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Independence of the Seas

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As part of Royal Caribbean International's Freedom Class, Independence of The Seas pushes the limits of what is possible at sea

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Dining

Whether you're looking for a quick snack, a family dinner or a gourmet dining experience, you can have it all – and more besides – at an incredible variety of restaurants, cafés and bars onboard Independence of the Seas®.

Take your taste buds on a delicious journey, with mouth-watering flavours from around the world at a variety of fantastic restaurants.

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Main Dining Rooms

The vast, three deck high main dining room is spread across decks 3, 4 and 5. Deck 3, Romeo and Juliet, offers open seating for daytime meals, with Macbeth, deck 4, and King Lear, deck 5 open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All three levels offer the same menu, with two sittings or flexible dining allowing you to eat when you want. Tables seat 4-12.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Classic
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Johnny Rocket's

1950s style diner, offering fast, friendly service. A traditional burger joint serving a range of hamburgers, hotdogs, milkshakes and sodas, indoor and outdoor seating is available, with jukeboxes adding to the ambiance.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: American
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Giovanni's Table

Savour great Italian home cooking in this family-friendly restaurant specialising in the traditional dishes of Tuscany.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Italian
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Chop's Grille

A high-end grill where you’ll find filet mignon and mesquite-grilled salmon on a menu that changes daily There’s no better place for a special occasion – great steaks and seafood are the speciality.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Surf_Turf

Vintages

Developed with Robert Mondavi, Beringer Blass Wine Estates and Niebaum-Coppola, Vintages brings you amazing wines from some of the world’s finest vineyard with delicious tapas.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Tapas
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Izumi

Don’t miss Izumi, the exotic Asian-inspired dining experience where chefs cook tableside on real Teppanyaki.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Japanese
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Fish & Ships

Say hello to a tasty treat from home at Fish & Ships, the all-new eatery within splashing distance of Splashaway Bay water park.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual
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Sorrento's Pizza

Whole or by the slice, there’s nothing quite like New York-style pizza , cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven and topped with a delicious selection of fresh ingredients

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Pizzeria
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Windjammer Cafe

Whatever you're in the mood for, you'll find it at Windjammer , where dishes from around the world are served up for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Cafe

Sugar Beach Candy & Ice Cream

Sugar Beach is a dreamland filled with all your favourite sweets and confectionary, including rich and creamy homemade ice cream.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Ice_Cream

Ben & Jerry's

Treat yourself to a scoop (or two) of decadent ice cream, in a range of classic and cult flavours that everyone will enjoy.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Ice_Cream

Entertaining

Independence of the Seas® offers countless amazing ways to enjoy yourself, from spectacular stage performances and incredible shopping opportunities, to the magnificent outdoor cinema screen and the vibrant atmosphere of the Royal Promenade. It’s all onboard, and it’s all waiting for you.

From fast-paced fun to blissful relaxation, there’s an incredible range of activities for guests of all ages onboard Independence of the Seas®.

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The Theatre

Spanning two decks, this Broadway-style performance space offers contemporary and Broadway-inspired shows, headline musicals and live comedy. Enjoy Broadway-style musical spectaculars at the fantastic onboard theatre, where colourful, lively performances will take your breath away.

Features

  • Theatre
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Dog & Badger Pub

Sample some authentic British ale at this cosy, traditional pub.

Features

  • Bar
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Champagne Bar

Enjoy a little bit of luxury with a glass of premium bubbly in elegant surroundings, with live music in the evenings to accompany your nightcap.

Features

  • Bar
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On Air Club

Warm up your vocal cords and take to the stage at this fun and funky karaoke bar.

Features

  • Bar
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Schooner Bar

Enjoy your drink with a side of trivia at one of the regular quiz nights held in this relaxed venue.

Features

  • Bar
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Boleros

This Latin-themed bar serves up the best mojitos at sea, an amazing selection of tequilas and some of the hottest beats onboard!

Features

  • Bar
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Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade

Watch your team dominate the pitch or make your own legendary plays in the arcade. When it’s time to refuel, you’ll love our Playmaker burger, along with ice cold beer on tap.

Features

  • Bar
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Open Air Cinema

Whether it’s poolside on a sunny day while enjoying a cocktail, or wrapped up at night under the stars, enjoy blockbuster movies and major sporting events with a twist at the spectacular open-air, poolside cinema screen.

Features

  • Cinema
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Sky Pad

Spring into an extraordinary virtual world on the new bungee trampoline experience, Sky PadSM.

Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and soar high into the sky for gravity-defying fun at Sky PadSM. Bounce over craters or compete in zero-gravity games — this brand-new bungee trampoline experience opens up a universe of possibility.

Features

  • Lounge
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Casino Royale

Take a chance at this Vegas-style venue, where Blackjack, Roulette and Texas Hold'em are just a few of the exciting games on offer.

Features

  • Casino
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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.

Features

  • Lounge
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Diamond Club

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.

Features

  • Lounge
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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.

Features

  • Theatre
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The Raven

A two-story Gothic nightclub with a bar on each of its two levels, is the place to be. With a large dance floor, enjoy the live DJ programming in the evenings. During the day, dance classes, game shows, quiz games can be hosted here.

