Overview

Independence of the Seas has become very popular with British cruise passengers as the ship has been sailing year-round from Southampton since she launched in Spring 2008. On board you will find a wealth of warm and inviting bars and lounges, plus theatres and cinemas, swimming pools and even an ice-skating rink. There are also lots of fantastic dining venues available, offering a wide variety of cuisine from freshly made pizza and classic burgers, to speciality steak and Italian fine dining.

Ship Fast Facts

Ship Class: Freedom Class
Ship size: Large Resort Ship
Gross tonnage: 154,407
Entered Service: April 2008
Refurbished: April 2013
Aimed at: Families and couples
Length: 339m (1,112ft)
Beam (width): 56m (185ft)
Cabins: 1,817
Passengers: 3,634 double occupancy (4,375 maximum occupancy)
Crew: 1,360

Entertainment

With so much choice available on board, you can choose to do as much or as little with your time as you like. During the day there are several swimming pools with lots of room for sunbathing or just relaxing in the sun with a good book. On the Royal Promenade you can stroll around the shops and bars, or while away a few hours in the library and cyber cafe. Studio B is the on board ice-skating rink where you can learn how to ice-skate, or catch one of the amazing ice shows that are performed by the ships' professional skaters. In the evening, the ship comes alive with theatre, dancing and fantastic music. There are lots of bars and lounges to enjoy pre and post dinner cocktails, such as the Dog and Badger pub and Boleros, which also has live Latin-themed music throughout the evening. The Alhambra Theatre spans three decks and hosts fantastic production shows and musicals, and the Pyramid Lounge hosts up-and-coming comedians and cabaret acts.

Health and Fitness

For the ultimate pampering experience head to the Vitality Spa, where you can be treated to an array of relaxing treatments. There are several treatment rooms, offering many traditional and modern therapies, such as aromatherapy, massage and facials, plus saunas and steam rooms. Attached to the spa is the adults-only Solarium, which features a swimming pool and loungers, plus two cantilevered whirlpools which have beautiful views as they hang over the edge of the ship. The Fitness Centre has a state-of-the-art gym with all the latest fitness equipment, plus an exercise room where you can take part in fitness classes like spinning and aerobics. Outdoors there are full-sized sports courts for basketball and volleyball, plus a jogging track, miniature golf course and a golf simulator. You can also scale the heights of the 43-foot high rock climbing wall and try your hand at surfing on the Flowrider surf simulator.

Trivia

Independence of the Seas is so big that she is wider than the White House, as long as 37 double decker buses end-to-end, can hold the same number of passengers as 9 jumbo jets and if stood bow-to-stern she would be taller than the Eiffel Tower and the Burj Al Arab hotel!

Children's Facilities

Independence of the Seas is extremely family-friendly, so children of all ages will find plenty to do to keep them entertained. There are dedicated children's clubs available every day which are run by the Adventure Ocean youth team, and the activities and facilities cater for children aged 6 months to 17 years of age. The clubs are split in to several age groups so toddlers can enjoy playgroup-style sessions, whilst young children can take part in fancy dress, face painting, playtime and craft making. Older children can enjoy educational activities as well as sports, video games and movies, and teenagers have their own area where they can listen to music and watch movies with their friends, as well as their own nightclub for parties and dinners. The H2O Zone is a family water park that has lots of water sprinklers, fountains and jets, as well as paddling and splash pools for the children to use.

Facilities

Dining

10 Restaurants
- International fine dining
- Self-service buffet
- American diner
- Pizzeria
- Speciality Steak and seafood restaurant
- Asian-themed buffet restaurant
- Speciality Italian restaurant
- Casual cafe
- Cake shop
- Ice cream shop

Entertainment

13 Bars including
- The Viking Crown Lounge
- Dog & Badger Pub
- Boleros
- Schooner Bar
Theatre
Casino
Nightclub
Outdoor movie screen
Show Lounge

Relaxation

Adults-only Solarium
Vitality Spa
Beauty salon
3 Swimming pools
6 Whirlpools

Fitness

Fitness Centre
Gym
Jogging track
Sports court
Rock climbing wall

Other

Children's area
H2O Water park
Ice-skating rink
Karaoke bar
Flowrider surf machine
Duty-free shops
Library
Mini golf course
Internet cafe
Wedding chapel

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Independence Of The Seas Dining

Main Dining

Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth Dining Rooms - Fixed Seating Dining

Both of these dining rooms are used for fixed seating dining with waiter service, and they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is usually available from 7.30am to 9.30am and lunch is usually available from midday until 2pm, both with open seating.

In the evening, dinner is available at two fixed times of 6pm for first sitting and 8.30pm for second sitting, and you will have the same table for the duration of your cruise.

King Lear Dining Room - My Time Dining

The King Lear dining room is used for the more flexible My Time Dining, where there is no fixed time for dinner. The restaurant is open between 6pm and 9.30pm, and you can arrive at any time to be seated. If you want to eat at a set time then you can speak to the maitre d' who will reserve a table for you at your requested time each evening.

Signature Dining

Giovanni's Table - Speciality Italian Restaurant

Giovanni's Table was added to Independence of the Seas during her 2013 refurbishment. The family-friendly restaurant features some of the best Italian food at sea and has a relaxed atmosphere with distinctive Tuscan decor. The menu features a wide variety of classic Italian dishes, as well as some new and more modern alternatives.

Giovanni's Table has a cover charge of approx. $15 per person for lunch and approx. $20 per person for dinner. As it is a speciality restaurant, you will need to book a table in advance.

Chops Grille - Speciality Steak Restaurant

Chops Grille is one of the most popular speciality restaurants in the fleet, offering a tempting choice of prime steak cuts. There are also other meat choices, such as lamb and pork, as well as seafood and fish. The restaurant is open for dinner between 6pm and 9.30pm, and there is a cover charge of approx. $30 per person. As it is a speciality restaurant, you will need to make a reservation in advance.

Johnny Rockets - 50's-style American Diner

Johnny Rockets is a popular chain of restaurants in the USA, and the restaurant on Independence of the Seas is just as well-loved! The restaurant is designed in the style of a 50's American diner with chequered tiles and jukeboxes, and serves up delicious burgers, fries and milkshakes. The restaurant opens for lunch and dinner, and has a cover charge of approx. $4.95 per person.

Alternative Dining

Windjammer Cafe - Self-service Buffet Restaurant

The Windjammer Cafe is a popular family restaurant because there are no fixed dining times, so you can eat at a time that suits you. The restaurant is open all day and night, serving a fantastic selection of hot and cold food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including an omelette station and a carvery. In addition to main meals, the Windjammer Cafe is also a great place to go if you fancy a tempting afternoon or late night snack - you'll find no shortage of cookies, cakes and desserts on offer! Self-service coffee, tea, water and juice machines are also available at all times.

Jade Restaurant - Asian-themed Restaurant

The Jade Restaurant is located at the entrance to the Windjammer Cafe and offers buffet-style Asian cuisine in a slightly more formal setting. The restaurant opens for dinner between 6pm and 9.30pm, although there is open seating so you can choose what time and where you eat. There is a fantastic choice of Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian dishes to choose from, as well as a sushi chef who will prepare the sushi to your own tastes and requirements.

Sorrento's - Pizzeria

Sorrento's Pizzeria is always a popular dining choice thanks to its relaxed Italian atmosphere. There is always plenty of different toppings to choose from, as well as daily specials, and all of the pizzas are freshly made. Sorrento's is usually open throughout the day until late at night, so it's a great place to grab a quick bite to eat.

Ben & Jerry's - Ice Cream Shop

Located on the Royal Promenade, the Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop is a firm favourite with adults and children alike. The shop has all the most popular flavours, such as Cookie Dough and Phish Food, and you can choose to mix and match your scoops in sundaes, cones, and shakes. The shop is generally open throughout the afternoon and has a la carte prices.

Cafe Promenade - Casual Cafe

Cafe Promenade is open virtually 24 hours a day, serving a range of hot and cold food including sandwiches, pastries, salads and pizza. There are also plenty of delicious snacks like crepes, cakes and desserts, all washed down with a cup of speciality tea or coffee.

The Cupcake Cupboard - Cake Shop

The hugely popular Cupcake Cupboard was introduced to Independence of the Seas during her 2013 refurbishment. It is designed around a 1940's-style cake shop, with freshly-made cupcakes available every day in an assortment of flavours, including Red Velvet, Chocolate Fudge, and White Chocolate. You can also book cake parties and decorating classes where you can learn how to decorate your own cakes. Classes/parties have to be booked in advance and prices are a la carte.

