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Independence of the Seas

About Independence of the Seas

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Learn about the Independence of the Seas cruise ship – its unique offerings, amenities, accommodations, staterooms, cabin information, and details of luxurious suites, decks, dining, specialty dining, public venues, entertainment, health and fitness facilities, activities for kids and teens, sports and enrichment programs for all family members, pictures and videos.

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Independence of the Seas

This is a firm 'no' to FOMO. Independence of the Seas® is giving the Caribbean an injection of new adventures on getaways. Launch yourself into a virtual world on the Sky Pad® bungee trampoline experience. Go head to head in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag clash in Battle for Planet Z?. Score an awesome time and game-changing grub at Playmakers? Sports Bar & Arcade. Come and Seek the Royal Caribbean®.

Specifications
  • Size large
  • Style Resort
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 2008
  • Year of last refit 2018
  • Gross tonnage 154407t
  • Length 339.0m
  • Width 56.0m
  • Speed 22kts
  • Decks 14
  • Language English
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers 4560
  • No. of crew 1440
  • No. of cabins 1929
Unique Features

Guests can spring into an extraordinary virtual world on the new bungee trampoline experience, Sky Pad.

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Gratuities

The automatic service gratuity is $14.50 USD per person, per day for guests in Junior Suites and below, or $17.50 USD per person, per day for guests in Grand Suites and above, applied to each guest’s SeaPass account on a daily basis. The gratuity applies to individual guests of all ages and stateroom categories. As a way to reward our crew members for their outstanding service, gratuities are shared among dining, bar & culinary services staff, stateroom attendants and other hotel services teams who work behind the scenes to enhance the cruise experience.

In the unlikely event that a guest onboard being charged the daily automatic gratuity does not receive satisfactory service, the guest may request to modify the daily amount at their discretion by visiting Guest Services onboard and will be able to do so until the morning of their departure. Guests who have pre-paid their gratuity will not see a daily charge during their cruise.

The automatic daily gratuity is based on customary industry standards. Applying this charge automatically helps streamline the recognition process for the crew members that work to enhance your cruise. We hope you find the gratuity to be an accurate reflection of your satisfaction and thank you for your generous recognition of our staff.

A 18% gratuity is automatically added to all beverages, mini bar items, and spa & salon purchases.

Guests can pre-pay gratuities by calling (UK) 0344 493 4005 / (Ireland) 1800 555 604 or logging into www.royalcaribbean.co.uk before* their sailing. For guests booked through travel advisors, their advisor may add pre-paid gratuities to the guests' booking prior to sailing*. If gratuities are not prepaid prior to sailing, they will be automatically added to the guests’ folios once onboard.

*Pre-paid gratuities can be added to an individual reservation at any time outside of 48 hours of the sail date.

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Nursery
Accommodation

AWARD-WINNING AWE-INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

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

DESIGNED TO MATCH YOUR COMFORT NEEDS

We’ve thought of the details, so you don’t have to.

BABY FRIENDLY

Bringing a baby? Let us know and we'll provide a crib and supplies.

COUPLES RETREAT

Enjoy spa-like comfort in your stateroom, perfect for couples.

EXTENDED FAMILIES

Selected staterooms can be connected to accommodate more guests.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Our ships are equipped to accommodate you regardless of your special needs.

READY FOR YOUR STAY

All the creature comforts you’d expect to have during your holiday.

VOOM SURF & STREAM

Giving a new meaning to connected staterooms.

24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE

Indulge your midnight cravings.

NIGHTLY TURN DOWN SERVICE

Sweet dreams are on the horizon.

Decks
Dining

TASTE THE BOLD

Savour every bite of batter fried goodness poolside at the new Fish & Ships? seafood spot. Take your taste buds on a trip to the Far East at Izumi, where fresh Asian-inspired flavours are literally on a roll. Or indulge in prime cuts of meat and steakhouse classics at Chops Grille?. Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find plenty of delicious ways to fuel up between adventures onboard.

FISH & SHIPS?

Order up batter-fried favourites at Fish & Ships? – the new seafood spot that’s just within splashing distance of the pool.

IZUMI

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favourite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made to order with intense flavours, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation. Now that's fresh.

CHOP'S GRILLE?

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille? have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

GO ON A WINNING STREAK OR LOAD UP ON EPIC SWEETS

You’ll find endless new surprises onboard just waiting to thrill you – whatever your age. At Playmakers? Sports Bar & Arcade, both kids and adults will have a blast making their own legendary plays at the arcade – all while tucking in to match-day favourites like wings, popcorn shrimp and burgers. Just make sure to save room dessert at Sugar Beach?, where over-the-top ice cream creations and sugar-coated surprises will make even the most seasoned sweet tooths feel like kids again.

PLAYMAKERS? SPORTS BAR & ARCADE

It’s always game on at Playmakers? Sports Bar & Arcade, where you can catch your home team live on 50 screens or face off against your friends. With a menu of game day favourites and icy-cold draughts on tap, anything you order is a winner. Like the signature Playmakers Burger, the buffalo wings or the four-scoop Touchdown Sundae.

SUGAR BEACH?

Treat your sweet tooth to every sweet under the sun – plus a few sugar-coated surprises. Sugar Beach? is stocked to maximum candy capacity with all your favourite confections.

Entertainment

MAXED OUT ON THRILLS

Forget everything you thought you knew about cruising and get ready for next level thrills at every turn. You can kick off your day with a high-flying virtual-reality experience in Sky Pad®, then race down The Perfect Storm? duelling waterslides while little ones have a heap of fun at Splashaway Bay? – and that’s just on one deck.

THE PERFECT STORM?

Grab a buddy and plunge through three storeys of twisting, turning thrills to the bottom of the dual racer slides Typhoon? and Cyclone?. The conditions are just right – for The Perfect Storm?.

SKY PAD®

Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and soar high into the sky for gravity-defying fun at Sky Pad®. Whether you’re smashing sweeties in a sugar-coated world or travelling light years into the future – this brand-new bungee trampoline experience opens up a whole new universe of possibility.

SPLASHAWAY BAY?

The fun comes in gallons. This bigger, better kids' aqua park features slides, water cannons, waterfalls and more. And when the drench bucket gets full, everyone gets wet.

Health and fitness

Treat yourself to some TLC onboard Independence of the Seas®, with an incredible selection of health and wellness options, from luxurious spa treatments to high energy workouts.

Kids and Teens

With a wealth of amazing features especially for kids and teens, plus fantastic entertainment and activities that families can enjoy together, it’s easy to see why Independence of the Seas® was voted the best cruise ship for families in the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards in 2015.

Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics.

Classes include:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
  • Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

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