Cruise from Southampton with Royal Caribbean aboard the Independence of the Seas

The "WOW" Factor !
Royal Caribbean International is the cruise line that delivers the "Wow" factor and the one that put a surf simulator, a rock-climbing wall, an ice-skating rink and other innovative amenities on board their cruise ships.

Royal Caribbean offers itineraries, activities and amenities designed to appeal to every taste, energy level and age group giving passengers the opportunity to create their own adventure.

At the heart of the ship and unlike anything else that you may have seen on any other cruise line is the Royal Promenade, four decks high and the length of two football pitches - this 'shopping-style mall' offers 24 hour dining, a Ben & Jerry's ice-cream parlour, a traditional Gents Barbour's, a variety of watering holes plus a world of shopping.

Independence of the Seas
2018 Cruises from Southampton

Other unexpected things to be found around the ship include an ice rink open for lessons and free ice skating during the day and spectacular shows at night.

Plus, a rock climbing wall 200ft above sea level, the Flowrider® - a surf machine, a mini golf course, a full size basketball court and even a boxing ring if you want to go a few rounds






Independence of the Seas
Ship Stats

Built 2008
Tonnage/Size 160,000 - Large
Total Passengers 3634/4375 (min/max)
Total Crew 1385
Length 339.0 m (1,115 ft)
Beam 38.6 m (127.0 ft)
Sister Ships Freedom of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas
Fellow Passengers? British, European & American.
Currency Used $ US Dollars
Tipping US$12.95 per person per day (including children) for standard staterooms / $15.95 for Suites.

An 18% gratuity is added on all drinks, spa and salon purchases.


All included in the your cruise:

Spacious ensuite Stateroom

Most meals and snacks onboard

Some soft beverages

24 hour room service

All entertainment

Fitness Centre

Sauna, Jacuzzi & Steam Room

Rock Climbing/ Ice Rink/ Mini Golf/ Basketball

All port taxes and fees

Kids activities from toddlers to teenagers




Independence of the Seas
2018 Cruises from Southampton





Discover what's aboard the Independence of the Seas:


In April 2018 Independence of the Seas will receive a revitalization programme which will see the addition of:

Trampoline park
Water slides
Escape rooms (solve a puzzle to break out)
Laser tag

Children and adults alike are well catered for on this ship, so its great for multi-generational families, the younger ones will particularly like the 5,380 Sq ft H2O Zone® - a colourful interactive family water park featuring a waterfall, various fountains and water cannons etc whilst the adult-only Solarium and pool might be a welcome bolt hole to read a good book and relax without the kids.



Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas cruises round trip from Southampton City Cruise Terminal at the Port of Southampton, UK.


Other highlights aboard Independence of the Seas

Spa and Fitness Centre
Royal Promenade Boutiques
Three Pools
Six Whirlpools
Pool Bar
Adventure Ocean
FlowRider® surf simulator
Rock-climbing Wall

* - Cover charge applies

Sports Court
Nine-hole Miniature Golf Course
Jogging Path
Karaoke Lounge
Video Game Room
Ice Skating Rink
Ben & Jerry’s® ice cream scoop shop


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