Independence of the Seas

The UK’s favourite ship Independence of the Seas® is back in Southampton with a host of amazing features and is sailing to incredible destinations across the world – from Europe to the Caribbean. But with the staterooms booking up fast, be sure to secure your spot.


Accomodation Types

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.

Presidential Family Suite

The ultimate in luxury! Most offer multiple rooms and balconies and some even offer extras like a baby grand piano.

All staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

Guests staying in Suites will also benefit from a full breakfast, lunch and dinner room service, complimentary Concierge service, priority check-in and priority departure, as well as complimentary luggage valet service.

  • Presidential Family Suite with Balcony: 1,209 square feet (balcony 805 square feet), sleeps 16

Balcony Staterooms

Open your private balcony door and breathe in the sea air and fabulous views. Plus with a Balcony Stateroom you get the first exciting look at each new port of call.

All Balcony staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort. 

  • Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony: 199 square feet (balcony 65 square feet), sleeps 2-3

Ocean View Staterooms

Take in the stunning scenery and fabulous sunsets from right outside your window.

All Ocean View staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

  • Ocean View Stateroom: 160 Square Feet, Sleeps 2

Interior Stateroom

Comfort and little luxuries are the order of the day in the cosy and affordable Interior Staterooms.

All staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

  • Interior Stateroom: 150 Square Feet, Sleeps 2

Family Ocean View

Take in the stunning scenery and fabulous sunsets from right outside your window.

All Ocean View staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

  • Family Oceanview: 190-405 Square Feet, Sleeps 6

Large Ocean View

Take in the stunning scenery and fabulous sunsets from right outside your window.

All Ocean View staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

  • Large Ocean View: 160 Square Feet, Sleeps 4

Panoramic Ocean View

Take in the stunning scenery and fabulous sunsets from right outside your window. All Ocean View staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

  • Panoramic Ocean View: 180 Square Feet, Sleeps 4

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Open your private balcony door and breathe in the sea air and fabulous views. Plus with a Balcony Stateroom you get the first exciting look at each new port of call.

All Balcony staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort. 

  • Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony: 184 square feet (balcony 66 square feet), sleeps 2-3

Promenade Family Interior

Comfort and little luxuries are the order of the day in the cosy and affordable Interior Staterooms.

All staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

  • Promenade Family Interior Stateroom: 327 Square Feet, Sleeps 2-4

Interior Promenade

Comfort and little luxuries are the order of the day in the cosy and affordable Interior Staterooms.

All staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

  • Interior Promenade Stateroom: 160 Square Feet, Sleeps 2

Royal Family Suite with Balcony

The ultimate in luxury! Most offer multiple rooms and balconies and some even offer extras like a baby grand piano.

All staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

Guests staying in Suites will also benefit from a full breakfast, lunch and dinner room service, complimentary Concierge service, priority check-in and priority departure, as well as complimentary luggage valet service.

  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony: 587 square feet (balcony 270 square feet), sleeps 4-6

Royal Suite with Balcony

The ultimate in luxury! Most offer multiple rooms and balconies and some even offer extras like a baby grand piano.

All staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

Guests staying in Suites will also benefit from a full breakfast, lunch and dinner room service, complimentary Concierge service, priority check-in and priority departure, as well as complimentary luggage valet service.

  • Royal Suite with Balcony: 1,358 square feet (balcony 313 square feet), sleeps 4

Owner’s Suite with Balcony

The ultimate in luxury! Most offer multiple rooms and balconies and some even offer extras like a baby grand piano.

All staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

Guests staying in Suites will also benefit from a full breakfast, lunch and dinner room service, complimentary Concierge service, priority check-in and priority departure, as well as complimentary luggage valet service.

  • Owner’s Suite with Balcony: 401 square feet (balcony 107 square feet), sleeps 4

Grand Suite with Balcony

The ultimate in luxury! Most offer multiple rooms and balconies and some even offer extras like a baby grand piano.

All staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

Guests staying in Suites will also benefit from a full breakfast, lunch and dinner room service, complimentary Concierge service, priority check-in and priority departure, as well as complimentary luggage valet service.

  • Grand Suite with Balcony: 401 square feet (balcony 107 square feet), sleeps 2-3

Junior Suite with Balcony

The ultimate in luxury! Most offer multiple rooms and balconies and some even offer extras like a baby grand piano.

All staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. The Bedding program includes new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, for guests added comfort.

Guests staying in Suites will also benefit from a full breakfast, lunch and dinner room service, complimentary Concierge service, priority check-in and priority departure, as well as complimentary luggage valet service.

  • Junior Suite with Balcony: 297 square feet (balcony 94 square feet), sleeps 2-3

Deck Plans

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.

Deck 15

  • Escape Room

Deck 14

  • Independence Dunes

Deck 13

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

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

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

Deck 10

  • Suites
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms

Deck 9

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

Deck 8

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

Deck 7

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

Deck 6

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

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

Deck 4

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

Deck 3

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

Deck 2

  • Conference Centre
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms


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.