Room Service - 24 hour In-Cabin Dining

If you fancy a lazy breakfast in bed, or a pre-dinner supper, you can order room service directly to your cabin. The extensive menu features a wide variety of main meal and snack options, plus soft drinks and alcoholic drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day with a cover charge of $3.95 between midnight and 5am, and normal bar prices will apply for soft and alcoholic drinks.

Independence Of The Seas Cabins

Select a cabin onboard Independence Of The Seas to view amenities. With a range of cabins, we hope to have something to suit your needs.


Accessible Inside Cabin
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  • AZ
  • Accessible Inside Cabin Approx. 256 - 266 square feet


Accessible Inside Promenade View

Accessible Inside Promenade View cabins will have a Bay window overlooking the Royal Promenade.

What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with oversized door and roll-in shower, hand rails, fold-down shower seat and lower vanity sink
  • Sitting area with sofa and table

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Inside Guarantee Cabin
×
  • Z
  • Inside Guarantee Cabin Approx. 160 - 169 square feet


Guarantee Cabin

You will receive a minimum grade Q. Your specific cabin grade and number will be automatically assigned prior to sailing. Please note this grade is a special reduced price and does not include any of the current promotions.

What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Inside Cabin
×
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • Q
  • Inside Cabin Approx. 160 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Inside Cabin (Promenade View)
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  • PR
  • Inside Cabin (Promenade View) Approx. 169 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table
  • Bay window overlooking the Royal Promenade

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Family Inside Cabin
×
  • FI
  • Family Inside Cabin Approx. 323 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Separate bedroom area with one upper twin and one lower twin
  • Sitting area with table, chair and sofa that converts to a double sofa bed

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Family Inside Cabin (Promenade View)
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  • FP
  • Family Inside Cabin (Promenade View) Approx. 340 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Separate bedroom area with one upper twin and one lower twin
  • Sitting area with table, chair and sofa that converts to a double sofa bed
  • Bay windows overlooking the Royal Promenade

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Accessible Outside Cabin
×
  • AY
  • Accessible Outside Cabin Approx. 315 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with oversized door and roll-in shower, hand rails, fold-down shower seat and lower vanity sink
  • Sitting area with sofa and table
  • Large porthole window

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Outside Guarantee Cabin
×
  • Y
  • Outside Guarantee Cabin Approx. 180 - 211 square feet


Guarantee Cabin

You will receive a minimum grade I. Your specific cabin grade and number will be automatically assigned prior to sailing. Please note this grade is a special reduced price and does not include any of the current promotions.

What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table
  • Large porthole window

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Outside Cabin
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  • G
  • H
  • I
  • Outside Cabin Approx. 180 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table
  • Large porthole window

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Large Outside Cabin
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  • F
  • Large Outside Cabin Approx. 211 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table
  • Large porthole window

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Family Outside Cabin
×
  • FO
  • Family Outside Cabin Approx. 358 square feet


What's included

  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Separate bedroom area with one upper twin and one lower twin
  • Sitting area with table, chair and sofa that converts to a double sofa bed
  • Large porthole windows

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Accessible Balcony Cabin
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  • AX
  • Accessible Balcony Cabin Approx. 339 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony door
  • Private balcony with access ramp, table and chairs
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with oversized door and roll-in shower, hand rails, fold-down shower seat and lower vanity sink
  • Sitting area with sofa and table

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Balcony Guarantee Cabin
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  • X
  • Balcony Guarantee Cabin Approx. 253 - 256 square feet including balcony


Guarantee Cabin

You will receive a minimum grade E2. Your specific cabin grade and number will be automatically assigned prior to sailing.Please note this grade is a special reduced price and does not include any of the current promotions.

What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Deluxe Balcony Cabin
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  • E1
  • E2
  • E3
  • Deluxe Balcony Cabin Approx. 253 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Superior Balcony Cabin
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  • D1
  • D2
  • D3
  • Superior Balcony Cabin Approx. 256 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Sitting area with sofa and table

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Accessible Suite With Balcony
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  • AW
  • Accessible Suite With Balcony Approx. 489 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony door
  • Private balcony with access ramp, table and chairs
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with oversized door and roll-in shower, hand rails, fold-down shower seat and lower vanity sink
  • Sitting area with table, chairs and sofa

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Suite With Balcony Guarantee
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  • W
  • Suite With Balcony Guarantee Approx. 385 square feet including balcony


Guarantee Cabin

You will receive a minimum grade JS. Your specific cabin grade and number will be automatically assigned prior to sailing. Please note this grade is a special reduced price and does not include any of the current promotions.

