The Main Dining Room in Independence
is three decks high with each level having
its own name: Romeo and Juliet (deck 3);
MacBeth (deck 4) and King Lear (deck 5).
Each level has its own style but they blend
well together into an overall grand room.
The Romeo and Juliet and the MacBeth
follow the traditional passenger ship style
where each passenger has a reserved place
at one of the two seatings. The King Lear
has a flexible dining program called My
Time Dining, in which guests can come to
dinner at any time the restaurant is open.
Breakfast is open seating and is in the
Romeo and Juliet Dining Room. On sea
days, the same room is open for lunch,
again on a n open seating basis. The lunch
menu features Brasserie 30, which is
designed to allow the guest to have a
complete lunch in 30 minutes.
For entertainment, the waiters sing and
perform and the chefs parade (middle left
and below left). Captain Remo joins the
restaurant staff to wish the guests farewell
on the last night of a cruise (below)
Independence has two extra-tariff specialty
restaurants. Giovanni's Table (left) is an
Italian-style venue while the Chops Grille
(below) is a high end steak house.
Independence has a large buffet divided into Jade and the
Windjammer Café. Both sections are very popular. Both are
open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Johnny Rocket's is styled after a 1950/1960s American dinner. In keeping with
that style, it serves hamburgers, french fries, and sundaes. There is a small cover
charge of $4.95 - - an amount also in keeping with the 1950s.
Johnny Rocket's is more than a dining venue. When a customer enters, a call goes
out "everybody say 'Hi" and the staff greet the customer in unison. A similar
chorus occurs when a guest leaves.
In between, there is music from the 1950s and 1960s playing in the background.
Periodically, all of the waiters break into table side dances.
Café Promenade perhaps not surprisingly is on the Royal Promenade and is open 24 hours for snacks including sandwiches
Sorrentos is Independence's pizzeria. With tables both inside and on the
Royal Promenade it is a nice location to sit and watch the world go by. It is
open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.
For ice cream snacks,
guests have a choice
between the name
brand Ben & Jerry's
(left) on the Royal
Promenade or the free
soft ice cream
machines at Sprinkles
(right) in the main
The dining staff also provide buffets on
those nights when there is a Deck Party .
Cruise ship photo tour - Independence of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - page 6
Added to the culinary line-up on
the Royal Promenade in 2013 is
the Cupcake Cupboard, where
you can create your own cupcake
or purchase a specialty