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travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Royal Caribbean International Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas travel42 Professional Ship Review

Launched in April 2008, this vessel once shared the title of world's largest cruise ship with sister-ships Freedom of the Seas (2006) and Liberty of the Seas (2007). But that title was eclipsed by Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, which began service in December 2009, and Allure of the Seas a year later.

At 160,000 gross registered tons and a capacity of 3,634 guests (double-occupancy), Independence features all of the industry-first amenities, which are trademarks of the Freedom-class shi...

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