Independence Of The Seas

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Cruise line
Royal Caribbean

Current cruise:
15 nights / 16 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton
13 Apr, 2017 - 28 Apr, 2017

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Independence Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Independence Of The Seas

Year built 2008
Flag state Bahamas
Builder Aker Yards (Turku, STX Finland)
Class Freedom
Building cost USD 830 million
Owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Speed 23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA) 338 m / 1109 ft
Beam (width) 56 m / 184 ft
Gross Tonnage 154407 gt
Passengers 3630 - 4356
Crew 1360
Passengers-to-space ratio 35
Decks 15
Cabins 1815
Decks with cabins 7
Last Refurbishment 2017
Christened by Elizabeth Hill

Review of Independence Of The Seas

Launched in 2008, Independence of the Seas is the third and last Freedom-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Liberty and Freedom. The ship cost US $828 million to build and was last refurbished in 2013, with next scheduled refurbishment in 2017.

History - construction & ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. RCI is a cruise line brand established in Norway and currently based in Miami, Florida. As of September 2015, the line controls a 17% share of the world cruise market, with 23 cruise ships in service and other three on order. All vessels under the Royal Caribbean brand have had their names ending with "of the Seas" since 1991. Sister brands owned by Royal Caribbean Ltd. are Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, CDF Croisières de France and Pullmantur Cruises.

The 154,407-ton, 3,634-passenger Independence of the Seas underwent a US$7 million upgrade in April 2013 as part of Royal Caribbean's bigger US$300 million investment in the fleet. The new features included an Italian trattoria named Giovanni's Table, a cupcake shop and Royal Babies & Tots Nursery. The ship also got new digital signage, Wi-Fi throughout and a large poolside movie screen. An excellent addition are the digital way finding systems, especially for first-time-cruisers who get lost on enormous ships like this one. They offer directions and maps to everywhere on the Independence using a board with a keypad on which passengers can enter their room numbers and find their way to the stateroom. There are also features displaying the menus for the restaurants, entertainment options and other facilities. The large quick responsive touch screen helps in navigation around the ship.

Cruise itinerary program

Independence of the Seas itinerary program is based on Western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Feature port destinations include Belize, Jamaica, Haiti and Cozumel Mexico.

Cabins

Most Independence of the Seas staterooms are 185-200-sq.foot balcony rooms (724) and 160-sq.foot insides (557). There are a total of 1817 staterooms in 28 categories. 32 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Independence of the Seas are the Royal Suites (1360 ft2).

Dining options - Food & Drinks

The three tiers of Independence's main dining room (Romeo & Juliet, Anthony & Cleopatra and Macbeth) offer assigned-seating dining with two sittings at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.), as well as My Time Dining, in which guests pick a preferred mealtime between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., but are able to change reservations on a daily basis. Those who opt for My Time Dining have to pre-pay gratuities. The Windjammer Cafe, ship's lido buffet, offers flexibility and variety - best for families with kids. The Windjammer has one very long self-service line of cold and hot items, plus stations for salads, fresh sandwiches, pizza, carved meats and petite desserts. An omelet station features made-to-order eggs in the mornings; in the afternoons, guests can try the area that specializes in Asian food and goes off the beaten path with changing fare including Vietnamese and Indonesian specialties. 

Follows the complete list of Independence of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Romeo & Juliet Restaurant (652-seat aft Dining Room, level 1; features DreamWorks characters theme breakfast)
  • Anthony & Cleopatra Restaurant; Othello Restaurant (aft Dining Rooms, part of Romeo & Juliet)
  • Macbeth Restaurant (500-seat aft Dining Room, level 2)
  • King Lear Restaurant (883-seat aft Dining Room, level 3)
  • Windjammer Cafe lido buffet restaurant (774-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Chops Grille (104-seat specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Giovanni’s Table (Italian specialty restaurant, reservations recommended)
  • Johnny Rockets Restaurant (84-seat burger bar)
  • Sorrento’s Pizzeria (79-seat complimentary restaurant)
  • WipeOut Bar (20-seat complimentary burger bar).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Independence of the Seas has much to offer for children and youngsters - from kid-oriented amusement and enrichment to recreational options which range from surfing and body boarding to ice skating - which is a great choice for family cruisers. However, travelers are still going to find lots of zones for more mature pursuits. The fitness, boasing even a boxing ring, is great and always busy. Adults-only spots beyond bars and the casino range from the Solarium pool and boutique dining venues (that have a set age limit of fifteen) to a rather racy late-night comedy show. Independence of the Seas features the DreamWorks Experience - a themed programming in partnership with the Walt Disney Company. This new entertainment program is aimed at families and offers movies-themed DreamWorks activities on select RCI ships within the fleet. The list of special activities includes characters meet & greets (of course, plus photo ops). 

