Independence of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean Int. Freedom-class cruise ship, has the wow-factor. With an abundance of activities and dining choices, guests of all ages are thoroughly entertained. This ship is a great choice for families, as it boasts a host of kid-friendly activities. It accommodates 3,634 passengers, with 1,360 staff members and entered service in 2008.
There are many cruise itineraries that take place on the Independence of the Seas, such as the ‘Western Caribbean’ cruise and ‘Taste of Paris & Bruges’ cruise. Shore excursion highlights include exploring the volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote and climbing to the top of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park in Basseterre, St Kitts.
There are 25 cabin types on this ship, split into four main categories. The most cost-efficient option is the Inside Stateroom, with family interior staterooms and promenade staterooms available. Balcony Staterooms are also available and, for something more lavish, guests may choose one of the six suites.
There are 22 bars and ten eateries on the Independence of the Seas. Dining options include Johnny Rockets, Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table, and Sorrento’s Pizza. From Café Promenade to Ben & Jerry’s, there are casual eateries too. 24-hour room service is also available. Bars include the Champagne Bar, Vintage Wine Bar, and Dog & Badger.
Entertainment and activity options are varied, with everything from ice skating shows to ‘Grease, the Musical’ on stage. There’s also a kids’ water park, as well as mini-golf, surfing, and rock climbing. Guests can watch movies by the pool, shop in a wide range of boutiques, and place bids on incredible artwork during one of the auctions, to complete an action-packed cruise.