Independence of the Seas joins the ranks of Royal Caribbean’s fleet as the third Freedom-class ship offering innovative amenities and a huge selection of entertainment and dining venues. Features such as an interactive water park with FlowRider surf simulator and cantilevered whirlpools that extend 12 feet beyond sides of ship are just a few of the exciting additions in store for guests. Stroll down the Royal Promenade for shopping, themed bars and lounges and restaurants. Engage in a little friendly competition on the nine-hole miniature golf course, scale the rock-climbing wall or spend a few pampering hours in the day spa. Along with the main dining room, the ship’s eateries include specialty restaurants such as Sorrento’s Pizzeria, Johnny Rockets ’50s-style diner, Giovanni's Table and Chops Grille, plus Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. A variety of themed bars and lounges -- Boleros Latin club, Schooner Bar, Vintages wine bar and the elegant Champagne Bar, just to name a few -- provide hours of entertainment, or you can tempt lady luck in the dazzling casino or watch a spectacular musical stage production in the five-story Alhambra Theatre. Every cabin contains a flat-screen TV, sofa and private bath, and Wi-Fi capability is available throughout the ship.