Follows the complete list of Independence of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Alhambra Theatre (1320-seat, features grand production shows with dance, acrobatics, comedy and games)
  • Studio B Lounge (indoor ice-skating rink; also serves as a spot for ice shows, cooking demos, game parties)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • On Air Club (140-seat karaoke and sports bar); The Centrum (7-deck social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); Pyramid Lounge; Next Cruise Lounge; Concierge Club (suite and past guests only); Seven Hearts (card room); Diamond Club & Lounge; Viking Crown Lounge & Bar
  • The Raven Gothic Bar; On Air Club (140-seat sports bar); Schooner Bar (112-seat piano bar); Boleros Lounge & Bar (77-seat Latin bar); Connoisseur Cigar Club & Bar; Dog & Badger English Pub; Vintages Bar (wine bar); Ben & Jerry’s Bar (ice cream parlor); Cupcake Cupboard Shop (bakery); Cafe Promenade (24-hour; serves snacks and drinks, as well as Starbucks specialty coffee); Champagne Bar; Squeeze Bar; Sky Bar; The Plaza Bar; Olive or Twist Lounge & Martini Bar; Cloud 9 (24-seat sports bar)
  • Casino Royale (447-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Royal Promenade Boutiques (perfumes, jewellry, duty free alcohol, general store, logo/souvenirs); SeaTrek (shop for diving equipment)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • Challengers Video Games Arcade; Fuel Teen Disco club; The Living Room; Royal Babies & Tots Nursery
  • H2O Zone Water Park; Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall; Independence Dunes Mini Golf Course; FlowRider (surf simulator, complimentary)
  • Skylight Wedding Chapel (40-seat, used for religious services).

Independence Of The Seas wiki

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  • Cabin grades number: 28
  • Total number of cabins: 1815 (of which 120 Suites, 724 Balcony rooms, 515 adjoining)
  • Dining Rooms: Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear
  • Restaurants and food bars: Windjammer (buffet), Cupcake Cupboard, Sorrento's (pizzeria), Johnny Rockets, Giovanni’s (Italian), Chops Grille (steakhouse).
  • Lounges & Bars (15 bars/cafes): Alhambra, Studio B, Boleros, The Labyrinth (nightclub), Pyramid, On Air Club, Concierge, Diamond, Viking Crown, The Raven, Olive or Twist, Fuel (teen), Adventure Ocean (kids), Vintages, Wipe Out, Plaza, Champagne, Sky, Dog & Badger (pub), Sprinkles, Ben & Jerry’s, Cloud 9, Schooner, Cafe Promenade, poolside bars.
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.
  • Adult-only relaxation area (Solarium), Spa (Vitality), 7 jacuzzis (2 are cantilevered), 3 pools, Water Park with slides, Rock-climbing Wall, Boxing Ring, Ice-skating Rink, FlowRider (onboard surfing), fullsized basketball court, Outdoor Theater, Nursery, roller skating and jogging tracks, wedding chapel.
  • Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas is the last of the line's Freedom-class vessels. Her sisters in the fleet are Freedom and Liberty.
  • The ship was built in 2008 at the Aker Finnyards shipyard in Turku, Finland. Aker Finnyards company was later acquired by STX Europe, which is a division of the South Korean based multinational STX.
  • Godmother of the vessel is Elizabeth Hill from Baslow (Derbyshire, England-UK). She's married to a British farmer and won the right to be a godmother after her 12 year daughter sent her application in a contest with around 1700 competitors. Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of RCCL, and Sir Steve Redgrave, one of the main charity partners of Royal Caribbean, were members of the jury. The jury assessed charity activities of the contestants. Elizabeth Hill, was elected for her Gamelea Countryside Training Trust, that helps young people with physical or social problems to integrate in society. The ceremony took place on the 30th of April, 2008 in Southampton.
  • At the time Independence was completed, it was the biggest cruise ship in the world, at the cost of GBP 400 million (USD 600 million). The maiden voyage was a 4-night cruise from Southampton to Cork Ireland (departure on May 2, 2008). On May 6th, the ship set sail on a 11-night Canary Islands cruise from Southampton.
  • The Independence cruise ship was extensively refurbished in April 2013. RCCL invested $7 million in renovations and upgrades, the list of which includes the huge poolside movie screen, digital signage (helping guests to get around the ship), better onboard Wi-Fi coverage, nursery, the cupcake shop, the Giovanni's restaurant (trattoria).
  • Just like all Royal Caribbean ships, Independence offers a lot of entertainments for kids and teens. Among best "fun hits" on the ship are the surfing simulator, and all the "ice skating" and "rock-climbing" activities. For adults there is plenty of space for sports activities (modern fitness center, and even a boxing ring), many bars and lounges, the adult-only Solarium area.

