Royal Caribbean International® : Independence of the Seas
From sunrise to sunset and around every corner, there's something exciting for you to do on a Royal Caribbean International cruise vacation. Onboard, try the rock-climbing wall, or work out with one of the fitness trainers. How about a swim or a relaxing massage? Better yet, try your luck at Caribbean Stud Poker, attend an art auction, or turn it out dancing in a nightclub. There are even supervised activities for kids.
Royal Caribbean will add a daily US$14.50 gratuity (US$17.50 for suite guests) to each guest's onboard SeaPass account. The gratuities are shared by the Dining Services Staff, Stateroom Attendants, and other Housekeeping Services personnel. Alternatively, guests may prepay gratuities prior to boarding by calling Royal Caribbean. Guests who prepay gratuities will not have an automatic daily gratuity added to their SeaPass account.
An 18% gratuity is also automatically added to beverages, minibar items, spa and salon purchases. If guests wish to reward exceptional service by providing additional gratuities, they may do so by providing an additional gratuity to their SeaPass account or a cash gratuity at their discretion.
Each Royal Caribbean is equipped with a medical facility. At least one licensed physician and two nurses are normally in attendance on all Royal Caribbean cruises. Guests will be charged for medical services and medications are available onboard for a fee. The types of medications kept onboard are limited and guests must bring an adequate supply of any specific medications they need. Royal Caribbean is not responsible for the diagnosis, treatment or services furnished by shipboard medical personnel.