All about the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas

The Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas was built in 2008. It was rennovated in 2018. It's considered a large size ship. Coming in at 1,112 ft long and 185 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 3.1 football fields, as wide as 3.5 tractor trailers and the same height as a 14 story building.

Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Ship

The Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas can hold 3,858 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Independence of the Seas has a space ratio of 40. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship's space to person ratio is about average.



Royal Caribbean
Independence of the Seas
ClassFreedom
Gross Tonnage154,407
Length1,112
Beam/Width185
Passenger Decks14
Passengers (double occupancy)3,858
Crew1,440
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.7
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)40

Dining Establishments

Main Dining Room
Main Dining Room on the Independence of the Seas
Chefs Table
Chef's Table on the Independence of the Seas

Food is a big part of any cruise, and on the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas, there will be plenty of it. You have 16 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 7 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 9 options have an additional fee. Some options are a set price and some are a'la cart menu pricing. Only 44% of the dining options are included which means you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeDress CodeCostType of Food
Ben and Jerry'sQuick serveCasualA la cartDessert
Cafe PromenadeQuick serveCasualIncludedCafe
Chef's TableSit downFormalFlat FeeFoodie
Chops GrilleSit downFormalFlat feeSteakhouse
Fish & ShipsQuick serveCasualA la cartSeafood
Giovanni's TableSit downFormalFlat feeItalian
Izumi Hibachi & SushiSit downFormalA la cartAsian
Johnny RocketsSit downCasualFlat feeAmerican
Main Dining RoomSit downFormalIncludedMain dining room
PlaymakersSit downCasualA la cartBar food
Sorrento's PizzaQuick serveCasualIncludedPizza
Vintages Wine BarQuick serveCasualA la cartBar food
WindjammerQuick serveCasualIncludedBuffet

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink pacakage, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs

The main pool deck with two pools and lounge chairs on Royal Caribbean
The main pool on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. We're a firm believer that if you want to just spend all day for 7 days in a pool, a cruise isn't for you. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day. The Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas has a total of 3 pools and 7 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only.

Royal Caribbean
Independence of the Seas
Total Pools3
- Pools - General Access2
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive0
Total Hot Tubs7
- Hot Tubs - General Access5
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0


Amenities

There are quite a few things to do on the Independence of the Seas. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while other have an additional charge.

Royal Caribbean
Independence of the Seas
Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeIncluded
BasketballIncluded
CasinoA la cart
Climbing WallIncluded
Escape RoomA la cart
Fitness CenterIncluded
Flow RiderIncluded
Ice SkatingIncluded
Laser TagIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Shows - Broadway playIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
Sky PadIncluded
SpaA la cart
Splash parkIncluded
Water slidesIncluded


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