70000TONS OF METAL - The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise


Hosting 70000TONS OF METAL on The Independence of the Seas exemplifies our continued dedication to next-level onboard innovation. This cruise liner offers everything you could dream of having on your floating Heavy Metal Paradise including our 4 Stages: The ROYAL THEATER is a five-storied concert hall in which we remove part of the (very comfortable) seating; The more intimate STAR LOUNGE offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in STUDIO B, the ice skating rink and last but not least our jewel: The POOL DECK stage: The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage structure to sail the Open Seas, surrounded by several bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the POOL DECK stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s always something exciting happening on board. Have a drink at one of the many bars, clubs, and lounges that never charge cover, including the Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade and Dog & Badger English style pub. Play poker, slots, or black jack at Casino Royale®. Pamper yourself at the day spa which features more than 100 treatments or get your blood pumping at the all-inclusive fitness center which features cardio machines that look out to the beautiful Caribbean sea, free weights, and specialized exercise equipment. Try one of the many sports facilities that include a surf simulator, full sized basketball court, rock-climbing wall, golf simulator, mini-golf course and a full-sized boxing ring!

There is variety of name-brand, duty-free shopping on the Royal Promenade including jewelry, perfumes, apparel and much more. A large choice of food in several restaurants, ranging from formal à la carte dining rooms, endless buffets at the Windjammer, 24h pizza at Sorrento’s, a sushi-bar, grills, a steak-house, fine Italian dining and even 24h room service in your private cabin!


Ship Facts:

  • Name: Independence of the Seas
  • Operator:  Royal Caribbean International
  • Port of registry: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Godmother: Elizabeth Hill
  • Maiden Voyage: May 2, 2008

General Characteristics:

  • Gross Tonnage: 155,889 tons
  • Length: 1,112.0 ft (338.95 m)
  • Beam: 127 ft (38.6 m)
  • Draft: 29 ft (8.8 m)
  • Cruising Speed: 21.6 knots
  • Passengers: 3648 (double occupancy)
  • Ship Crew: 1,300 (average)

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The Independence of the Seas



The Royal Promenade



Open Air Stage On The Pool Deck



Golfing On The Sports Deck


Independence of the Seas® and Royal Caribbean International are registered Trademarks of Royal Caribbean Group.