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Once again our thanks to JANELLE,as with our past cruises she did the hard work much to our benefit,a big thank you."
- Sue U

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Independence of the Seas has an overall score of 4 out of 5
based on 2 guests we surveyed after their cruise.

Category Overall Cabin Dining Entertainment Service
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Fast track Independence of the Seas cruise reviews & ratings below.

Reviewed by Overall Cabin Dining Entertainment Service
David W
9 Jul 2017
Margaret G
9 Jul 2017
Independence of the Seas — Ship Review Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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
  • 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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Absolutely no problem at all with the service we received from Clean Cruising. Danielle in particular was most helpful and we very much appreciated her help."
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