Independence Of The Seas: Expert Reviews & Passport Information

Independence of the Seas Overview

Length Overall1109 Feet (338 meters)
Under Flag ofBahamas
Built ByAker Yards
Width (Beam)184 feet(56 meters)
Tonnage154407 Gross Ton
Year Built2008
The cost to Build at Time$830,000,000
Owner and/or Operated byRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Speed in Knots/mph23 knots, 26 mph
Number of Passengers3630 – 4356
Number of Crew1360
Decks with Cabins7
Last Refurbishment2018

At 160,000 tons and able to fit 3,634 guests comfortably, the Independence of the Seas is a super-size luxury cruise. Independence is so massive that is it essentially an urban metropolis on the sea.

The main attraction of Independence is undoubtedly its Royal Promenade. This four-story atrium is position in the ship’s center and offers several slices of American city life. Sections are just like famous streets like Memphis’s Beale Street and New Orlean’s Bourbon Street. This cruise is less like a standard cruise and more like a greatest hits record of Americana.

Departure and Destination Information

Royal Carribean Independence:

The Royal Caribbean Independence is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., a cruise line company established in Norway and currently based in Miami, Florida.

The Independence of the Seas itinerary is fashion after Western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Port destinations include Belize, Jamaica, Haiti, and Cozumel Mexico.

The ship sails under the flag of Bahamas.

Dining on Independence of the Seas

As for dining, Independence is a foodie’s dream. With a 24-hour cafe, a sit-down pizzeria, a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream parlor, and the main restaurant that is three decks long, guests are stunned by the options. In addition, the champagne bar, English-style pub, and Napa-style wine bar offer a wide variety of alcoholic beverages.

Independence of the Seas Amenities

Looking for ways to blow off steam will not be an issue on the Independence. This ship is outfitted with a state-of-the-art fitness complex, surfing simulator, basketball court, rock-climbing wall, miniature golf course, boxing ring, and most impressively, the H2O Zone Water Park. This family cruise is guaranteed to make adults feel like kids and to make kids have the time of their lives.

Guests looking for more soothing methods of enjoyment, the adults-only Solarium is perfect for you. A second swimming pool, hammocks, and two large hot tubs make this the perfect get-away for parents.

The cabins themselves are cozy and relaxing. While the bathrooms are a bit small, the room’s sitting area, vanity, TV, and mini-bar more than make up for it.

For standard cruise rates, the Independence of the Seas is more than a standard cruise. It is an experience of a lifetime.