Royal Caribbean InternationalĀ® : Independence of the Seas

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Youth Facilities

Royal Babies (6-18 months)

Set aside some special family time onboard and join in the fun of our Royal Babies interactive classes held in one of the onboard lounges. These enriching activities have been developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price and are hosted by trained youth staff.

Note: a parent or caregiver MUST accompany children 6 to 36 months of age during all activity sessions.

Royal Tots (18-36 months)

Join your child in the fun of Royal Tots, interactive playgroup sessions developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price. Each 45-minute session, held in one of the onboard lounges, offers activities that expose children to new experiences and teach you how to make playtime learning time as well. Plus, your little one will be all smiles and giggles as they make new discoveries, sing, sway and play with great toys they're sure to love.


Note: a parent or caregiver MUST accompany children 6 to 36 months of age during all playgroup sessions.

Aquanauts (3-5 years)

Your Aquanauts' time onboard will not only be fun, it will be educational too! They'll get to learn about local customs, do cool science experiments and make great new friends. To participate, children must be fully potty-trained* and 3 years of age as of the first day of the cruise. You can rest assured your little ones are in good hands - every member of the Adventure Ocean

Explorers (6-8 years)

One thing you won't have to worry about during your cruise adventure is a bored Explorer! All kinds of exciting activities await your 6-to-8-year-olds, like hands-on science experiments, scavenger hunts, theater games, and more. You can feel confident leaving your children with the Adventure Ocean staff because every member holds a college degree in education, recreation or a related field and has experience working with children ages 3-17.

Voyagers (9-11 years)

The Voyagers program is all about kids having a great time, learning new things and making new friends from all over the world. And you can be confident that your children are in very capable hands - every member of the Adventure Ocean staff holds a college degree in education, recreation or a related field and has experience working with kids ages 3-17.

Young Teens (12-14 years)

The best thing about the Teen program is that it's not structured. Guests 12- to 14-years-old guests can come join activities and games when they want to, or just chill with friends in the teen-only lounge. And parents don't have to worry, because every member of the teen staff holds a college degree in education, recreation or a related field and has experience working with youth ages 3-17.

Activities include:

  • Theme nights
  • Improv games
  • Surf sessions on the FlowRider
Teens (15-17 years)

The teen program isn't some structured set of classes or rules. Teens have the freedom to choose their activities. They can join events all day, or come and go as they please. There are great laid-back hangouts where they can just chill with new friends. Or dance, listen to music and hang out at the Teens-only disco.

Activities include:

  • Theme nights
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Surf sessions on the FlowRider

Dining

Main Dining Room

The elegant dining room features world-class food and d

Giovanni's Table

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.

Caf

Need a quick bite or a late night snack? Grab a sandwich, a slice of pizza or a cup of cappuccino at the casual sidewalk caf

Entertainment

Alhambra Theatre

World-class performers from all over the globe star in awe-inspiring original shows by Royal Caribbean Productions. It could be a contemporary stage production or a Las Vegas-inspired floorshow, a headline musical act or a live comedy show. No matter which show is on stage, it's sure to leave you cheering.

Vintages

Experience Vintages, a wine bar at sea. Together with Robert Mondavi, Beringer

Studio B

You won't believe your eyes when you step into Studio B. It's where you'll find the onboard ice-skating rink, not to mention professional ice shows, which are a "must-see." When the professionals aren't practicing or putting on one of their remarkable shows, guests are welcome to use the rink at no charge.

Dog & Badger Pub

Share a pint and a laugh at this traditional English pub. A long list of imported beers and ales offer a great way to unwind after a busy day onshore and onboard.

Schooner Bar

There's nothing quite like relaxing in a nautical-themed bar when you're at sea, especially if you're in the Schooner Bar, a Royal Caribbean signature bar and guest favorite. In the evening, you may find a crowd gathered around the piano singing along with any one of the talented piano players featured.

Viking Crown Lounge

Perched high above the ocean, this Royal Caribbean signature lounge offers comfortable seating, spectacular vistas by day and a lively dance club at night.

Other Areas of the Ship

Vitality at Sea Spa

Indulgence begins right here. From the moment you enter the luxurious spa, your personal needs and preferences will become the centerpiece, and your treatment will be designed to ensure the most enjoyable and beneficial result.

FlowRider

The FlowRider surf simulator attracts hundreds of eager surfers and oglers to the aft sports court each day. Even guests who never thought they'd try something like this are giving it a go. You don

Solarium

The adults-only Solarium pool is an oasis for guests, complete with towering palm trees, hammocks and cantilevered whirlpools that extend 12-ft. beyond the sides of the ship. The whirlpools' wide panels of glass allow a breathtaking view from the horizon to the ocean below.

royalcaribbean onlineSM

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