After a multi-million-pound makeover in Spring 2018, Independence of the Seas (also known as Indy to her many fans) now features a whole host of new extra extraordinary activities on-board, from epic thrills to tranquil chills, and is the perfect choice of ship when it comes to family cruising.
Strap in, put your virtual reality headset on and soar up high on the new bungee trampoline experience, SkyPad℠. The VR headset opens up a universe of endless possibilities where one minute you can be bouncing over craters and the next competing in zero-gravity games.
» Capacity: 4,560 passengers
» SkyPad bungee trampoline
» The Perfect Storm
» Laser Tag: Battle For Planet Z
» Escape Room: The Observatorium
» Flowrider Surf Simulator
» Rock-Climbing Wall
Catch a wave without leaving the ship on the FlowRider surf simulator, reach new heights as you climb to the top of the rock climbing wall, go head-to-head in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag clash in the Battle for Planet Z, strap those ice skating boots on and pirouette across the ice or give your brains a workout in the Escape Room and puzzle your way out of the room.
Thought the fun had ended? Think again! Daredevils keen to get their hearts racing need to grab their buddy and race to three stories high for the thrills that the Perfect Storm water slide duo, Typhoon and Cyclone, have to offer. As you twist and turn through the slides, keep an eye out for the translucent tubes as you might just catch a glimpse of the incredible views before you whizz past on your way down to the bottom.
For the little cruisers on board, they’ll find gallons of fun at the bigger and better interactive aqua park at Splashaway Bay, featuring colourful waterslides, water cannons, fountains and pools. Plus, remember to keep your eye on the drench bucket, as you won’t want to miss it when it tips…
Action-packed fun is not for everyone and there are plenty of relaxing activities for those who want time away from the main areas of the ship. Relax in a haven of calm in the Vitality Spa and laze in one of the six whirlpools. Fitness buffs can get their daily workout in the Fitness Centre, take a jog round the Jogging Path or head to the Sports Court for some team fun.
When it comes to evening entertainment, Independence of the Seas excels in all areas. The Royal Theatre holds up to 1320 passengers at a time, delivering world-class performances and Broadway inspired show nights. If the Broadway style shows have you longing for more, head over to Studio B where the ice rink is completely transformed at night into a high-tech, state-of-the-art ice show.
Whether it’s poolside on a sunny day while enjoying a cocktail or an evening under the stars, enjoy a movie with a view at the open-air, poolside cinema screen.
Good food makes a great holiday and dining aboard Independence of the Seas certainly doesn’t disappoint. The Main Dining Room offers guests a choice of multi-course meals and impeccable service, fully loaded and authentic Italian cuisine can be enjoyed in Sorrento’s Pizza, rock to the soundtrack of the 50s in the fun-packed and authentic American diner, Johnny Rockets, and if you’re looking for succulent cuts of meat alongside fresh seafood and delicious sides look no further than Chops Grille. Also, don’t miss Izumi, the exotic Asian-inspired dining experience where chefs cook tableside on real Teppanyaki.
Elsewhere on board you can grab a tasty treat from home at Fish & Ships, only a splash away from the Splashaway Bay water park. Treat yourself to a scoop (or two) of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream or enter the dreamland world of Sugar Beach candy store, lined with rainbow colours of all your favourite sweets and confectionary.
Make the most of ice cold beer on tap in Playmakers, sip a Martini cocktail at the nautically-themed Schooners Bar or sample something special in Vintages wine bar. End your night with a visit to the casino and see if you come out trumps on the slot machines, roulette table or when playing your hand at Blackjack and Texas Hold’em Poker.
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