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. The newly renovated Independence Of the Seas features brand new activities, food options and amenities for your enjoyment. These include gravity defining fun with the Sky Pad, new water slides, an escape room, Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade, Fish and Ships and 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.
“All White Night” is always a beautiful night to remember. Bring your bright whites for a special festive evening. Check our social media pages and our email newsletter for details and night.
“Rep Your Country Night” celebrates life from all over the world! We know some of you travel far and wide to join us aboard WTJRC. Celebrate your roots on “Rep Your Country Night” wearing your country’s colors that best fits.
Join Universal Empress, Nadine McNeil, for an inspiring yoga experience aboard this year’s WTJRC. Classes will be scheduled daily. All levels welcome! For more information about Nadine, visit: www.universalempress.com
Kamila McDonald host “Kamp Kamila”. Get ready to sweat on the decks with this fitness favorite. Classes feature high-intensity workouts to sweet reggae, dancehall and soca beats. To learn more about Kamilla, visit: kampkamilafitness.com
Don’t miss WTJRC’s “Sound Clash at Sea” and watch some of your favorite Sound Systems in this epic battle of beats. Check our social media pages and email newsletter for each year’s
Sound Systems participants.
WTJRC Live Art Auction is back! Don’t miss your opportunity to take home a beautiful, original painting from our adventure at sea. Be sure to visit the Live Art and Silent Auction happening every day on Deck 11 with author and artist, Abba Yahudah. Bids will be accepted while painting is taking place. Winner will be announced the last evening on the ship. All proceeds will be donated to the Jamaica Library Service, Ocho Rios. To learn more about Abba Yahudah, visit abbayahudah.com
For all you creative cruisers, the Door Decorating Contest will commence NIGHT 1 and we expect nothing but the best! WTJRC judges will select 2 winners, announced on our days at sea. The prize? A special WTJRC Merch Pack and your door featured on our Facebook page!
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.
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.