The Ship

Independence of the Seas 2018

Royal Caribbean’s NEW Independence of the Seas® is overflowing with more ways to fill your time between all of those Rock ‘n Roll shows you’ll be enjoying out on the Pool Deck, in the Royal Theatre, in Star Lounge or in Studio B. You’ll never run out of things to do or places to treat your taste buds on this ship! Catch a game while enjoying wings at PlaymakersSM Sports Bar & Arcade or feast on made-to-order rolls at Izumi Hibachi & Sushi. Indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar BeachSM or gear up for a glow-in-the-dark laser tag face-off in Battle for Planet ZSM.

Take a Look @ Indy’s NEW Deck Plans (6 MB PDF)

Ship Highlights

• Playmaker’s Sports Bar & Arcade NEW!
• Fish & Ships NEW!
• Izumi Hibachi & Sushi NEW!
• Laser Tag NEW!
• Sky Pad NEW!
• Escape Room NEW!
• Sugar Beach NEW!
• Schooner Bar
• FlowRider® Surf Simulator
• Cantilevered Whirlpools
• Solarium Pool
• Rock-climbing Wall
• Wi-Fi Internet Access
• Multiple Bars and Lounges
• Vitality at Sea Spa
• Fitness Center
• Casino Royale℠
• 9-hole Miniature Golf Course
• Johnny Rockets® ’50s-style Diner
• Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
• Chops Grille
• Vintages Wine Bar
• Boleros Latin-themed Lounge
• Sorrento’s Pizza
and more!

The Independence of the Seas from Royal Caribbean is one of the biggest, fastest and most luxurious passenger vessels in service today. It is served by an international crew of 1,440 on 15 decks. With a gross tonnage of 154,407 and 4 bow thrusters, it can truly be said that the rock-themed benefit voyage will be a “heavy” experience. The ship, nearly a quarter of a mile long, cruises at 21.6 knots and this time around we are scheduled for a port stop in Costa Maya, Mexico. Yeah baby!



What Passengers Think

We signed up for our first RLC Cruise (VI) 15 months in advance and counted down the days the entire time. I worried myself that it couldn’t possibly meet my own mountain-high expectations after that long wait. It absolutely did. Every band that we saw played at an amazing level (and some of them are over 70!). And they cared. These groups love playing this gig. It shows.

The ship and its crew were wonderful. Food was good. We had great weather. And to top it off, the people are amazing! Such a beautiful, hip, relaxed and respectful gathering of rock fanatics. This is truly my tribe and my vibe.

Can’t make RLC VII unfortunately but we’re just waiting for the announcement for RLC VIII later this year. This cruise is rock’s best kept secret.

Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock Peter, New RLC Patron of Rock

I cannot express how much fun this cruise is. I was skeptical at first, but since my all time favorite artist, Todd Rundgren, was added we went ahead and booked. From here on out we don’t even care who’s added to the bill, we are going. We’ve actually talked some friends into joining us next year. The best people and the bands are crazy fun! Can’t wait til next year!!

Donna, best time Donna, best time