What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony door
  • Private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with bath
  • Sitting area with table, chairs and sofa

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Junior Suite With Balcony
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  • JS
  • Junior Suite With Balcony Approx. 385 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony doors
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with bath
  • Sitting area with table, chairs and sofa

Extras

  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • 24 hour room service
Grand Suite With Balcony
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  • GS
  • Grand Suite With Balcony Approx. 521 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony doors
  • Large private balcony with table and chairs
  • Two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with shower and dual vanity sinks
  • Additional wardrobe and storage space
  • Living area with dry mini bar, chairs, table and sofa

Extras

  • Priority check-in and embarkation
  • Complimentary Concierge service
  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • Full in-suite breakfast, lunch and dinner menus from the dining room
  • Private breakfast and lunch seating in the speciality restaurants
  • 24 hour room service with full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu
  • Reserved seating in the theatre for shows (where available)
  • VIP pool deck seating (where available)
  • Complimentary use of luxury bathrobes
  • Complimentary ironing service for formal nights
  • Complimentary luggage service
  • Priority tender service (where available)
  • Priority disembarkation with exclusive departure lounge including continental breakfast
Royal Family Suite With Balcony
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  • FS
  • Royal Family Suite With Balcony Approx. 857 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony doors
  • Large private balcony with dining area, table and chairs
  • Master bedroom with two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with bath
  • Second bedroom with two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed and two upper twin beds
  • Second en suite bathroom with shower
  • Additional wardrobe and storage space
  • Dining area with table and chairs
  • Living area with chairs, table and sofa that converts to a double sofa bed

Extras

  • Priority check-in and embarkation
  • Complimentary Concierge service
  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • Full in-suite breakfast, lunch and dinner menus from the dining room
  • Private breakfast and lunch seating in the speciality restaurants
  • 24 hour room service with full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu
  • Reserved seating in the theatre for shows (where available)
  • VIP pool deck seating (where available)
  • Complimentary use of luxury bathrobes
  • Complimentary ironing service for formal nights
  • Complimentary luggage service
  • Priority tender service (where available)
  • Priority disembarkation with exclusive departure lounge including continental breakfast
Owners Suite With Balcony
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  • OS
  • Owners Suite With Balcony Approx. 782 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Marble entrance way with doorbell
  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony doors
  • Large private balcony with table and chairs
  • Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Additional wardrobe and storage space
  • Living area with table and chairs, and sofa

Extras

  • Priority check-in and embarkation
  • Complimentary Concierge service
  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • Full in-suite breakfast, lunch and dinner menus from the dining room
  • Private breakfast and lunch seating in the speciality restaurants
  • 24 hour room service with full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu
  • Reserved seating in the theatre for shows (where available)
  • VIP pool deck seating (where available)
  • Complimentary use of luxury bathrobes
  • Complimentary ironing service for formal nights
  • Complimentary luggage service
  • Priority tender service (where available)
  • Priority disembarkation with exclusive departure lounge including continental breakfast
Presidential Family Suite With Balcony
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  • PS
  • Presidential Family Suite With Balcony Approx. 2,014 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony doors
  • Private balcony with whirlpool, bar, dining area and loungers
  • Two master bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed
  • Two en suite bathrooms with bath and separate shower
  • Two additional bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed and two upper twin beds
  • Two additional en suite bathrooms with shower
  • Additional wardrobe and storage space
  • Dining area with table and chairs
  • Living area with entertainment centre, table, chairs and sofa that converts to a double sofa bed

Extras

  • Priority check-in and embarkation
  • Complimentary Concierge service
  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • Full in-suite breakfast, lunch and dinner menus from the dining room
  • Private breakfast and lunch seating in the speciality restaurants
  • 24 hour room service with full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu
  • Reserved seating in the theatre for shows (where available)
  • VIP pool deck seating (where available)
  • Complimentary use of luxury bathrobes
  • Complimentary ironing service for formal nights
  • Complimentary luggage service
  • Priority tender service (where available)
  • Priority disembarkation with exclusive departure lounge including continental breakfast
Royal Suite With Balcony
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  • RS
  • Royal Suite With Balcony Approx. 1,890 square feet including balcony


What's included

  • Grand entrance way with door bell
  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass balcony doors
  • Large private balcony with table and chairs and whirlpool
  • Master bedroom with king-size bed
  • En suite bathroom with whirlpool bath, separate shower and dual vanity sinks
  • Additional wardrobe and storage space
  • Dining area with dining table and chairs
  • Living area with entertainment centre, self-playing baby grand piano, dry bar, chairs, table and sofa

