Independence of the Seas

Number of views as of 20th August 2014 = 500.

Departing Southampton Docks on her latest voyage, the Royal Caribbean liner ‘Independence of the Seas’.

Built in Finland, but based in Southampton (England), the 15-deck ship entered service in April 2008, can accommodate 4,370 passengers and is served by 1,360 crew.

Her gross weight is 154,407 tons, she is 1,112 feet (339 m) long and has a typical cruise speed of 21.6 knots.

On-board features include an interactive water park, numerous leisure pools, an internal shopping ‘street’ lined with shops, pubs and wine bars, a 1200 seat theatre, ice skating rink, climbing wall, basketball/hockey court, mini golf course and a complete conference centre. The ship also has wi-fi and mobile phone connectivity throughout.

It will just have to be done one day!!

Date: 28th July 2012.

Click here to see the Independence passing Hythe Pier.

Click here to view my Nautical gallery.

Click here to view other work featuring Hampshire & the Isle of Wight.


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Hello and thankyou for visiting my portfolio.

The name RedHillDigital comes from the area where I live (Redhill, in the town of Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset on the South Coast of England), plus my interest in Digital photography.

My real name is Howard and I’m always pleased to receive feedback on my work.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 2 years ago

    She is huge, super capture …

  • Cheers Tom, we went over to see 4 cruise ships leaving Southampton last Saturday and she was the largest – a good third longer than any of the others.

    – RedHillDigital

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    mammoth ship, well taken

  • Thanks Kala, she’s certainly an impressive sight.

    – RedHillDigital

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 2 years ago

    Not something to go sculling round the harbour in! Well caught, Howard.

  • Or in front of !! Thanks David.

    – RedHillDigital

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 2 years ago

    What a beautiful ship and massive x

  • Amazing to watch, thanks for your comment Irene.

    – RedHillDigital

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 2 years ago

    Thank you for participating in the Transport in Wessex challenge in August 2012. :-)

  • Thanks for organising it Joanne!

    – RedHillDigital

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