Independence of the Seas

Ship statistics;

entered_service
02/05/2008
tonnage
158000
wheelchair_accessible_cabins
32
number_of_decks
15
number_of_elevators
16
number_of_pools
3
number_of_restaurants
5
formal_nights
kids_club
maximum_apacity
3634
number_of_crew
1360
refurbished
01/02/2013

Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas was the third ship to complete the Freedom Class group. One of the most popular Royal Caribbean ships, she boasts a whole load of new innovations and industry firsts. Fifteen decks packed with everything you could dream of for a perfect cruise, she is a true masterpiece.

At the heart of the ship you will find the Royal Promenade, an indoor promenade lined with shops, restaurants and cafes. A truly magical place to be, there is always something going on here from parades to live street-like performers.

The ship has gone through an upgrade as part of Royal Caribbean’s Royal Advantage programme, meaning Independence has even more exciting and advanced features including an outdoor cinema screen, ship wide Wi-Fi, a nursery and Cupcake Cupboard. Guests will also love the floor to ceiling windows, which not only mean the brilliant surrounding views can be taken in at all times, but also that there is a lighter, more inviting atmosphere onboard.

Rooms on Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas offers a range of different room types and you are sure to find one that suites your desires and budget.

From interior to oceanview, or balcony to premium suites, your chosen stateroom will give you that perfect place to come back to after days spent exploring.

There are some exciting room options onboard which offer incredible views. The Promenade view staterooms have a large window that looks down onto the Royal Promenade, or the Panoramic staterooms allow cruisers a view of the sea in the privacy of their own room.

With something to suit everyone’s dining requests, you will love the choice of food and drink options onboard Independence of the Seas.

The three tier main dining room offers you the perfect setting for the ultimate cruise dining experience, with its elegant staircases and magnificent chandeliers. Offering a different three course menu every night, there’s something to satisfy every taste bud.

For more casual dining, you can enjoy meal times in the Windjammer, a buffet style restaurant with a range of self-serve stations. If grabbing a slice of pizza is more your style, then Sorrento’s Italian is the perfect place for you.

Chops Grille, Royal Caribbean’s signature steak house, offers a range of premium cut meats and seafood. 

For traditional Asian cuisine with a contemporary twist, try Izumi. Dishes such as octopus, shrimp wonton soup, and sashimi can be found on the menu here.

Other dining venues onboard Independence of the Seas include Portofino’sVintages and Johnny Rockets.

The entertainment options on Independence of the Seas are endless and there is something for all ages and tastes.

The Alhambra Theatre presents Broadway style shows, musicals and comedy shows in stunning surroundings - the perfect venue to see your evenings come alive.

An evening watching an ice skating show is an experience you will never forget. The hairs on your arms will stand as you watch world-class ice skaters perform jaw-dropping tricks.

For those who enjoy live music there are many options onboard, from the jazz lounge to live rock bands. If you like to join in with the entertainment, the karaoke bar will be your favourite nightly event.

With one of the largest casinos afloat, Independence of the Seas has everything you need to try your luck. A full range of slot machines, tables and interactive games are set in a lively and fun environment.

The pool and sports deck includes a combination of outdoor fun and relaxing options. 
Home to Splash Away Bay, one of the first children only water parks at sea, kids will find everything they could dream of. There is a range of slides, a jungle-gym, water cannons, and the well-loved drench buckets, as well as fountains and a choice of pools. There are waterslides for older kids and adults in other pool areas too!
For the adventurous, there is a basketball courtmini golf course, trampolining, and a rock climbing wall. Independence of the Seas is also home to the Flowrider, one of the first surf simulators at sea. Whether you’re keen to give it a go or just watch the fun instead, it is definitely worth a visit.
Families and friends should also try the onboard escape room. Test yourselves and work together to solve all the clues.

For the more relaxed cruiser, the pool deck is very spacious and full of loungers, so you can simply enjoy taking in the sun with a tropical cocktail. Have some 'me' time in one of the largest spas at sea or the adult-only solarium also beckons. For the ultimate relaxation why not immerse yourself in one of the cantilevered whirlpools.

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