10 reasons to sail on the newly enhanced Independence of the Seas

10 May 2018

Prepare to embark on a whole world of extra excitement aboard the newly enhanced Independence of the Seas. One of the UK’s most loved cruise ships, “Indy” will once again sail from Southampton in 2018 and 2019 after a multi-million pound makeover. This time round, Independence of the Seas is packed full of new exciting and extraordinary activities onboard that will guarantee epic thrills and tranquil chills. We’ve listed some of Independence of the Seas new features and some of the most exciting reasons to book a cruise on Royal Caribbean International’s newly enhanced Independence of the Seas.

Sky Pad

Sky Pad is a brand new bungee trampoline experience. This out-of-this-world adventure uses virtual reality technology to give a whole universe of gravity-defying fun! Dodge asteroids, bounce along the surface of the moon, or fly around in space. The fun to be had is out of this world!

Laser Tag

Families will have a blast at the new Laser Tag at Studio B. Team up and blast out in an epic battle for Planet Z, the last remaining planet in the far-flung galaxy. Only one team can win, but this glow-in-the-dark battleground will brighten everyone’s day.


Whether you hit the high notes with the cast of the Broadway hit Grease or bask in the glory of the talented Studio B ice skaters. Prepare to be wowed by the glitz, glamour, and diverse range of entertainment offerings aboard Independence of the Seas.

Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm will be the perfect way to cool down on a summer holiday to the Mediterranean. Make a splash on one of the two new wet and wild water slides. With twists, turns and translucent panels offering remarkable views, there’s so much fun to be had racing to the bottom of the Cyclone and Typhoon water slides!

Tasty Treats

Nibble away on succulent chicken wings during a game at Playmakers Sports Bar, or delve into seaside classics at the poolside snack bar Fish & Ships. Delicious dishes are just a mouthful away aboard Independence of the Seas.

Splashaway Bay

Unleash gallons of fun at the Splashaway Bay family friendly water park. Cool off with a soaking under the giant drench bucket, dart amongst water fountains and canons, or make a splash on the slide.

Escape Room

Embark on a time travelling escape room adventure solving riddles and unlocking puzzles to save a world-class professor from his space mission mishaps.

Sugar Beach

Those with a sweet tooth will fall in love with the tempting treats available at Sugar Beach. Indulge in candy, sweets, lollipops and ice cream. Mmm, what a delicious thought!


Explore the world of exotic Japanese flavours at Royal Caribbean’s popular fleet-wide restaurant Izumi. With hibachi chefs showcasing world-class teriyaki skills, this sensory journey looks just as incredible as it tastes.

Panoramic Staterooms

With wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling views, the new Panoramic Staterooms on Independence of the Seas will let you soak up the stunning ocean vista from sunrise to sunset all from the comfort of your bed.

For more information about Royal Caribbean International or to book onboard Independence of the Seas, speak to our friendly travel team on 0800 368 9059.