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The Independence Is Almost Here
Reservation Numbers Issued
RCI Independence of the Seas * Nov 11 - 17, 2018

Check for Your Reservation Number

By now, all booked passengers should have received a unique reservation number, which allows them to access the cruise gateway to begin planning their onboard experience.

While you can't check in online until 90 days prior to sailing, take a leap ahead and start reserving excursions, beverage packages, specialty dining experiences, internet packages and more.

To start planning your onboard experience, follow these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Select the "Already Booked" tab. Note that you may have to open the mobile menu in the upper-left corner of a mobile device.
  3. Select "Cruise Planner" from the drop-down menu
  4. Click/Tap the "Reserve Now" button
  5. A new window will open to enter your reservation information
  6. Create an experience that's right for you
If you have not received a reservation number, kindly contact your travel agent 954-462-5477.

Specialty Dining, Drink Packages & More...

It's Specialty Dining with a Twist at Giovanni's Table - See the Menu: Offered on many nights, Bliss Cruise will transform Giovanni's Table into fun lifestyle-interactive dinners. Find your favorite DJ's, ship cast members, along with passengers just like you who want to party with a meal, but ultimately connect in the end. So gather your friends and join the fun, but most importantly expect to meet people you don't know. This creative dining option is only found on Bliss Cruise. Only $40 per person.

Hibachi Grill Izumi - See the Menu: From Sushi to Sashimi, Izumi offers guests an exotic Asian-inspired dining experience. You'll enjoy a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, desserts and more -- all made to order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation. The restaurant also provides a Hibachi experience for $45 per person, while the Sushi table will be a la carte.

Chops Grille - See the Menu: For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant. Now, they give you a fresh twist on a favorite, with a revamped menu that brings contemporary flair to traditional steakhouse offerings. Most intriguing: the exceptional prime meat. This prime beef is joined by Maine lobster, veal parmesan, grilled branzino and other succulent dishes paired with addictive sides and irresistible desserts. Just $45 per person.

Chef's Table: Just one table available nightly at 7pm for a total of 12 people. The chef prepares everything at the table including the proper wine paired with the particular course. The table will be in the dining room between decks 3 & 4. Only $95 per person.

**Advance reservations are also available for Chef's Table. Please refer to the guidelines below.

Advance Reservations Procedure

If you would like to make advance reservations for your dining experience, please email your reservation request to: or call Lee directly at 800-387-8326. Include your full name, cabin number, phone number, party size of 2, 4, or 6 people (max), date and time requested. If we have too many reservations for a table of 2, you may be placed at a table of 4.

**All these restaurants fill quickly, make your plans now.

Drink Packages Available

Effective January 1, 2018, any guest wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage package must do so for all guests in the same stateroom. At a meeting in RCI's Miami headquarters with Bliss Cruise, Royal's fleet-wide decision was due to passenger abuse of sharing drinks. So look on the bright side of things, at least we get to share each other...

Also settled in the Miami meeting, passengers should expect an increase in bartenders, bar operational hours, and other services mandated by Bliss Cruise to meet excellence standards and itinerary of our onboard lifestyle program.

  • Deluxe Package: $69 per person/per day + Gratuity
  • Refreshment Package (Non-Alcoholic): $29 per person/per day + Gratuity
  • Wine: There will be 5, 7, & 10 bottle packages available for your pleasure
Luggage Tags
Luggage tags are available to order 48 days prior to the cruise.

Please call Bliss Cruise or your Travel Agent agent for more details: 954-462-5477

Finalize Your Theme Wear
Finalize Your Theme Wear

You just can't have a lifestyle cruise without having a theme for each night. Let your imagination run wild when planning costumes. It's not required that you dress in theme but it can add some extra fun to the evening. See above for themes on the November 2018 Independence Cruise so you can start shopping and be prepared when it comes time to pack.

Did you know? Couples who dress in theme are more likely to connect with other couples compared to passengers who do not participate.


Montego Bay, Jamaica

Spend a day at Tropical Bliss Beach, totally private. Enjoy the warmth of the sun and warm sand between your toes. You will have an exotic beverage in hand and experience the taste of Jamaican cuisine along with the sounds of reggae music -- this is truly Tropical Bliss. On the luncheon buffet, a variety of amazing Jamaican dishes will be offered and prepared by local chefs. Multiple bar stations will be available as well. Stay as long as you want but buses will be available for those who want to head back early. Excursion Code: MJTB.

What's Included:

Private Round Trip Transfer - Cabanas - Escorts - Volleyball - Lunch - Trampoline - Open Alcoholic Bar - Kayaking - Playmakers - Beach Chairs

Chukka Catamarans

Experience the magic of an Island Routes, adults-only catamaran cruise, one of the Caribbean's most wet 'n' wild adventures full of delectable appetizers, exotic cocktails, and the best panoramic views you'll ever see. Laugh out loud with new-found friends as the undulating shoreline passes by. You'll find yourself swaying to the rhythms of reggae music, new and old, while learning the latest island dance moves and enjoying our signature catamaran cocktail. There's nothing quite like this "club on water" to feel the pulse of the island vibes and see the wonders of the Caribbean. Excursion Code: MJCC.

What's Included:

Private Round Trip Transfer - Escorts - Finger Food - Open Alcoholic Bar - Onboard DJ/Music - Snorkel (Gears provided) - Water Slide

Cozumel, Mexico 

**Passenger favorite. Approaching capacity. Please make your reservation soon or you will not be able to attend this excursion.

This tour is the highlight of Cozumel and not to be missed. Only 15 minutes from the port on a huge beach-front property and water park. Get your place on the beach, under the trees, or in the water park and enjoy the day. A magnificent Mexican buffet is available to you along with 6 bar stations. You'll enjoy just walking the property and seeing all the new friends you have met this week. Excursion Code: CZBL.

What's Included:

Buffet - Bar Stations - Water Sports - Trained Massage Therapists ($$$) - Shopping Area - Transportation Provided

Fury Catamaran Snorkel & Beach Break - Clothing Optional

Enjoy a full day of fun under the sun. Descend a stairway into the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, and explore a world of corals and tropical fish. Board your catamaran cruise and sail along the coastline to a private beach and Fury's Aqua Park, where lunch is included and beer & margaritas are on the house. Lounge on the sand, kayak, paddle board, ride the water slide, or hit the aquatic trampoline. The day is yours to discover. Excursion Code: CZBC.

What's Included:

Buffet - Open Alcoholic Bar - Water Sports - Aqua Park - Transportation Provided

Official Bliss Pre Cruise - Hotel Parties

Below is a list of of affiliated travel agencies with information on lodging available at a host hotel, transfer fees to the port, and evening parties or receptions held on behalf of Bliss Cruise passengers for your November arrival.

They aren't listed in any particular order and are subject to you calling to make arrangements:

Erotic Adult Travel

  • Hotel - Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel
  • Address: 1881 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Rooms starting at $179/night + taxes
  • Transfer to port cost, $7/person
  • Meet & Greet: Saturday night poolside at the G Bar, 6:00pm
  • Call (813) 352-4238 for booking or make your reservation online
Castaways Travel
  • Hotel - Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport
  • Address: 1100 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Rooms starting at $189/night + taxes, breakfast included. Can book 1, 2 or 3 nights.
  • Transfer to port cost, $9/person
  • Meet &Greet: 5:30pm - 7:30pm @ the ES
  • Call or email Jennifer directly at (800) 470-2020 or
Lifestyle Cruising
  • Hotel - Roof Top - Clothing-Optional Hotel - Pool & Playrooms
  • Address: 1215 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019
  • Rooms starting at $209/night includes taxes and resort fee
  • Char Travel Hosted Event - Friday night, Saturday Pool, Saturday Night
  • Call Char at (215) 321-4451 or email for booking
Right Connections Travel
  • Hotel - Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
  • Address: 1881 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Rooms starting at $193/night + taxes
  • Transfer to port cost, $20/person
  • Meet & Greet: 8:00pm
  • Call (877) 225-5576 for booking or make your reservation online
Topless Travel
  • Hotel - Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (South Tower Hotel Takeover)
  • Address: 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • Rooms $209 - $299/night + taxes
  • Transfer to port cost, $9 - $13/person
  • 9pm - 1am / Live band on Terrace / DJ’s & Dancing in Ballroom
  • Call (954) 467-1111 * State you are a Bliss Cruiser
  • Make your reservation online
  • Hotel - Embassy Suites
  • Address: 1100 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Meet & Greet: 5:30pm - 7:30pm in conjunction with the Embassy Suites Manager's free cocktail hour.
  • Call Lynn Olivari Toll-free: (877) 348-6570 or Office: (215) 268-3202
When to Arrive in Port

November 11th is our first turnaround day in the U.S., meaning the first sailing of the season from South Florida. The Independence of the Seas may experience some delays with boarding time as most guests returning are from Europe. Also, we may see some inspections (Coast Guard, USPH, etc.) during the day that may interrupt the flow/passenger loading.

If you arrive too early, you will experience a long wait in the terminal. It's best in this circumstance to arrive into the port after 12 noon.

Promenade Part 2
Navigator of the Seas * Nov. 8 - 15, 2019

Don't Miss the Next Promenade

The Navigator of the Seas is already over 50% sold. Like its sister ship, the Independence of the Seas, the Navigator features an amazing Promenade and will also go through a multi-million dollar refurbishment prior to our sailing.

The Promenade is the center of all activity on the ship.

Deposits are being placed for this cruise daily. Before you know it, and like the hundreds of couples who were too late booking the Independence of the Seas, the Navigator will be sold out in no time.

Transfer Of Funds Policy - Couples from all over the world are placing deposits on Bliss Charters. They don't want to be left behind and realize that should their plans change in the future, the deposits can be transferred to another Bliss project.

Price Increase Coming - Even more reason to book the Navigator now is that there will be a mandatory price increase on all 2019 Bliss Charters this September 4th.

Don't pay more -- make your reservations today: 

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