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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 the Royal Caribbean cruise line that entered service in April 2008. The 15-deck ship can accommodate 4,370 passengers and is served by 1,360 crew. She 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 the Royal Caribbean cruise line that entered service in April 2008. The 15-deck ship can accommodate 4,370 passengers and is served by 1,360 crew. She 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 a Puzzle Break Escape Room.

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Attractions on Independence of the Seas


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Izumi

Average: 10 (1 vote)
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

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Our glittering casino features electronic Slot Machines, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker.
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Centrum

Average: 6 (1 vote)
The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops, is best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.
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Sorrento's

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

Whirpool

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Have your best time in outstanding whirlpools rising above the ocean – feel your might and endless relaxation.
Photo by Royal Caribbean

Adventure Ocean

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

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Real beer and ale, music all night long, fun and new friends are waiting for you in this place.
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Sports Pool

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Challenge yourself, or other guests, in a variety of water sports, from pool volleyball and floating golf to pole jousting. And when the sports pool isn't being used for organized activities, get y...
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Johnny Rockets

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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.
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Vintages

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

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