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Independence of the Seas
Last refurbished
2023
Last refurbished
Passengers
3634
Passengers
Ports Visited
37
Ports visited
Cruises from $116 per day
$116
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Independence of the Seas
154,407
Gross Tonnage

Independence of the Seas Cruises

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.

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

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    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.

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    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 1950's style at Johnny Rockets.

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  • Bars

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

  • Entertainment

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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

  • Kids

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    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

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 television 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 television 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

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    Cabin Types

    CP, 1R, 1Q, 2T, 4V, 3V, 2V, 1V, ZI, ZQ

    Average Cabin Size – 13.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 153 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

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    Cabin Types

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

    Average Cabin Size – 16.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 188 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.

  • Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    SB, CB, 4B, 3B, 2B, 1B, 5D, 4D, 2D, 1D, XB, XQ, XS

    Average Cabin Size – 16.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.6 m2

    Size approx: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 53 sq. ft. Sunset Balconies offer dramatic aft-facing views from your private balcony at the back of the ship. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One sofa bed in staterooms. Up to 3 guests.

  • Suite

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    Cabin Types

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

    Average Cabin Size – 55.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 16.1 m2

    Size approx: 1,400 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

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

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