Deck by deck drydock changes to Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

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16Dec2017

Royal Caribbean announced a multimillion dollar refurbishment for Independence of the Seas that will take place in April 2018, and we now have a good idea of the full extent of changes coming to the ship.

After receving lots of questions related to how where the changes are onboard the ship, we've compiled a list of the changes coming visually. Note that some stateroom categories may have changed, but we were looking for significant changes to the ship.

Deck 2

  • No significant changes

Deck 3

  • Alhambra Theatre name changed to Royal Theater.
  • The Raven nightclub replaced with new staterooms.
  • On Air Club replaced with staterooms.
  • Photo Gallery moved to Deck 3.
  • Art Gallery area reduced, with more staterooms added.
  • Romeo & Juliet Dining Room renamed to Dining Room.

Deck 4

  • Alhambra Theatre name changed to Royal Theater.
  • The Raven nightclub replaced with Izumi.
  • Photo Gallery replaced with Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade.
  • Macbeth Dining Room renamed to Dining Room.

Deck 5

  • Pyramid Lounge becomes Star Lounge.
  • Connoisseur Club becomes Library and RC Online.
  • God & Badger Pub becomes Ale & Anchor.
  • Cupcake Cupboard replaced with Sugar Beach.
  • King Lear Dining Room renamed to Dining Room.

Deck 6

  • Stateroom 6137 added to forward deck.
  • Business Center and Loyalty desk replaced by staterooms.
  • Four Bedroom Family Suite replaced by two Villa Suite - 4 Bedroom.

Deck 7

  • Stateroom 7139 added to forward deck.
  • Library replaced with staterooms.

Deck 8

  • Staterooms 8127, 8129, 8131, 8133, 8315, 8237 added to forward deck.
  • RC Online replaced by staterooms.

Deck 9

  • Stateroom 9237 added to forward deck.

Deck 10

  • Concierge Lounge replaced by staterooms.

Deck 11

  • Staterooms added to forward deck, replacing part of Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center.
  • Main pool renamed to Resort Pool.
  • H2O Zone replaced by Splashaway Bay.
  • Squeeze Bar replaced by Fish & Ships.
  • Seatrek Dive Shop renamed to PADI.

Deck 12

  • Staterooms added to forward deck, around Spa & Fitness Center.

Deck 13

  • Sky Pad added.
  • Independence Dunes replaced by The Perfect Storm water slides.

Deck 14

  • Cloud Nine and Seven of Hearts replaced by Suite Lounge.

Deck 15

  • Skylight Chapel replaced by Escape Room.