The Independence of the Seas
We are thrilled to announce that our home for the 2020 Monsters of Rock Cruise is Royal Caribbean’s amazing Independence of the Seas. With amazing music venues throughout the ship, there is truly no better place to have our 10th Anniversary Monsters of Rock Cruise!
Returning MOR guests will love the Independence of the Seas as she is the big sister to our home at sea last year, the Mariner of The Seas. This is the third of Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class vessels, fresh off a massive makeover as part of the cruise line’s, “Royal Amplified” program. In addition to a 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 our home last year, the Independence of the Seas features the Royal Promenade, the center and heart of the ship. Spanning the length of Deck 5, this naturally lit, 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 to many of our Concert Venues, including, not one, but Two Indoor Main Concert Venues to listen to the lineup we have planned! And of course…the Pool Stage is back!
With so much to do on the Independence of the Seas, you will never find yourself bored. Defy gravity as you strap into the Sky Pad – the newest virtual reality and bungee trampoline attraction onboard, 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 Table, you will not be disappointed by the bar and dining options available on board.
Much of the Independence of the Seas will feel familiar to our 2019 Alumni, 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 Beach, a 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, 2020 will knock it out of the park! We look forward to hosting you aboard.