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Independence of the Seas cruises for 2019-2020


Ships based in Australia:
Explorer | Ovation | Radiance | Voyager (across our summers)

Ships visiting S-E Asia:
Mariner | Voyager

From May to October each year Independence is based in Southampton, and sails to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, the Continental coast, and Southern Norway, over 3 to 14 nights. From November to March each year Independence of the Seas is based at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offering 4- and 5-night cruises to the Western Caribbean, each including two sea days...read more

Royal's "This is How to Holiday Offer" on local sailings
Up to 50% off 2nd guest fare + FREE balcony upgrade
Prices displayed reflect offer (not combinable with others)
Local ships: Explorer | Ovation | Radiance | Voyager

Independence of the Seas Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2019 CRUISES

18

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise

Currently sailing

N/A

23

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,168

$234

28

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

Sold out

N/A

1

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

Sold out

N/A

6

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$946

$189

11

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$758

$190

15

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Carib Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$903

$181

20

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$960

$192

25

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$692

$173

29

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$836

$167

4

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Transatlantic Eastbound Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale | Arrives: Southampton

$1,274

$91

18

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,557

$222

25

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

Royal Sampler Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$992

$331

28

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Cork Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$957

$239

1

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cities Cruise
Departs: Southampton
Popular Cruise!

$3,280

$234

15

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Italian Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$3,123

$223

29

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Canaries Adventure Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$3,255

$233

13

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Italian Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$3,439

$246

27

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Spanish Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$3,654

$261

10

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Spanish Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$3,837

$274

24

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

France & Spain Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$2,130

$355

30

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

A Royal Sampler Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$973

$324

2

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Spanish Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Southampton
Popular Cruise!

$2,690

$224

14

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canaries Adventure Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$2,768

$231

26

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cities Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$2,366

$197

8

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

Canaries Adventure Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$2,438

$222

19

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

France, Spain & Portugal Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$1,567

$224

26

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise
Departs: Southampton | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale

$2,165

$155

9

NOV

Independence of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,247

$178

16

NOV

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$879

$176

21

NOV

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$645

$161

25

NOV

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,290

$258

30

NOV

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$770

$154

5

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$645

$161

9

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

Sold out

N/A

14

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$886

$177

19

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$616

$154

23

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Holiday Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,607

$321

28

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,755

$351

2020 CRUISES

2

JAN

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

Sold out

N/A

6

JAN

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

Sold out

N/A

11

JAN

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$833

$167

30

JAN

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

Sold out

N/A

3

FEB

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$860

$172

8

FEB

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

Sold out

N/A

13

FEB

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$706

$177

17

FEB

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$890

$178

22

FEB

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$833

$167

27

FEB

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

Sold out

N/A

2

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$816

$163

7

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$824

$165

12

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$670

$168

16

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$925

$185

21

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$976

$195

26

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$670

$168

30

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$925

$185

4

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$948

$190

9

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$721

$180

13

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$932

$186

18

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,027

$205

23

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$699

$175

27

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$831

$166

2

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

15

NIGHTS

Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale | Arrives: Southampton

$2,437

$162

17

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$2,169

$310

24

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Royal Sampler Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$1,207

$302

28

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

Taste of Paris and Bruges Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$1,130

$377

31

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Treasures Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$3,933

$328

12

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$2,816

$313

21

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Canaries & North Africa Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$3,558

$297

3

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Scandinavia Russia Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$4,264

$305

17

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$2,682

$335

25

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Italian Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$4,183

$299

8

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Scandinavia Russia Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$4,264

$305

22

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

France & Spain Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$2,908

$323

31

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Tour Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$3,551

$296

12

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Canaries & North Africa Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$3,604

$257

26

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Tour Cruise
Departs: Southampton

Sold out

N/A

10

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Spain Portugal & Canaries Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$3,244

$232

24

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Half Term Family Getaway Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$1,260

$315

28

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

Half Term Paris Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$1,125

$375

31

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise
Departs: Southampton | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale

$2,961

$212

This month's most popular Independence of the Seas cruises


1. 14 night Mediterranean Cities Cruise ex Southampton on 1 Jun 2019, from $3,280
2. 12 night Spanish Mediterranean Cruise ex Southampton on 2 Sep 2019, from $2,690

Independence of the Seas — Ship Review Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.

Life aboard Independence of the Seas
From May to October each year Independence is based in Southampton, and sails to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, the Continental coast, and Southern Norway, over 3 to 14 nights. From November to March each year Independence of the Seas is based at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offering 4- and 5-night cruises to the Western Caribbean, each including two sea days. The trans-Atlantic cruises are at a very low fare, and take you to two continents. Independence of the Seas entered service in 2008, was refitted in 2013, and at 154,407 GT she carries 3634 passengers. The ship is very much the destination.

This is a large Las Vegas-style American floating resort-city, awarded 5 stars by past guests. Enhanced in 2018, the ship has the latest RCI features, such as interior 136m promenade lined with shops, giant LED screen over the pool, dual water slides, an escape room experience called The Observatorium, a trampoline virtual reality experience called Skypad, a Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, and a glow-in-the-dark laser tag where friends and family can “Battle for the Planet Z”. RCI ships are very much ‘the destination’ and are superb for families. The conference facilities are substantial and Wi-Fi coverage is ship-wide. ‘Water’ as a theme is evidenced by its many pools and water features. There are ample public spaces, and finding your way around is easy and elevators are fast. You pay for many extras including gratuities, and need to plan where to eat and what to purchase, so order packages online before your cruise.

