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Independence of the Seas
Last refurbished
2018
Last refurbished
Passengers
3634
Passengers
Ports Visited
8
Ports visited
Cruises from $126 per day
$126
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Independence of the Seas Cruises

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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.

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Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2008
Number of decks: 15
Tonnage: 154407
Cabins: 1817
Passengers: 3634
Number of crew: 1397
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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Independence of the Seas

    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.

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  • Bars

    Bar on the Independence of the Seas

    Café Latte-tudes serves specialty coffees and sweets. In all, the ship has 22 bars, clubs and lounges.)

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Independence of the Seas

    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. 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.)

  • Activities

    Activities on the Independence of the Seas

    Try your hand at gaming in the Casino Royale. 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.

    Activities include use of the outdoor sports deck, complete with mini-golf course, golf simulators, boxing ring, six whirlpools, and a full-sized sports court for basketball, paddleball and volleyball. The Solarium is exclusively for adults. And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall. Enjoy the FlowRider surf simulator or let the kids cool off at the Splashaway Bay waterpark.

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  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Independence of the Seas

    The Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center is fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes.)

  • Kids

    Kids activities on the Independence of the Seas

    The ship's Youth Zone is exclusively for kids and teens and offers Adventure Ocean youth programmes.)

  • Inclusions

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

    The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Royal Caribbean Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations.

    Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases. For further information, visit our Travel Advisory page

Customer cruise ship ratings

Independence of the Seas has an average of 4 Stars based on 2 Guest Reviews

  • Overall
    4
  • Cabin
    5
  • Dining
    4
  • Entertainment
    3
  • Service
    5

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Highlights

  • The newly amplified Independence of the Seas is back with better-than-ever thrills. From adventures through a virtual world on the Sky Pad, a new bungee trampoline experience, to batter fried goodness at the new poolside Fish & Ships seafood spot, you’re in for endless sights, tastes, and new experiences.

  • Gear up for a glow-in-the-dark laser tag faceoff in Battle for Planet Z and indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar Beach. Catch a wave on the FlowRider surf simulator and race down The Perfect Storm dueling waterslides. Independence of the Seas is overflowing with bolder ways to fill your time between shores.

  • Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. The staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action the cruise ships are known for. From the spectacular views to the deluxe amenities, a stay with the ship is like nothing at sea.

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.)

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  • Inside

    Inside on the Independence of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    CP, 1R, 1Q, 2T, 1T, 6V, 4V, 3V, 2V, 1V, AZ, ZI, Z

    Average Cabin Size – 14.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 169 sq. ft. Delight in bowed windows overlooking the Royal Promenade. Up to 2 guests. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.

  • Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Independence of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    1L, 1K, 4M, 3M, 1M, 8N, 3N, 2N, 1N, AY, YO

    Average Cabin Size – 16.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 175 sq. ft. Marvel the view through a floor to ceiling panoramic window. Up to 4 guests. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4. One bathroom. Accessible Stateroom Size approx: 283 sq. ft. Enjoy the view through a wrap around panoramic window. Up to 4 guests. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed.

  • Balcony

    Balcony on the Independence of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    SB, S2, CB, 6B, 4B, 3B, 2B, 1B, 6D, 5D, 4D, 2D, 1D, AX, XB, X

    Average Cabin Size – 16.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.6 m2

    Stateroom Size approx: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft. Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. Up to 2 guests. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.

  • Suite

    Suite on the Independence of the Seas Suite on the Independence of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    RS, OS, GT, GS, VP, J4, J3, AW, WS, W

    Average Cabin Size – 55.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 16.1 m2

    Size approx: 1,633 sq. ft. Balcony: 249 sq. ft. Relish an extraordinary vacation in this luxurious suite. Up to 4 guests. One King bed. One double sofa bed. Private balcony with outdoor dining, seating area and whirlpool. One bathroom with tub, two vanities and bidet.

Deck Plans for Independence of the Seas

Legend

  • Connecting Staterooms
  • Sofa Bed Eligible
  • Stateroom has 3rd & 4th Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 3rd Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 4 additional Pullman beds
  • Stateroom has an obstructed view
  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed
  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman bed
  • Wheelchair accessible stateroom

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