MS Independence of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International Offers Itinerary of Cruises
Former Names:  None
Independence of the Seas is a stunning floating resort one of the largest cruise ships afloat. It has 2 lobbies up to 11 decks high, a surf-rider, an ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall and Royal Promenade 4 decks high.  Independence of the Seas passengers tend to be All ages and Mostly American but more Brits/Europeans in Europe. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 44 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.6 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 32.7 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 3.5 passengers.
Size Huge
Rating
Built 2008
Refit
Tonnage 160000
Passengers (Min/Max) 3634/4900
Crew 1385
Officers Scandinavian
CABINS
Total  1817
Cabins are a good size with adequate storage space and compact bathrooms. They are well equipped with safes, minibar, vanity unit, pay movies. Twin beds convert to queen size. 172 inside cabins have windows overlooking the Royal Promenade. 
Balcony  842
Ocean View  242
Inside  733
Single  0
Cabin Details Cabins Deckplans
FITNESS & LEISURE
Pools Out/In  3/0
There is an ice skating rink in the Studio B lounge, jogging track, rock climbing wall, basketball/volleyball court, 3 pools one with water slide, an incredible surf-rider, inline skating, ice skating, nine hole golf, health spa and aerobics.
Jacuzzis  6
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  Yes
Deck Space  Good
RESTAURANTS
The main dining room, split into three decks connected by a sweeping staircase offers reasonable food with attentive, friendly, sometimes hurried service. Alternatives are the self service Windjammer , Jade & Portofino Restaurant and Chops Grille. Main Dining Rooms  3
Sittings  2
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  4
 ENTERTAINMENT
The five deck Alhambra Theatre features Broadway style productions and comedy, with dancing, music and cabaret and ice shows in Studio B. There is also be a TV studio, champagne bar, piano bar, jazz bar, conference centre and the Viking Crown Lounge.  Show Lounges 2
Cinema No
Library Yes
Casino Yes
DRESS CODE
Casual and comfortable during the day. In the evening dress is smart casual (shirt and trousers for gentlemen and casual elegance for ladies). Formal evenings require a suit or dinner jacket for men and a cocktail dress for ladies.
TIPPING
Allow £8 (US$12) per passenger (including children) per day for cabin and restaurant staff -15% will automatically be added on all drinks.
 DISABLED
Wheelchair cabins 32
Wheelchair access is very good. Wheelchair cabins have larger access doors and the ship has ramped areas and sloping decks.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 14
 CHILDREN
The rating for children is Very Good. The ship provides many activities including a children's club and interests for 3-17 year olds such as a video arcade, scavenger hunt and sports competitions. 

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