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Independence Of The Seas Itineraries 2017

The below listed Independence Of The Seas cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

25 February 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Buckeye Cruise For Cancer
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25 Feb      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
27 Feb 09:00 - 17:00     Coco Cay, Royal Caribbean private island, Bahamas   
28 Feb 09:00 - 17:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
02 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

11 March 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
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11 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
13 Mar 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
14 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
16 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

16 March 2017 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $550
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16 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
18 Mar 07:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
20 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

20 March 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $699
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20 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
22 Mar 07:00 - 15:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
23 Mar 08:00 - 16:00     Falmouth, Jamaica   
25 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

25 March 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $652
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25 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
27 Mar 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
28 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
30 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

30 March 2017 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $349
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30 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
01 Apr 07:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
03 Apr      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

03 April 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $579
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03 Apr      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
05 Apr 07:00 - 15:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
06 Apr 08:00 - 16:00     Falmouth, Jamaica   
08 Apr      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

08 April 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $599
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08 Apr      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
10 Apr 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
11 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
13 Apr      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

13 April 2017 15 nights / 16 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton
Prices starting
from $664
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13 Apr      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
15 Apr 07:00 - 15:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
16 Apr 13:00 - 22:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
17 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI   
18 Apr 07:00 - 18:00     Basseterre, St Kitts Island   
19 Apr 07:00 - 18:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
28 Apr      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

28 April 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Taste Of Paris & Bruges Cruise
Prices starting
from $532
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28 Apr      Departing from Southampton, England   
29 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
30 Apr 08:00 - 22:00     Le Havre, Paris, France   
01 May      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

01 May 2017 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Mediterranean Explorer Cruise
Prices starting
from $1223
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01 May      Departing from Southampton, England   
04 May 10:00 - 16:00     Gibraltar, UK   
06 May 07:00 - 17:00     Barcelona, Spain   
07 May 09:00 - 18:00     Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France   
08 May 07:00 - 19:00     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
10 May 07:00 - 15:00     Valencia, Spain   
11 May 11:00 - 19:00     Malaga, Spain   
12 May 07:00 - 15:00     Cadiz, Spain   
15 May      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

15 May 2017 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Canaries Adventure Cruise
Prices starting
from $1538
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15 May      Departing from Southampton, England   
17 May 10:00 - 17:00     Vigo, Spain   
18 May 09:00 - 19:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
20 May 09:00 - 19:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
21 May 09:00 - 19:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
22 May 07:00 - 15:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
23 May 07:00 - 14:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
25 May 11:00 - 17:00     La Coruna, Spain   
27 May      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

27 May 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip France And Spain Cruise
Prices starting
from $818
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27 May      Departing from Southampton, England   
28 May 08:00 - 21:00     Le Havre, Paris, France   
29 May 08:00 - 17:00     Cherbourg, France   
31 May 07:00 - 17:00     Bilbao, Spain   
01 Jun 07:00 - 17:00     Gijon, Spain   
03 Jun      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

03 June 2017 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Mediterranean Highlights Cruise
Prices starting
from $1503
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03 Jun      Departing from Southampton, England   
06 Jun 10:00 - 16:00     Gibraltar, UK   
08 Jun 09:00 - 18:00     Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France   
09 Jun 07:00 - 19:00     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
10 Jun 07:00 - 19:00     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
11 Jun 09:00 - 18:00     Toulon, France Riviera   
13 Jun 08:00 - 15:00     Malaga, Spain   
14 Jun 12:00 - 19:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
17 Jun      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

17 June 2017 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip Canaries Adventure Cruise
Prices starting
from $1559
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17 Jun      Departing from Southampton, England   
19 Jun 09:00 - 16:00     Vigo, Spain   
20 Jun 08:00 - 18:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
22 Jun 09:00 - 19:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
23 Jun 09:00 - 19:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
24 Jun 07:00 - 16:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
25 Jun 07:00 - 15:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
27 Jun 11:00 - 17:00     La Coruna, Spain   
29 Jun      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

29 June 2017 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Norwegian Escapes Cruise
Prices starting
from $1171
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29 Jun      Departing from Southampton, England   
01 Jul 07:00 - 19:00     Stavanger, Norway   
02 Jul 07:00 - 17:00     Kristiansand, Norway   
03 Jul 07:00 - 17:00     Oslo, Norway   
04 Jul 10:00 - 20:00     Copenhagen, Denmark   
05 Jul 07:00 - 15:00     Skagen, Denmark   
07 Jul      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

