The cruise ship has an array of new features including Sky Pad, a virtual reality bungee trampoline experience and bigger Splashaway Bay aqua park.
The reimagined ship, the first of 10 RCI ships to undergo the company's new $900m 'Royal Amplified' program, also includes new features The Perfect Storm with racing water slides Cyclone and Typhoon, a glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience and an escape room.
New lounges and Panoramic Oceanview staterooms offer wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean.
New dining options including fish and chips
Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade enables sports fans to watch the biggest live sporting events over ice-cold beers, wings, sliders and more.
Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, the Asian-inspired dining experience gives diners fresh sushi and the chance to experience skilled chefs cooking tableside on teppanyaki grills.
Fish & Ships is a poolside eatery serving seafood inclufuing freshly battered fish and chips.
The 154,407gt Independence of the Seas’ first seasonal cruise departs on May 15 for a two-night cruise to Paris from Southampton, and the ship will call at destinations across Europe and the Mediterranean until November.
Each ship visit is worth an estimated £2m to the local economy, totalling £44m a year.
Independence will return to the UK in 2019.