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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.

Independence of the Seas

Attire Casual
Crew Size 1360
Crew Nationality International
Regular Capacity 3634
Total Capacity 4375
Registry Bahamas
Year Built 2008
Beam 183.4 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 120
Verandas 842
Wheelchair Cabins 32
Elevators 14
Ship Type Freedom Class
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D1

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

(199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

(199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

(199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

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E1

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

(184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

Please note: Staterooms 6410, 6412, 6710, 6712, 7408, 7410, 7708, 7710, 8410, 8710 have a single door with a window and limited ocean view.

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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

(184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

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E3

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

(184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

Please note: Staterooms 9404, 9704 have a single door with a window and limited ocean view.

Accessible stateroom: (286 sq. ft., balcony 46 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, private balcony, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink.


(Note that the cruise line reserves the right to deny boarding or to charge a relocation fee for non-handicapped guests who book an Accessible Stateroom.)

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Large Ocean View Stateroom

(175 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

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Family Interior Stateroom

(324 sq. ft) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom. Stateroom can accommodate up to 6 guests.

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Family Ocean View Stateroom

(293 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sofa and/or Pullman beds, sitting area and private bathroom. Stateroom can accommodate up to 6 guests.

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Promenade Family Stateroom

(327 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

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Royal Family Suite

(587 sq. ft., balcony 270 sq. ft.) Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), a private balcony, two bathrooms and living area with double sofa bed.

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G

Ocean View Stateroom

(159 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

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GS

Grand Suite

(401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom.

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Ocean View Stateroom

(159 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

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Ocean View Stateroom

(159 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

Accessible stateroom: (264 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink.


(Note that the cruise line reserves the right to deny boarding or to charge a relocation fee for non-handicapped guests who book an Accessible Stateroom.)

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Junior Suite

(297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom.

Accessible stateroom: (424 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, private balcony, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink.


(Note that the cruise line reserves the right to deny boarding or to charge a relocation fee for non-handicapped guests who book an Accessible Stateroom.)

Please note: Staterooms 7412, 7712, 7714 have partial obstructed views.

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Interior Stateroom

(150 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

Accessible stateroom: (264 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink.


(Note that the cruise line reserves the right to deny boarding or to charge a relocation fee for non-handicapped guests who book an Accessible Stateroom.)

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L

Interior Stateroom

(150 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

Accessible stateroom: (264 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink.


(Note that the cruise line reserves the right to deny boarding or to charge a relocation fee for non-handicapped guests who book an Accessible Stateroom.)

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M

Interior Stateroom

(150 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

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N

Interior Stateroom

(150 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

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OS

Owner’s Suite

(594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.) Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed.

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PR

Promenade Stateroom

(160 sq. ft.) A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

Accessible stateroom: (264 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, a lowered sink and bowed windows with a view of the promenade.


(Note that the cruise line reserves the right to deny boarding or to charge a relocation fee for non-handicapped guests who book an Accessible Stateroom.)

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PS

Presidential Family Suite

(1,209 sq. ft., balcony 805 sq. ft.) Two master bedrooms with baths. Two additional bedrooms, each with two Pullman beds and two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long. Two additional bathrooms with showers and a spacious living area with a sofa bed and dining table. Private balcony with dining area and lounge chairs. Stateroom can accommodate up to 14 guests.

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Q

Interior Stateroom

(150 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom.

Accessible stateroom: (264 sq. ft.) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink.


(Note that the cruise line reserves the right to deny boarding or to charge a relocation fee for non-handicapped guests who book an Accessible Stateroom.)

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RS

Royal Suite

(1,358 sq. ft., balcony 313 sq. ft.) Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed and private bathroom.

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W

Guaranteed Suite

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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Guaranteed Balcony

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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Guaranteed Oceanview

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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Guaranteed Interior

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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Chops Grille

Deck: 11

Elegant and upscale, this "reservation-only" restaurant is the place to go when you're hungry for the perfect steak.

