Independence of the Seas Cruise Reviews - Onboard Activities


Explore Independence of the Seas Onboard Activities

There’s no shortage of action-packed activities on Independence of the Seas. From a glow-in-the-dark laser tag showdown to a race on the dueling waterslides, passengers can satisfy their need for adventure all day long, while cruisers looking to relax can visit the ship’s full-service spa for some much-needed pampering or soak in one of 6 whirlpools, and retail therapy is always available in one of the many boutiques.

After dark, cruisers can experience the ship’s active nightlife, dancing to live Latin music at Boleros or finding a new favorite wine at Vintages, the ship’s exclusive wine bar. Passengers who prefer more structured entertainment should be sure to catch Broadway at Sea’s production of Grease, which boasts a live orchestra. Children ages 3 to 11 can enjoy their own unique cruise experience with Royal Caribbean’s award-winning Adventure Ocean program, and the ship also offers a nursery for cruisers as young as 6 months.

Independence of the Seas Bars

Boleros Lounge Photo

Boleros Lounge

(6 Reviews)

Dance to Latin rhythms in Boleros and cool off with a refreshing Latin drink like a mojito or caipir...

Champagne Bar Photo

Champagne Bar

(11 Reviews)

This quiet and elegant escape is the perfect place to enjoy a glass (or two) of the bubbly.

Plaza Bar Photo

Plaza Bar

(2 Reviews)

Passengers can start off with a sake, tea, or cocktail at the Plaza Bar, with its backdrop of cascad...

Pool Bar Photo

Pool Bar

(7 Reviews)

Dip. Sip. Dip. Sip. How's that for relaxing? Our pool bars make it easy to stay cool in the sun with...

Pub Photo


(3 Reviews)

Whether you like your suds hoppy or stout, the Pub is happy to accommodate with a full list of impor...

Schooner Bar Photo

Schooner Bar

(10 Reviews)

A casual place to relax in a Nautical setting to enjoy an afternoon beverage. This signature nautica...

Sky Bar Photo

Sky Bar

(4 Reviews)

This deck bar offers views of the Pool and the surrounding seascape. This is the perfect place to es...

Squeeze Photo


Enjoy a smoothie or protein shake.

The Labyrinth Photo

The Labyrinth

(1 Review)

Want to cut a bunch of rugs, then go to a carpet store. But, if you'd like to party all night in a...

Viking Crown Lounge Photo

Viking Crown Lounge

(5 Reviews)

No Royal Caribbean cruise is complete without a stop in our signature lounge. Perched high above the...

Vintages Photo


(1 Review)

Enjoy a glass of your favorite vino, participate in a wine tasting or sample something new from our...

Wipe Out Bar Photo

Wipe Out Bar

Set high above the sea in our Pool and Sports Zone neighborhood, the Wipe Out Bar is a great place t...

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Independence of the Seas Casinos

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Casino Royale

(19 Reviews)

Our glittering casino features slot machines; extensive table games including Blackjack, roulette, c...

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Independence of the Seas Entertainment

Alhambra Theater Photo

Alhambra Theater

(6 Reviews)

If you love the drama, sequins, and excitement of Broadway, then catch a show at Alhambra Theater an...

Art Gallery Photo

Art Gallery

Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase som...

Connoisseur Club Photo

Connoisseur Club

Royal Caribbean, the cruise industry's hottest trend-spotter, noticed the growing popularity of swan...

Jazz Club Photo

Jazz Club

(1 Review)

Be bop, groovy, jazzy, funky!

Library Photo


(1 Review)

An impressive selection of books are available to check out. Choose from a variety of topics, includ...

On Air Club Photo

On Air Club

Guests can belt out their favorite tune in the On Air Club karaoke bar. Grab a mic, a few friends, a...

Promenade Photo


(8 Reviews)

Stroll through the Royal Promenade to shop at boutiques or find just the pub, cafe, or restaurant yo...

Screening Room Photo

Screening Room

The Screening Room shows first-run movies daily.

Seven Hearts Photo

Seven Hearts

Shuffle up for fun in Seven Hearts card and game room. The Seven Hearts Card Room is the place for h...

Studio B Photo

Studio B

(10 Reviews)

You won't believe your eyes when you step into Studio B. It's where you'll find our onboard ice-skat...

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Independence of the Seas Kids Areas

Adventure Ocean Photo

Adventure Ocean

(2 Reviews)

A play area with specially designed activities for kids from 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic and...

