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 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
• 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.

What Passengers Think

My husband and I took a chance and booked our first ever cruise in December 2011 after listening to a radio commercial about a cruise with ZZ Top, George Thorogood and John Kay playing and cruising with us (among many other great bands!). This was “Woodstock on Water”! We have been on every one since and have made many new friends who we correspond with throughout the year and look forward to seeing every year. There should be a different word than “Cruise” to describe this because it does not compare to a standard cruise by any means. Seeing- greeting-hugging-taking pictures with so many of our idols – PRICELESS!! Pam and the NAHA staff do an outstanding job and we always book as soon as each cruise booking opens – no need to wait to see who will be rockin’ us! If you like classic and southern rock and have not booked this cruise, do not wait or you’ll miss out. It sells out earlier every year. (Love to all the Dfers and FB Rock Legends Cruise Fans and FB Rock Legends Cruise Party’ers!)

Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT! Judy Diaz, DON'T MISS OUT!

This was our first RLC, we REALLY wanted to do this one because of Uriah Heep and The Circle. The fact that Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bad Company were on it also just sweetened the pot. It was our first time seeing Todd Rundgren, Gary Hoey, Quiet Riot, Artimus Pyle and Elvin Bishop, who were all great! We caught parts of some of the other bands and unfortunately some not at all. We didn’t leave the ship at all because there just too much GREAT music!
The artist we met were all very nice. Loved the Meet and Greets. And now we have new bands to follow.
My only complaints ( and they wouldn’t stop my husband and I from returning) were the saving of the chairs with towels, and the staff in the buffet room seemed ill equipped to handle the crowds, which were predictable. Also, I thought the buffet room should have had longer daytime hours, that would have helped with tables not available. But we weren’t there for the food or the destination. We were there for the non stop music. Gary Hoey and the All Star Jam was the best surprise, we didn’t move for 3 hours, didn’t want to miss a second of that great show. Gary was a terrific host.
We will be back! Oh and fun swag too!

Beckie Webster, Terrific Beckie Webster, Terrific