Extras

  • Priority check-in and embarkation
  • Complimentary Concierge service
  • Daily cabin steward service
  • Luxury bed linens and pillows
  • Full in-suite breakfast, lunch and dinner menus from the dining room
  • Private breakfast and lunch seating in the speciality restaurants
  • 24 hour room service with full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu
  • Reserved seating in the theatre for shows (where available)
  • VIP pool deck seating (where available)
  • Complimentary use of luxury bathrobes
  • Complimentary ironing service for formal nights
  • Complimentary luggage service
  • Priority tender service (where available)
  • Priority disembarkation with exclusive departure lounge including continental breakfast

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Independence Of The Seas Decks

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Cabin Key

Stateroom categories

F
Large Outside Cabin
K
Inside Cabin
G
Outside Cabin
D1
Superior Balcony Cabin
E1
Deluxe Balcony Cabin
E2
Deluxe Balcony Cabin
FO
Family Outside Cabin
L
Inside Cabin
D2
Superior Balcony Cabin
FS
Royal Family Suite With Balcony
M
Inside Cabin
JS
Junior Suite With Balcony
AZ
Accessible Inside Cabin
W
Suite With Balcony Guarantee
X
Balcony Guarantee Cabin
Y
Outside Guarantee Cabin
Z
Inside Guarantee Cabin
E3
Deluxe Balcony Cabin

Room Types

Additional bed is a sofa bed
*
Additional bed is an upper berth bed
Additional beds are upper berths
3rd/4th beds are a sofa bed and an upper berth
Additional beds are upper berths
Interconnecting cabins
Cabin has an obstructed view
Accessible cabin

Independence Of The Seas Reviews


Mr D Playle 18/05/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
Great service from our steward Antonius

Dining Rating : 3
Windjammer restaraunt not large enough for 3900 passengers on this cruise.Food not as good as our previous 20+ cruises.

Entertainment Rating : 4
The 2 ice shows we,re 5*

Ship Rating : 4
Outdoor space great and plenty of chairs but indoor spaceverylimitedfor the cooler days.


Mr F Carter 18/05/2017

Cabin Rating : 5
It was very spacious. Very clean and comfortable. The balcony was awesome and we loved it. The cabin was close to all the amenities such as the promenade, theatre and restaurants.

Dining Rating : 1
Unfortunately the food was mediocre. Often cold and over cooked. Most mealtimes were spoiled because finding a vacant seat was almost impossible some days. When you could find a seat getting your meal was total chaos at times. People everywhere you turned, bumping into one another all the time. Mealtimes in the self service restaurant was very stressful. Also the placement of foods was odd. The meat and potatoes in one place but veg in an entirely different place so you were crossing from one area to another. Not an experience we would want again.

Entertainment Rating : 4
The shows were very good. Especially Darren Day and the Ice shows.

Ship Rating : 2
To overcrowded. Not enough night time entertainment. Some areas of the ship were shabby and in need of an upgrade. Would not go on the ship again.


Mr T Harris 01/05/2017

Cabin Rating : 4
Standard balcony cabin, quite satisfactory but lacked amenity items provided by other cruise lines.

Dining Rating : 4
Some issues with our allocated table, but food quite OK and service good. Much better dining room on deck 5 rather than 3 & 4.

Entertainment Rating : 2
RCI used to be the best, but no longer. Very average and cast quite disappointing.

Ship Rating : 2
Long in the tooth, needs refit, carpets looked dirty and furniture worn and scuffed. Dreadful casino where smoking is permitted, literally stank so badly, we and many passengers we spoke to, avoided walking through. Smell always drifted through into Schooner bar and made this another place to avoid. RCI seem to give priority over everything to Park West art auctions, blocking out lounge and seating space on a regular basis. Will never go on this ship again!


Mr P Stacey 06/11/2016

Cabin Rating : 4
Great space but a little tired. Walk in wardrobe was very large but too big for a 4 night cruise

Dining Rating : 3
Restaurant food was exceptional and the service second to none however windjammers was below par food with hoards of people elbowing women and children out the way to get more.

Entertainment Rating : 3
The shows like grease were fantastic but the flow rider and climbing wall were tired, dirty and manned by people who looked miserable and didn't want to work there.

