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Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas Arrives in Southampton following her Multi-Million Dollar Makeover

May 18, 2018 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas has arrived in Southampton, fresh from a multi-million dollar revitalisation.

Known as ‘the ultimate family ship’, Independence of the Seas has an array of stunning new features to delight kids and adults alike. For the first time ever, guests can hop into the Sky Pad, an out-of-this-world new virtual reality bungee trampoline experience, and splash away their days at interactive aqua park, Splashaway Bay, which is bigger and better than ever before.

The reimagined ship also include a host of other features:

· The Perfect Storm, a duo of racing waterslides called Cyclone and Typhoon.

· Glow-in-the-dark intergalactic laser tag, where friends and family can team up to play “Battle for Planet Z.”

· The Observatorium, a new escape room experience where competitors can put their minds to the test, working together to find hidden clues and solve a series of high tech riddles to unravel a mystery.

· Breathtakingly beautiful new lounges and Panoramic Oceanview staterooms. With wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling views, guests can soak up the feeling of standing on the bridge of the ship and watching the sunset over the coastline, all from the privacy of their own stateroom.

· Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, enables sports fans to enjoy all the biggest live sporting events over ice-cold beers, wings, sliders and more.

· Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, the exotic Asian-inspired dining experience gives guests the chance to enjoy fresh sushi and experience skilled chefs cooking tableside on teppanyaki grills.

· Fish & Ships, a poolside eatery where guests can grab quintessentially British seaside treats.

· Sugar Beach candy and ice-cream shop, a sweet-tooth’s haven of candy-packed walls and ice-cream toppings.

Independence of the Seas spans 15 decks, encompasses 154, 407 gross tons, carries 3, 858 guests at double occupancy and features 1,929 staterooms.

Managing Director, Royal Caribbean International UK and Ireland, Ben Bouldin says “Holiday time is precious, and travellers today have higher expectations and more options than ever before. We don’t just want to meet these expectations, but smash them and redefine how to holiday. From our largest yet Hibachi restaurant to a virtual reality bungee trampoline experience, Independence of the Seas is set to be the most spectacular ship sailing out of Southampton this coming season.”

The ship will call at destinations across Europe and the Mediterranean until November 2018.

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