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Independence of the Seas®

One of the biggest and best cruise ships in the world – and with regular sailings from Southampton – there’s no wonder the incredible Independence of the Seas is such a brilliant choice for British passengers. When they built this beautiful ship Royal Caribbean took all the traditional refinements from the golden age of cruise liners, added the more modern features their passengers had come to love – then introduced some clever innovations that bring a real ‘wow’ factor. Whatever type of holiday you want – there’s plenty of space on the Independence of the Seas to enjoy the type of holiday that’s ideal for you.

Independence of the Seas® visits the following regions

Statistics

  • Entered service 01/05/2008
  • Tonnage 154,407
  • Number of Decks 15
  • Passenger Capacity 3,634
  • Total Crew 1,397
  • Number of Cabins 1,817
  • Wheelchair Accessible Cabins Yes
  • Number of Pools 2
  • Number of Restaurants 6
  • Formal Nights Yes
  • Kids Club Yes

Entertainment

Evening entertainment options range from the lavish and lively to a more subdued and soothing vibe with an amazing array of show lounges, bars and dance venues to choose from. Wonderful West End-style musical shows with talented singers, dancers and comedians fill the glorious Alhambra Theatre with song and laughter.

Entertainment includes

  • Alhambra Theatre
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • Video arcade
  • Casino Royale
  • Adventures with Royal

Dining

There’s a real sense of traditional cruise conviviality about dining with your fellow passengers at set-time sittings in the absolutely stunning main, three-deck restaurant, each tier themed on one of Shakespeare’s Othello, Romeo and Juliet or King Lear plays. If you prefer a more casual approach to your meals then the Windjammer food court is sure to appeal.

Many ships feature selected restaurants where additional charges apply and reservations are required.

Dining includes

  • Main Dining Room
  • Viking Crown Lounge
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Windjammer Café
  • Chops Grille
  • Giovanni's
  • Boleros
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Sorrento's
  • Café Promenade
  • Ben & Jerry's ® ice cream shop
  • Cupcake Cupboard

Bars & Lounges

The bars and lounges burst into life at night with themed parties, cabaret acts, live bands and game shows providing something for everyone – and a different fun experience each night of your cruise holiday. Those who like to dance have different styles to choose from including the Latin beats of Bolero’s and the bang-up-to-date chart tunes of the Labyrinth disco.

Bars & Lounges includes

  • Diamond Club
  • Cloud Nine
  • The Plaza Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Wipe Out! Bar
  • Schooner Bar
  • Olive or Twist
  • The Dog & Badger Pub
  • Vintages
  • On Air Club
  • Pyramid Lounge
  • Concierge Club
  • The Living Room

Leisure & Activities

You can enjoy rest and relaxation or action, exercise and entertainment on board the Independence of the Seas – and there’s so much choice, you can design your plans to suit your mood each day. One of the most exhilarating and popular features of the ship is the wonderful wealth of water-based attractions.

Leisure & Activities includes

  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • Ice skating rink
  • H2O Zone
  • FlowRider®
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Sports court
  • Nine-hole miniature golf course
  • Vitality Spa and Fitness Center
  • Royal Promenade boutiques
  • Art and photo gallery
  • Three pools
  • Six whirlpools
  • Royal Caribbean Online Internet Center

Kids & Teens

Younger guests have their own amazing variety of activities at the Adventure Ocean clubs where they’ll be entertained and educated at craft, science, games, costume parades and music parties. Teens can find their own space in dedicated areas where they can just hang out or get involved in various sessions like DJ workshops, music jamming afternoons, discos and video game challenges.

Kids & Teens includes

  • Adventure Ocean
  • Fuel Teen Disco
  • Royal Babies and Tots Nursery

Accommodation

Interior cabin

Interior cabins on the Independence of the Seas are air-conditioned and have twin beds that can convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and a private bathroom with shower.
There’s a mini-bar, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer connection, dressing table with an extendable work surface for laptops. Some have Pullman beds and can accommodate 3-4 guests and family cabins sleep up to six. Promenade cabins have bowed windows looking out onto the Royal Promenade area.

Ocean View cabin

Ocean View cabins on the Independence of the Seas are air-conditioned and have ocean view picture windows, twin beds that can convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and a private bathroom with shower.
There’s a mini-bar, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer connection, dressing table with an extendable work surface for laptops. Some have Pullman beds and can accommodate 3-4 guests.
There are larger outside cabins and family cabins that can sleep up to six people.

Balcony cabin

Balcony cabins on the Independence of the Seas are air-conditioned and have a private, furnished balcony, twin beds that can convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and a private bathroom with shower.
There’s a mini-bar, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer connection, dressing table with an extendable work surface for laptops. Some have Pullman beds and can accommodate 3-4 guests.

Suite cabin

Suites on the Independence of the Seas are air-conditioned and have furnished private balconies, twin beds that can convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and a private bathroom with shower and sitting area.
There’s a mini-bar, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer connection, dressing table with an extendable work surface for laptops. Some have sofabeds and can accommodate 3-4 guests as well as a cot.
Some have concierge services, extra bedrooms and bathrooms, large screen TVs and DVD players.
Have a chat with your Imagine Cruising adviser about the range of suites available on this ship.

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