Independence of the Seas

 

Onboard the Independence of the Seas

Ship Rating

3.5 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.3/5 (1084 Ratings)

Independence of the Seas® offers all of the amazing onboard experiences you'd expect from their Freedom-class ships. Launch yourself into a virtual world on a new bungee trampoline experience — Sky Pad. Order up batter fried goodness at the new poolside Fish & Ships seafood spot. Ditch the winter blahs for an amped up ship teeming with oohs and ahhs.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Sky Pad℠

  • Card Room
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Ice Skating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Pool - Children's
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Pool - Indoor
  • Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Sports Facilities
  • Water Park Arena
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • FlowRider® surf simulator
  • Sky Pad℠
  • Golf Simulator
  • Boxing Ring
  • Laser Tag
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Children's Outdoor Play Area
  • Educational Classes
  • Educational Programs
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Center
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Casino
  • Game Arcade
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Educational Programs
  • Internet Center
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Main Dining Room

Main Dining

Main Dining Room: Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and extraordinary personal service from a dedicated wait staff. Royal Caribbean’s main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Izumi

Specialty Dining

Chops Grille℠: In Royal Caribbean 's signature steakhouse, savor five incredible courses paired with wine from one of California's most iconic wineries, the Wagner family vineyards, renowned for fine pinot noir and chardonnay and revered for their Caymus cabernet. From smoked duck salad to the crème brulee, learn how each wine was selected to enhance your enjoyment of the dish. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chef's Table: A once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience – join up to 14 guests in an exclusive enclave to savor a five-course, gourmet menu specially prepared and presented by the Chef de Cuisine. Every course pairs with a wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Izumi: 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) plates, and more. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Johnny Rockets®: Get the family together for good old-fashioned hamburgers and fries at Johnny Rockets—complete with authentic 1950s décor, a menu filled with all-American favorites and a jukebox at every table. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Ben & Jerry's®: Vermont's Finest Ice Cream hits the high seas. Grab scoops served up with a smile, or indulge in a sundae, shake or smoothie. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Cupcake Cupboard: Sprinkle some sweetness into your cruise at this adorable 1940s-style shop featuring fresh-baked gourmet cupcakes, plus private decorating parties and cupcake design classes. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Giovanni's Table: A casual Italian trattoria with indoor and al fresco seating, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herb foccacia, pastas, braised meat dishes and stews, served family-style. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Fish & Ships℠: Order up batter-fried favorites at Fish & Ships℠ — the new seafood spot that’s just within splashing distance of the pool. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Windjammer Café

Casual Dining

Windjammer Café: A culinary destination loaded with an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time – all with spectacular views and a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Browse multiple serving stations featuring pastas, omelettes made-to-order, global cuisine, salads, soups, sandwiches, meat-carving, and tons of tantalizing desserts.

Sorrento's Pizza: For an authentic New York pizzeria experience, head to Sorrento's for fully-loaded pies right out of the oven. Sample rotating creations from chorizo to Hawaiian to Pizza Florentine – with classic cheese and pepperoni always on call.

Café Promenade: The multi-level Royal Promenade is the heart of our ships – and the best spot for people watching. Pick a table with a view at Café Promenade, serving Starbucks or illy coffee, snacks, pastries and sandwiches throughout the day and into the night – so you can enjoy the action when you please.

Room Service: Room service is available 24-hours a day (a convenience charge applies to each order placed).


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Staterooms feature modern appointments and private bath. Inside staterooms overlooking the Royal Promenade are also available.

Spacious Promenade View interior (Category: 1Q)

Category: 1Q
Delight in two bowed windows overlooking the Royal Promenade.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Two Pullman beds

Size

  • 340 sq. ft.

Spacious Interior (Category: 1R)

Category: 1R
Enjoy your vacation in an expanded space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Two Pullman beds

Size

  • Stateroom: 337 sq. ft.

Promenade View Interior (Category: 2T)

Category: 2T
Delight in bowed windows overlooking the Royal Promenade.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed

Size

  • 169 sq. ft.

Interior (Category: 1V)

Category: 1V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.
  • Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.

