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

You asked for it and now it's back, the 500 foot long ROYAL PROMENADE, with cabins 3 stories high over looking this central part of the ship. The newly enhanced Freedom Class Independence of the Seas is packed with awesome innovations to stir your imagination along with new and renovated staterooms throughout the ship. Have a drink with old and new friends at one of the 18 bars, clubs, and lounges that never have a cover, including Boleros Latin-themed lounge located on deck 4 and Bull & Bear English Pub located on the Royal Promenade on deck 5. Make time for some retail therapy and visit the various Promenade shops for some duty-free shopping. Don't miss out on the lifestyle specific products brought onboard just for you.

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General Information

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

RCI Freedom of the Seas Pool View This is a 6-night cruise leaving out of Port Everglades, Ft Lauderdale, FL with stops in Montego Bay, Jamaica and Cozumel, Mexico.

Here are few things that a Bliss cruise has to offer:
• Adults 21 or older only which means...NO kids allowed!
• Open decks and pool areas are clothing optional.
• Clothing optional shore excursions.
• Meet & Greets to help you break the ice and meet new people.
• Seminars that educate and allow you to explore new areas of the lifestyle.
• Multiple play areas to meet your level of comfort and interest.
• Evening entertainment and late night dance parties in various venues.
• Themed nights to add a little extra fun to dressing up & heading out for the night.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Schedule

*Payment schedule will be adjusted accordingly as we pass the dates set below.

For bookings prior to November 5, 2017:

  • Deposit: Due at the time of booking
  • Installment: Due on or before May 1, 2017
  • Installment: Due on or before November 1, 2017
  • Final Payment: Due on or before May 1, 2018

For bookings on or after November 5, 2017:

  • Deposit: Due at the time of booking
  • Installment: Due on or before January 15, 2018
  • Installment: Due on or before March 15, 2018
  • Final Payment: Due on or before May 15, 2018

Cancellation Policy/Fees

  • Up to November 1, 2017: $75.00 ($150 for Suites)
  • Nov 2, 2017 - Feb 1, 2018: $150.00 pp ($300 pp for Suites)
  • Feb 2, 2018 - May 1, 2018: $250.00 pp ($500 pp for Suites)
  • After May 1, 2018: NO REFUND
* Cancellation policy dates remain the same regardless of your booking date.
* Cancellations must be in writing by emailing your cancellation request to reservations@blisscruise.com.

Additional Policies

Additional Fees

While all cabin pricing reflects the basic cost per person, there will be an additional fee which will reflect port charges, government taxes, doc fees, gratuities and security fees. These will be as follows:

  • $375.00 per person for all Staterooms
  • $450.00 per person for all Suites

Additional Person Cabin Cost

Note: this does not count the PS & FS cabins

  • $375.00 per person for all Staterooms
  • $450.00 per person for all Suites

Singles Policy

  • All cabins and bookings require double occupancy, one male one female.
  • Any person showing up at the port without their partner, may be denied access onto the ship and shall not be entitled to any sort of refund. On a case by case basis, Bliss Cruise may allow the individual to board with a penalty charge.
  • Single passengers shall be allowed on the ship in a cabin only when accompanied by a couple and staying in their cabin.

Additional Details

Booking Details

  • The cabin cost includes all meals, except in specialty restaurants, and basic poured drinks such as water, coffee and tea.
  • Beverage and amenity packages are subject to automatic gratuity charge.

Special Offers

Any cabin purchased from Bliss Cruise, or one of its Travel Affiliates, is for the cabin ONLY. Any special pricing, promotions, offers or discounts of any type offered by the cruise line for one of their regular scheduled voyages are not part of the Bliss Cruise program and will not be honored. In addition, some cabins may have limited amenities during a Bliss Cruise charter.

What Not to Pack

For the safety of our guests and crew, there are certain items that are not allowed on board. If these are found, they will be confiscated. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives, and dangerous chemicals will not be returned. Prohibited items are at the discretion of the Chief Security Officer and the Staff Captain and include, but are not limited to:

  • Illegal drugs and substances
  • Candles, incense, coffee makers, clothes irons, travel steamers and hot plates (Items that generate heat or produce an open flame. This includes heating pads, clothing irons, hotplates, candles, incense and any other item that may create a fire hazard. NOTE: The only exception to this policy are curling irons and hair straighteners. Matches and normal lighters are allowed onboard. However "torch lighters" and novelty lighters that look like guns are not allowed onboard. Torch lighters emit a powerful concentrated flame, and are therefore prohibited.)
  • Electrical extension cords
  • Firearms and ammunition, including realistic replicas
  • Sharp objects, including knives and scissors*
  • Self-defense, including handcuffs, pepper spray, and night sticks
  • Alcoholic beverages** (Note: Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports-of-call or from shops onboard will be stored by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing.)
  • Please refer to the cruise line's website for the complete list of prohibited items.

* Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blades less than four inches are allowed.
** Two bottles of wine per stateroom are allowed on embarkation day, subject to corkage fees.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your upcoming cruise. There are hundreds of circumstances that could cause you to cancel your trip, return home early or force you to seek emergency medical treatment while traveling. Travel insurance offers coverage for unforeseen problems such as, an unexpected financial change or scheduling conflict, a cancelled flight or a serious illness. You even have the option where you can cancel for any reason.

