Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas joins the ranks of Royal Caribbean’s fleet as the third Freedom-class ship offering innovative amenities and a huge selection of entertainment and dining venues. Features such as an interactive water park with FlowRider surf simulator and cantilevered whirlpools that extend 12 feet beyond sides of ship are just a few of the exciting additions in store for guests. Stroll down the Royal Promenade for shopping, themed bars and lounges and restaurants. Engage in a little friendly competition on the nine-hole miniature golf course, scale the rock-climbing wall or spend a few pampering hours in the day spa. Along with the main dining room, the ship’s eateries include specialty restaurants such as Sorrento’s Pizzeria, Johnny Rockets ’50s-style diner, Giovanni's Table and Chops Grille. A variety of themed bars and lounges -- Boleros Latin club, Schooner Bar, Vintages wine bar and the elegant Champagne Bar, just to name a few -- provide hours of entertainment, or you can tempt lady luck in the dazzling casino or watch a spectacular musical stage production in the five-story Alhambra Theatre. Every cabin contains a flat-screen TV, sofa and private bath, and Wi-Fi capability is available throughout the ship.

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Ship Statistics
Year Built 2008
Refurbished 2018
Tonnage 160,000 tons
Registry Bahamas
Length 1,112 feet
Beam 185 feet
Passenger Capacity 4,375
Crew Size 1,360
Total Inside Cabins 733
Total Outside Cabins 1,084
Cabins & Suites w/ verandas 844
Suites 120
Maximum Occupancy per room 8
Age Restrictions One person must be 21 or older
Dinner Seatings 2
Seating Assignments
in Main Dining Room
Dining Hours 6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Tipping Expected? Yes
Tipping Guidelines
Royal Caribbean will automatically add $14.50 per day, per guest ($17.50 per day, per guest for suites) to your onboard account. These amounts can be adjusted onboard. A 18% tip is added to all beverage orders.
Onboard Currency US Dollar
Services & Amenities
Bars/Lounges 12
Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Yes
Casino Yes
Chapel Yes
Disco/Dancing Yes
Elevators Yes
Hot Tub 5
Cell Phone Service Yes
Internet Center Yes
Wireless Internet Access Yes
Laundromats (self service) No
Laundry/Dry Cleaning Yes
Library Yes
Movie Theatre Yes
Outdoor Movie Screen Yes
Onboard Weddings Yes
Shops Yes
Showroom Yes
Spa Yes
Video Arcade Yes
Fitness & Sports Facilities
Basketball Court Yes
Fitness Center Yes
Golf Driving Net No
Golf Simulator Yes
Ice Skating Rink Yes
Jogging Track Yes
Mini-Golf Course Yes
Rock Climbing Wall Yes
Swimming Pool 3
Tennis Court No
Water Slide No
Water Sports Platform No
Cabin Features & Amenities
24-Hour Room Service Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Safe Yes
Telephone Yes
Television Yes
Kids Facilities
Babysitting Yes
Children's Playroom Yes
Kiddie Pool Yes
Supervised Youth Program Yes
Teen Center Yes
Water Playground/Splash Park Yes
Special Needs & Requests
Adjoining Cabins
     (private connecting doors)
Kosher Meals Yes
Single Occupancy Cabins No
Single Share Program No
Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins 32