Independence of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)
Independence of the Seas, completed two weeks ahead of schedule is a ship that is always eager to explore the world. The third in a line of Freedom Class Cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean, these huge ships were once Queens of the seas. Their contemporary design and modern cruise life-style, plus sheer magnitude made the Freedom Class cruise ships not just the largest, but the most sought after cruise ships in the industry. With the introduction of the Oasis Class, the Freedom Class ships did lose their title, yet still today, the Freedom Class ships remain as popular as ever with cruisers.
Independence of the Seas invites all cruise passenger types aboard, although the emphasis is on family cruises with many modern conveniences, entertainment and facilities catering for the travelling family. Despite the size of the ship, the atmosphere and ambience retains some level of intimacy as Independence of the Seas absorbs her 4000+ guests with ease and passengers enjoy the perfect blend of traditional cruising with “big ship” contemporary attitude that Royal Caribbean have become famous for.
Dining onboard Independence of the Seas offers a huge variety of daily menus and themed menus in the many eateries and lounge areas. The level of service provided by Royal Caribbean crew members is always first class, with chefs able to cater for those passengers with speciality diets.
|Cruise Line:||Royal Caribbean International|
|Ship size:||Resort Ship|
|Ship length:||339.0 m|
|Ship beam:||38.6 m|
|Ship draft:||8.8 m|
|No. of decks:||15|
|Service speed:||21.6 knots|
|Onboard currency:||US Dollar|
|Registry port:||Nassau (Bahamas)|
|Shipyard:||Aker Finnyards, Turku, Finland|
|Build cost:||Approx £534 million GBP|
|Entered service:||April 2008|