Ship Details - Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas
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Independence of the Seas - Ship Description

When it comes to onboard activities, Independence of the Seas offers an embarrassment of riches. For those who love to go wild on vacation, you can hang-10 on the popular FlowRider®, bob and weave in the full-size boxing ring, putter around on the nine-hole miniature golf course, cool off at the ice-skating rink, and more.

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Independence of the Seas - Public Areas

A Clean Shave

Decks: Deck 5

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Chops Grille

Elegant and upscale, this "reservation-only" restaurant is the place to go when you're hungry for the perfect steak.

Decks: Deck 11

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H2O Zone

The H2O Zone integrates colorful sculptures around a series of sprinklers, jets and water canons that guests can use to soak each other. In the evening, it transforms into a beautifully lit sculpture garden.

Decks: Deck 11

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Windjammer Cafe

This seaside cafe offers buffet-style breakfasts and lunches. In the evenings, the cafe's casual atmosphere is complemented by a changing menu and restaurant-style service.

Decks: Deck 11

Cafe Promenade

This cafe on the Royal Promenade offers Seattle's Best Coffee.

Decks: Deck 5

The Plaza Bar

Decks: Deck 11

Services & Accessibility

All the conveniences you enjoy on land? We've got that covered. From Internet service to dry cleaning to accessibility features, the ships are equipped with helpful amenities to enhance your vacation. And it's all delivered with friendly, engaging Gold Anchor Service.

Decks: Deck 10 | Deck 11 | Deck 12 | Deck 2 | Deck 3 | Deck 15 | Deck 4 | Deck 5 | Deck 6 | Deck 7 | Deck 8 | Deck 9

Alhambra Theatre

Our theatre - five stories from orchestra pit to domed ceiling - features contemporary musical stage productions.

Decks: Deck 2 | Deck 3 | Deck 4

Schooner Bar

This nautically themed bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends.

Decks: Deck 4

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Solarium

The Solarium pool area is an oasis for guests 18 and older, complete with towering palm trees, hammocks and cantilevered whirlpools that extend twelve feet beyond the sides of the ship. The whirlpools' wide panels of glass allow a breathtaking view from the horizon to the ocean below.

Decks: Deck 11

Macbeth Dining Room

Our three-tier dining room features a wide variety of menu items and impeccable service.

Decks: Deck 4

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Skylight Chapel

Our wedding chapel, which can accommodate 40 people, is located on top of the Viking Crown Lounge (the highest point on the ship) and is the perfect place to say "I do."

Decks: Deck 15

Shows & Nightlife

World-class performers from across the globe come together on our ships to keep you entertained morning to night. Broadway musicals, the DreamWorks Experience, ice skating spectaculars - plus thrilling casino action, live comedy and music, bars, clubs and much more.

Decks: Deck 10 | Deck 11 | Deck 12 | Deck 13 | Deck 2 | Deck 3 | Deck 4 | Deck 5 | Deck 6 | Deck 7 | Deck 8 | Deck 9

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Squeeze

This juice bar will quench your thirst with the perfect cool and refreshing fruit drink.

Decks: Deck 11

Flowrider

Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship! Even the best beaches have bad days, but on the FlowRider, surf's always up. Plus, the FlowRider is great fun for all ages and all skill levels, whether you're boogie boarding or surfing.

Decks: Deck 13

King Lear Dining Room

Our three-tier dining room features a wide variety of menu items and impeccable service.

Decks: Deck 5

Royal Caribbean Online

Decks: Deck 8

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Sorrento's

When you find yourself craving pizza, drop by Sorrento's for a piping hot slice.

Decks: Deck 5

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The Living Room

A laid-back place for teens to hang out with new friends.

Decks: Deck 12

Pyramid Lounge

Decks: Deck 5

Kids, Teens & Families

Kids will never be bored onboard. The complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program is packed with totally awesome stuff for babies, teens and kids in between - like pajama nights, science experiments, scavenger hunts and theme parties.

