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Independence of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

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Ship Stats and Features
Maximum Capacity: 3634
Year Entered Service: 02/05/2008
Beam (Ship Width): 184 ft
Draught(Ship Depth): 28 ft
Length: 1112 ft
Tonnage: 158000
Crew: 1360
Cruising Speed: 22 kts
Number of Decks: 14
Number of Lifts: 16
Number of Pools: 3
Number of restaurants: 5
Formal nights: Yes
Adult Only: No
Kids Club: Yes

Independence of the Seas is sailing out of Southampton again during 2014 so there's never been a more exciting or convenient way to experience Europe & the Mediterranean.

Independence of the Seas, one of the most popular Royal Caribbean ships, is a vessel packed to the brim with spectacular features — a true masterpiece. She comes complete with a state of the art Flowrider — a real wave surfing simulator — plus a rock climbing wall, the Royal Promenade, an ice-skating rink and a boxing ring. She also boasts extensive Wi-Fi capabilities and connectivity for mobile phones as well as flat-screen TVs in every stateroom. What else could anyone possibly put on a cruise ship? You'll be truly amazed.

Updated: Independence of the Seas recently received a multi-million dollar refurbishment that saw her gain an array of upgrades and new features. Among her additions are a brand new outdoor movie screen, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy movies under the stars with special seating and popcorn. The popular Oasis-class Cupcake Cupboard was added, bringing the favourite tasty treats to the Royal Promenade. The little ones can now make the most of a modern nursery, perfect for parents to take some time out with the youngest members of the family. Staterooms, Vintages bar and other public areas were all upgraded.

With summer cruises to the Mediterranean and winter cruises to the Canaries you can experience this incredible ship all year round.  

Cuisine and Dining on Independence of the Seas

The Independence of the Seas offers an incredible range of dining options, with a choice of menus that will leave you speechless. From the 24 hour snack buffets to the sophisticated à la carte restaurants, every taste will be catered for and then some. As with all Royal Caribbean ships, room service is of course, fully included.

Entertainment on Independence of the Seas

From the majestic 1350 seat theatre or Studio B — a hi-tech entertainment complex — to the intimate piano sounds of the Olive or Twist Jazz Club, there's entertainment on every scale. Also worth checking out is the traditional pub, the Dog and Badger and the private Karaoke booths down in the sports bar. From cold beers, to elegant cocktails, there's a lounge onboard this ship to suit your taste.

The aforementioned Studio B offers some fantastic ice shows, the theatre showcases a variety of Broadway-style productions and you can even find the occasional bit of cabaret onboard. If you fancy a flutter check out the ship's casino, or merely relax on deck and take in the Mediterranean sunshine. You can enjoy as much or as little entertainment as suits you mood while sailing onboard Independence of the Seas.

Spa & Fitness on Independence of the Seas

Being such an impressive vessel, the Independence of the Sea comes packed to the rafters with as many spa facilities as you could wish for. The only question is will you be able to fit all this rest and relaxation in? 

Recreation on Independence of the Seas

The Independence of the Seas is unprecedented in terms of the facilities she offers. Innovative but at the same time filled with traditional cruise ship benefits. There is a dedicated sports pool, adults only solarium, an enlarged outdoor rock climbing wall, indoor ice skating rink, miniature golf course, the FlowRider surfing simulator and a boxing ring.

Enjoy the boutique shopping in the Royal Promenade, escape to the piece a quiet of the library, or head out to the sports deck. Whatever your mood, you can rest assured there is always something to do onboard Independence of the Seas — of course, you can also sit back and do nothing at all.

Pre Cruise from Southampton

Why not make your Mediterranean or Canary Islands cruise even more convenient with an over night stay in the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel. With a variety of long stay paring and transfer options from the train and coach stations available this is an ideal place to begin your cruise holiday.

Customer Reviews

We had a fantastic time aboard the ship on our 15 days cruise round the Caribbean islands and to say the food was good is an un...read more
6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6 - Drew & Isobel
We have just returned from a three day cruise on this ship. We wanted to try RC as a comparison to other cruise lines. Never ag...read more
1 out of 61 out of 61 out of 61 out of 61 out of 61 out of 6 - Rw

Average Customer Review:   5.12987012987013 out of 65.12987012987013 out of 65.12987012987013 out of 65.12987012987013 out of 65.12987012987013 out of 65.12987012987013 out of 6  (154 Independence of the Seas Reviews)

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