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The UK’s favourite ship Independence of the Seas® is back in Southampton with a host of amazing features and is sailing to incredible destinations across the world – from Europe to the Caribbean. But with the staterooms booking up fast, be sure to secure your spot.

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Prepare to be blown away with a host of amazing features onboard the UK’s favourite ship.




Your New Independence to-do List


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Introducing the brand-new bungee trampoline experience, Sky PadSM. This out-of-this-world adventure uses virtual reality like never before to give a whole universe of gravity-defying fun.

Families will have a blast at the all new Laser Tag. Team up and blast out for Battle for Planet ZSM, the last remaining planet in this far-flung galaxy. Only one team can win, but this glow-inthe- dark crusade will brighten every explorer’s day.

Hit the high notes with the cast of the Broadway musical Grease or bask in the glory of the Studio B ice skaters.- Be prepared to be wowed by the glitz and glamour from the world-class entertainment onboard.

Thrillseekers will love the new wet’n’wild water slide duo, The Perfect StormSM. With twists, turns and translucent panels offering remarkable views, there’s so much fun to be had racing to the bottom of the CycloneSM and TyphoonSM slides!

Whether you nibble away on a tasty selection of wings, sliders and popcorn shrimp while watching the game at PlaymakersSM sports bar or delve into seaside classics at the poolside snack bar Fish & ShipsSM, there’s delicious delights for every foodie.

There’s gallons of fun to be had at the new family friendly water park Splashaway BaySM. Now little’uns can soar down slides, dart amongst fountains and dunk under the epic drench bucket when it’s time to cool off!

What better way to thrill out, than with a time travelling escape room adventure? Teams will be put through their paces as they solve riddles to save a world-class professor from his space mission mishaps.

There’s a whole ocean of tempting treats at Sugar BeachSM for all the sweet tooths out there. With a candy-coated rainbow of sweets and lollipops the only trouble is choosing what to have!

For a culinary adventure like no other, explore the world of exotic Japanese flavours on the menu at Izumi Hibachi & Sushi. With tableside hibachi chefs showcasing world-class teriyaki skills, this sensory journey looks just as incredible as it tastes.

With wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling views, the new Panoramic Staterooms let you soak up the stunning ocean vista from sunrise to sunset - all from the comfort of your own room.


Independence of the Seas® has returned after a multi-million pound makeover. With a whole host of new extra extraordinary activities onboard, from epic thrills to tranquil chills, we’ve picked out the top ten experiences to get excited about!

Where is Independence of the Seas visiting?



History, architecture, food, art, vibrant cities and sunny beaches – what more could you want from a holiday?

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Canary Islands

Boasting some of Europe’s most amazing beaches, as well as breathtaking landscapes and lively bars and restaurants, there is so much to discover in the Canary Islands.

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An unparalleled melting pot of culture awaits in the Caribbean, where white sandy beaches and turquoise seas are only the beginning of the adventure.

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Spring into an extraordinary virtual world on the new bungee trampoline experience, Sky PadSM.

Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and soar high into the sky for gravity-defying fun at Sky PadSM. Bounce over craters or compete in zero-gravity games — this brand-new bungee trampoline experience opens up a universe of possibility.

Images of Independence of the Seas® reflect current design concepts and may include artistic renderings and/or images of existing Freedom and Voyager Class ships. All ship features, experiences, and itineraries are subject to change without notice.

Panoramic Staterooms

Get ready to be floored by wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling ocean views in our stunning new Panoramic Ocean View staterooms. Soak up the magnificent feeling of standing on the bridge of the ship and watch the sunset over the coastline, all from the privacy of your own amazing room.


No matter what your age or interests, there are plenty of activities to enjoy onboard Independence of the Seas®.


    Hang ten on this awesome surf simulator, where you can catch a wave without even leaving the ship. Gnarly!


    Work up a sweat at the state-of-the-art fitness centre, where you can also take classes like yoga and pilates, then indulge in some pampering, with relaxing massages, facials and beauty treatments on offer at the onboard spa.


    Gather a team for a game of football or basketball on the outdoor court, play a round of mini golf or take a few laps around the onboard running track – the choice is yours.



Fish & ShipsSM

Say hello to a tasty treat from home at Fish & ShipsSM, the all-new eatery within splashing distance of Splashaway BaySM water park.


PlaymakersSM Sports Bar & Arcade

Watch your team dominate the pitch or make your own legendary plays in the arcade. When it’s time to refuel, you’ll love our Playmaker burger, along with ice cold beer on tap.


Sugar BeachSM

Sugar BeachSM is a dreamland filled with all your favourite sweets and confectionary.



Get ready to be floored by wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling ocean views in our stunning new Panoramic Ocean View staterooms. Soak up the magnificent feeling of standing on the bridge of the ship and watch the sunset over the coastline, all from the privacy of your own amazing room.



Little cruisers will find big gallons of fun at the all-new, bigger and better aqua park, Splashaway BaySM.



Don’t miss Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, the exotic Asian-inspired dining experience where chefs cook tableside on real Teppanyaki.


The Battle for Planet ZSM

Light up your afternoon with an unforgettable game of Laser Tag.


The Perfect StormSM

Grab a buddy and plunge through three stories of twisting, turning thrills to the bottom of the dual racer slides TyphoonSM and CycloneSM.



Broadway’s hit musical Grease will take to the stage onboard Independence of the Seas®. Enjoy classics such as “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightnin”.


Royal Escape Room: The Observatorium

Tease your brain in our exhilarating new Escape Room.

Please note: Some images are conceptual only and not reflective of the actual ship, however all the features depicted and described will be available.

Official blog - spotlight on Independence of the Seas

Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

How much can you fit into 5 hours onboard Independence of the Seas?

On June 30th we invited a team of 24 bloggers on board the Independence of the Seas to test the new activities and facilities as the ship prepared for its next cruise around the Mediterranean.

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What Life is Like Onboard Independence of the Seas®

Are you curious about what life is like for the crew onboard our ships? Well, wonder no more and discover exactly what the Independence crew thinks of living and working onboard a Royal Caribbean ship.

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Independence of the Seas® was voted the number one cruise ship for families in the Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Awards, and once you get onboard it’s easy to see why! With activities and entertainment that everyone will love, dedicated kids’ and teens’ clubs and accommodation especially designed for families – there’s something to keep everyone happy.


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