Independence of the Seas is part of the modern Freedom-class of ships. Since its launch in April 2008, the 160,000-ton, 1,112-foot ship has offered up to 3,634 guests (per cruise) holidays to the Canary Islands, Europe, British Isles, Western Europe, and the Western Mediterranean.
Independence of the Seas for families
The Freedom-class has some fantastic activities for all of the family. For children aged 3-17 the kids can enjoy activities for their own age group, with the H20 Zone kids’ water park, arcade and onboard ice skating rink, your kids will have the best time on the Independence. The teens won’t get bored either as they have their very own teen dance club which also includes a juice bar. The ship’s family cabins are perfect for accommodating parents with young children, babysitting is also available in your stateroom for a fee.
Kids are happy doing what they want to do and adults will have a great time to. Casino Royale boasts 300 slot machines and a variety of table games. The adults-only swimming pool in the Solarium is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Visit the ship’s many themed bars and lounges at night to let loose, or be entertained with late night comedy and disco-dancing. The ship’s Royal Promenade is fun for the whole family with shops, restaurants, and street-fair-style parades.
For the athletic, the fitness facilities are just perfect and with a day spa you can have the best of both worlds – fast fitness and a relaxing pamper! The state-of-the-gym offers fitness equipment and group classes is open for all passengers, you can even have a few boxing lessons in the full-size boxing ring. Test your skills on the climbing wall 200 feet above the sea or go surfing on the Flowrider, a surfing simulator.
Independence of the Seas Food
The formal dining room is over three tiers and serves gourmet food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Specialty dining experiences are available at a small charge and include the family-friendly 50s-diner-style burger joint Johnny Rockets with outdoor seating, delicious Italian food in Portofino’s, steakhouse style dining at Chops Grille, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for an additional fee. If you want a quick bite then pop into Windjammer Café or grab a quick snack at the Café Promenade.
Independence of the Seas Staterooms
Standard stateroom options onboard Independence of the Seas include interior, promenade-views, exterior, balconies and suites. Special family cabins offer extra space for more than two passengers. Balconies feature a private outdoor seating area with spectacular views, perfect for eating your breakfast. It also includes a full-size flatscreen TV, a private bathroom with shower, a telephone, and extensive wi-fi capabilities.