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Giovanni's Table

Deck: 11

A casual Italian trattoria with indoor and al fresco seating, Giovanni s Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herb foccacia, pastas, braised meat dishes and stews, served family-style.

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Jade Restaurant

Deck: 11

This buffet-style restaurant is open nightly for dinner and offers innovative creations as well as traditional Asian favorites.

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Johnny Rockets

Deck: 12

Step into the '50s diner, which features red naugahyde booths, formica counters, a jukebox, burgers, fries and, of course, good old-fashioned malted milk shakes.

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King Lear Dining Room

Deck: 5

The three-tier dining room features a wide variety of menu items and impeccable service.

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Macbeth Dining Room

Deck: 4

The three-tier dining room features a wide variety of menu items and impeccable service.

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Romeo & Juliet Dining Room

Deck: 3

The three-tier dining room features a wide variety of menu items and impeccable service.

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Seven Hearts

Deck: 14

Sit outside, take in the ocean view and enjoy a light meal or simply a snack, in one of our most popular venues, where fun is offered up along with good food.

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Sorrento's

Deck: 5

When you find yourself craving pizza, drop by Sorrento's for a piping hot slice.

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Windjammer Café

Deck: 11

This seaside café offers buffet-style breakfasts and lunches. In the evenings, the café's casual atmosphere is complemented by a changing menu and restaurant-style service.

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Alhambra Theatre

Decks: 2 3 4

The theatre - five stories from orchestra pit to domed ceiling - features contemporary musical stage productions.

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Casino Royale

Deck: 4

The glittering casino features electronic Slot Machines, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker.

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Library

Deck: 7

The onboard library features comfortable reading chairs as well as an impressive selection of books and guidebooks.

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Conference Center

Deck: 2

The comfortable conference center features state-of-the-art presentation equipment and a variety of meeting rooms.

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The Raven

Decks: 3 4

There's plenty of dancing room at this two-level nightclub.

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Royal Caribbean Online

Deck: 8

It's high tech on the high seas! With royalcaribbean online, for a small fee you can access the Internet, send e-mails or send your family an e-postcard with your picture in it.

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Royal Babies and Tots

Deck: 12

Royal Babies® and Royal Tots® programming featuring specially designed Fisher Price activities.

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Outdoor Movie Screen

Deck: 11

Make a splash in the refreshing pool, or relax by the poolside, in a comfortable chair

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Sports Pool

Deck: 11

Challenge yourself, or other guests, in a variety of water sports, from pool volleyball and floating golf to pole jousting. And when the sports pool isn't being used for organized activities, get your blood pumping by swimming laps.

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Independence Dunes

Deck: 13

The 9-hole miniature golf course will entertain adults and children alike.

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Art Gallery

Deck: 3

Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase something for your own collection, visit an onboard art auction.

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Challenger's Arcade

Deck: 12

Filled with video games for kids and adults.

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Connoisseur Club

Deck: 5

Cigars and Brandy.

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FlowRider

Deck: 13

Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship! Even the best beaches have bad days, but on the FlowRider, surf's always up. Plus, the FlowRider is great fun for all ages and all skill levels, whether you're boogie boarding or surfing.

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H2O Zone

Deck: 11

The H2O Zone integrates colorful sculptures around a series of sprinklers, jets and water canons that guests can use to soak each other. In the evening, it transforms into a beautifully lit sculpture garden.

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On Air Club

Deck: 3

A night club exclusively designed for karaoke. It is large, well equipped and a karaoke singer's dream come true.

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Photo Gallery

Deck: 4

View professinal photographs of your experiences onboard. In addition, pick up the latest cameras and accessories.

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Royal Promenade

Deck: 5

This mall, a naturally lighted four-story area lined with bars and shops, is the heartbeat of the ship.

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Solarium

Deck: 11

The Solarium pool area is an oasis for guests 18 and older, complete with towering palm trees, hammocks and cantilevered whirlpools that extend twelve feet beyond the sides of the ship. The whirlpools' wide panels of glass allow a breathtaking view from the horizon to the ocean below.