07 July 2017 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cities Cruise
Prices starting
from $1276
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07 Jul      Departing from Southampton, England   
08 Jul 08:00 - 20:00     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
10 Jul 07:00 - 22:00     Oslo, Norway   
12 Jul 07:00 - 22:00     Hamburg, Germany   
14 Jul 07:00 - 21:00     Le Havre, Paris, France   
15 Jul      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

15 July 2017 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Mediterranean Beaches Cruise
Prices starting
from $1693
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15 Jul      Departing from Southampton, England   
18 Jul 10:00 - 16:00     Gibraltar, UK   
20 Jul 09:00 - 18:00     Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France   
21 Jul 07:00 - 16:00     Toulon, France Riviera   
22 Jul 07:00 - 15:00     Barcelona, Spain   
23 Jul 11:00 - 14:00     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
25 Jul 12:00 - 20:00     Malaga, Spain   
26 Jul 07:00 - 15:00     Cadiz, Spain   
29 Jul      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

29 July 2017 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Mediterranean Highlights Cruise
Prices starting
from $2014
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29 Jul      Departing from Southampton, England   
01 Aug 10:00 - 16:00     Gibraltar, UK   
03 Aug 09:00 - 18:00     Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France   
04 Aug 07:00 - 19:00     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
05 Aug 07:00 - 19:00     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
06 Aug 09:00 - 18:00     Toulon, France Riviera   
08 Aug 08:00 - 15:00     Malaga, Spain   
09 Aug 12:00 - 19:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
12 Aug      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

12 August 2017 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip France And Spain Cruise
Prices starting
from $1083
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12 Aug      Departing from Southampton, England   
14 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Gijon, Spain   
15 Aug 07:00 - 17:00     Bilbao, Spain   
16 Aug 09:00 - 18:00     La Coruna, Spain   
18 Aug 09:00 - 18:00     Cherbourg, France   
19 Aug 07:00 - 21:00     Le Havre, Paris, France   
20 Aug      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

20 August 2017 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean Cities Cruise
Prices starting
from $1889
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20 Aug      Departing from Southampton, England   
23 Aug 11:00 - 18:00     Malaga, Spain   
25 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Cannes, France Riviera   
26 Aug 09:00 - 20:00     Barcelona, Spain   
27 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain   
29 Aug 07:00 - 16:00     Cadiz, Spain   
30 Aug 07:00 - 16:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
31 Aug 09:00 - 16:00     Vigo, Spain   
02 Sep      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

02 September 2017 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Mediterranean Highlights Cruise
Prices starting
from $1440
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02 Sep      Departing from Southampton, England   
05 Sep 10:00 - 16:00     Gibraltar, UK   
07 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France   
08 Sep 07:00 - 19:00     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
09 Sep 07:00 - 19:00     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
10 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Marseille, France Riviera   
12 Sep 08:00 - 15:00     Malaga, Spain   
13 Sep 12:00 - 19:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
16 Sep      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

16 September 2017 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Sunshine In The Canaries Cruise
Prices starting
from $1594
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16 Sep      Departing from Southampton, England   
18 Sep 10:00 - 17:00     Vigo, Spain   
19 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
20 Sep 10:00 - 18:00     Cadiz, Spain   
22 Sep 07:00 - 17:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
23 Sep 07:00 - 17:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
24 Sep 07:00 - 17:00     Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands   
25 Sep 07:00 - 16:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
26 Sep 07:00 - 15:00     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
28 Sep 11:00 - 17:00     La Coruna, Spain   
30 Sep      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

30 September 2017 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Mediterranean Highlights Cruise
Prices starting
from $1503
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30 Sep      Departing from Southampton, England   
03 Oct 12:00 - 18:00     Malaga, Spain   
04 Oct 07:00 - 17:00     Cartagena, Spain   
06 Oct 07:00 - 19:00     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
07 Oct 07:00 - 19:00     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
08 Oct 09:00 - 18:00     Toulon, France Riviera   
10 Oct 08:00 - 15:00     Gibraltar, UK   
11 Oct 12:00 - 19:00     Lisbon, Portugal   
14 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

14 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip France And Spain Cruise
Prices starting
from $783
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14 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
16 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Gijon, Spain   
17 Oct 07:00 - 17:00     Bilbao, Spain   
19 Oct 09:00 - 18:00     Cherbourg, France   
20 Oct 07:00 - 21:00     Le Havre, Paris, France   
21 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