Challengers Arcade Photo

Challengers Arcade

(3 Reviews)

Whether you're playing to beat your best score or for a chance at a prize like an Apple iPod or Shuf...

Fuel Teen Club Photo

Fuel Teen Club

(1 Review)

Open 'til 2 a.m., teens can dance, listen to music, or just hang out.

The Living Room Photo

The Living Room

A laid-back place for teens to hang out with new friends.

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Independence of the Seas Others

Business Services Photo

Business Services

Business rests for no man nor vacation - for this reason, RC has their Business Services area to get...

Cloud Nine Photo

Cloud Nine

Need to gather up your group? Reserve Cloud Nine for meetings, seminars, and private parties. Cloud...

Conference Center Photo

Conference Center

Our comfortable conference center features state-of-the-art presentation equipment and a variety of...

Diamond Club Photo

Diamond Club

(4 Reviews)

This exclusive members only lounge offers special perks to Royal Caribbeans most loyal cruise goers.

Guest Services and Explorations! Photo

Guest Services and Explorations!

(4 Reviews)

The place to go for general ship information, to report lost or damaged goods, and to exchange money...

RC Online Photo

RC Online

(3 Reviews)

It's high tech on the high seas! With royalcaribbean online, for a small fee you can access the Inte...

Skylight Chapel Photo

Skylight Chapel

Our wedding chapel, which can accommodate 40 people, is located on top of the Viking Crown Lounge (t...

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Independence of the Seas Pools

H20 Zone Photo

H20 Zone

(1 Review)

The H2O Zone integrates colorful sculptures around a series of sprinklers, jets and water canons tha...

Solarium Photo


(9 Reviews)

Sit in one of the cantilevered whirlpools in this tranquil. adults only space with 3 decks of glass.

Sports Pool Photo

Sports Pool

For lap swimming and watersports

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Swimming Pools

(4 Reviews)

Take a dip in one of our refreshing pools or lie pool side and soak in some sun.

Whirlpools Photo


(6 Reviews)

Warm up in one of the relaxing whirlpools.

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Independence of the Seas Shops

Boutiques Photo


Onboard shopping options include a jewelry shop, gift shop, clothing boutique, perfumery, and liquor...

General Store Photo

General Store

(4 Reviews)

Port cities arent the only places to shop on a cruise--passengers can browse onboard for souvenirs,...

Jewelry Shop Photo

Jewelry Shop

(3 Reviews)

Port cities arent the only places to shop on a cruise--passengers can browse onboard for souvenirs,...

Logo Souvenir Shop Photo

Logo Souvenir Shop

(5 Reviews)

Next to the General Store is the Royal Caribbean Logo Souvenir Shop where you can find everything im...

Perfume Shop Photo

Perfume Shop

(1 Review)

A great place to treat yourself or that special someone to your favorite scent at duty free rates.

Photo Gallery and Shop Photo

Photo Gallery and Shop

(5 Reviews)

Check out the moments that our ship photographers have captured onboard in our photo gallery. A grea...

SeaTrek Photo


Most of the world is covered by water. Take the PADI Scuba Diver course onboard and discover what yo...

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Independence of the Seas Spa/Fitness

A Close Shave Photo

A Close Shave

Whether you need a close shave for a special event or a simple haircut, this is the place where the...

Day Spa and Fitness Center Photo

Day Spa and Fitness Center

(4 Reviews)

The Fitness Center will offer vacationers a plentiful and varied selection of the latest cardio and...

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Independence of the Seas Sports

Center Ice Rink Photo

Center Ice Rink

(8 Reviews)

When the professionals aren't putting on one of their remarkable shows, enjoy our onboard skating ri...

Dunes Mini Golf Photo

Dunes Mini Golf

(8 Reviews)

Come test your golf skills at our challenging miniature golf course that will entertain adults and c...

Flowrider Photo


(4 Reviews)

Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship! Even the best beaches have bad da...

Golf Simulator Photo

Golf Simulator

Perfect your game with our golf simulator. Guests should bring their own clubs; a small fee is requi...

Jogging Track Photo

Jogging Track

(1 Review)

Run laps while taking in the view. Our tracks are open to anyone and proper shoes are recommended.

Rock Climbing Wall Photo

Rock Climbing Wall

(2 Reviews)

At 150-200 feet above sea level, our rock-climbing wall offers skill combinations for all levels. Ou...

Sports Court Photo

Sports Court

(1 Review)

An outdoor full-size court for sports, including basketball and volleyball, ping pong and more

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