Independence of the seas

We are thrilled to announce that our home for the 2024 Monsters of Rock Cruise is Royal Caribbean's amazing Independence of the Seas. Returning MOR guests will remember the Independence of the Seas from 2020. PLUS…she is the big sister to our home at sea from 2023, the Mariner of The Seas. This is the third of Royal Caribbean's Freedom-class vessels, with a recent massive makeover as part of Royal Caribbean’s, "Royal Amplified" program. In addition to the recent ship wide refresh, new bars and restaurants were added. She has won some fantastic accolades over the years, and she is definitely a favorite amongst guests.

Similar to the Mariner, the Independence of the Seas features the Royal Promenade, the center and heart of the ship. Spanning the length of Deck 5, the four-story boardwalk allows guests to stroll into restaurants and cafés, stop in to do some shopping and of course, grab a drink before the next show. 

Not to mention, this vibrant and exciting hub will connect Monsters of Rock Cruisers the TWO fantastic Indoor Main Concert Venues aboard; the Royal Theater and Studio B. And of course, our legendary massive Pool Stage will not disappoint!

With so much to do on the Independence of the Seas, you will never find yourself bored. Get your blood pumping as you speed to the bottom of the dual racing water slides, or sneak in some R&R and pamper yourself in the world-class Vitality at Sea Spa.

What about bars and dining? Whether you need a quick cocktail break at the Solarium Bar or find yourself wanting to unwind with friends over an evening of Rustic Italian eats at Giovanni's Tableyou will not be disappointed by the bar and dining options available on board.

Much of the Independence of the Seas will feel familiar to the Mariner, but check out some of the additional features she has to offer!

Who doesn't love a sweet treat on the go? Keep your energy up with a little help from Sugar Beacha candy shop that is truly a sugar addict's dream come true.

Need something fried to pick you up and get you through the evening's shows? Fish and Ships will be your new onboard guilty pleasure! Freshly battered cod and hand cut fries and a cold one by the pool...doesn't get much better than that!

Last year, our MOR alumni loved having a few drinks and hanging with friends at Playmakers. The Independence has taken the fun up a notch...get ready to get your game on! Introducing the updated Playmakers Bar and Arcade!

This will absolutely be a “WOW” ship with some of the finest public spaces, bars and restaurants at sea. Paired with incredible Monsters of Rock Cruise music and events, 2024 will knock it out of the park! We look forward to hosting you aboard.

For a deck plan of the Independence of the Seas, Click Here.