6 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

Fort Lauderdale , Florida | Nassau , Bahamas | Labadee , Haiti | Falmouth , Jamaica | Fort Lauderdale , Florida

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INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS

GRAB A HOLD OF BOLD

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INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS

GRAB A HOLD OF BOLD

This is a firm "no" to FOMO. The new Independence of the Seas® is overflowing with bolder ways to fill your time between islands. Now you’ll never run out of things to do or places to treat your taste buds. Gear up for a glow-in-the-dark laser tag faceoff in Battle for Planet Z℠. Catch a wave on the FlowRider® surf simulator and race down The Perfect Storm℠ dueling waterslides. Indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar Beach℠ or feast on made-to-order rolls at Izumi Hibachi & Sushi.

INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS

GRAB A HOLD OF BOLD

This is a firm "no" to FOMO. The new Independence of the Seas® is overflowing with bolder ways to fill your time between islands. Now you’ll never run out of things to do or places to treat your taste buds. Gear up for a glow-in-the-dark laser tag faceoff in Battle for Planet Z℠. Catch a wave on the FlowRider® surf simulator and race down The Perfect Storm℠ dueling waterslides. Indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar Beach℠ or feast on made-to-order rolls at Izumi Hibachi & Sushi.

Sky Pad℠

NO LIMIT LAUNCHING

Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and soar high into the sky for gravity-defying fun at Sky Pad℠. Whether you’re smashing candies in a sugar-coated world or traveling light years into the future — this brand-new bungee trampoline experience opens up a whole new universe of possibility.

Fish & Ships℠

IT’S CRUNCH TIME

Order up batter-fried favorites at Fish & Ships℠ — the new seafood spot that’s just within splashing distance of the pool.

Laser Tag: Battle for Planet Z℠

LASER FOCUS FUN

In a far-flung galaxy in a distant future, two forces are set to collide in Battle for Planet Z℠. Grab your intergalactic gear for a stellar time in Studio B.

Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade

GAME ON

At Playmakers℠, it’s all about winning — whether you’re watching your home team on screen, making your own legendary plays at the arcade or refueling on your game-day favorites.

DAY 1 - Departure Day

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

DEPARTS:
4:30 PM

BEACHY KEEN

Watch the sun rise above the Atlantic horizon on a morning walk along the Fort Lauderdale Beach promenade. Then grab breakfast by the water— you have plenty of spots to choose from, after all this “Venice of America” is home to more than 300 miles of waterways.

Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
High rise building lit up at nightfall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Promenade at a beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

BEACHY KEEN

Watch the sun rise above the Atlantic horizon on a morning walk along the Fort Lauderdale Beach promenade. Then grab breakfast by the water— you have plenty of spots to choose from, after all this “Venice of America” is home to more than 300 miles of waterways.

Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
High rise building lit up at nightfall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Promenade at a beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

THINGS TO DO

High rise building on Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale

STREET SCENE

Las Olas Boulevard, nestled next door to downtown, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upscale shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water trolley for a cruise across mega-mansion-lined canals.

Bird's eye view of A1A and adjacent beach

VITAMIN SEA

Soak up the sun, sand and seaside fun along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Walk along the palm-lined “Strip” on State Road A1A to get your fill of beach bars, souvenir shops and outdoor restaurants. Go full throttle on a Jet Ski®— or go parasailing high above the ocean.

Close up of bird at the Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GLADES OF GLORY

Head west and explore the Florida Everglades, an untamed river of grass spanning 2,200 acres of picturesque wetlands. Whether you take a wild ride in an airboat or splash around in a swamp buggy, you’ll encounter wild alligators and native birds thriving among Florida’s finest natural landscapes.

DAY 2 - DOCKED

Nassau, Bahamas

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM
PALM TREES

& PIRATE TALES

Find yourself right in the middle of the vibrant Junkanoo culture, bustling straw markets and glitzy casinos of Nassau. Here you can march to the beat of your own goombay drum, surrounded by swaying palm trees, white-sand beaches and the crystal-clear turquoise waters that make the islands of the Bahamas famous.

Close up of Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Closeup of a bottlenose dolphin swimming in Nassau, Bahamas
Colorful buildings in Paradise Island, Bahamas. All of them are about the same size, creating an interesting pattern or background.
PALM TREES

& PIRATE TALES

Find yourself right in the middle of the vibrant Junkanoo culture, bustling straw markets and glitzy casinos of Nassau. Here you can march to the beat of your own goombay drum, surrounded by swaying palm trees, white-sand beaches and the crystal-clear turquoise waters that make the islands of the Bahamas famous.

