Meet Independence of the Seas®, a marvel of maritime engineering, packed with all the phenomenal onboard experiences you’d expect from our Freedom class of ships—including the FlowRider® surf simulator, a rock climbing wall, cantilevered whirlpools, Royal Promenade, mini golf course, and much more. It’s your most incredible vacation yet with all your favorite cruisers traveling from around the world to experience a once-in-a-time-lifetime authentic reggae and Jamaican experience.
Join this new tradition and sign up for a fun game of football on our days at sea with your fellow cruisers and favorite artists. Sign up is based on first come/first serve each year.
The view alone is worth every step. Climb forty feet above deck on the signature Rock Climbing Wall, where everyone from beginners to speed climbers can strap in and go vertical. With no reservation required at this complimentary activity, you could visit the view again and again.
Only Royal Caribbean gives you the chance to catch a wave right onboard. Grab a board and hang ten on our 40-foot-long surf simulator.
Discover the Solarium, a relaxing indoor-outdoor retreat, perfectly positioned at the front of every Royal Caribbean® ship, the crystal canopy area presents fantastic views and stays warm while you enjoy swimming pools, whirlpools and lounge area, as well as cascading lagoons on select ships.
WTJRC features different movies each year about Jamaican culture. Check the schedule for more details.
JAMROCK RADIO, produced by the award-winning Playmaker Group, and instrumental in black music radio across the world for over 25 years will host the exclusive WTJRC on-board radio station. Select DJ’s from Jamaica, New York, LA and the UK amongst others will come together to entertain cruisers on the high seas! The station will host live broadcasts and highlights from the main stage performances, in addition to an “Up Close & Personal” series with some of the star artists performing on the ship. Cruisers can tune in direct from the privacy of their own room, around the ship or live at the station. JAMROCK RADIO is located at The On-Air Club, Deck 3 and live from 12pm-8pm every night.
Enjoy the 10,258 square foot Vegas-style Casino Royale® with 273 slots and 13 tables and a variety of name-brand, duty-free shopping on the Royal Promenade including jewelry, perfumes, apparel and shopping in the Promenade.