Review of Independence Of The Seas deck 2 (Ice Rink-Cabins)
Royal Theater (formerly "Alhambra Theatre" / stage level 1 of 3, complimentary, capacity 1320 seats plus 28 for ADA wheelchairs) is the ship’s main show lounge for grand-style musical and show productions in the evenings. The theater presents 2 stage productions per night (early at 8 pm and late at 10 pm /matching the assigned dining room sittings). They feature singing and dancing, West End musicals, acrobatic performances, tribute acts, magician shows, adult comedy acts, popular game shows. The theater has its own bar for refreshments (waiters walk around and offer bar service prior to show). The theater also functioned as Cinema for DreamWorks 3D movies (on seadays only). During the day, here are held enrichment lectures and bingo sessions. Royal Caribbean’s Snowball Jackpot Bingo offers most generous payouts (final jackpots are in the several thousand dollars). Among the bingo prizes are also free cabin upgrades and even free cruises.
Screening Room (60 seats) is an indoor cinema for watching favorites and first-run movies. It also functions as a conference center expansion used for video presentations.
Conference Center (capacity 368 seats) can be converted into smaller meeting rooms via collapsible walls. Each of the rooms can be configured to suit specific group needs. Here can be held lectures, seminars, presentations, theme group meetings, business and general sessions, conferences at sea. Modern presentation equipment is provided complimentary (including projectors, media players, large plasma TV, podium/lectern, wall-mount screens, video wall, microphones, stage lighting).
Cruise cabins from 2240 to 2678, of which Inside (categories 1R, 1V, 2V, 3V and 6V), and the rest are Oceanview staterooms (categories 1K, 1N, 2N, 3N and 8N).
Medical Center (on crew deck 1 below) is the ship’s infirmary (onboard hospital) operated by resident doctors/physicians and nurses on 24-hour call duty. Opening hours are between 8 am and 8 pm. The infirmary is equipped with defibrillators, external pacemakers, pulse oximeters, an ECG (electrocardiograph machine), thrombolytic and lab equipment. Treatments at the ship hospital are equivalent to a private doctor’s visit. All treatments and medications are at extra charge. The only exception is Bonine (seasickness medication) also available at no charge at the ship’s Reception (24 hours). Payments are made by the Royal Caribbean boarding pass. General health insurance policies do not apply, so buying cruise health insurance is recommended.