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RCI Independence of the Seas * Nov 11 - 17, 2018

Online Check-In

By now, all booked passengers should have received a reservation number and checked in online to begin planning their onboard experience. This is a huge ship with a sold out manifest.

In order to avoid delays, please circle back through the online check-in process to make sure that your documents at port are ready. This is also a good time to start reserving excursions, beverage packages, specialty dining experiences, internet packages and more.

To start planning your onboard experience, follow these steps:

  1. Visit www.royalcaribbean.com.
  2. Select the "Already Booked" tab. Note that you may have to open the mobile menu in the upper-left corner on 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
Cruise Compass

Follow the Cruise Compass to learn of all activities on the ship. All events are final if listed in the Cruise Compass. The Cruise Compass will be placed in your stateroom upon arrival on Day 1 and placed in your cabin each night for the next day. It's the most useful tool for keeping informed of the many lifestyle activities on the ship. If you misplace your Compass, simply visit Guest Relations located on Deck 5 and pick up an additional copy.

Bliss Cruise Program

If you'd like a complete overview of everything the cruise has to offer, passengers are welcome to download the complete Bliss Cruise Program. It's a 40-page booklet that contains all of the items needed to navigate your next Bliss Cruise sailing. Find tips on what's happening on board, descriptions and general rules pertaining to all playrooms, and an entire page listing all Meet & Greets held throughout the cruise. Click the link below to get started:

Bliss Cruise Independence of the Seas Program

When to Arrive in Port

The ship is returning from Europe and will undergo a U.S. Coast Guard inspection on Nov. 11. Nobody enters the ship at this time, not even Bliss staff.

Do not arrive at the port super early because space is limited and the waiting time may be significant. It's best to arrive into the port after 12 noon. Passengers arriving too early may miss out on an exciting evening on Day 1 because they are fatigued from a long day of waiting to board.

Day 1 Production Setup

Bliss Cruise Team Members are highly trained and needed on Day 1, even though we expect a later start due to Coast Guard boarding restrictions in the morning. Though much of the production setup happens behind the scenes, passengers may see the Bliss Team extra busy on Day 1. Please allow them to do their jobs. They are highly committed to getting the ship ready. However, no matter the assignment, should any passenger require assistance or information, the Bliss Cruise Team Member is your best anchor and friend.

Blue and Yellow are Your Friends

Host couples are dressed in Bliss blue and have name badges. They're a wealth of information. If they don't have the answer to a question, they'll get it for you.

New: Bliss Security shirts have been changed from black to yellow. Hey...it's the Caribbean and it's hot out there. Also, in the unlikely event you need to consult security, it's helpful that their shirts are more visible at night.

Excursions

Montego Bay, Jamaica - 2 Excursions

Private Beach in Montego Bay - $125 Per Person

Spend a day at Tropical Bliss Beach which is totally private. Enjoy the warmth of the sun and soft 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.

Chukka Catamarans - $160 Per Person

Experience the magic of an Island Routes, adults-only catamaran cruise. It's 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

Cozumel, Mexico - 2 Clothing-Optional Excursions

Wild Beach Takeover - Only $98 Per Person

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.

Secluded Beach Adventure - Just $85 Per Person

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.

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: wayne@blisscruise.com or call Wayne 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

Get your drink package wrapped up online. This allows RCI to activate your card immediately. You will avoid the lines on Day 1 to get the package.

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


It's Getting More Intense
Celebrity Infinity - April 8 - 13, 2019

Almost Sold Out

The Celebrity Infinity sailing on April 8 - 13, 2019 is already 98% sold with only a handful of cabins still available. It became the fastest-reserving charter in our history because it's known for a hardcore, supercharged party vibe and energetic passenger base. If you don't reserve today, you'll have no choice but to get on a wait list. Call now for more information
954-462-5477

Reservation Numbers Issued

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. With reservation numbers issued, this is a good time to book the capacity-controlled Clothing Optional Excursions. 

Belize - Rendezvous Island

Everything has been arranged for you at this private, exclusive location in Belize. You'll be transported via catamaran 20-minutes to Rendezvous Beach, a private island exclusive for up to 500 Bliss Cruise passengers. Not only is the trip filled with unlimited food and alcohol, but we'll also raise the party vibe with a day-long beach bash. Best of all, you board the catamaran right from the side of the ship.

Costa Maya - Jungle Beach Club

The sure way to fully enjoy your beach day at Costa Maya is by visiting the Private Jungle Beach Club. Get immersed between beautiful palm trees and the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. This tour includes an open bar so party to your heart's content. If you prefer a bit of peace and quiet during the beach day, the north side of the Jungle Beach Club is the perfect getaway -- a short 18 minutes from port.

Celebrity Infinity 2019 Theme Nights

You can't have a lifestyle cruise without having a theme for each night, right? Though theme wear is not required, it’s a proven fact that it leads to some serious connection time with our passengers...so don't forget to pack your favorite outfits.

2019 Celebrity Infinity - Official Nightly Theme Lineup:

  • Day 1: Uniform Night - "S*xy up" your favorite uniform and show it off on Uniform Night. Maybe play a little good cop, bad cop? (Most requested theme by passengers)
  • Day 2: James Bond/Bond Girl 007 Formal Night - Be the ultimate spy and go under cover(s).
  • Day 3: Glow Night - The largest UV party at sea -- nothing compares. Make it glow, make it grow...
  • Day 4: Monster Mash/Fetish Night - A creative double-themed night of s*xiness & fun. Get your monster on.
  • Day 5: Color Me Bad Night - Wear your favorite color, but most importantly, be bad!
***The themes are not listed in any specific order and are subject to change. Check the daily cruise program delivered to your cabin for each night's theme so you can dress accordingly.






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