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Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas

About Independence of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s beautiful Independence of the Seas is a family friendly ship, featuring thrilling onboard innovations that will delight guests of all ages. Fun filled activities, astounding entertainment, spacious staterooms and a variety of delicious dining options ranging from casual fare to fine dining await you on your next cruise aboard this lovely ship.

Onboard highlights include cantilevered whirlpools extending 12 feet off the side of the ship, a kid-friendly water park, a rock-climbing wall and an ice-skating rink. Independence of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Class ships, boasting multiple pools, the Vitality Spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Dining choices will take your taste buds on a scrumptious culinary journey. Stop in for a bite of whatever you're in the mood for at Johnny Rockets, Jade Sushi, Sorrento’s Pizza and Windjammer Cafe. Fine dining is on the menu at Chops Grille and Giovanni's Table. At Chefmakers Cooking Academy foodies can master their skills. The sophisticated main dining rooms serve delightful continental fare sure to please everyone.

Designed with comfort, practicality and serenity in mind, your stateroom or suite provides the perfect retreat. Choose from well-appointed adjoining rooms for families, staterooms with magnificent ocean views and gorgeous luxury suites. All accommodations have ample storage for your belongings.

Entertainment for the entire family abounds on Independence of the Seas! Enjoy Broadway-style shows in the Main Theater, complimentary ice-skating shows and challenge Lady Luck at the immense Vegas-style Casino Royale. From The DreamWorks® Experience to a first-run movie in the 3D theater or poolside, under the stars, on the outdoor movie screen, there is plenty of fun just waiting to be discovered. Your kids will find their happy place making new friends their own age at the Adventure Ocean Youth Program.

With 22 bars, clubs and lounges, including a Latin-themed lounge, champagne bar and a traditional style English Pub there is always something to do, somewhere to go and someone to see. Enjoy cocktails before dinner, dance the night away and delight in the company of old friends and new.

Independence of the Seas has it all. On deck try out the rip-roaring FlowRider surf simulator, mini-golf course and the H2O Zone kids’ water park, Indoors, stroll along the fabulous Royal Promenade, brimming with name-brand, duty-free shopping, cafés, bars and more. While there, pick up a decadent treat at the vintage-style gourmet bakery. There are various kids programs available onboard.

Independence of the Seas offers a wide variety of cruises to beautiful ports worldwide. Sail on this magnificent ship in the Caribbean, British Isles, Europe, the Mediterranean and Canary Islands among other memorable destinations.

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Independence of the Seas

Attire Casual
Crew Size 1360
Crew Nationality International
Regular Capacity 3860
Total Capacity 5220
Registry Bahamas
Year Built 2008
Year Refurbished 2013
Beam 185 ft
Draft 28 ft
Length 1112 ft
Tonnage 154,407
Passenger Space Ratio 44
Speed 21.6 knots
Tipping (p/p per day) up to USD 19 per passenger/day
Beauty Salon Yes
Spa 1
Casino Yes
110 Electricity Yes
Pools (Outside) 3
Pools (Inside) 1
Jacuzzi 6
Laundry Yes
Suites 126
Verandas 724
Cabins inside 791
Cabins outside 289
Wheelchair Cabins 32
Elevators 14
Ship Type Freedom Class
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1B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

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1D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

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1K

Ultra Spacious Ocean View

Have a spectacular view in an immense space with family.

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1L

Spacious Panoramic Ocean View

Marvel the view through a floor to ceiling panoramic window. Ocean view, Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom. Accessible- Enjoy the view through a wrap around panoramic window. ( Up to 4 guests ) 283 sq. ft.

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1M

Spacious Ocean View

Have a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. Ocean view, Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom.

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1N

Ocean View

Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

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1Q

Spacious Promenade View Interior

Delight in two bowed windows overlooking the Royal Promenade.

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1R

Spacious Interior

Enjoy your vacation in an expanded space. Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom.

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1V

Interior

Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. Accessible- Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. (Up to 4 guests)256 sq. ft.

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2B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation. Ocean view, Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom.

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2D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. Ocean view some staterooms have an obstructed view, Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom.

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2N

Ocean View

Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room. Ocean view, Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom.

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2T

Promenade View Interior

Delight in bowed windows overlooking the Royal Promenade. Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom. Accessible-Delight in bowed windows overlooking the Royal Promenade. (Up to 2 guests) 266 sq. ft.

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2V

Interior

Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom.

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3B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

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3N

Ocean View

Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

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3V

Interior

Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

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4B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation. Ocean view, Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom.

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4M

Spacious Ocean View

Have a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

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4V

Interior

Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom.

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5D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.

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6D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. Ocean view some staterooms have an obstructed view, Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom. Accessible- Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. (Up to 2 guests) Stateroom: 286 sq. ft.Balcony: 53 sq. ft.

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6V

Interior

Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom. Accessible- Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. (Up to 4 guests)256 sq. ft.

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8N

Ocean View

Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room. Ocean view, Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom. Accessible- Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room. ( Up to 2 guests ) 315 sq. ft.

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GS

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom

Enjoy a comfortable suite and the extra perks. Ocean view, Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom with tub.

