This is my top 5 from my cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas. Look out for a full review in future post.
The Flowrider is a surf simulator aboard many of the Royal Caribbean ships. You can either surf or boogie board, I chose to boogie board.
Now, it really is more like wake boarding because the water you are riding is coming towards you so its probably a little higher difficult level.
It was so much even wiping out was no problem.
Located on Deck 5 in the Royal Promenade is Sorrento’s Pizzeria. Here you can get either pizza by the slice or a full pan. They usually had a variety including veggie, supreme, pepperoni and cheese all available until around 3AM. I would say it was better than Carnival but does not beat Alfredos on the Regal Princess.
Located on Deck 12 overlooking the main pool was the Sky Lounge. Found this place on the first day for a Facebook Group Meet Up. There is a bar, some counter seating overlooking the pool and some high top tables. But the best part was the comfortable chairs and sofas you usually don’t find outside on deck on a ship. You could sit here and have a drink in the evening or watch one of the movies under the stars. I wish I had spent more time here.
Ale & Anchor
Also located on deck 5 at the Royal Promenade is the Ale and Anchor Pub. I met a group of people on this cruise and we spend a great deal of time here at night. They usually had a great singer throughout the night. Although I only tried one, they do have beers from all over the world so if you like beer, your options a amazing. Also, a shout out to Roderick. If you get a chance to sail on Indy soon, find him at Ale and Anchor, a great waiter who will take care of you.
Located on Deck 11 (pool deck) in the back is the Windjammer Café. This is your buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was so good there with a big variety. Breakfast was normal breakfast foods and an omelet station. By the way, had a very long line. Lunch an dinner had a variety including hot dogs and hamburgers to carving stations. And of course, the deserts which were outstanding.
I also have to mention the hand washing. At the entrance to the Windjammer are multiple sinks where you can wash your hands. And if you did need an incentive, there were these very talented gentlemen singing washy washy songs from real songs. It was awesome.
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