Independence of the Seas is a stunning floating resort one of the largest cruise ships afloat. It has 2 lobbies up to 11 decks high, a surf-rider, an ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall and Royal Promenade 4 decks high. Independence of the Seas passengers tend to be All ages and Mostly American but more Brits/Europeans in Europe. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 44 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.6 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 32.7 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 3.5 passengers.
The ship's magnificent Ice Rink is an industry innovation and was the first to appear onboard a cruise ship. As well as allowing passenger's to take ice skating lessons, the rink also provides some fantastic ice shows.
Thrill seekers can also take advantage of the impressive rock climbing wall and the innovative FlowRider surf simulator. Pumping out over 60,000 gallons of water per minute, this onboard surf park simulator allows you to boogie board by yourself, or take a surfing lesson.
Recommended gratuities for guests in a Grand suite or above, is advised to be $14.25 per guest per day. For guests in a Junior suite or a Stateroom it is advised to be $12.00 per guest per day.
A 15 % gratuity will automatically be added to bar bill or wine bills and for services in the Spa or Salon.
- Adults only
- children facilities
- smoking (some)
From dazzling theatre productions are thrilling ice shows, to live comedy and glitzy champagne bars, there's plenty to keep passengers entertained. Whether you want to enjoy the unbelievable views of The Viking Crown Lounge or try your luck in the exciting casino, there will never be a dull day onboard.
The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including a spa, a fitness centre, an ice rink and much more.
kid & teen
Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.
Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics.
- 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
- Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration