Independence of the Seas

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Independence of the Seas Overview

Independence of the Seas Overview

  • Ship ClassFreedom Class
  • Year Built2008
  • Passenger Capacity3634
  • Number of Crew1360
  • Gross Tonnage160000
  • Decks14
  • Suite Cabins120
  • Balcony Cabins724
  • Oceanview Cabins976
  • Inside Cabins731

Independence of the Seas has all the amazing Freedom class features that Royal Caribbean is known for – a FlowRider surf simulator, H20 Zone water park, cantilevered whirlpools extending twelve feet beyond the sides of the ship, extensive Wi-Fi capabilities, Royal Promenade with themed bars and lounges, kids and teens programs, and more. From Royal Caribbean’s signature steakhouse Chops Grille to Jade Sushi and frozen treat favorites including Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Independence of the Seas offers guests a wide array of dining options that will surely satisfy everyone's tastes! What are you waiting for? Embark on an unforgettable journey to amazing destinations with Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas.

Overview
Dining
Cabins
Entertainment
Casino
Fitness / Recreation
Spa
Kids
Shopping
Dress Code

Overview

Independence of the Seas - Freedom Family
Independence of the Seas has all the amazing Freedom class features that Royal Caribbean is known for – a FlowRider surf simulator, H20 Zone water park, cantilevered whirlpools extending twelve feet beyond the sides of the ship, extensive Wi-Fi capabilities, Royal Promenade with themed bars and lounges, kids and teens programs, and more. From Royal Caribbean’s signature steakhouse Chops Grille to Jade Sushi and frozen treat favorites including Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Independence of the Seas offers guests a wide array of dining options that will surely satisfy everyone's tastes! What are you waiting for? Embark on an unforgettable journey to amazing destinations with Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas.

Dining

Dining onboard Independence of the Seas is as exciting as every other aspect of life onboard. There are so many different dishes and enticing atmospheres to experience you won’t know where to start: pasta at Portofino, classic burgers from Johnny Rockets, gourmet 5-course meals in the main dining room, and much more! In addition, Independence of the Seas offers low-fat ShipShape Day Spa menus, kid menus, and, if you arrange in advance, kosher menus.

Main Dining
The elegant main dining room is a great place to start the morning off right or finish off a fabulous day with a five-course meal.

Specialty Dining
Enjoy a delicious Italian meal in an intimate and romantic setting at Portofino. From classic Italian dishes to new creations, the menu has something for everyone. If your taste is for a classic chophouse, Chops Grille offers fabulous steaks and seafood dishes. It’s a great place to celebrate a special occasion, or just another perfect day of vacation.

Casual Dining
Enjoy spectacular buffets and incredible views at the Windjammer Café. The casual convenience of the Windjammer Café and the wide variety of menu options make this restaurant a guest favorite.

For a more low-key dining experience, get the family together for good old-fashioned burgers and fries at Johnny Rockets. With its retro décor and classic all-American menu, Johnny Rockets is like the 1950s all over again. In addition, you can grab a slice of pizza or a quick sandwich at the Café Promenade. You’ll find Café Promenade in the middle of the action on the Royal Promenade.

The Independence of the Seas also invites you to relax with a frothy cappuccino and a light snack while you watch the world go by in Latté-tudes, a modern-day coffee bar, or stop by Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for cool treats in a rotating selection of fabulous flavors. There, you can chill out with a frozen drink or sample from up to 16 different flavors as part of the sundae of your dreams.

Cabins

After a day of exploring the world, its exotic cuisine, and interesting cultures, there’s nothing better than returning to the comfort of your private cabin. Every one of Independence of the Seas’ cabins is designed to be a comfortable, relaxing place for you to rest after your adventures. Every room offers a television, telephone, private bath, shower, vanity and even a hair-dryer.

Four main categories of cabins are offered. By choosing a category, you can then choose a specific room-type, based on your needs.

Suite / Deluxe
Relax in luxury in the comfortable suites of the Independence of the Seas. Enjoy Wi-Fi and cell phone connectivity along with flat screen TVs in every room. Most suites provide multiple rooms, balconies, and some even offer complimentary concierge service.

Balcony
Open your private balcony and take in the beautiful view. It’s a great way to get close to every destination and make the most of your vacation at sea. Enjoy WiFi and cell phone connectivity along with flat screen TVs in every room.

Oceanview
You’ll never miss a moment of the breathtaking scenery just outside your window in these oceanview rooms. In oceanview cabins, enjoy WiFi and cell phone connectivity along with a flat screen TV.

Interior
Relax in all the comfort of Royal Caribbean's interior cabins. These nicely appointed rooms are an excellent value. Guests can enjoy Wi-Fi and cell phone connectivity along with flat screen TVs in every interior room.

Entertainment

The gorgeous view isn’t the only thing that will dazzle you onboard the Independence of the Seas. See a contemporary musical stage production or catch a live band. Or, be part of the fun with ballroom dancing lessons, ice-skating, and miniature golf. Then you can write home to tell everyone about it from the Internet Café.

The excitement onboard the cruise ship doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Dance the night away to hot Latin rhythms, watch a live band play your favorite song, laugh with a comedian, or enjoy a cocktail with some new friends in the bars, lounges, and discos on the Independence of the Seas. The fun does not stop there, watch as other guests attempt to surf the FlowRider, or maybe even try to catch a wave for the first time yourself!

Casino

There’s nothing like the sound of cards being shuffled, chips being stacked, and slot machines paying off. Casino Royale is a little bit of Vegas, a little bit of Monte Carlo, and a lot of Royal Caribbean fun. Games are available for all levels of players. There are onboard lessons for novice players and tournaments for the more advanced. Casino Royale is open whenever you are sailing, so stop in and try your luck.

Fitness / Recreation

Shipshape Fitness Center has state-of-the-art equipment and all the latest classes, like yoga and Pilates. It has everything the most sophisticated fitness clubs have – weight machines, treadmills, spin bikes – plus an amazing view.

On the Sports Deck, jog your morning mile in the middle of the ocean, work on your swing in golf simulators, pick up a game of basketball, or try the famous Royal Caribbean rock climbing wall. For the more adventurous fitness enthusiasts be sure try surfing at the exciting FlowRider wave simulator!

Spa

With so much to do onboard, plus countless adventures on land, remember to take time for yourself. After all, it’s your vacation! Consider indulging yourself and visit the Day Spa.

Treat yourself to a pedicure or facial, or go for something you’ve never tried before, like a seaweed wrap or aroma stone therapy massage. Soothe your body, smooth your skin, and send your mind to a sensory heaven. While it will seem fun and extravagant, keep in mind that it is actually a pathway to your own personal well-being.

Kids

Fun isn’t just for adults onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise. Exciting programs are offered for guests of all ages, including the new Crown & Anchor Society Youth Program. With membership, children age 17 and under can earn credit for cruising aboard Royal Caribbean International and receive special onboard benefits just for them!

Teens can discover a whole new world of cruising tailored for them while onboard. From dancing until 2:00 a.m. in the teen-only dance club to just hanging out with friends in the teen-only lounge, there’s plenty of options to make new friends, explore independently, and have a blast.

As for the younger children, activities are available for babies starting at just 6-months-old! The Fisher-Price Aqua Babies and Aqua Tots Programs for parents and children 6 to 36 months-old was developed by Fisher-Price exclusively for Royal Caribbean International. Drop by, stay, and play!

Kids ages 3 to 11 will especially love the complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program, specially designed to blend educational activities with just plain fun!

Shopping

Independence of the Seas visit some of the most exciting shopping destinations and museums in the world. However, you don’t have to leave the ship to shop or see some of the world’s finest artwork. A wide selection of shops is available onboard, as well as art galleries, art auctions, and a chance to explore some other fun activities, like wine tastings.

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evenings onboard Grandeur of the Seas: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:

Casual: Sport shirts and slacks for men, sundresses or pants for women
Smart Casual: Jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses for women

3 to 4-night cruises include one formal night and two or three casual nights.
5-night cruises include one formal, one smart casual and three casual nights.
7-night cruises include two formal nights, one smart casual night and four casual nights.
10, 11, and 12-night cruises include two formal nights and three smart casual nights, all other nights are casual.
14 and 15-night cruises include three formal nights and four smart casual nights. All other nights are casual.

