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 strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and soar high into the sky for gravity-defying fun at Sky Pad℠.

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

Ship Highlights

• Playmaker’s Sports Bar & Arcade
• Fish & Ships
• Izumi Hibachi & Sushi
• Sky Pad
• Escape Room
• Sugar Beach
• 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. For 2021, we are headed to the beautiful island of Cozumel on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast.

What Passengers Think

I made 33 concerts this trip, and my wife had to miss a few. We had to miss quite a few meals to make all the concerts, but it was worth it. Also made 3 photo ops. Coming from Alaska we seldom get the chance to see a concert much less 33 in 3-1/2 days. My rating is still the same, on a scale of 1 to 10, RLC is a 100 (yes, one hundred). Thank you Pam, may you rock on for many more cruises.

Will & Cindy Godbey, NON STOP ROCK Will & Cindy Godbey, NON STOP ROCK

First time on RLC cruise and it was, by far, one of the best damn times I’ve ever had in my life! Loved every band we saw, especially Sammy, Bad Company and Artimus Pyle! Had already booked for VII before we even went on this one and won’t be giving up my reservation for anything! I do agree with another reviewer that the chair reserving/holding on the deck needs to be addressed and the smoking everywhere on deck 11 was a little much. Thank you NAHA for nailing it for us true rockers!!

Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy! Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy!