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

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Introduction and History

Launched in 2008, this 15-deck vessel once shared the title of world's largest cruise ship with its sister ships Freedom of the Seas (2006) and Liberty of the Seas (2007).

AT 154,407 gross registered tons, 1,112 feet long and 185 feet wide, the ship carries 3,858 guests double occupancy (4,560 at capacity). It's well designed to disperse crowds.

Passenger Profiles

Guests of all ages are mostly British, with some Americans and Euro...

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OCG Class
Mainstream
Independence of the Seas
Year Built2008
Year Last Refurbished2018
Capacity4,375 passengers
Decks14
Tonnage154,407
RegistryBahamas



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