• Passengers booked
    220000+
  • Length: 1112ft
  • Beam: 183.40ft
  • Cruising speed: 22kn
  • Crew: 1360
  • Kids Club: For 7 different age groups
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,634
  • Vessel: 3
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Casino
  • Cinema/Screening room
  • Conference Centre
  • Duty Free Shopping
  • Gym
  • Internet Facilities
  • Library
  • On Air Club
  • Royal Promenade
  • Solarium
  • Traditional Dining
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  • Year: 2008
  • Draft: 28.00ft
  • Bars/Lounges: 12
  • Gross Tonnage: 160,000 tons
  • Onboard Currency: US Dollars
  • Show Lounge: Daily shows
  • Whirlpool Spas: 3
  • Art Auctions
  • Chapel
  • Comedy Club
  • Dance Classes
  • FlowRider Simulator
  • Ice Shows
  • Jogging Track
  • Live Music
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Security Safe in Cabin
  • Teen Areas
  • Vitality Day Spa & Fitness Centre
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  • Length: 1112ft
  • Beam: 183.40ft
  • Cruising speed: 22kn
  • Crew: 1360
  • Kids Club: For 7 different age groups
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,634
  • Vessel: 3
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Casino
  • Cinema/Screening room
  • Conference Centre
  • Duty Free Shopping
  • Gym
  • Internet Facilities
  • Library
  • On Air Club
  • Royal Promenade
  • Solarium
  • Traditional Dining
+ show more
  • Year: 2008
  • Draft: 28.00ft
  • Bars/Lounges: 12
  • Gross Tonnage: 160,000 tons
  • Onboard Currency: US Dollars
  • Show Lounge: Daily shows
  • Whirlpool Spas: 3
  • Art Auctions
  • Chapel
  • Comedy Club
  • Dance Classes
  • FlowRider Simulator
  • Ice Shows
  • Jogging Track
  • Live Music
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Security Safe in Cabin
  • Teen Areas
  • Vitality Day Spa & Fitness Centre
+ show more
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Independence of the Seas Overview

Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas cruise ship epitomizes all that's best about the modern mega-ship trend. This is a massive vessel with a firm focus on fun that never loses sight of its passengers as individuals - what more could you ask for?


Specs: Independence of the Seas at a glance
The Independence of the Seas weighs in at 160,000 tonnes, measures 1,112 feet in length and can cut through the waves at 21.6 knots. She has a maximum passenger capacity of 4,370.


Accommodation: Independence of the Seas rooms and suites
Independence of the Seas rooms run the gamut from 150 foot square interior cabins with basic facilities like a TV and minibar to the 594 square foot Owner's Suites which boast (among other luxurious features) a spacious private balcony.


Entertainment: things to do on board the Independence of the Seas
You won't be bored aboard the Independence of the Seas - see below for a sample of the Independence of the Sea entertainment that's in store for you:
  • Enjoy evening parties on the Promenade with a street festival feel
  • Try your luck in the Casino Royale
  • Catch a show in the Broadway-style Alhambra Theatre
  • Witness a spectacular ice-skating show


Food: Independence of the Seas restaurants
Keeping your stomach happy is no small matter on vacation, but thankfully that's an easy task aboard the Independence of the Seas.

A selection of Independence of the Seas food included in your fare:
  • Main Dining Room: set menus featuring old favourites along with a buffet at lunch
  • Windjammer Cafe: great for a quick bite to eat when you don't have much time
  • Jade: Asian themed buffet majoring in Chinese and Thai food

A few specialty dining options (not included in the fare):
  • Johnny Rocket's: 1950's style diner offering hamburgers, chili dogs and milkshakes
  • Portofino's: excellent Italian fine dining
  • Chops Grille: classic steakhouse fare


Destinations: Independence of the Seas itineraries
An Independence of the Seas itinerary will often see cruisers departing Fort Lauderdale for a Caribbean voyage, although the ship will sometimes pop over the Atlantic for western Mediterranean cruises.


Things to remember: On board the Independence of the Seas
A few pointers for those getting ready to cruise onboard the Independence of the Seas:
  • It's usual to have about two formal nights over the course of a week long cruise. Even on formal nights the 'black tie' dress code isn't terribly strict - many of the men make do with a jacket and tie, and women don't necessarily have to go for a full gown.
  • One of the Independence of the Seas' strongest points is catering for families. There's even a Royal Babies & Tots Nursery which caters to little ones aged 6 months to 36 months. There are also (of course) comprehensive programs aimed at kids and teens, broken into age brackets so that every age and stage has engaging activities to enjoy. Royal Caribbean is known for being family friendly and the Independence of the Seas is certainly no exception.
  • Each passenger will be charged a daily $12 service gratuity that is added to their onboard account. It is possible to change or remove this gratuity at the guest services desk. The official onboard currency is the US dollar.

Written By: Sarah Glover, Content Editor of Cruise Sale Finder

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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