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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 3860
Total Capacity 5220
Registry Bahamas
Year Built 2008
Year Refurbished 2013
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 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

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

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1D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 199 sq. ft. Balcony: 53 sq. ft. Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 286 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.

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1K

Ultra Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 351 sq. ft.

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1L

Spacious Panoramic Ocean View

Two lower twin beds convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed for quad staterooms. Vanity with sitting area, Private bathroom with shower. Floor to Ceiling wrap around panoramic window. Stateroom: 175 sq. ft. Accessible- Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed. Vanity with sitting area. Private bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic window. Stateroom: 283 sq. ft.

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1M

Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft

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1N

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft

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1Q

Spacious Promenade View Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 340 sq. ft.

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1R

Spacious Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 337 sq. ft

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1T

Promenade View Interior

A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 169 sq. ft. Accessible - A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 266 sq. ft.

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1V

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.

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2B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

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2D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 199 sq. ft. Balcony: 53 sq. ft.

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2N

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft

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2V

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.

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3B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

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3N

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft

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3V

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft

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4B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

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4M

Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft

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4V

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft. Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.

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5D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 199 sq. ft. Balcony: 53 sq. ft.

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6B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

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6D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 199 sq. ft. Balcony: 53 sq. ft.

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6V

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.

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8N

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 315 sq. ft

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GS

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom

Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and private bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 432 sq. ft. Balcony: 89 sq. ft.

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GT

Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms

Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), a private balcony, two bathrooms and living area with double sofa bed. Stateroom: 616 sq. ft. Balcony: 208 sq. ft.

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J3

Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Stateroom: 317 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft. Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Stateroom: 408 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft.

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J4

Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Stateroom: 317 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft.

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OS

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom

Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. Stateroom: 622 sq. ft. Balcony: 160 sq. ft.

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RS

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Grand entrance with doorbell. Separate bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. Stateroom: 1,633 sq. ft. Balcony: 249 sq. ft.

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VP

Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows. Stateroom: 406 sq. ft.

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VS

Villa Suite - 4 Bedrooms

Two master bedrooms with baths. Two additional bedrooms, each with two Pullman beds and two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Two additional bathrooms with showers and a spacious living area with a sofa bed and dining table. Private balcony with dining area, lounge chairs and whirpool. Stateroom: 1,296 sq. ft. Balcony: 845 sq. ft.

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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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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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Dining Room

Decks: 3 5 4

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

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Fish & Ships

Deck: 11

Fish & Ships.

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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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Izumi

Deck: 4

Izumi.

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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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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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RCTV

Deck: 3

RCTV

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Royal 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: 5

Library.

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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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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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Nursery

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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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

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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Connoisseur Club

Deck: 5

Cigars and Brandy.

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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

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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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: 3

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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SkyClimber

Deck: 13

SkyClimber.

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Skypad

Deck: 13

Skypad .

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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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Splashaway Bay

Deck: 11

Splashaway Bay.

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Center Ice Rink

Deck: 3

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

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Studio B

Deck: 2

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 Shop

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 club

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 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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Cloud Nine

Deck: 14

Cloud Nine

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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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Ale & Anchor

Deck: 5

Ale & Anchor.

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Bar

Decks: 12 4

Bar

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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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Ice Cream Parlor

Deck: 5

Ice Cream Parlor

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Olive or Twist

Deck: 14

Olive or Twist

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Playmaker Sports Bar & Arcade

Deck: 4

Playmaker Sports Bar & Arcade.

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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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The Perfect Storm

Deck: 13

The Perfect Storm.

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The Plaza Bar

Deck: 11

The Plaza Bar

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Vintages

Deck: 5

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

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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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Star Lounge

Deck: 5

Star Lounge.

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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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