Review of Independence Of The Seas deck 3 (Studio B-Cabins)
Royal Theater (balcony level 2)
Center Ice Rink (Studio B) is an ice-skating stadium (2-tiered show lounge) with capacity 760 seats. This is a multipurpose complex with daily activities (ice-skating, ice games, hockey, cooking demonstrations, adult scavenger hunts) and a live RCI original production show (professional ice show) in the evening. Studio B is complimentary – equipment is provided and no reservations are needed. Tickets are free, but have to be obtained in advance. During the day, the ice rink operates with 45-min sessions (max 50 guests per session). During drydock refurbishment 2018, here was added the glow-in-the-dark laser tag gaming room. Friends and family members can team up and play the "Battle for Planet Z" game.
Studio B Lounge here is the upper level of the indoor ice-skating complex.
*(drydock 2018 refurbishment) "The Raven" was a 2-level disco-nightclub-bar (Gothic-themed, capacity 218 seats) with large dance floor, 2 full-service bars (on each level), live DJ programming in the evenings. During the day, here were hosted dance classes, game shows, quiz games. In 2018 the disco's lower level was replaced with staterooms.
*(drydock 2018 refurbishment) "On Air Club" (sports bar) was replaced with staterooms.
RCTV (radio-communications-television-video, Internet) is a control center also producing the Royal Caribbean video channel programming. The channel is part of the interactive TV system in all cruise accommodations. It plays videos from onboard-recorded shows, contests, special events (parties, parades, etc), movies, current itinerary/cruise excursions-related RCI videos. The RCTV room has a window for passengers to see the ship’s media control area with monitors and other equipment.
Art Gallery displays artworks (available for purchasing) and hosts art auctions (also held at the Boleros Lounge in early afternoons). During drydock 2018, the Art Gallery's size was reduced for new staterooms.
*Focus (Photo Gallery & Shop) provides photo and video services by the ship’s professional photographers. The Gallery has displayed both guest-made and professional photos (available for purchasing). There are 24-hour open photo kiosks. The Shop sells duty-free photo/video equipment and accessories.
“Othello” (portside) and “Anthony and Cleopatra” (starboard) are supplemental / private dining rooms part of the main dining restaurant.
Main Dining Room (lower level 1 of 3, formerly "Romeo and Juliet Restaurant", capacity 652 seats) is an aft-located complimentary restaurant open for Breakfast (between 7-9.30 am), Brasserie 30 Lunch (12 noon-2 pm / on seadays only) and Dinner (with 2 fixed seatings – at 6 or 8:30 pm). Here is also served DreamWorks Characters Breakfasts (between 8-10 am, free for kids, surcharge per adult applies /reservations are required).
Cruise cabins from 3240 to 3648, of which Inside (categories 1V, 2V and 6V), and the rest are Oceanview staterooms (categories 1N, 2N, 3N and 8N).