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GT

Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms

Indulge in a comfortable suite and enjoy the extra perks. Ocean view, Two bedrooms , Master bedroom with dressing area, Living area, Private balcony with outdoor dining and seating area.

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J3

Junior Suite

An incredible intimate suite with a great view. Ocean view, Room with bed, vanity, and sitting area with sofa, One bathroom with tub. Accessible- An incredible intimate suite with a great view. (Up to 6 guests) Stateroom: 408 sq. ft.Balcony: 65 sq. ft.

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J4

Junior Suite

An incredible intimate suite with a great view.

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OS

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom

Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation. Ocean view, Room with bed and vanity, Living area with double sofa bed.

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RS

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Relish an extraordinary vacation in this luxurious suite. Ocean view, Bedroom, Private balcony with outdoor dining, seating area and whirlpool, One bathroom with tub, two vanities and bidet.

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VP

Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)

Enjoy the view through a wrap around panoramic window with your family.

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WS

Suite Guarantee

This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

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XB

Ocean View Balcony Guarantee

This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

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YO

Ocean View Guarantee

This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

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ZI

Interior Guarantee

This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

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Ben & Jerry's

Deck: 5

Ben & Jerry's.

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Chops Grille

Deck: 11

Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand cut steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant. Now, they give you a fresh twist on a favorite. Most intriguing: our exceptional prime meat. This prime beef is joined by Maine lobster, veal parmesan, grilled branzino and other succulent dishes paired with addictive sides and irresistible desserts.

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Dining Room

Decks: 3 4 5

Dining Room.

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Fish & Ships

Deck: 11

Fish & Ships.

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Giovanni's Table

Deck: 11

Rustic Italian dishes are served with contemporary flair at Giovanni’s Table, a Royal Caribbean® favorite. This casual trattoria serves up a seemingly endless selection of Italian classics, like Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola, Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Risotto, Bolognese and much more. From the mouth-watering fresh pastas to the carefully braised meats and stews, you can tour all of Italy without ever leaving the ship.

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Izumi

Deck: 4

From sushi to sashimi and tableside preparation using Hot Rocks, Izumi offers guests an exotic Asian-inspired dining experience. At Izumi, items are charged a la carte. You'll enjoy a wide variety of hot and cold appetizers, entrees, desserts and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation. Now that's fresh.

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Johnny Rockets

Deck: 12

Johnny Rockets® has been serving up delicious American fare to diners around the world since 1986. Its menu features fresh, never frozen, made-to-order hamburgers, sides, shakes and desserts. So, no matter where you are onboard or in the world, you’re always surrounded by good food and simple pleasures at Johnny Rockets.

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Sorrento's

Deck: 5

Sorrento's.

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Windjammer Cafe

Deck: 11

Enticing food islands weave throughout, showcasing international fare while mapping your way between interactive stations. Here, staff prepare signature specialties to your specs— like fresh-pressed panini, juices blended before your eyes, fluffy omelets, pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches and tantalizing desserts— all part of a menu that changes daily.

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RCTV

Deck: 3

RCTV.

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Royal Theatre

Decks: 3 4

Royal Theatre.

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Casino Royale

Deck: 4

Players love Casino Royale?, a slice of Vegas right onboard every ship. Explore thousands of square feet of games, from penny slots to poker tables to roulette.

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Library

Deck: 5

In the mood to curl up with a good book? Or show off your poker face? Our well stocked Library and Card Room offers great reads across many genres. Plus tables for cards and board games.

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Conference Center

Deck: 2

Conference Center.

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Nursery

Deck: 12

Nursery.

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Resort Pool

Deck: 11

The pool deck is the place to be. And each ship has several to choose from. Bask in the sun or relax in the shade while you sip a cool tropical cocktail. From kids' aqua parks to the adults-only Solarium— and all the slides and cantilevered hot tubs in between— there's a splashy place to spend the day for every adventurer onboard.

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Splashaway Bay

Deck: 11

Splashaway Bay.

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Sports Pool

Deck: 11

Sports Pool.

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Whirlpool

Deck: 11

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.

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Independence Dunes

Deck: 13

Up the ramp, around the curve and into the hole. Play on the green as you enjoy wide, blue ocean views. Mini golf is included in your fare, so play as much as you like. No reservation necessary.

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Art Gallery

Deck: 3

Art Gallery.

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Escape Room

Deck: 15

A brilliant professor has succeeded in creating a magical observatory capable of traveling through time and space. The only problem: he’s become lost along the way. Your team must answer his call for help, solving mind bending teasers to bring him back to the now in The Observatorium, our newest escape room challenge.

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FlowRider

Deck: 13

Only Royal Caribbean gives you the chance to catch a wave right onboard. Grab a board and hang ten on our 40-foot-long surf simulator, or cheer on friends from stadium seating with prime wipeout views. Give it a go— it's included in the cost of your cruise, no reservation required. Want to refine your FlowRider® skills? Try a private lesson for a nominal charge.

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Padi

Deck: 11

Padi.

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Photo Gallery

Deck: 3

Photo Gallery.

