Independence of the Seas is the most recent addition to Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom Class ships. It divides its homeport between Southampton (UK) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida where it spends the rest of the year.
Cruising can be relaxing, but if you prefer to be more active on your holiday, Independence of the Seas has a great many options for sport and recreation. There is an ice skating rink, a rock climbing wall, a fitness centre, a full-size Everlast boxing ring and a day spa and fitness centre as well as Flowrider, the world’s first onboard surf park. Other entertainment includes a nine-hole miniature golf course, a casino and Johnny Rocket’s, a 50s style diner.
Independence of the Seas cruises to some fantastic European destinations taking in historic cities and breathtaking landscapes. From the rugged beauty of Cork, to the orange filled avenues of Alicante in Spain and the romance of Nalpes and Capri in Italy, there are a great many wonderful destinations to choose from.
Accommodation on Independence of the Seas is very comfortable. The four room types are called Staterooms and each one is equipped with a television, telephone, private bathroom, shower, dressing space and hair-dryer.
Suites or Deluxe staterooms are great for families or for those who like the luxury of space. The Royal Loft Suite offers two floors fitted with contemporary furnishings, a private balcony with Jacuzzi, flat-screen TVs, a wet bar, two dining areas and a baby grand piano. The AquaTheater Suite, one of six on Independence of the Seas, overlooks the Boardwalk and AquaTheater, and features private balconies, outdoor bar and a seafront dining area for six people.
The other staterooms on Independence of the Seas are categorised as Balcony, Outside and Interior, each offering different facilities and features.
|Passenger capacity: 3634|
|Passenger Decks: 14|
|Gross Tonnage: 160000|
|Swimming Pools: 2|
|Exclusively For Adults: No|