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  • Year Built: 2008
  • Last Refurbished: NA
  • Gross Tonnage: 160,000 tons
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,634
  • Crew Size: 1,360

  • Amenities: Fitness Center, Spa, Movie Theater, Ice Rink, Rock Wall, Pool (3) [more]
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  • Royal Caribbean International deployed Independence of the Seas - the third in its new Freedom class of ships in May 2008. Sharing the title of the largest, most innovative cruise ship in the world with sister ships, Freedom of the Seas and the soon-to-be-launched Liberty of the Seas. Independence of the Seas will feature the line's signature innovations including the FlowRider surf simulator, the H2O Zone water park, an ice-skating rink, a rock-climbing wall and a boxing ring. The 3,634-guest cruise ship will sail the 2008 summer season from Southampton, United Kingdom.

  • McBeth Dining Room - Our three-tier dining room features a wide variety of menu items and impeccable service.
  • Portofino Restaurant - If magnificent Italian cuisine served in an intimate atmosphere with an upscale flavor is your style, then Portofino is where you should be. Portofino is one of our specialty restaurants that offer a luxurious dining experience you won't soon forget.
  • Romeo & Juliet Dining Room - Our three-tier dining room features a wide variety of menu items and impeccable service.
  • Royal Promenade - cruising's first horizontal atrium, is two football fields in length and four decks high. With a wide selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment the Royal Promenade will be the place to be.
  • Chops Grille Restaurant - Elegant and upscale, this "reservation-only" restaurant is the place to go when you're hungry for the perfect steak.
  • Jade Restaurant - This buffet-style restaurant is open nightly for dinner and offers innovative creations as well as traditional Asian favorites.
  • Johnny Rockets - Step into our '50s diner, which features red naugahyde booths, formica counters, a jukebox, burgers, fries and, of course, good old-fashioned malted milk shakes.
  • Windjammer Cafe - This seaside cafe offers buffet-style breakfasts and lunches. In the evenings, the cafe's casual atmosphere is complemented by a changing menu and restaurant-style service.
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Parlor - Stop by Ben & Jerry's ice cream for cool treats in a rotating selection of fabulous flavors.
  • Sorrento's Pizza Restaurant - When you find yourself craving pizza, drop by Sorrento's for a piping hot slice.
  • Squeeze Juice Bar - This juice bar will quench your thirst with the perfect cool and refreshing fruit drink.
  • Sprinkles Yogurt Bar - Need to cool off? Visit our self-serve yogurt bar for frozen treats.
  • Vintages Wine Bar - Experience Vintages, Royal Caribbean's first-ever wine bar at sea.
  • Champagne Bar - This quiet and elegant bar is the perfect place to enjoy a glass (or two) of champagne.
  • Schooner Bar - This nautically themed bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends.
  • Boleros - Dance to Latin rhythms in Boleros and cool off with a refreshing Latin drink like a mojito or caipirinha.