Close up of Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Closeup of a bottlenose dolphin swimming in Nassau, Bahamas
Colorful buildings in Paradise Island, Bahamas. All of them are about the same size, creating an interesting pattern or background.
THINGS TO DO

View of Lagoon Beach at Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

LEGENDARY LOST CITY

Discover the Atlantis Resort— an entertainment mecca and home to the largest water park in the Caribbean. Located across the harbor on Paradise Island, you’ll find acres of adventures to be had— whether exploring underground tunnel aquariums, plunging down waterslides, or swimming with dolphins.

Boats docked at the pastel colored Marina Village, Nassau, Bahamas

Private Paradise

A short, 30-minute boat ride off the coast is Pearl Island, one of the unique private islands of the Bahamas. Spend the day on water trampolines, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Or relax in front of the iconic lighthouse while enjoying a frozen drink and freshly made conch salad.

Jetskis lining a white sandy beach in Nassau, Bahamas

LOUNGE LIKE A LOCAL

Junkanoo Beach is a free, public stretch of sand with affordable lounge-chair and umbrella rentals and tasty Bahama Mamas. It’s an easy 15-minute walk from the harbor, and offers a taste of the island’s famous blue waters and soft sand with a hint of local flavor.

DAY 3 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

HM, Harmony of the Seas, instructor, man doing a high jump, jumping on Flow Rider, onboard surfing, surf, waves, fun, action, excitement, athletic, athlete, horizon, ocean view in background,

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

HM, Harmony of the Seas, instructor, man doing a high jump, jumping on Flow Rider, onboard surfing, surf, waves, fun, action, excitement, athletic, athlete, horizon, ocean view in background,

THINGS TO DO

HM, Harmony of the Seas, woman holding on to mat as she races down Perfect Storm waterslide, smiling, laughing, fun, excitement, action, transparent section of slide, view of outside, Instameet shoot

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Rights to use this photo in any outlet EXPIRE on January 1, 2019
The Perfect Storm℠

A TWISTING TURNING ADVENTURE

Grab a buddy and plunge through three stories of twisting, turning thrills to the bottom of the dual racer slides Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠. The conditions are just right — for The Perfect Storm℠.

HM, Harmony of the Seas, OOH, female, woman on Flow Rider, arms out and raised, laughing, smiling, guests, family watching in background, waves, onboard surfing, surf, fun, action

USAGE RIGHTS EXPIRE: 07/31/2021
FlowRider®

HANG TEN, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Catch a wave right onboard with FlowRider®, our 40-foot-long surf simulator, or cheer on friends from stadium seating with prime wipeout views. Surf’s up!

DAY 4 - DOCKED

Labadee, Haiti

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
3:30 PM
PARADISE FOUND

WHERE ADVENTURE ABOUNDS

You set your own schedule at our private resort, Labadee®. For the ultimate thrill, hop on the longest zip line over water. If beachside napping is more your speed, unwind in a private bungalow overlooking Nellie’s Beach. At Labadee, paradise takes many forms.

Girl zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line, Labadee, Haiti
Young couple relaxing in a private bungalow at Nellie's Beach, Labadee, Haiti
4 friends zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line overlooking Labadee, Haiti
PARADISE FOUND

WHERE ADVENTURE ABOUNDS

You set your own schedule at our private resort, Labadee®. For the ultimate thrill, hop on the longest zip line over water. If beachside napping is more your speed, unwind in a private bungalow overlooking Nellie’s Beach. At Labadee, paradise takes many forms.

Girl zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line, Labadee, Haiti
Young couple relaxing in a private bungalow at Nellie's Beach, Labadee, Haiti
4 friends zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line overlooking Labadee, Haiti

THINGS TO DO

Man zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line with view of the beach below, Labadee, Haiti

HIGH FLYING THRILLS

Soar along the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line℠, the world’s longest zip line over water, and see Labadee from 500 feet above ground.

Girl riding Dragon's Tail Coaster with view of the beach, Labadee, Haiti

CARIBBEAN COASTING

Catch some of the best views of Labadee while coasting down a mountainside at 30 miles per hour on the Dragon’s Tail Coaster℠.

Private Bungalow at Nellie's Beach, Labadee, Haiti

CABANA BREAK

Relax and recharge in the shade of a private bungalow at Nellie’s beach during your Labadee cruise. When you’re ready to catch some rays, drift over gentle waves on a floating beach mat.

