Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas returns to the UK after multi-million upgrade | Cruise | Travel

SWB Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas sails into Southampton, UK When Independence of the Seas launched in 2008 cruise fans were astonished by its contemporary style, its floor-to-ceiling windows in the buffet lounge, massive theatre – and even an ice rink. Since then bigger Royal Caribbean ships have eclipsed Indy’s onboard entertainment with attractions such as bumper cars, amazing acrobatics in the Aquatheatre and the longest slides at sea. But now Independence of the Seas is back with new top-of-the-range facilities, new Panoramic Staterooms and several more dining…

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Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas in pictures: Largest cruise ship in the world | Cruise | Travel

Royal Caribbean have welcomed the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship to their fleet just days before it’s maiden voyage. It is the largest cruise ship in the world, over 238 feet tall and 1,118 feet long – just 20 metres shorter than the Empire State Building. Holding up to 5,518 guests onboard at one time, 118 more than their Oasis of the Seas ship, it has an abundace of record-breaking amenities on the ship. The first guests are to set sail on March 21 for a one time only…

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