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Independence of the Seas

Capacity
3858
Crew
1440
Tonnage
154 407
Length
338.95 m (1,112.0 ft)
First voyage
2008
Decks
15

Independence of the Seas is a Freedom-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. The 15-deck ship was built in the Aker Finnyards Turku Shipyard, Finland. At 154,407 GT, she joined Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas as the largest cruise ships and passenger vessels then built. She is 1,112 feet (339 m) long, and typically cruises at 21.6 knots (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph).

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Independence of the Seas

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
3858
Crew: 
1440
Tonnage: 
154 407
Length: 
338.95 m (1,112.0 ft)
Beam: 
56 m (184 ft)
First voyage: 
2008
Decks: 
15

Independence of the Seas is a Freedom-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. The 15-deck ship was built in the Aker Finnyards Turku Shipyard, Finland. At 154,407 GT, she joined Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas as the largest cruise ships and passenger vessels then built. She is 1,112 feet (339 m) long, and typically cruises at 21.6 knots (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph).

Independence of the Seas is the third of the Freedom-class vessels. In October 2009, Oasis of the Seas, the first ship in the Oasis class, displaced the Freedom class as the world's largest passenger ship.

Areas of operation

Independence of the Seas has operated from ports in Europe and North America.

The ship was christened on April 30, 2008 during a ceremony in Southampton by its godmother, Elizabeth Hill of Chesterfield, the founder of a children's disability charity.

Facilities

Independence of the Seas facilities include an interactive water park, a dedicated water area for small children, and whirlpools which extend from the ship's sides. There is also a two-story theater, seating 1,200, an ice-skating rink and a complete conference center. On the Sports Deck, there is a rock climbing wall, the first ever trampolines at sea, a basketball/football court, water slides, and a FlowRider for surfing.

The ship underwent an extensive dry dock refurbishment in April 2018: additional cabins were added, as well as the first trampoline park at sea, laser tag, water slides and an escape room designed in collaboration with Puzzle Break.

This ship hosts the annual 70000 Tons of Metal music festival.

 

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Attractions on Independence of the Seas


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Art Gallery

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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.

Next Cruise

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Join our complimentary Crown & Anchor® Society loyalty program, and enjoy big savings on your next Royal Caribbean vacation. While onboard, meet with a consultant to reserve your next cruise, and y...
Photo by Royal Caribbean

Windjammer Cafe

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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. This area also incorpora...
Photo by © 2018 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Suite Lounge

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Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks.
Photo by © 2018 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Izumi

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The traditional Japanese dishes at Izumi will impress you with pure, delicate flavors, freshness of ingredients and impeccable presentation. Choose from sushi rolls, sashimi, hot rock (ishi-yaki) p...
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Casino Royale

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Our glittering casino features electronic Slot Machines, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker.
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Dining Room

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

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops, is best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.

Royal Theatre

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

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

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Independence of the Seas truly is a great ship. We would give her 10 out of 10. Check out our top ten facts about this amazing cruise liner.  Photo by: JeanbaptisteM/flickr/CC BY 2.0 1. Independence of the Seas was launched on April 26, 2008, and she was the largest...