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Play Makers Sports Bar & Arcade

Deck: 4

Play Makers Sports Bar & Arcade.

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Royal Promenade

Decks: 5 6 7 8

The costumes! The music! The can’t-miss excitement. Line up for the parade on the Royal Promenade, a multi-deck Main Street, as dozens of performers dance, cheer and even fly through the air.

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Sky Pad

Deck: 13

Sky Pad.

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SKYclimber

Deck: 13

SKYclimber .

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Solarium

Deck: 11

Solarium.

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The Perfect Storm

Deck: 13

The Perfect Storm.

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Center Ice Rink & Studio B

Deck: 3

You may not expect to wrap up a sunny day with figure eights on the ice rink. But onboard, excitement like this comes standard— and the ice skating comes complimentary. Children and adults, from beginners to masters, are invited to strap on a pair of skates and show off their moves.

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Sugar Beach

Deck: 5

Shop the biggest designer names and onboard exclusives, all at prices you won’t find on land. Swiss timepieces, liquor, fine jewelry, beauty and high fashion are all here, tax and duty free, plus special sale savings and our price match guarantee.

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Next Cruise

Deck: 5

Next Cruise.

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Guest Services

Deck: 5

Guest Services.

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Shore Excursions

Deck: 5

Shore Excursions.

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Fuel Teen club

Deck: 12

Fuel Teen club.

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The Living Room

Deck: 12

The Living Room.

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Promenade Shops

Deck: 5

Promenade Shops.

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Fitness Center

Decks: 11 12

Fitness Center© has an array of the most popular training classes including yoga, Pilates, spinning, sculpting and more. Trained instructors make it easy for everyone to have a great time and get fit. Fee applies for some classes.

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Spa

Decks: 11 12

Professional spa products from acclaimed brands such as Elemis®, bliss®, La Thérapie and Ionithermie bring the most advanced services to the sea. Massages, wraps, facials and acupuncture, or choose medi-spa treatments to smooth wrinkles, lift and tone. A more brilliant smile is just a tooth whitening away, while a salon completes the perfect look with hair and nail services.

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Adventure Ocean

Deck: 12

When the kids are happy, parents are happy. And our award-winning Adventure Ocean® Youth Program is designed with that in mind. Tiny travelers ages 3-5 will have an education blast in the Aquanauts group. The Explorers program keeps 6-8 year olds entertained with activities like themed parties and more. And learning is a thrillfest for 9-11 year olds in the Voyagers group.

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Video Arcade

Deck: 12

If you find yourself fleeing a gang of ghosts, saving deep space from invaders, or starting a dance revolution, you might be at the Royal Caribbean Arcade. Your favorite games from the 1980s and 1990s are onboard, as well as Guitar Hero, Fast and Furious Drift, Skee-ball, air hockey and more.

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Ale & Anchor

Deck: 5

Ale & Anchor.

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Bar

Deck: 4

Bar.

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Champagne Bar

Deck: 5

Champagne Bar.

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Diamond Club

Deck: 14

Royal Caribbean® created the exclusive Diamond Club lounge to thank our valued Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members for their continued loyalty. our most loyal guests enjoy special perks in a space reserved just for them.

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Olive or Twist

Deck: 14

Olive or Twist

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Pool Bar

Deck: 11

Chill at the pool deck and enjoy tasty sips from the Pool Bar or Sand Bar, both are full-service and perfectly positioned on the upper level of the pool deck, serving beers, non-alcoholic beverages and delicious mixed drinks.

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Schooner Bar

Deck: 4

Is the pianist playing your song? Join the fun at Schooner Bar, where a nautical theme, warm decor and perfectly mixed cocktails come together. Cozy up in a seat under the mast, by the portholes, or right by the gleaming grand piano. The sing-along's starting soon.

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The Plaza Bar

Deck: 11

The Plaza Bar

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Vintages

Deck: 5

R Bar serves up classic cocktails garnished with vintage vibe. Whether your drink of choice is a dry gin martini, an Old Fashioned, or even a specialty drink crafted by the resident mixologist

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Boleros

Deck: 4

Boleros.

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Sky Lounge

Deck: 12

Sky Lounge.

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Star Lounge

Deck: 5

Star Lounge.

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Suite Lounge

Deck: 14

It’s serenity with a twist of lime. Reserved exclusively for guests of Grand Suite-level accommodations and above, So from croissants to Cosmos, we’ve got your cravings covered.

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Sun Deck

Deck: 13

Sun Deck.

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Viking Crown Lounge

Deck: 14

Viking Crown Lounge.

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Rock-Climbing Wall

Deck: 13

Climb forty feet above deck on the signature Rock Climbing Wall, where everyone from beginners to speed climbers can strap in and go vertical. you could visit the view again and again.

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Running Track

Deck: 12

Running Track.

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Sports Court

Deck: 13

We’ll bring the balls — you bring your A game. Whether it’s a pick-up game or one-or-one, go all in for basketball and volleyball action at sea, but with an awesome energizing ocean view.

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Centrum

Deck: 3

Centrum.

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