Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas is the third cruise ship in a series of three “Freedom-class” cruise ships for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Turku shipyard delivered Independence of the Seas on 2008.

Along with features such as the surfing simulator "flow rider" and cantilevered whirlpools. Liberty of the Seas is also fitted with .three massive pool areas introducing innovative new concepts, including an interactive water park, dramatic whirlpools and a dedicated sports pool. Rock-climbing, ice-skating and Royal Promenade introduced by the previous vessel series can be found onboard, too.

The Freedom class is a lengthened version of the Voyager of the Seas class of which five ships were delivered in 1999 - 2003. Roughly 15 percent larger than Voyager, Independence of the Seas isl 38.6 meters wide (126 feet) and 339 meters long (1,112 feet). There is 18 decks and the cruising speed is approximately 22 knots. At 100 percent double-occupancy, it will carry 3,600 guests and a crew of 1,400. The cabins and balconies are among most spacious ever built. One example being the 14-person Presidential Suite with 113 sq.m interior space and an 75 sq.m outdoor living area with whirpool.

Main characteristics of the Independence of the Seas

Length339 m
Breadth38.6 m
Draught8.8 m
Passenger Cabins1817
Passengers5740
Crew1360 members, 763 cabins
Speed22 knots