Independence of the Seas cruise ship guide


Photo by youngdarren (Flickr)Independence of the Seas will be visiting a number of destinations around the Mediterranean, the Americas and the UK – and Cruise 1st Australia has all the best deals. Take a look at our Independence of the Seas cruise page for more.

About Independence of the Seas

As part of Royal Caribbean’s Freedom class of cruise ships, Independence of the Seas was once one of the world’s largest cruise ships. Although she has since been surpassed by the Quantum and Oasis class ships, Independence of the Seas still features some of the most exciting features available at sea.

To give you an idea of size, the ship comprises of 15 decks, and is 1,112 feet from back to front. At maximum capacity she can hold 4,370 passengers and 1,360 crew.

This year, the ship will be visiting a wide variety of destinations across the globe – including America, the Caribbean, the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal and France. You can see the full range of cruises on our Independence of the Seas cruise deals page.

Activities on board

For action and adventure, try the ice skating rink, try out your moves in the boxing ring, surf in complete safety on the FlowRider surfing simulator, or scale the heights on the climbing wall. There’s also a fitness centre with weights and cardio equipment to keep in shape during your time on board.

For rest and relaxation, take a dip in one of the whirlpools, chill out by the pool, or pamper yourself in the Day Spa, where you can enjoy a number of health and beauty treatments.

And there are plenty of dining choices, too. The main dining room provides a varied menu and attentive service, while the various speciality restaurants provide a taste of great food from around the globe. Try Sorrento’s for great Italian food, Johnny Rockets for American-style burger and fries, Chops Grille for delicious cuts of meat and Vintages for fine wines.


Accommodation is also varied and there is something here for all budgets. Options include:

Interior staterooms – basic accommodation with no window, but very comfortable. Basic amenities include luxury bedding, sitting area, TV, safe and telephone.

Outside staterooms – as above, but with a window looking out at the ocean.

Balcony Suites – more spacious rooms with your own private balcony where you can take in the views in privacy.

Suites and Deluxe Staterooms – the very best rooms on board, with lots more space to move around in, pristine decor and a number of exclusive benefits including priority check-in & departure, concierge service,

Book your Independence of the Seas cruise

To book your cruise, take a look at the latest deals on our Independence of the Seas cruise deals page. Keep checking back, as we update our cruise deals on a regular basis.

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