Features

  • Nightclub

Vintages

Developed with Robert Mondavi, Beringer Blass Wine Estates and Niebaum-Coppola, Vintages brings you amazing wines from some of the world’s finest vineyard with delicious tapas.

Features

  • Bar

Laser Tag

Light up your afternoon with an unforgettable game of Laser Tag.

Features

  • Adrenaline

Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics.

Classes include:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
  • Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

Health and fitness

Treat yourself to some TLC onboard Independence of the Seas®, with an incredible selection of health and wellness options, from luxurious spa treatments to high energy workouts.

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Fitness Centre

A fully equipped gym and fitness centre, including free weights, weight machines and cardiovascular machines. Classes include yoga and pilates, as well as spinning and boot camp, guaranteed to help clear your body and mind.

Features

  • Gym

Vitality Spa

A range of services and relaxation treatments are available from the Vitality Spa & fitness Centre. The salon, located within the spa area, offers haircuts, styling, manicures, pedicures and teeth whitening. Visit Vitality Spa for massages, reflexology, facials, bodywraps and acupuncture.

Health, fitness and beauty demonstrations and seminars run by qualified professionals run during most voyages. The Vitality Wellness Programme offers a holistic approach to well being, with seminars, expert advise, healthy menu options, fitness programmes and spa.

Features

  • Spa

Sports

Passengers can also enjoy the ship's fantastic sporting facilities, which include: an ice rink, a golf simulator, a boxing ring, a running track, as well as basketball and volleyball courts.

Features

  • Sports Court
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Rock Climbing Wall

Ever thought about climbing a rock wall 200ft above sea level? With the ship's onboard rock wall this can become a reality. Passengers who take on the challenge will experience some of the best views at sea.

Features

  • Sports Court

Flowrider

Pumping out over 60,000 gallons of water a minute, the innovative Flowrider surf simulator allows you to go surfing and boogie boarding anywhere in the world. A variety of lessons are available, so whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro you can enjoy the unique thrill of the Flowrider.

Features

  • Sports Court

Pools & Whirlpools

Swim along or bask in the sun by the side of the pool – there are several to choose from. Or, if you’d rather escape it all, chill-out in the tranquil poolside Solarium area instead.

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 organised activities, get your blood pumping by swimming laps.

Or why not sit back, relax and let the bubbles soothe you in one of the amazing cantilevered whirlpools, which offer amazing views out to sea.

Features

  • Pool
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
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Adult-Only Solarium

Exclusively for adults, this tranquil solarium is the perfect place to take time out for yourself - sunbathe, swim or simply relax with a book

Features

  • Pool

Kids and teens

With a wealth of amazing features especially for kids and teens, plus fantastic entertainment and activities that families can enjoy together, it’s easy to see why Independence of the Seas® was voted the best cruise ship for families in the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards in 2015.

Accommodation

Enjoy a comfortable, feel at home accommodation onboard Independence of the Seas, no matter where you are in the world. Our at-sea accommodation is designed with a special focus on comfort and convenience, from interior rooms to suites, there is a room to suit everyone needs.

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Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Grand entrance with doorbell. Separate bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom

Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom

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

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom

Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and private bathroom with tub

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Spacious Panoramic Ocean View

Two lower twin beds convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed for quad staterooms. Vanity with sitting area, Private bathroom with shower. Floor to Ceiling wrap around panoramic window.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Desk
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Ultra Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Spacious Promenade View Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Spacious Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Promenade View Interior

A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 15

  • Escape Room
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Deck 14

  • Independence Dunes
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Deck 13

  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Sports Court
  • Sky Pad
  • The Perfect Storm
  • FlowRider
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Deck 12

  • Spa and Fitness Centre
  • Sky Lounge
  • Running Track
  • Video Arcade
  • Nursery
  • The Living Room
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Fuel Teen Club
  • Suites
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
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Deck 11

  • Spa and Fitness Centre
  • Solarium
  • Whirlpools
  • Pool Bar
  • Resort Pool
  • Sport Pool
  • Splashaway Bay
  • Fish & Ships
  • Padi
  • Chops Grille
  • Giovanni's Table
  • The Plaza Bar
  • Windjammer Cafe
  • Suites
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
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Deck 10

  • Suites
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
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Deck 9

  • Suites
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Royal Promenade
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Deck 8

  • Suites
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Royal Promenade
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Deck 7

  • Suites
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Royal Promenade
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Deck 6

  • Suites
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Royal Promenade
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Deck 5

  • Star Lounge
  • Library & RC Online
  • Sorrento's
  • Ale & Anchor
  • Vintages
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • Sugar Beach
  • Next Cruise
  • Shore Excursions
  • Champagne Bar
  • Guest Services
  • Dining Room
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Deck 4

  • Royal Theatre
  • Schooner Bar
  • Izumi
  • Casino Royale
  • Bar
  • Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade
  • Boleros
  • Dining Room
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Deck 3

  • Royal Theatre
  • Centrum
  • Center Ice Rink
  • Studio B
  • Photo Gallery
  • RCTV
  • Art Gallery
  • Dining Room
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
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Deck 2

  • Conference Centre
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms