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Royal Caribbean International (RCL)

RCL Independence of the Seas

RCL Independence of the Seas Cruise Ship

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3 Night Royal Sampler Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Zeebrugge, Le Havre
2019 Sails: May 25


3 Night Royal Sampler Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Zeebrugge, Cherbourg
2019 Sails: Aug 30


3 Night Half Term Paris & Bruges Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Zeebrugge, Le Havre
2020 Sails: May 28


3 Night Half Term Paris Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Le Havre
2020 Sails: Oct 28


4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Cozumel
2019 Sails: Apr 25


4 Night Cork Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Cobh
2019 Sails: May 28


4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Cozumel
2019 Sails: Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 19, 2020: Jan 2, Feb 13, Mar 12, Mar 26, Apr 9, Apr 23


4 Night Royal Sampler Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Cobh
2020 Sails: May 24


4 Night Half Term Family Getaway Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre
2020 Sails: Oct 24


4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Cozumel


5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Puerto Costa Maya, Cozumel
2019 Sails: Apr 29


5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Labadee, Falmouth


5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in George Town, Cozumel
2019 Sails: Nov 25, 2020: Jan 6, Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 2, Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 13, Apr 27


5 Night Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in George Town, Cozumel
2019 Sails: Dec 23


5 Night Western Caribbean New Year
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Labadee, Falmouth
2019 Sails: Dec 28


5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in George Town, Cozumel
2020 Sails: Jan 24


5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Labadee, Falmouth


5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in George Town, Cozumel


5 Night Western Caribbean&Perfect Day
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in George Town, Perfect Day at Cococay
2020 Sails: Dec 5, 2021: Jan 16


6 Night France & Spain Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Le Havre, La Coruna, Bilbao
2019 Sails: Aug 24


7 Night Northern European Cityscapes
Starting in Southampton with stops in Hamburg, Oslo, Zeebrugge
2019 Sails: May 18


7 Night France, Spain & Portugal Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Le Havre, Vigo, Lisbon
2019 Sails: Oct 19


7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Cozumel, George Town, Falmouth, Labadee
2019 Sails: Nov 9


7 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Stavanger, Geiranger, Alesund, Bergen
2020 Sails: May 17


7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Nassau, Falmouth, George Town, Cozumel
2020 Sails: Nov 14


8 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Bergen, Olden, Alesund, Flam, Stavanger
2020 Sails: Jul 17


9 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Bergen, Alesund, Geiranger, Stavanger, Oslo, Kristiansand
2020 Sails: Jun 12


9 Night France & Spain Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Le Havre, Gijon, Lisbon, Bilbao
2020 Sails: Aug 22


11 Night Canaries Adventure Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in La Coruna, Funchal, Tenerife, Las Palmas, Lisbon, Vigo
2019 Sails: Oct 8


12 Night Spanish Mediterranean Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Vigo, Lisbon, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Cartagena, Cadiz
2019 Sails: Sep 2


12 Night Canaries Adventure Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Vigo, Lisbon, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Tenerife, Funchal, La Coruna
2019 Sails: Sep 14


12 Night Mediterranean Cities Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Malaga, Cannes, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Lisbon, Vigo
2019 Sails: Sep 26


12 Night Mediterranean Treasures Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Vigo, Gibraltar, Cannes, Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga
2020 Sails: May 31


12 Night Canaries & North Africa Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Vigo, Lisbon, Agadir, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Funchal, La Coruna
2020 Sails: Jun 21


12 Night Mediterranean Tour Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Malaga, Villefranche, Barcelona, Alicante, Gibraltar, Vigo
2020 Sails: Aug 31


14 Night Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Labadee, San Juan, Charlotte Amalie, Philipsburg, Southampton
2019 Sails: May 4


14 Night Mediterranean Cities Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Gibraltar, Cannes, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Lisbon, Vigo
2019 Sails: Jun 1


14 Night Italian Mediterranean Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Gibraltar, Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Capri, Cagliari, Cadiz
2019 Sails: Jun 15, Jul 13


14 Night Canaries Adventure Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Vigo, Lisbon, Cadiz, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Tenerife, La Palma, Funchal, La Coruna
2019 Sails: Jun 29


14 Night Mediterranean Beaches Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Gibraltar, Cartagena, Valencia, Barcelona, Villefranche, Ajaccio, Malaga, Cadiz
2019 Sails: Jul 27


14 Night Spanish Mediterranean Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Vigo, Lisbon, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Gibraltar
2019 Sails: Aug 10


14 Night Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Philipsburg, Charlotte Amalie, San Juan, Labadee, Fort Lauderdale
2019 Sails: Oct 26


14 Night Scandinavia And Russia Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Oslo, Copenhagen, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Skagen
2020 Sails: Jul 3


14 Night Italian Mediterranean Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Gibraltar, Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Capri, Cagliari, Cadiz
2020 Sails: Jul 25


