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Independence of the Seas

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About Independence of the Seas

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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Explore the Independence of the Seas, which first set sail in May 2008 and was revitalized in April 2018. This impressive ship weighs 154,407 gross tons and offers 1,929 staterooms to accommodate up to 3,858 guests. Onboard, you'll find 12 dining options, 4 pools, and 6 whirlpools, ensuring a variety of activities and dining experiences for everyone.

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The Independence of the Seas stands out as a favorite within Royal Caribbean's impressive fleet. Known for its variety of family-oriented activities, the ship offers endless fun for every age. Highlights include the FlowRider surf simulator, The Perfect Storm waterslides, and a rock-climbing wall, ensuring adventure around every corner.

Dining on the Independence of the Seas is a treat featuring a delicious array of options. Guests can enjoy everything from the casual Sorrento's Pizza to the upscale Chops Grille and the exotic flavors of Izumi. The ship provides a perfect blend of culinary delights to satisfy all tastes.

Also, the ship boasts many recreational amenities to enhance the cruising experience. These include an ice-skating rink, an escape room called The Observatorium, and a challenging mini-golf course. For relaxation and rejuvenation, the full-service Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center are available to all guests.

  • 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: 15
  • Language: English
  • Currency: US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers: 3858
  • No. of crew: 1360
  • No. of cabins: 1929
Unique Features

A new bungee trampoline experience, Sky Pad, allows guests to immerse themselves in an extraordinary virtual world.


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 on board who is charged an automatic daily tip does not receive satisfactory service, the guest may, in its sole discretion, contact onboard guest services to request a change to the daily gratuity. can. the morning of his departure. If you prepay your tip, you will not be charged a daily rate during your cruise.

Automatic daily tips are based on industry standards. By automatically collecting this fee, we can streamline the recognition process for our crew members who are working to improve our cruises. We hope that your tip is a reflection of your satisfaction, and we appreciate the generosity of our staff.

An 18% gratuity is automatically added to all beverages, minibar items and spa and salon purchases.

Guests can pre-pay tips prior to departure* by calling (UK) 0344 493 4005 / (Ireland) 1800 555 604 or registering at For guests who book through a travel agency, the travel agency may add a prepaid gratuity to the booking before departure*. If the gratuity is not prepaid before departure, it will automatically be applied to your onboard bill.

*Prepaid gratuities can be added to individual bookings anytime up to 48 hours prior to departure date.


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