Decks: Deck 10 | Deck 11 | Deck 12 | Deck 15 | Deck 2 | Deck 3 | Deck 4 | Deck 5 | Deck 6 | Deck 7 | Deck 8 | Deck 9

Romeo & Juliet Dining Room

Our three-tier dining room features a wide variety of menu items and impeccable service.

Decks: Deck 3

Royal Promenade

This mall, a naturally lighted four-story area lined with bars and shops, is the heartbeat of the ship.

Decks: Deck 5 | Deck 6 | Deck 7 | Deck 8

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Champagne Bar

This quiet and elegant bar is the perfect place to enjoy a glass (or two) of champagne.

Decks: Deck 5

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Challenger's Arcade

Filled with video games for kids and adults.

Decks: Deck 12

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.

Decks: Deck 14

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Johnny Rockets

Step into our '50s diner, which features red naugahyde booths, formica counters, a jukebox, burgers, fries and, of course, good old-fashioned malted milk shakes.

Decks: Deck 12

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Adventure Ocean

A play area with specially designed activities for kids ages 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic, college-educated staff.

Decks: Deck 12

Dining Options

Onboard, dining is about more than just food. Think ambience, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savor. From casual to sophisticated, cupcakes to canapes, sample an array of options - many of them included in the price of your cruise. Pair meals with a beverage package and enjoy up to 25% savings on your favorite drinks.

Decks: Deck 10 | Deck 11 | Deck 12 | Deck 13 | Deck 2 | Deck 3 | Deck 4 | Deck 5 | Deck 6 | Deck 7 | Deck 8 | Deck 9

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Ben & Jerry's

Stop by Ben & Jerry's ice cream for cool treats in a rotating selection of fabulous flavors.

Decks: Deck 5

Connoisseur Club

Decks: Deck 5

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Sports Court

An outdoor full-size court for sports, including basketball and volleyball.

Decks: Deck 13

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Rock-climbing Wall

This is the largest of our rock-climbing walls: a 43-foot-tall by 44-foot-wide freestanding wall with a central spire. Plus, with eleven different routes to choose from, our rock-climbing wall offers skill combinations for all levels.

Decks: Deck 13

Vintages

Experience Vintages, Royal Caribbean's first-ever wine bar at sea.

Decks: Deck 5

Things To Do

Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, our ships have it all. Try rock climbing, ice skating and surfing 200 feet above the waves. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax poolside.

Decks: Deck 10 | Deck 11 | Deck 12 | Deck 13 | Deck 2 | Deck 3 | Deck 4 | Deck 5 | Deck 6 | Deck 7 | Deck 8 | Deck 9

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Conference Center

Our comfortable conference center features state-of-the-art presentation equipment and a variety of meeting rooms.

Decks: Deck 2

Dog & Badger Pub

Decks: Deck 5

Portofino

If magnificent Italian cuisine served in an intimate atmosphere with an upscale flavor is your style, then Portofino is where you should be. Portofino is one of our specialty restaurants that offer a luxurious dining experience you won't soon forget.

Decks: Deck 11

Concierge Club

Decks: Deck 10

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Studio B

A multipurpose studio complex filled with activity all day long, from ice-skating to cooking demonstrations.

Decks: Deck 2 | Deck 3

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Centrum

The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops, is best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.

Decks: Deck 10 | Deck 11 | Deck 3 | Deck 4 | Deck 5 | Deck 9

Celebrations

Everyday onboard is a celebration - but we can make it extra special for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and more. Whether you're celebrating a life milestone, a special day or a special someone, you'll enjoy extras that make for a truly unforgettable voyage.

Decks: Deck 10 | Deck 11 | Deck 12 | Deck 15 | Deck 4 | Deck 2 | Deck 3 | Deck 5 | Deck 6 | Deck 7 | Deck 8 | Deck 9

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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.

Decks: Deck 3


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