Ship Rating : 2

Ms A Papadopoulou 05/11/2016

Cabin Rating : 5
Dining Rating : 5
Entertainment Rating : 5
Ship Rating : 5

Mrs A Humby 02/11/2016

Cabin Rating : 3
Rather small for 3 adults

Dining Rating : 5
Fantastic food quality and service could not fault all food outlets

Entertainment Rating : 5
Quality shows and entertainment

Ship Rating : 5

Mrs J Laman 02/11/2016

Cabin Rating : 4
Well equipped except I can't understand why you have to pay for water!

Dining Rating : 3
Fairly good food but didn't like the fact you were given mugs instead of cups and saucers in the dining room for breakfast. Service was also very slow at breakfast and the excuse was that everyone had come for breakfast at the same time. What do they expect with such a small time frame to go for breakfast and only open one level of the dining room??

Entertainment Rating : 5
Excellent

Ship Rating : 3
Not a patch on Celebrity Eclipse


Ms B Hogan 29/10/2016

Cabin Rating : 4
furniture is just a bit dated and jaded looking

Dining Rating : 5
Entertainment Rating : 5

Mrs S Gutteridge 26/10/2016

Cabin Rating : 4
Quiet location, standard size and fittings for an inside cabin.

Dining Rating : 4
Food was outstanding. Waiters seemed a little inexperienced compared to previous cruises, but all of our needs were met and we were never rushed.

Entertainment Rating : 4
The Queen tribute was excellent as was the Freeze Frame ice show. Unfortunately we were not able to attend the Grease performance due to clashes with dining. Other entertainment across the ship was good.

Ship Rating : 4
Lovely ship with amazing facilities. Did seem a little crowded in some areas - e.g. around the pool.


Mr R Acland 05/10/2016

Cabin Rating : 5
The balcony stateroom was comfortable and spacious. The stateroom attendant was great.

Dining Rating : 3
The food was generally good but the quality of the ingrediants could have been better, Sometimes the food could have been hotter and the service a bit quicker, I was happy with the food but my wife felt it wasn't as good as previous cruises.

Entertainment Rating : 4
I enjoyed the entertainment. It was quite varied and did not suit everyone but generally very professional particularly the ice shows.

Ship Rating : 3
Not so good for the elderly/disabled. Huge interest in extracting money from people but then possibly true of many cruise ships.


Mr N Turp 05/10/2016

Cabin Rating : 4
Nice port hole and was spacious

Dining Rating : 3
Only average

Entertainment Rating : 5
Very good

Ship Rating : 4

Mrs A Gardner 13/09/2016

Cabin Rating : 5
it was in a perfect position on the ship very quiet and near lift and stairs also ideal position to reach dining rooms our favourite bars and coffee shop couldn't have been better

Dining Rating : 5
our waitress Winsome was brilliant

Entertainment Rating : 4
pretty good

Ship Rating : 4
lovely ship but a bit too crowded at times


Mr A Davies 13/09/2016

Cabin Rating : 3
Nice spacious cabin , however there are signs of wear and tear, needs a refresh

Dining Rating : 3
Some nice dishes but the options accompanying, veg etc. became a little repetetive.

Entertainment Rating : 4
Nice venues with decent artists, sometimes a struggle to get a seat

Ship Rating : 3
Fantastic attentive staff, ship was probably a little too full especially on sea days. Itinerary was good lovely ports especially Palma and Valencia


Mr P Gilhooley 30/08/2016

Cabin Rating : 4
Excellent position close to the lifts & only 1 floor up from Windjammer Cafe. Thank you for this cabin Bon Voyage!

Dining Rating : 4
James Cornelius & his assistant James were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for them both. Excellent service thank you.

Entertainment Rating : 4
Very varied. The Grease show was excellent & well performed by the Entertainment Team.

Ship Rating : 4
We have been on Independence of the Seas in 2010. The ship is excellent for all ages.


Ms J Sangster 16/08/2016

Cabin Rating : 5
Small but very good position in ship and had everything we needed. Cabin steward was very good.

Dining Rating : 5
Fabulous dining every evening in King Lear ( 2nd sitting ) good menu variety. Food hot and plantiful. Staff excellent.

Entertainment Rating : 5
Brilliant entertainment - good variety of acts in theatre. Plenty to do around ship ( movies/quizes/talks/karaoke plus entertainers in some of the pubs)

Ship Rating : 5
Lots to do. Good variety to suit all ages.

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