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Center Ice Rink

Deck: 2

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

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Studio B

Decks: 2 3

A multipurpose studio complex filled with activity all day long, from ice-skating to cooking demonstrations.

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Ben & Jerry's

Deck: 5

Stop by Ben & Jerry's ice cream for cool treats in a rotating selection of fabulous flavors.

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Cupcake Cupboard

Deck: 5

Sprinkle some sweetness into your cruise at this adorable 1940s style shop featuring fresh-baked gourmet cupcakes.

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SeaTrek

Deck: 11

Visit the SeaTrek emporium for water gear and souvenirs.

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Next Cruise

Deck: 5

Join our complimentary Crown & Anchor® Society loyalty program, and enjoy big savings on your next Royal Caribbean vacation. While onboard, meet with a consultant to reserve your next cruise, and you can enjoy reduced deposit and credit towards your future vacation.

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Guest Services

Deck: 5

The place to go for general ship information, to report lost or damaged goods, to exchange money or cash traveler's checks or book your shore excursions at the Explorations! Desk.

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Shore Excursions

Deck: 5

Explore every port-of-call with Explorations! shore excursions, the best way to have fun outside the ship. Stop by the Shore Excursion desk to book or for more details.

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Fuel Teen Disco

Deck: 12

A teens-only club where they can gather, dance and enjoy music.

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The Living Room

Deck: 12

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

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Loyalty Ambassador Desk

Deck: 6

Crown & Anchor Society® loyalty program information.

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A Clean Shave

Deck: 5

At A Clean Shave, gentleman can get a haircut, shave or shoe shine.

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Promenade Shops

Deck: 5

Passengers can browse the onboard boutique for souvenirs, luxury goods, clothing, and accessories.

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Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center

Decks: 11 12

The seaside fitness center features the best equipment, saunas and whirlpools, and all the latest classes, like yoga and pilates.

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Adventure Ocean

Deck: 12

A play area with specially designed activities for kids ages 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic, college-educated staff.

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Video Arcade

Deck: 12

Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games like Pacman and table hockey, plus the latest - Guitar Hero, Fast and Furious Drift and more.

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Skylight Chapel

Deck: 15

The wedding chapel, which can accommodate 40 people, is located on top of the Viking Crown Lounge® (the highest point on the ship) and is the perfect place to say "I do."

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Cafe Promenade

Deck: 5

This café on the Royal Promenade offers Seattle's Best Coffee®.

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Champagne Bar

Deck: 5

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

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Dog & Badger Pub

Deck: 5

An English-themed pub that serves various imported beers and ales.

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Schooner Bar

Deck: 4

This nautically themed bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends.

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Sprinkles

Deck: 11

Need to cool off? Visit the self-serve yogurt bar for frozen treats.

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Squeeze

Deck: 11

This juice bar will quench your thirst with the perfect cool and refreshing fruit drink.

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Vintages

Deck: 5

Experience Vintages, Royal Caribbean's first-ever wine bar at sea.

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Wipe Out

Deck: 13

Enjoy a drink as you watch the world float by in the Wipe Out Bar.

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Boleros Lounge

Deck: 4

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

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Concierge Club

Deck: 10

This is a private lounge.

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Diamond Club

Deck: 14

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.

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Pyramid Lounge

Deck: 5

A lounge with ancient Egyptian theme.

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Viking Crown Lounge

Deck: 14

A Royal Caribbean signature. Perched high above the ocean, this comfortable lounge offers spectacular vistas by day and turns into a lively dance club at night.

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Rock-Climbing Wall

Deck: 13

This is the largest of the rock-climbing walls: a 43-foot-tall by 44-foot-wide freestanding wall with a central spire. Plus, with eleven different routes to choose from, the rock-climbing wall offers skill combinations for all levels.

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Running Track

Deck: 12

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

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Sports Court

Deck: 13

An outdoor full-size court for sports, including basketball and volleyball.

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Centrum

Deck: 3

The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops, is best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.

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