Independence of the Seas

Information about Independence of the Seas

Size: Large Ship
Tonnage: 154,407
Entered Service: May 2008
Passengers: 3,634
Crew: 1,397
Cabins: 1,817
Passenger Decks: 15

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Deck plan click here.

Deck two

  • Cabins
  • Conference Centre 
    Features state-of-the-art presentation equipment and a variety of meeting rooms.
  • Alhambra Theatre
    Theatre with a domed ceiling features contemporary musical stage productions.
  • Studio B
    On-board skating rink for guests and ice-skating shows are performed here in the evening

Deck three

  • Cabins
  • Alhambra Theatre
    Theatre with a domed ceiling features contemporary musical stage productions.
  • Studio B
    On-board skating rink for guests and ice-skating shows are performed here in the evening
  • Art Gallery
    Original art is displayed in this on-board art gallery which can be purchased.
  • Romeo & Juliet Dining Room
    Main dining room with a variety of menu items for breakfast, lunch (on certain days) and dinner.
  • On Air Club
    Where karaoke and classes take place.

Deck four 

  • Alhambra Theatre
    Theatre with a domed ceiling features contemporary musical stage productions.
  • Schooner Bar
    Nautically themed bar
  • The Raven
    A two-story Gothic nightclub Casino Royale
  • Casino Royale
    Slot Machines, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker.
  • Photo Gallery
    Professional photographs.
  • Boleros
    Dance to Latin rhythms in Boleros and cool off with a refreshing Latin drink like a mojito or caipirinha.
  • Macbeth Dining Room
  • Main dining room with a variety of menu items for breakfast, lunch (on certain days) and dinner.

Deck Five 

  • Promenade Shops
    Shops, cafes and bars is the hear of the ship.
  • Sorrento’s
    When you find yourself craving pizza, drop by Sorrento’s for a piping hot slice.
  • Vintages
    Wine bar.
  • Café Promenade
    This café on the Royal Promenade offers Seattle’s Best Coffee.
  • Cupcake Cupboard
    1940s-style shop featuring fresh-baked gourmet cupcakes, plus private decorating parties and cupcake design classes.
  • Next Cruise
    Book you next cruise on-board.
  • Champagne Bar
    This quiet and elegant bar is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of champagne.
  • Guest Services
    Questions or concerns? Stop by the Guest Services.
  • Shore Excursions
    Want to book an excursion visit here.
  • King Lear Dining Room
    Main dining room with a variety of menu items for breakfast, lunch (on certain days) and dinner.

Deck Six 

  • Cabins
  • Loyalty Ambassador Desk
    Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program.

Deck Seven 

  • Cabins
  • Library
    Sit back and relax and read from an impressive selection of books and guidebooks within this Library.

Deck Eight 

  • Cabins
  • Royal Caribbean Online
    Access the Internet or send e-mails from here for a small cover charge.

Deck Nine

  • Cabins

Deck Ten 

  • Cabins
  • Concierge Club
    Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening drink.

Deck Eleven 

  • Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center
    Fitness center with modern exercise equipment and a full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments, including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps.
  • Outdoor, movie screen
    Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events under the stars.
  • H2O Zone
    The H2O Zone integrates colorful sculptures around a series of sprinklers, jets and water canons that guests can use to soak each other. In the evening, it transforms into a beautifully lit sculpture garden.
  • Solarium
    The Solarium pool is for adults with towering palm trees, hammocks and cantilevered whirlpools.
  • Sports Pool
    Water sports, from pool volleyball and floating golf to pole jousting.
  • Squeeze
    Juice bar.
  • SeaTrek Dive Shop
    Visit the SeaTrek emporium for water gear and souvenirs.
  • Chops Grille
    Royal Caribbean’s popular signature steakhouse.
  • Giovanni’s Table
    Giovanni’s offers Italian style rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herb foccacia, pastas, braised meat dishes and stews, served family-style.
  • Windjammer Café
    Grab a buffet-style breakfast or lunch here. In the evenings Windjammer is changed into a restaurant-style dining area.

Deck Twelve 

  • Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center
    Fitness center with modern exercise equipment and a full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments, including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps.
  • Running Track
    Run laps while taking in the view.
  • Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
    Children can be left in the care of trained professionals here.
  • The Living Room
    A laid-back place for teens to hang out with new friends.
  • Adventure Ocean
    A play area with specially designed activities for kids ages 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic, college-educated staff.
  • Video Arcade
    Classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games like Pacman and table hockey, plus the latest – Guitar Hero, Fast and Furious Drift and more.
  • Johnny Rockets
    50s burger diner chain, which features red naugahyde booths, formica counters, a jukebox, burgers, fries and, of course, good old-fashioned malted milk shakes.
  • Fuel Teen Disco
    A teens-only club where they can gather, dance and enjoy.

Deck Thirteen 

  • Rock Climbing Wall
    Royal Caribbeans signature rock climbing wall are the most popular feature and are available on all Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Whether it’s your first time on a rock wall or you’re a seasoned climber, there are challenges for all levels of experience. They provide all of the equipment, including shoes, helmets and harnesses. All you need to do is bring a pair of socks and, of course, your sense of adventure.
  • Sports Court
    An outdoor full-size court for sports, including basketball and volleyball.
  • Independence Dunes
    Our 9-hole miniature golf course will entertain adults and children alike.
  • FlowRider
    Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship!

Deck Fourteen 

  • Viking Crown Lounge
    A Royal Caribbean signature. Perched high above the ocean, this comfortable lounge offers spectacular vistas by day and turns into a lively dance club at night.
  • Seven Hearts
    The Seven Hearts card room is a great place place to meet for Bridge and other games.
  • Diamond Club
    Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.

Deck Fifteen 

  • Skylight Chapel
    Wedding chapel which can accommodate 40 people and is located on top of the Viking Crown Lounge (the highest point on the ship), and is the perfect place to say “I do”.

Cruises with Independence of the Seas

Royal Caribbean – Independence of Seas – 30 June 2012 (14 nights)
Southampton, Gibraltar, Toulon, Livorno, Civitaecchia, Ajaccio, Cadiz, Lisbon, Vigo, Southampton 

Royal Caribbean – Independence of the Seas – 9 September 2016 (10 nights)
Southampton, Funchal, Tennerife, Las Palma, Lanzarote, Vigo, Southampton

Royal Caribbean – Independence of the Seas – 29 June 2017 (8 nights)
Southampton, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Oslo, Copenhagen, Skagen, Southampton 

 

Updated this page last on 1 March 2018 

 


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