Introduction

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.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks11
  • Cabins1817
  • Size Large
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins32
  • Crew Members1365
  • Refurbished2018
  • CurrencyUSD
Unique Features

Guests can spring into an extraordinary virtual world on the new bungee trampoline experience, Sky Pad.

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).

Deck Plans
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

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Accomodation
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

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.

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.

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

Junior Suite

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

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

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

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

Ocean View Balcony

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

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.

Ultra Spacious Ocean View

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

Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Spacious Promenade View Interior

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

Spacious Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

Promenade View Interior

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

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom

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.

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.

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.