DAY 5 - DOCKED

Falmouth, Jamaica

ARRIVES:
8:30 AM
DEPARTS:
4:30 PM
WELCOME TO

JAM ROCK

From reggae bands to secluded waterfalls, Falmouth is positively “irie” (pleasing). Head to Chukkah Beach for a shoreside horseback ride, or get your culture fix during high tea at Good Hope Estate. And no trip is complete without jerk chicken and rum cake.

Jamaica pure waters waterfall in the jungle
Royal Caribbean's dock at the port of Falmouth, Jamaica
Horseback riding in the clear water of the beach in Falmouth, Jamaica
WELCOME TO

JAM ROCK

From reggae bands to secluded waterfalls, Falmouth is positively “irie” (pleasing). Head to Chukkah Beach for a shoreside horseback ride, or get your culture fix during high tea at Good Hope Estate. And no trip is complete without jerk chicken and rum cake.

Jamaica pure waters waterfall in the jungle
Royal Caribbean's dock at the port of Falmouth, Jamaica
Horseback riding in the clear water of the beach in Falmouth, Jamaica
THINGS TO DO

Jamaican iced rum cocktail with lime

Rule Of Rum

Sample the spirit of Jamaica at the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Tavern, which dates from the mid-17th century.

Live musicians playing reggae on the streets of Falmouth, Jamaica

Jammin' Out

Head to Water Square at the east end of Duke Street to catch live reggae bands, watch entertainers and sample local bites from a variety of food stalls.

Caribbean beach with boat floating on the sea

Shore Escape

Just a few miles from Falmouth, Burwood Beach is a quiet and secluded swath of shoreline that’s perfect for some off-the-beaten-path beachcombing.

Jamaican patty filled with meat or vegetables

Local Cuisine

When it comes to jerk cooking, nowhere does it better than Jamaica. The same goes for their world-famous Jamaican patties— savory pastries usually stuffed with beef and spices. Be sure to pair your lunch with Jamaica’s Red Stripe lager, brewed locally since 1939. If you’re craving caffeine, have a cup of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee— it’s rated among the best in the world.

Falmouth port plaza with restaurants and merchants

Shopping

The Shoppes at Rose Hall offer the best duty-free shopping in Jamaica. Here you’ll find plenty of luxury goods, fine watches, designer jewelry, and locally made island crafts and souvenirs.

INSIDER TIP

Falmouth is the gateway to Jamaica’s top attractions, but if you want to explore outside port, try a guided tour.

DAY 6 - AT SEA

CRUISING

FOR FOODIES

Two plates with sushi at Izumi on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship
Sugar Beach on Independence of the Seas

FOR FOODIES

Two plates with sushi at Izumi on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship
Sugar Beach on Independence of the Seas

THINGS TO DO

Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter served at Izumi, Japanese Restaurant. One of the best fine dining cuisine on a cruise.
Izumi

A FAR EAST FEAST

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation. Now that’s fresh.

Sugar Beach℠

TREAT YOURSELF

Treat your sweet tooth to every candy under the sun — plus a few sugarcoated surprises. Sugar Beach℠ is stocked to max candy capacity with all your favorite confections.

DAY 7 - Arrival Day

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM

A YACHT OF ADVENTURE

Before leaving South Florida, be sure to visit the Florida Everglades for a thrilling afternoon gliding in a high-speed airboat across this expansive river of grass. Keep your eyes peeled for herons, turtles, and the American alligator— all of which are native to the wetlands.

A YACHT OF ADVENTURE

Before leaving South Florida, be sure to visit the Florida Everglades for a thrilling afternoon gliding in a high-speed airboat across this expansive river of grass. Keep your eyes peeled for herons, turtles, and the American alligator— all of which are native to the wetlands.

THINGS TO DO

Family style fresh seafood platter in Fort Lauderdale

LOCAL CUISINE

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic Fort Lauderdale dining experience than eating fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront eatery. Local “Floribbean” cuisine melds Caribbean and Latin-influenced flavors with locally caught fish, shrimp and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas sidewalk restaurants.

Tourist shop with hats and beachwear in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up beachwear at The Gallery at Beach Place, or find rare books and handmade hats on Hollywood Boulevard. Dania’s Antique Row is home to some 100 dealers, while art galleries and unusual boutiques line Las Olas Boulevard. For serious bargains, head to the Swap Shop flea market or the Sawgrass Mills outlet sprawl.

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