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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

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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...
Photo by Sheryl Chappell © Sheryl's bloggy blog

Casino Royale

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Our glittering casino features electronic Slot Machines, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker.
Photo by Sheryl Chappell © Sheryl's bloggy blog

Centrum

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The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops, is best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.
Photo by Sheryl Chappell © Sheryl's bloggy blog

Guest Services

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Questions or concerns? Stop by the Guest Services desk, where our knowledgeable staff is available to assist with general ship information, reporting lost or damaged goods, exchange money, cash tra...
Photo by Royal Caribbean

Sky Lounge

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Fresh juices, cocktails and soft drinks - all you need for a true heavenly rest.

Olive or Twist

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Feel the real freedom with unsurpassed views of the ocean - just dance and enjoy life in this martini bar.
Photo by Sheryl Chappell © Sheryl's bloggy blog

Promenade Shops

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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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Running Track

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Run laps while taking in the view. Our tracks are open to anyone and proper shoes are recommended.
Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean

Escape Room

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There are some puzzles you solve. And some you escape. Work together with your team to uncover hidden clues, solve mind-bending teasers, and work out bewildering puzzles. The timer’s set to 60 minu...
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Check out the moments that our ship photographers have captured onboard in our photo gallery. A great memento for families and couples.

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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...