Main Dining Rooms

Experience complimentary · Cuisine classic

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.

Johnny Rocket's

Experience cover · Cuisine american

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.

Giovanni's Table

Experience cover · Cuisine italian

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

Chop's Grille

Experience cover · Cuisine surf_turf

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.

Vintages

Experience cover · Cuisine tapas

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.

Izumi

Experience cover · Cuisine japanese

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

Fish & Ships

Experience complimentary · Cuisine casual

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

Sorrento's Pizza

Experience complimentary · Cuisine pizzeria

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

Windjammer Cafe

Experience complimentary · Cuisine 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.

Sugar Beach Candy & Ice Cream

Experience complimentary · Cuisine ice_cream

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

Ben & Jerry's

Experience complimentary · Cuisine ice_cream

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


Entertainment

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®.

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.

Dog & Badger Pub

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

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.

On Air Club

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

Schooner Bar

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

Boleros

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Laser Tag

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


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 & Fitness

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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


Kids & 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.

H20 Zone

H2O Zone is a watery paradise that kids young and old will love, with wacky sculptures, water cannons and fountains to explore while mum and dad relax poolside.

Royal Babies & Tots

Join your child in the fun of Royal Babies (6-18 months) or Royal Tots (18-36 months) interactive playgroup sessions including music, toys and learning activities, developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price. Each 45-minute session offers activities that make playtime learning time as well. Please note, a parent or caregiver must accompany children. 

If you fancy a bit of time to yourself, make use of the colourful Royal Babies & Tots Nursery. The littlest guests (aged 6-36 months) are cared for by trained professionals, while enjoying specially designed programs. Daytime and evening drop-off is offered; hourly fee of $6 in the daytime and $8 during the evening applies, and you can book onboard.

Adventure Ocean

With three distinct age groups – Aquanauts (3-5 years), Explorers (6-8 years) and Voyagers (9-11 years), kids of all ages will have countless adventures at their award-winning clubs, including science experiments, theatre workshops, scavenger hunts and much more.

Aquanauts

Enjoy the magic of Bubbling Potions, uncover the dinosaur-sized secrets of Jurassic Jr, and take over the ship with the Pirate Party Parade. Parents of three-year olds can opt for pagers so Adventure Ocean staff can stay in touch.

Explorers

Space Mud, Fossil Fever and Meteorology Madness. Hands-on science gets young minds churning – along with explorations of arts with Adventure Art and Adventure Theatre. Round out the night with dancing through the decades and ice cream for all.

Voyagers

For 9 to 11 year olds there’s a range of cool and educational activities including science experiments, backstage tours and new sports like Gagaball.

Teen Dream

Older kids from 12-14 and 15-17 will love the special teen zones onboard, where they can hang out, make friends and enjoy fantastic activities like sports tournaments, pool parties, movie nights and more.

12-14 Years

Get active with rock climbing competitions, dodgeball and Dance Dance Revolution, then take it down a notch at BBQs and movie nights. Plus, the chance to let your star shine with open mic nights, talent shows and Scratch DJ Academy.

15-17 Years

Join new friends at theme nights, pool parties and teen dinners. Test your skills on the karaoke stage, on the Wii or at the basketball court and see who takes home the glory.


Useful Information

Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing. 

A wide range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are available onboard as standard.

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request. 

The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor.

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women.

Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women.

Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.

There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.

Internet Access

Wi-Fi is available onboard at a basic rate of USD 0.85 per minute. Alternatively passengers can choose from one of our pre-paid packages. 

An internet cafe is also available onboard, providing passengers with computer and internet access.


Smoking & E-cigarette Policy

Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas, this includes electronic cigarettes/ e-cigarettes.

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21. 

Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.

Drinks Packages

The following drinks packages are available onboard:

Deluxe Beverage Package

Enjoy any individual beverage item up to $12 (retail value) available onboard, choosing from selected cocktails, spirits, liqueurs, wines, beer, soda beverages, bottled water, freshly squeezed juices, mocktails, premium coffee and premium tea. Plus a 40% discount on bottles of wine under $100 and 20% off bottles over $100. Prices start from $65/day (Including onboard tax)

Refreshment Package

Enjoy our selection of premium coffees and teas, bottled water, fresh-squeezed juices, non-alcoholic cocktails, plus fountain soda with a free Coca-cola souvenir cup. Prices start from $30/day (including onboard tax)

Classic Soda Package

Quench your thirst for just a few dollars a day with unlimited fountain soda refills and receive a free Coca-cola souvenir cup. Prices start from $10/day (including onboard tax)

Café Select Coffee Card

Indulge in your favourite brews with a card that entitles you to any 15 speciality espresso-based coffees, premium teas, and hot chocolate all for one low price. Prices start from $36/day (Including onboard tax).