Independence of the Seas Deals

Independence of the Seas Deals

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Independence of the Seas Deck Plans

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Deck 12
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Deck 10
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Category Key

  • RS Royal Suite
  • OS Owner's Suite
  • GS Grand Suite
  • JS Junior Suite
  • D1 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • D2 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E3 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • F Large Oceanview Stateroom
  • K Interior Stateroom
  • L Interior Stateroom
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Category Key

  • FS Royal Family Suite
  • JS Junior Suite
  • D1 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • D2 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E3 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • FO Family Oceanview Stateroom
  • F Large Oceanview Stateroom
  • H Oceanview Stateroom
  • K Interior Stateroom
  • L Interior Stateroom
Deck 8
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Category Key

  • FS Royal Family Suite
  • D1 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • D3 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E1 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E2 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E3 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • FO Family Oceanview Stateroom
  • F Large Oceanview Stateroom
  • FP Promenade Family Stateroom
  • PR Promenade Stateroom
  • K Interior Stateroom
  • M Interior Stateroom
Deck 7
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Category Key

  • JS Junior Suite
  • D1 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • D3 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E1 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E2 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E3 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • FO Family Oceanview Stateroom
  • F Large Oceanview Stateroom
  • H Oceanview Stateroom
  • FP Promenade Family Stateroom
  • PR Promenade Stateroom
  • K Interior Stateroom
  • M Interior Stateroom
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Category Key

  • PS Presidential Family Suite
  • D1 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • D3 Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E1 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E2 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • E3 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
  • FO Family Oceanview Stateroom
  • F Large Oceanview Stateroom
  • H Oceanview Stateroom
  • PR Promenade Stateroom
  • K Interior Stateroom
  • N Interior Stateroom
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Deck 3
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Category Key

  • H Oceanview Stateroom
  • G Oceanview Stateroom
  • K Interior Stateroom
  • N Interior Stateroom
Deck 2
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Category Key

  • FO Family Oceanview Stateroom
  • I Oceanview Stateroom
  • G Oceanview Stateroom
  • FI Family Interior Stateroom
  • K Interior Stateroom
  • N Interior Stateroom
  • Q Interior Stateroom

Independence of the Seas Cabins

Independence of the Seas Cabins

Suite
Balcony
Oceanview
Interior

Interior Cabins

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Family Interior Stateroom (FI)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Accommodates six guests. (324 sq. ft)

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Promenade Stateroom (PR)

A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)

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Interior Stateroom (K)

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)

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Interior Stateroom (M)

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)

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Interior Stateroom (N)

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)

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Interior Stateroom (L)

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)

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Interior Stateroom (Q)

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)

Oceanview Cabins

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Promenade Family Stateroom (FP)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Accommodates six guests. (327 sq. ft.)

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Oceanview Stateroom (H)

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)

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Oceanview Stateroom (G)

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)

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Large Oceanview Stateroom (F)

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (175 sq. ft.)

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Oceanview Stateroom (I)

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)

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Family Oceanview Stateroom (FO)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Accommodates six guests. (293 sq. ft.)

Balcony Cabins

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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E1)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. (184 sq. ft., balcony: 66 sq. ft.)

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Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (D1)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)

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Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (D3)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)

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Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (D2)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)

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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E2)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. (184 sq. ft., balcony: 66 sq. ft.)

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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E3)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. (184 sq. ft., balcony: 66 sq. ft.)

Suite Cabins

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Royal Family Suite (FS)

Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), a private balcony, two bathrooms and living area with double sofa bed. (587 sq. ft., balcony 270 sq. ft.)

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Owner's Suite (OS)

Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. (594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)

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Presidential Family Suite (PS)

Two master bedrooms with baths. Two additional bedrooms, each with two Pullman beds and two twin beds that convert to a Royal King. Two additional bathrooms with showers and a spacious living area with a sofa bed and dining table.

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Royal Suite (RS)

Grand entrance with doorbell. Separate bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirlpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. (1,358 sq. ft., balcony 313 sq. ft.)

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Junior Suite (JS)

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)

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Grand Suite (GS)

Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and private bathroom with tub. (401 sq. ft., balcony 107 sq. ft.)

Independence of the Seas Itineraries

Independence of the Seas Itinerary

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Caribbean $368 $348 $340 $386 $348 - - - - - - - -
Europe - - - - - - - - - - - - $349 $1,462 $1,299
Mediterranean - - - - - - - - - - - - $349 $1,462 $1,299
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