Independence of the Seas | Royal Caribbean Line (Full Documentary)

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Independence of the Seas | Royal Caribbean Line (Full Documentary)
Class & type: Freedom-class cruise ship
Maiden voyage: May 2, 2008
Port of registry: Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Tonnage: 154,407 GT
Length: 338.95 m (1,112.0 ft)
Beam: 38.6 m (127 ft) hull. 56 m (184 ft) extreme width of superstructure
Draught: 8.8 m (29 ft)
Decks: 15 (passenger); 3 (crew)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric. Two ABB Azipods and one Fixipod, 14 MW each
Speed: 21.6 knots (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph) 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph) (maximum)
Capacity: 4,370 passengers
Crew: 1,360

Like the other Freedom-class vessels, Independence of the Seas features an interactive water park, the H2O Zone, a dedicated sports pool for volleyball and basketball, and whirlpools which extend from the ship’s sides. It houses an internal shopping “street”, the Promenade, lined with shops, pubs and wine bars.

The Promenade features a “sky bridge” which can be lowered from the ceiling to provide a performance space above the crowds during parades. There is also the two story Alhambra theater, seating 1,200, and a complete conference center. The show cabaret lounge, called the Pyramid Lounge, is themed to ancient Egypt. On a lower level is an ice skating rink named Studio B, which home to a series of professional ice shows and is also available for personal skating. This facility was first featured on the Voyager-class and Independence of the Seas is the eighth ship to feature a rink. The ship also features a range of eating outlets, Wi-Fi and mobile phone connectivity throughout, and flat-screen televisions in all staterooms.

Independence of the Seas is also the first Royal Caribbean ship to feature heated, fresh water pools, although the pools are only heated when sailing from the UK. On the Sports Deck, there is a rock climbing wall, a basketball/hockey court, a mini golf course, and a FlowRider for surfing. It also has 3 seating areas around the FlowRider to allow people to watch.

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JohnDeereman f350 says:

I've been on royal Caribbean independence of the seas oasis and serade of the seas and Quntam of the seas I'm going on navigator of the seas on the17 of February and every Disney cruise line ship

The pretty one ☺ says:

I thought oasis of the seas was the biggest

organiccorn says:

Very informative video, learnt a lot about ship building.

Michael Milanov says:

Oasis beets it now 😀 and quantum and other

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