It feels like forever since our last update about Royal Caribbean’s refurbishment of Independence of the Seas. Offering ‘extra extraordinary in 2018’, the Royal Caribbean favourite will return to the seas in April after a multi-million dollar makeover designed to turn her into a real game-changer.
You already know that the ship will now feature a trampoline park, exciting water slides, an Escape Room experience and more – but what does this mean for each deck? Where will the new features fit into Independence’s design? Take a look at the updated deck plans, below, to find out (note that some stateroom categories may have changed).
There will be no major changes to this deck.
On deck three, the Alhambra Theatre will be renamed to the Royal Theatre, but this isn’t the only change:
- The Raven nightclub replaced with new staterooms.
- On Air Club replaced with staterooms.
- Photo Gallery moved to deck three.
- Art Gallery area reduced, with more staterooms added.
- Romeo & Juliet Dining Room renamed to Dining Room.
On deck four, The Raven nightclub will be replaced by the stunning Japanese restaurant, Izumi. Changes will also include:
- Alhambra Theatre name changed to Royal Theatre.
- Photo Gallery replaced by Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade.
- Macbeth Dining Room renamed to Dining Room.
Not only will the Pyramid Lounge become the Star Lounge, but when Independence of the Seas sets sail once more:
- Connoisseur Club becomes Library and RC Online.
- God & Badger Pub becomes Ale & Anchor.
- Cupcake Cupboard replaced by Sugar Beach.
- King Lear Dining Room renamed to Dining Room.
The big changes on deck six include:
- Stateroom 6137 added to forward deck.
- Business Centre and Loyalty desk replaced by staterooms.
- Four Bedroom Family Suite replaced by two four bedroom Villa Suites.
On deck seven, Stateroom 7139 will be added to the forward deck, while the Library will be replaced by staterooms.
Similarly, on deck eight, Staterooms 8127, 8129, 8131, 8133, 8315 and 8237 will be added to forward deck, while RC Online will be replaced by staterooms.
The only change on deck nine is adding stateroom 9237 to the forward deck.
Again, there will be just one change to deck ten: the Concierge Lounge will be replaced by staterooms.
Some of the most exciting changes to Independence of the Seas will take place on deck 11. Get ready for:
- Staterooms added to forward deck, replacing part of the Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Centre.
- Main pool renamed to Resort Pool.
- H2O Zone replaced by Splashaway Bay.
- Squeeze Bar replaced by Fish & Ships.
- Seatrek Dive Shop renamed to PADI.
On deck 12, staterooms will be added to the forward deck, around the Spa & Fitness Centre.
The Sky Pad will be added to deck 13, while Independence Dunes will be replaced by The Perfect Storm water slides.
On deck 14, Cloud Nine and Seven of Hearts will be replaced by Suite Lounge.
Finally, on deck 15, Skylight Chapel will be replaced by the exciting Escape Room.
Can you not wait to experience Independence of the Seas’ new features for yourself? She we will be back in action from April 2018, so why not find your perfect Royal Caribbean cruise on-board this amazing ship? Call our Cruise Concierge team to book your holiday!