Accommodation
Staterooms come in four main categories, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suites/Deluxe Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Ocean View Staterooms and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. Promenade staterooms overlook the interior Royal Promenade, and some accommodate up to six people. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Travel in style with a selection of seven categories of Suites, which are especially good for large families needing more space, and may include complimentary concierge service. Suites come with priority check-in, most have multiple rooms and balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, baby grand piano and an entertainment area, and accommodate up to 14 guests. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is only permitted on private ocean view balconies of balcony/suite staterooms.

Food and Dining
For the Main Dining Room, spread over three decks, select from three dining choices before cruising: fixed seating at the same table nightly, at either early or late sitting; open-seated My Time Dining (with pre-paid gratuities) at a flexible time; and early sitting My Family Time Dining that allows children aged 3 to 11 years to leave for their Adventure Ocean kids club. Menus feature healthy, vegetarian and kosher options. Special dietary needs can be catered for by giving advanced notice. Menus change daily throughout the cruise. Evening dress is casual or smart casual. Expect one to three formal evenings in the Main Dining Room during your cruise. There are seven complimentary eating options, including Windjammers Café, Jade Sushi and Asian cuisine, Sorrento’s Pizza, Café Promenade for coffee, pastries/snacks, and room service.

Specialty dining (with a cover charge) can be booked for Chops Grille steakhouse and Portofino restaurants. The Mystery Dinner Theatre, set in Portofino, combines your meal with theatre drama and intrigue. Dine casually at Johnny Rockets, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is the place to go for ice-cream and frozen drinks. Take your family to dine 1950s style at Johnny Rockets. Café Latte-tudes serves specialty coffees and sweets. In all, the ship has 22 bars, clubs and lounges. There are package deals for wine, juice, sodas and bottled water.

Entertainment
Signature features to entertain you include: Broadway-style productions in the Main Theatre; Studio B’s ice shows, comedy, game shows, onboard parties, and cooking demonstrations (and when the rink is not being used, skate for free); giant outdoor LED screen; and gaming in Casino Royale. Live music features around the pool, in the main dining room, and in many lounges, bars and specialty venues. There are always parties and parades to join. Alternatively, just stroll around the Royal Promenade and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café.

On-shore excursions and explorations can be pre-booked or arranged on board. Choose from a range of classes and seminars to bring out your creativity and expand your knowledge. The Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center is fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes. Activities include use of the outdoor sports deck, complete with mini-golf course, golf simulators, boxing ring, six whirlpools, SCUBA diving program, and a full-sized sports court for basketball, paddleball and volleyball. The Solarium is exclusively for adults. The ship's Youth Zone is exclusively for kids and teens and offers Adventure Ocean youth programmes, and the H2O Zone waterpark with its FlowRider surf simulator. And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.





































Explore the decks

Independence of the Seas deckplans

Independence of the Seas deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Staterooms come in four main categories, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suites/Deluxe Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Ocean View Staterooms and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. Promenade staterooms overlook the interior Royal Promenade, and some accommodate up to six people. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Travel in style with a selection of seven categories of Suites, which are especially good for large families needing more space, and may include complimentary concierge service. Suites come with priority check-in, most have multiple rooms and balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, baby grand piano and an entertainment area, and accommodate up to 14 guests. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is only permitted on private ocean view balconies of balcony/suite staterooms.

Decks
Independence of the Seas

Royal Caribbean

Ship facts

Star rating: Independence of the Seas star rating
Maiden voyage: 2008
Number of decks: 15
Tonnage: 154407
Cabins: 1817
Passenger capacity: 3634
Number of crew: 1397

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Staterooms, room service
  • Royal Promenade
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room (with Family Time dining)
  • Windjammer Marketplace
  • Jade Sushi (dinner)
  • Room service dining
  • Beverage packages
  • Anytime, or traditional set-time, dining options
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chops Grille (dinner)
  • Giovanni’s Table
  • Johnny Rockets (lunch, dinner)
  • Noodle Shop (lunch, dinner)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ($)
  • Café Promenade
  • Sorrento’s pizza
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (22)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Broadway Production
  • Comedy, jazz, karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Cinema Room
  • Casino
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • VOOM high-speed Internet (pay)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Sky Pad VR bungee trampoline
  • SCUBA (Caribbean)
  • Solarium adults only/pool
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa & Fitness
  • Basketball court
  • Boxing ring full size
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Jogging track
  • Sports courts
  • Rock-climbing walls
  • Golf simulator
  • Laser Tag in Studio B
  • Mini-golf course
  • Games, contests, dancing
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Enrichment lectures
  • Library/Card room
  • Conference Centre
  • Wedding packages, Chapel
  • UNDER 18
  • Youth Program, lounge
  • H2O Zone water park
  • Babies & Tots activities
  • OTHER
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre

What's included? ▼

  • Gratuities & bar service charges
  • All main meals on-board
  • In-cabin breakfast at no charge
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • In-cabin dining menu USD 7.95 per order
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Certain entertainment, fitness classes
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 y)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • GRATUITIES
  • If not Australia or NZ sailings, USD 14.50 (USD 17.50 suites) pp/night all ages
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge 18% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
  • REMINDERS
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code requirements ahead
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