Size

  • Stateroom: 160 sq. ft

Interior (Category: 2V)

Category: 2V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.
  • Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.

Size

  • Stateroom: 160 sq. ft

Interior (Category: 3V)

Category: 3V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.
  • Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.

Size

  • Stateroom: 160 sq. ft

Interior (Category: 4V)

Category: 4V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.
  • Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.

Size

  • Stateroom: 160 sq. ft

Guarantee - Inside (Category: ZI)

Category: ZI
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Features a large round window, sitting area and private bath.

Ultra Spacious Ocean View (Category: 1K)

Category: 1K
Have a spectacular view in an immense space with family.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Two Pullman beds

Size

  • 351 sq. ft.

Panoramic Ocean View (Category: 1L)

Category: 1L
Marvel the view through a floor to ceiling panoramic window.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4

Size

  • Stateroom: 175 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View (Category: 4M)

Category: 4M
Have a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4

Size

  • 211 sq. ft.

Ocean View (Category: 1N)

Category: 1N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • 180 sq. ft.

Ocean View (Category: 2N)

Category: 2N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • 180 sq. ft.

Ocean View (Category: 3N)

Category: 3N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • 180 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Oceanview (Category: YO)

Category: YO
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Features balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows, sitting area and private bath.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1B)

Category: 1B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4

Size

  • Stateroom: 214 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2B)

Category: 2B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 214 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 3B)

Category: 3B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4

Size

  • Stateroom: 214 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony (Category: 4B)

Category: 4B
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 214 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 1D)

Category: 1D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4

Size

  • Stateroom: 199 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 53 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 2D)

Category: 2D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4

Size

  • Stateroom: 199 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 53 sq. ft.

Ocean View Balcony (Category: 5D)

Category: 5D
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4

Size

  • Stateroom: 199 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 53 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Balcony (Category: XB)

Category: XB
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Comfortable suites feature balcony with floor to ceiling windows, sitting area with sofa and private bath.

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: RS)

Category: RS
Relish an extraordinary vacation in this luxurious suite.

Beds

  • One King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 1,633 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 249 sq. ft.

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: OS)

Category: OS
Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation.

Beds

  • Queen-size bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 596 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 204 sq. ft.

Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms (Category: GT)

Category: GT
Indulge in a comfortable suite and enjoy the extra perks.

Beds

  • Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms
  • Two Pullman beds in staterooms

Size

  • Stateroom: 616 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 208 sq. ft.

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (Category: GS)

Category: GS
Enjoy a comfortable suite and the extra perks.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed

Size

  • Stateroom: 432 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 89 sq. ft.

Junior Suite (Category: J3)

Category: J3
An incredible intimate suite with a great view.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4

Size

  • Stateroom: 317 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 65 sq. ft.

Junior Suite (Category: J4)

Category: J4
An incredible intimate suite with a great view.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4

Size

  • Stateroom: 317 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 65 sq. ft.

Ocean View Panoramic Suite (Category: VP)

Category: VP
Enjoy the view through a wrap around panoramic window with your family.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed One double sofa bed Two Pullman beds

Size

  • Stateroom: 406 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Suite (Category: WS)

Category: WS
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 15
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Indicates accessible stateroomsIndicates accessible staterooms
Stateroom has third Pullman bed availableStateroom has third Pullman bed available
Stateroom has third and fourth Pullman beds availableStateroom has third and fourth Pullman beds available
Stateroom with sofa bed and third Pullman bed availableStateroom with sofa bed and third Pullman bed available
Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds availableStateroom has four additional Pullman beds available
Stateroom has an obstructed viewStateroom has an obstructed view
Stateroom with sofa bedStateroom with sofa bed
Sofa bed eligible stateroomSofa bed eligible stateroom

Ship Facts

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  • Ship Name: Independence of the Seas
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Year Refurbished: 2018
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2008
  • Ship Class: Freedom
  • Maximum Capacity: 4,560
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 14
  • Number of Crew: 1,440
  • Officers' Nationality: Norwegian
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 289
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 724
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 790
  • Tonnage (GRT): 154,407
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 3,858
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 1,930
  • Suites with Balcony: 126
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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