it isolated from sound well? I understand it’s in between the atrium and the lido deck quite equally. We’re also in a corner aft so hopefully no sex noises through the thin walls, far away from most cabins.
  23. Sorry... I'm sure this has been asked many times. New to RC. I was able to make MyTime dining reservations for Independence for May but can't make for shows... do these show up closer to sailing? and if so when? or are reservations not needed on Independence? thanks so much!
  24. It has been a few years so help me please. Husband wanted a February get away so we booked on the Independence for Feb 13 to 17th. I am looking at the forum and can't find any threads on that ship. i love reading everything and getting excited. Also there were no suites left (yes I called C&A to book and see if there were any being held) so we booked a balcony on the hump. We are mere Emeralds so i was wondering if any one thinks the new key program is any good. price aside I am wondering about seats for the shows as it is Presidents day weekend and i know there will be plenty of other teaching staff as well as families with kids that are on break. What are the chances of the deluxe drink package going on sale...hubby drinks plenty I drink rarely looking to get a deluxe and a refresh. How about a message , book ahead or wait? And lastly pray we don't get snow I really want to go on this cruise!!!!!
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