  • Centrum - The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops, is best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.
  • The Solarium - The Solarium pool area is an oasis for guests 18 and older, complete with towering palm trees, hammocks and cantilevered whirlpools that extend twelve feet beyond the sides of the ship. The whirlpools' wide panels of glass allow a breathtaking view from the horizon to the ocean below.
  • ShipShape Fitness Center - Our seaside fitness center features the best equipment, saunas and whirlpools, and all the latest classes, like yoga and pilates. We've got everything - weight machines, treadmills, stair steppers, spinning bikes - plus an amazing view.
  • Sports Pool - Challenge yourself, or other guests, in a variety of water sports, from pool volleyball and floating golf to pole jousting. And when the sports pool isn't being used for organized activities, get your blood pumping by swimming laps.
  • H2O Fun Zone - Explore the colorful H2O Zone waterpark, complete with interactive sculpture fountains, ground geysers and a cascading waterfall.
  • Alhambra Theatre - Our theater, five stories from orchestra pit to domed ceiling, features contemporary musical stage productions.
  • Rock Climbing Wall: This is the largest of our rock-climbing walls: a 43-foot-tall by 44-foot-wide freestanding wall with a central spire. Plus, with eleven different routes to choose from, our rock-climbing wall offers skill combinations for all levels.
  • FlowRider Surf Park - Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship! Even the best beaches have bad days, but on the FlowRider, surf's always up. Plus, the FlowRider is great fun for all ages and all skill levels, whether you're boogie boarding or surfing.
  • Freedom Fairways Mini Golf - Our 9-hole miniature golf course will entertain adults and children alike.
  • Casino Royale - Our glittering casino features electronic Slot Machines, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker.
  • Art Gallery - Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase something for your own collection, visit an onboard art auction.
  • Studio B - A multipurpose studio complex filled with activity all day long, from ice-skating to cooking demonstrations.
  • Karaoke Club
  • Coffee Shop
  • Ice Skating Rink - Take a shot at a double axle in the only ice skating rink at sea. Or, once the rink is converted to a stage, settle in for an unforgettable show in the same unique area.
  • Boxing Ring - Spar with an experienced instructor in the full-size Everlast boxing ring.
  • Internet Center/Computer Lab - Extensive WiFi capabilities and connectivity for cell phones - Stay connected while at sea using our wireless internet connection throughout the ship.
  • Library - Our onboard library features comfortable reading chairs as well as an impressive selection of books and guidebooks.
  • Full-size, flat-screen TVs in every stateroom
  • Viking Crown Lounge - A Royal Caribbean signature. Perched high above the ocean, this comfortable lounge offers spectacular vistas by day and turns into a lively dance club at night.
  • Skylight Chapel - Our wedding chapel is located on top of the Viking Crown Lounge (the highest point on the ship) and is the perfect place to say "I do."
  • Adventure Ocean youth facilities - A play area with specially designed activities for kids ages 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic, college-educated staff.
  • The Living Room - A laid-back place for teens to hang out with new friends.
  • Fuel - A teens-only club where they can gather, dance and enjoy music.
  • Challenger's Arcade - Filled with video games for kids and adults.
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Independence of the Seas Accommodations

    SUITE/DELUXE:
  • Royal Suite: The Royal Suite offers a Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony with hot tub, whirlpool bathtub, living room with queen-size sofa bed, baby grand piano and concierge service. (1,188 sq. ft., balcony 170 sq. ft.)
  • Presidential Family Suite: Queen-size bed, private balcony with breathtaking view, separate living area with sofa bed, refrigerator and bar, mini bar, walk-in closet, private bathroom, bathtub, vanity, television, radio and phone.
  • Owner's Suite: Queen-size bed, private balcony with breathtaking view, separate living area with sofa bed, refrigerator and bar, mini bar, walk-in closet, private bathroom, bathtub, vanity, television, radio and phone.
  • Royal Family Suite: Two bedrooms with twin beds that convert to queen-size beds (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, and concierge service. (610 sq. ft., balcony 234 sq. ft.)
  • Grand Suite: Queen-size bed, private balcony with breathtaking view, separate living area with sofa bed, refrigerator and bar, mini bar, walk-in closet, private bathroom, bathtub, vanity, television, radio and phone.
  • Junior Suite: Two twin beds can convert into queen-size bed), sofa and/or Pullman beds, sitting area, private bathroom, vanity, hair-dryer, mini bar, closed circuit TV, radio and phone.
    BALCONY:
  • Superior Oceanview Stateroom: Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (188 sq. ft., balcony 50 sq. ft.)
  • Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom: Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.
    OCEANVIEW:
  • Family Oceanview Stateroom: These staterooms offer two twin beds, sofa or Pullman beds and sitting area. Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), vanity area, and a private bathroom. (140 sq. ft.)
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom: These larger staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom. Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. (154 sq. ft.)
  • Oceanview Stateroom: These larger staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom. Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom.
    INTERIOR:
  • Promenade Stateroom: Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sofa and/or Pullman beds, mini bar, sitting area.
  • Promenade Family Stateroom: Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sofa and/or Pullman beds, mini bar, sitting area.
  • Family Inside Stateroom: Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sofa and/or Pullman beds, mini bar, sitting area. (260 sq. ft.)
  • Interior Stateroom: Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), vanity area, and a private bathroom. (140 sq. ft.)
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