Independence post-refurbishment

Discussion in 'Royal Caribbean' started by TEM1234, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. TEM1234

    TEM1234 Earning My Ears

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    Has anyone been on Independence since the refurbishment? We have been on there a few times, and kind of prefer the Allure or Oasis with my kids (8,6,5,2). But looking at what has been done we are considering giving Independence another try. Can anyone provide insight who may have cruised on Oasis previously and Independence recently?

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  2. Frozen2014

    Frozen2014 DIS Veteran

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    Going in 5 weeks so can report back. But as a preview, we were on Mariner in August which had the same amped things added....waterslides, sky pad, laser tag...all a ton of fun. My younger one actually preferred Mariner things over Allure just because there was more for her to do.
     
  3. bbel

    bbel DIS Veteran

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    Ive not done oasis but for your age kids, new independence has: splash away bay (with a diaper splash area if your 2 yo isn’t fully potty trained), flowrider, perfect storm water slides, skypad (virtual reality trampolines), Rockwall (and a little kiddie climbing structure), mini golf, laser tag, ice skating, Ice shows, silent disco, and the kids clubs. And everything listed is no extra cost.
     
  4. DetroitAvant

    DetroitAvant Mouseketeer

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    We just booked Independence, but the dry dock was only new attractions and new cabins. The existing cabins were left alone. I'm waiting on reviews to start coming in especially about over crowding due to the new cabins. The first US sailing this year was a swingers cruise that just finished so I doubt we'll see a review!
     
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  5. starvenger

    starvenger DIS Veteran

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    Well, not on the DIS at least.

    Looking at booking Navigator for Jan 2020 (so post dry dock). We will see if that happens.
     

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