14 Night Scandinavia And Russia Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Oslo, Copenhagen, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Skagen
2020 Sails: Aug 8


14 Night Canaries & North Africa Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Vigo, Lisbon, Agadir, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Tenerife, Funchal, La Coruna, Le Havre
2020 Sails: Sep 12


14 Night Mediterranean Tour Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Gibraltar, Ajaccio, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Toulon, Barcelona, Lisbon, Vigo
2020 Sails: Sep 26


14 Night Spain, Portugal & Canaries
Starting in Southampton with stops in Ponta Delgada, Funchal, Tenerife, Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Vigo
2020 Sails: Oct 10


14 Night Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Ponta Delgada, Basseterre, Charlotte Amalie, San Juan, Labadee, Fort Lauderdale
2020 Sails: Oct 31


14 Night Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise
Starting in Southampton with stops in Ponta Delgada, Basseterre, Charlotte Amalie, San Juan, Labadee, Fort Lauderdale
2020 Sails: Oct 31


15 Night Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Labadee, San Juan, Charlotte Amalie, Basseterre, Cobh, Southampton
2020 Sails: May 2


15 Night Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise
Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Labadee, San Juan, Charlotte Amalie, Basseterre, Cobh, Southampton
2020 Sails: May 2

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Independence of the Seas

The Ship. Built in 2008 and refurbished in 2013, the Independence of the Seas is a member of the Freedom class of cruise ships. At about 160,000 tons, she carries approximately 3,600 passengers and offers a large variety of amenities and entertainment options. On Independence of the Seas, cruisers can expect a modern, mega-cruise-ship experience.

Dining. The Independence of the Seas offers a satisfying selection of eateries. The main dining room offers both traditional assigned times and seatings, as well My Time Dining where cruisers can pick tehir dining time and change their reservations daily. In addition to the Lido Deck buffets, diners can also make reservations for Giovani’s Table (which serves family-style Italian food), and the Chops Grille steakhouse. Both restaurants charge extra fees. Other options include Johnny Rockets for burgers, a pizzeria, a coffee bar, Cupcake Cupboard (a vintage-style gourmet bakery) and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Free room service is also available most of the day (with a small charge during the wee hours).

Daytime Activities. The Independence of the Seas offers an wide range of activities to keep voyagers entertained:
Flowrider surfing simulators,
Ice rink
Miniature golf
Giant outdoor movie screen
Rock-climbing wall

The four salt water pools include one pool reserved for adults and the H20 Zone water park reserved for kids. It also has six hot tubs — two of them cantilevered over the water for spectacular views.

Duty-free shopping is available onboard, as are other entertaining activities and get-togethers throughout the day. An Internet cafe and Wi-Fi are available as well. Royal Connect Phones (available for a small fee) help passengers stay in touch with each other on board, and even help parents track their kids’ whereabouts.

Spa and Fitness. The full-service, Vitality at Sea Spa features saunas and steam rooms, and a fine selection of spa treatments, including couples massage suites and individual treatment rooms. All of the basic massages and treatments are offered, plus more-exotic procedures including 24-karat gold facials, Botox injections, acupuncture and teeth whitening.

For all of the relaxation to be found on board, it’s also easy to stay fit. The Freedom of the Sea’s fitness offerings include:

full-sized basketball court,
regulation boxing ring
running track.
fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment
fitness classes, including cycling, kickboxing, yoga and Pilates.

Nighttime Entertainment. Independence of the Seas has an abundance of nightlife. There are ice skating extravaganzas, standup comedy shows and Broadway-style theater. Numerous bars, lounges and dance clubs feature varied musical styles for every generation. Voyagers can try their luck at the ship’s large casino when the ship is at sea. Poker games and tournaments are also staged throughout each voyage.

Kids

Royal Caribbean’s kids programs provide fun and learning for children from babies to teens.

Royal Babies® and Royal Tots® are 45-minute interactive playgroup sessions developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price®.

The complimentary, award-winning Adventure Ocean® Youth Program is let led by accredited, experienced counselors with four-year degrees in education, recreation or a related field. Onboard Independence of the Seas, kids aren’t just kids. They’re inquisitive scientists exploring the insect world, eye-patched pirates, or the next great athlete to take the gold at the Wacky Olympics. With interactive programs and activities designed just for their age group, Adventure Ocean gives kids the chance to imagine themselves embarking on a whole new adventure.

Teens and Tweens
The teen and tween program (12-14 and 14-17) isn’t a structured set of classes or rules — these almost adults deserve a vacation all their own. Kids can join pre-planned events throughout the day or simply hang out in teen-only spaces — with Adventure Ocean staff who keep the good times coming. Activities include rock climbing, dodgeball, video game tournaments, barbecues, movie nights, talent shows and even a DJ Academy.

Kids and teens can enjoy activities into the late evening with extended hours in the Adventure Ocean and teen-only spaces. An hourly rate applies after 10 p.m.
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