0800 655 6601

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise vacationing since its launch in 1969. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry “firsts” – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous vacationers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.

Independence of the Seas is back in 2025 with cruises from Southampton!

Onboard, there’s never a dull moment for kids of all ages. We’re talking two thrilling waterslides, the epic laser game Battle for Planet Z, and an exciting Escape Room. For foodies, why not treat your taste-buds to the unforgettable Japanese delights at Izumi. Guests can also grab a British classic at the all-new Fish & Ships, score an amazing time at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade and then dive into sweet delights at Sugar Beach Candy & Ice Cream Store. Onboard, you’ll also find beautiful new Panoramic staterooms with floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall ocean views.


Sail from the UK              Family Friendly


   Full Board                     Luxury Accommodation


   Sports Deck                 Fun Ship Concept



   Entertainment                    Pool

Perfect Day at CocoCay is a private destination exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, located in the Bahamas. You’ll find endless ways to chill out and enjoy beautiful beaches and pristine water, plus thrilling experiences like the incredible Thrill Water Park, ziplining and every water sport you can imagine.



A Virtual Balcony is an 80-inch high-definition screen inside interior staterooms that spans nearly floor to ceiling. For the first time ever, you can enjoy real-time views of the ocean and destinations from the comfort of your interior stateroom. The Virtual Balcony staterooms will be as true to life as a real balcony view as possible. As such, there will be times (such as in port) when guests looking out a balcony will have their view obstructed by a building, for example.

Guests will have the option of having the screen either on or off.

Virtual Balconies are only available in select* interior staterooms on Wonder of the Seas®, Symphony of the Seas®, Harmony of the Seas®, Odyssey of the Seas®, Spectrum of the Seas®, Anthem of the Seas®, Ovation of the Seas®, Quantum of the Seas®, Navigator of the Sea®s, Explorer of the Seas®, and Voyager of the Seas®.

*Please note, not every interior stateroom has a Virtual Balcony.

For kids, there can be no greater adventure than sailing the high seas. And to make it even more special, they created an Adventure Ocean® Youth Programme, specifically designed to entertain children from 6 months to 17 years with an exciting range of fun and educational supervised activities. There’s even the added excitement of Adventure Beach – an area especially for families to enjoy together, with a swimming pool and water slide, it’s loads of fun!


Adventure Ocean®
Adventure Ocean® is specially designed to blend educational activities with just plain fun. Every cruise is different. But one thing never changes: your child will get to learn about local customs, do cool science experiments, and make great new friends.

To participate in group activities, children must be potty-trained. No pull-ups or nappies, please.


Late Night Party Zone

For older children, they offer group sitting in the Late Night Party Zone. The service is offered from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in our youth facilities and children must be at least three years of age. The rate is $5 USD an hour per child.


For younger children, they also offer individual sitting in your stateroom from 8 a.m until 2 a.m. Children must be at least one year old. Rates are generally between $8 and $10 USD an hour, depending on the number of children in your family. Payments must be made in cash. They require 24 hours advance notice and the guests can confirm the service with Guest Relations upon boarding.

Royal Caribbean International fleet

Search Options Click to remove