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Independence of the Seas

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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Ship Highlights

Guests can spring into an extraordinary virtual world on the new bungee trampoline experience, Sky Pad.

Ship Stats
Staterooms
1817
Capacity
3634
Accessible
Staterooms
32
Crew
1365
Year Launched
2008
Last Refurbishment
2018
Decks
11
Currency
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Gross Tonnage
154407
Length (metres)
338.9
Width (metres)
56.4
Ship Speed (knots)
21
Language on board
en

Dining

Whether you're looking for a quick snack, a family dinner or a gourmet dining experience, you can have it all - and more besides - at an incredible variety of restaurants, cafés and bars onboard Independence of the Seas®.

Take your taste buds on a delicious journey, with mouth-watering flavours from around the world at a variety of fantastic restaurants.

Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or 'Explorer Academy' classes cover a wide range of topics.

Classes include:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
  • Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

Entertainment

Independence of the Seas® offers countless amazing ways to enjoy yourself, from spectacular stage performances and incredible shopping opportunities, to the magnificent outdoor cinema screen and the vibrant atmosphere of the Royal Promenade. It's all onboard, and it's all waiting for you.

From fast-paced fun to blissful relaxation, there's an incredible range of activities for guests of all ages onboard Independence of the Seas®.

Health & Fitness

Treat yourself to some TLC onboard Independence of the Seas®, with an incredible selection of health and wellness options, from luxurious spa treatments to high energy workouts.

Kid & Teens

With a wealth of amazing features especially for kids and teens, plus fantastic entertainment and activities that families can enjoy together, it's easy to see why Independence of the Seas® was voted the best cruise ship for families in the Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards in 2015.

Useful to Know

Gratuities

On all our ships, it is customary to offer tips to staff members for their good service and personal attention. You can pre-pay your service charge as part of your booking and this will be shared among Dining Services Staff, Stateroom Attendants and Other Housekeeping Services Personnel. If you have opted not to pre-pay your Service Charge before your cruise, for your convenience we will automatically add a $14.50 per guest per day service charge to each guest's SeaPass account on a daily basis. For guests in a Grand Suite or above, the amount is $17.50.

An 18% service charge is also automatically added to beverages and beverage packages, mini-bar items, spa & salon purchases as well as specialty dining products, including packages, classes and brunches.

Many of our guests choose to reward exceptional service during their cruise by providing additional gratuities. You may do so by providing an additional gratuity to your SeaPass onboard account or a cash gratuity at your discretion.

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Deck Plans

<div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 15</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_15.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "1","fileName": "Deck 15.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 15.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_15.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 14</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_14.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "2","fileName": "Deck 14.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 14.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_14.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 13</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_13.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "3","fileName": "Deck 13.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 13.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_13.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 12</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_12.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "4","fileName": "Deck 12.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 12.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_12.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 11</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_11.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "5","fileName": "Deck 11.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 11.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_11.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 10</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_10.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "6","fileName": "Deck 10.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 10.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_10.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 9</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_9.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "7","fileName": "Deck 9.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 9.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_9.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 8</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_8.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "8","fileName": "Deck 8.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 8.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_8.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 7</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_7.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "9","fileName": "Deck 7.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 7.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_7.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 6</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_6.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "10","fileName": "Deck 6.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 6.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_6.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 5</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_5.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "11","fileName": "Deck 5.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 5.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_5.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 4</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_4.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "12","fileName": "Deck 4.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 4.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_4.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 3</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img src="http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_3.png" alt="" class="deck-image"><script type="application/json" class="w-json">{"items": [{"type": "image","_id": "13","fileName": "Deck 3.jpg","origFileName": "Deck 3.jpg","width": 2000,"height": 449,"fileSize": 128519,"url": "http://www.fothosting.co.uk/webflow/deck_3.png"}],"group": "shipdeckplans"}</script></a></div><div class="deck-plan"><div class="deck-title">Deck 2</div><a href="#" class="deck-box w-inline-block w-lightbox"><div class="deck-open"><img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/5c6564206c778dcf5efa6e89/5d8252e354c7bf3e740bd8ee_search-white.png" alt="" class="magnify"></div><img 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