21 October 2017 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Taste Of Paris & Bruges Cruise
Prices starting
from $559
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21 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
22 Oct 07:00 - 17:00     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
23 Oct 08:00 - 22:00     Le Havre, Paris, France   
24 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

24 October 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip French & Dutch Adventure Cruise
Prices starting
from $698
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24 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
25 Oct 10:00 - 22:00     Rotterdam, Holland   
26 Oct 07:00 - 17:00     Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium   
27 Oct 09:00 - 19:00     Cherbourg, France   
28 Oct 07:00 - 21:00     Le Havre, Paris, France   
29 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   
Southampton cruise port

29 October 2017 15 nights / 16 days, one-way from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale
Prices starting
from $1224
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29 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
07 Nov 07:00 - 18:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
08 Nov 07:00 - 17:00     Basseterre, St Kitts Island   
09 Nov 07:00 - 17:00     Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI   
10 Nov 07:00 - 15:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
11 Nov 10:00 - 18:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
13 Nov      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

13 November 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise
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13 Nov      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
15 Nov 09:00 - 16:00     Montego Bay, Jamaica   
16 Nov 09:00 - 16:00     Ocho Rios, Jamaica   
18 Nov      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

18 November 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $617
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18 Nov      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
20 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
21 Nov 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
23 Nov      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

23 November 2017 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $568
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23 Nov      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
25 Nov 07:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
27 Nov      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

27 November 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $480
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27 Nov      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
29 Nov 09:00 - 16:00     Falmouth, Jamaica   
30 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
02 Dec      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

02 December 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $513
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02 Dec      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
04 Dec 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
05 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
07 Dec      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

07 December 2017 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $396
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07 Dec      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
09 Dec 07:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
11 Dec      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

11 December 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $513
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11 Dec      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
13 Dec 09:00 - 16:00     Falmouth, Jamaica   
14 Dec 09:00 - 18:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
16 Dec      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

16 December 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $643
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16 Dec      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
18 Dec 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
19 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
21 Dec      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

21 December 2017 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise
Prices starting
from $1385
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21 Dec      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
23 Dec 08:00 - 16:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
24 Dec 13:00 - 21:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
25 Dec 09:00 - 18:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
26 Dec 07:00 - 18:00     St Johns, Antigua   
27 Dec 07:00 - 16:00     Basseterre, St Kitts Island   
30 Dec      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

30 December 2017 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise
Prices starting
from $1051
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30 Dec      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
01 Jan 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
02 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
04 Jan      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

Independence Of The Seas Itineraries 2018

The below listed Independence Of The Seas cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

04 January 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $369
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04 Jan      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
06 Jan 07:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
08 Jan      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

08 January 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $479
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08 Jan      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
10 Jan 09:00 - 16:00     Falmouth, Jamaica   
11 Jan 09:00 - 18:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
13 Jan      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

13 January 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $501
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13 Jan      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
15 Jan 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
16 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
18 Jan      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

18 January 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $369
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18 Jan      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
20 Jan 07:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
22 Jan      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

22 January 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip K Love Cruise
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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

27 January 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $490
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27 Jan      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
29 Jan 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
30 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
01 Feb      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

05 February 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $468
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05 Feb      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
07 Feb 09:00 - 16:00     Falmouth, Jamaica   
08 Feb 09:00 - 18:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
10 Feb      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

10 February 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $490
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10 Feb      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
12 Feb 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
13 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
15 Feb      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

15 February 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Rock Legends Cruise VI
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15 Feb      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
17 Feb 10:00 - 16:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
19 Feb      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

19 February 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $522
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19 Feb      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
21 Feb 09:00 - 16:00     Falmouth, Jamaica   
22 Feb 09:00 - 18:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
24 Feb      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

24 February 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $501
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24 Feb      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
26 Feb 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
27 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
01 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

01 March 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $389
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01 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
03 Mar 07:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
05 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

05 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $501
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05 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
07 Mar 09:00 - 16:00     Falmouth, Jamaica   
08 Mar 09:00 - 18:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
10 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

10 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $522
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10 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
12 Mar 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
13 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
15 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

15 March 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $409
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15 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
17 Mar 07:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
19 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

19 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $682
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19 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
21 Mar 09:00 - 16:00     Falmouth, Jamaica   
22 Mar 09:00 - 18:00     Labadee, Royal Caribbean private island, Haiti   
24 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

24 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $682
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24 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
26 Mar 09:00 - 18:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
27 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
29 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

29 March 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $704
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29 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
31 Mar 07:00 - 16:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
01 Apr 09:00 - 18:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
03 Apr      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida