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Independence of the Seas cruises for 2020-2021


Independence of the Seas is based year round at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offering mostly 4- and 5-night cruises to the Western Caribbean, each including two sea days. The shorter cruise visits the popular Mexican water resort island of Cozumel, which also offers the adventurer Mayan archaeological sites. The longer cruise calls also at George Town in the Cayman Islands, that again offers water sports along with on shore tourist sites. This is a family ship that entered service in 2008, was recently refitted in 2018, and at 154,407 GT she carries 3634 passengers. The ship is very much the destination and has so many family attractions one hardly has to go ashore.
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Independence of the Seas Cruise Calendar

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Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2020 CRUISES

4

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise

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N/A

9

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

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N/A

13

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

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N/A

18

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Itinerary Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

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N/A

23

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

Sold out

N/A

27

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

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N/A

2

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

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N/A

7

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

11

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

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N/A

16

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

2

NIGHTS

$739

$370

18

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$879

$220

22

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

$789

$263

25

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$849

$212

29

MAY

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

$799

$266

1

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$869

$217

5

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

$859

$286

8

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$809

$202

12

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

$809

$270

15

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$929

$232

19

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

$889

$296

22

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$969

$242

26

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

$869

$290

29

JUN

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$789

$197

3

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

$929

$310

6

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,459

$292

11

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,529

$306

16

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,299

$325

20

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,579

$316

25

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,539

$308

30

JUL

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,199

$300

3

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,639

$328

8

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,639

$328

13

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,289

$322

17

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,309

$262

22

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,377

$275

27

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,129

$282

31

AUG

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$969

$194

5

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$771

$154

10

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$597

$149

14

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$684

$137

19

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$730

$146

24

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$887

$222

28

SEP

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$699

$140

3

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$764

$153

8

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$879

$220

12

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$802

$160

17

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$655

$131

22

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$582

$146

26

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$672

$134

31

OCT

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$887

$177

5

NOV

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$589

$147

19

NOV

Independence of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,213

$173

21

NOV

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

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N/A

26

NOV

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$991

$248

30

NOV

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,252

$250

10

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$686

$172

14

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$897

$179

19

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,429

$286

24

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,172

$293

28

DEC

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,800

$360

2021 CRUISES

2

JAN

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$856

$171

7

JAN

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$1,006

$252

11

JAN

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$848

$170

24

JAN

Independence of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$910

$152

4

FEB

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$745

$186

13

FEB

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$972

$194

22

FEB

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$884

$177

27

FEB

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$887

$177

4

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$765

$191

8

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$862

$172

13

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$901

$180

18

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$765

$191

22

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$928

$186

27

MAR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$965

$193

1

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$832

$208

5

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

West Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$926

$185

10

APR

Independence of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Western Caribbean Cruise
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$914

$183


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

Life aboard Independence of the Seas
Independence of the Seas is based year round at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offering mostly 4- and 5-night cruises to the Western Caribbean, each including two sea days. The shorter cruise visits the popular Mexican water resort island of Cozumel, which also offers the adventurer Mayan archaeological sites. The longer cruise calls also at George Town in the Cayman Islands, that again offers water sports along with on shore tourist sites. This is a family ship that entered service in 2008, was recently refitted in 2018, and at 154,407 GT she carries 3634 passengers. The ship is very much the destination and has so many family attractions one hardly has to go ashore.

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 not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.

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 Splashaway Bay 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 not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.

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
Passengers: 3634
Number of crew: 1397

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Royal Promenade (dining, bars)
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • My Time Dining or Traditional (2 sittings)
  • My Family Time Dining (kids eat early)
  • Dress for casual, smart casual, & formal dress nights
  • Windjammer Marketplace buffet
  • Jade Sushi (dinner)
  • Room service continental breakfast
  • Beverage packages
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chops Grille (lunch, dinner)
  • Giovanni’s Table (lunch, dinner)
  • Izumi Japanese (lunch, dinner)
  • Johnny Rockets (lunch, dinner)
  • Room service: meals other than continental breakfast
  • Noodle Shop (lunch, dinner)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ($)
  • Fish & Ships (lunch, dinner; pay)
  • British-Style Pub
  • Café Promenade
  • Sugar Beach (candy, ice cream)
  • Sorrento’s pizza
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (22)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Broadway Production
  • Studio B (ice skate, laser tag, parties, cooking)
  • Comedy, jazz, karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Casino
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • VOOM fast internet package (pay)
  • VOOM fast internet + streaming package (pay)
  • Royal Caribbean app (with check-in)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Perfect Storm water slide
  • The Blaster aqua coaster
  • Scuba (Caribbean)
  • Solarium adults only pool
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa
  • Fitness Centre, gym
  • Basketball court
  • Boxing ring full size
  • Jogging track
  • Sports courts
  • Laser Tag
  • Escape Room (for 6, pay)
  • Table tennis
  • Mini-golf course
  • Games, contests, dancing
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Enrichment lectures (some pay)
  • Library/Card room
  • Photo studio
  • Conference Centre
  • Weddings, Vows at Sea
  • WAIVERS NEEDED FOR:
  • FlowRider surf simulator (pay)
  • Ice-skating
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Sky Pad VR bungee trampoline (may be closed)
  • UNDER 18
  • Adventure Ocean (programs for 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17 y)
  • Video games arcade (pay), Teen disco
  • Splashaway Bay waterpark
  • Royal Babies & Tots Nursery (6-36 mth pay)
  • Royal Babies & Tots activities (18-36 mths pay)
  • “Late Night Party Zone” group sitting
  • OTHER
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Electricity 110/220V
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre
  • No emotional support animals

What's included? ▼

  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • 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
  • 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 yr)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: A$ 11.90/US$ 12) per guest (A$ 14.20/US$ 14.25 for suite guests) pp/night is included in pre-paid fare. Or, service charges can be paid onboard. For all ages. Modify for inadequate service.
  • Service charge 15% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
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