Ship Details

Cruise Ship: RCI Independence of the Seas

Here are just a few highlights that make this ship a great choice for the top swinger cruise of 2018:

Ship Facts

    Freedom of the Seas Flowrider
  • Maiden Voyage: April 30, 2008
  • 15 decks
  • Cabins: 1,800+
  • Capacity: 3,600+
  • Length: 1,112 ft
  • Draft: 28 ft
  • Cruising Speed: 21.6 knots

Ship Highlights

  • Royal Promenade
  • Casino Royale
  • FlowRider®– surf riding wave simulator
  • Mulitple Pools & Cantilevered Whirlpools
  • Jogging Track
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Miniature Golf Course
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Viking Crown Lounge with a view overlooking the pool deck
  • Multiple restaurants including Giovanni's Table, Chops Grille, Sabor, Johnny Rockets and others


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Deck Plans

Map your path so you can be sure to explore all that RCI Independence of the Seas has to offer!

Freedom: Decks 11 thru 15

Freedom: Decks 6 thru 10

Freedom: Decks 11 thru 15

Itinerary

Itinerary

7 Days and 6 Nights

Leaving from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with stops in Montego Bay, Jamaica & Cozumel, Mexico.

*** All itineraries are subject to change without notice.

 

Date Port Location Arrive Depart
Sun, Nov 11, 2018 Port Everglades, Ft Lauderdale, FL   6:00 PM
Mon, Nov 12, 2018 At Sea    
Tues, Nov 13, 2018 Montego Bay, Jamaica 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
Wed, Nov 14, 2018 At Sea    
Thurs, Nov 15, 2018 Cozumel, Mexico 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov 16, 2018 At Sea    
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 Port Everglades, Ft Lauderdale, FL 7:00 AM  


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Montego Bay, Jamaica

The north coast town of Montego Bay makes for a very lively and colorful welcome to Jamaica for the many visitors. MoBay, as it's called, offers a steady schedule of food and cultural festivals, and some of the Caribbean's most entertaining beaches (offering water sports, waterfront bars and more). Add in golfing, duty-free shopping and easy access to the island's active adventures, and visitors can have as lazy or as action-packed of a day as they choose.

Montego Bay also serves as the gateway to the best Jamaica has to offer. Just east of Montego Bay is Ocho Rios, best known for its spectacular Dunn's River Falls. Or, travel west to reach the beautiful Seven Mile Beach of Negril, just a one and a half hour drive. Thanks to its central location, Montego Bay gives visitors the best tour experiences of the north coast of Jamaica.

Things to do:

If you like history, culture and scenic beauty, then a visit to the Good Hope Great House is a must. Built in the 1700s and entirely restored, it's one of the most sought after Great Houses of the 18th century, featuring amazing views of the nearby Queen of Spain Valley and Cockpit Mountains. Visit the pottery house to see the work of the resident potter and then the trading house - the only store of its kind in the Caribbean - where you can purchase authentic art, carvings, books and souvenirs.

Enjoy a scenic drive through Jamaica's interior to Appleton Estate, where visitors learn how rum is made, sample wet sugar and have the chance to taste different-aged rums.

Travel east to Ocho Rios where you can climb the spectacular Dunn’s River Falls, soar through the lush rainforest canopy on a zip line, wind down the mountainside on a Jamaican bobsled or swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cove.

Travel west to Negril where you can be wicked for the day at Hedonism Resort; one of the most famous clothing optional resorts in the world.

Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Things to do:

Explore the underwater world of Chankanaab on a deep-sea adventure aboard the Atlantis Submarine.

Discover what makes a dolphin so magical as you play and interact with these amazing creatures in Chankanaab National Marine Park.

Sit back, relax, and bury your toes in the white sand of Playa Mia Beach in Cozumel. This destination offers all the food, drinks and activities you can imagine, including relaxing massages on the beach.

Take a Jeep-safari adventure through the tropical landscape of Cozumel's east side. Ride through sand dunes and trails for an unforgettable experience.

Learn to prepare a Mexican feast and enjoy your culinary skills with Mexican wines and a festive atmosphere.

Escape to the secluded beauty of your own private beach paradise, Passion Island.

The one thing you don't want miss:

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tulúm, majestically perched above the turquoise Caribbean. The site was occupied as far back as 600 A.D. However, it was most densely populated around 1200 A.D. You will be struck by the pyramid-shaped El Castillo, which dominates the city from atop a forty-foot cliff. The nearby Temple of the Descending God provides equally excellent insight into the architecture of the Mayan people, who gained considerable achievements in the arts and sciences, only to decline and vanish for no apparent reason.

Cabin Types & Rates

Cabins & Rates

There are four main categories of staterooms: Suites, Balcony, Ocean View and Interior. Each stateroom offers a television, telephone, private bath, shower, vanity and even a hair-dryer. The cabins have been designed to be a comfortable, relaxing place for you to rest and reengerize after your adventures. The larger cabins make a great place for private entertainment.

Suites

Suites offer more room, comfort and luxury. Most come with a private balcony and all include standard features. Some suites even include complimentary concierge service, which includes access to a private lounge as well as personalized service to help with making reservations or other arrangements. Suites are a great way to travel in style and give you that extra space for entertaining. Please note that Junior Suites do not have access to the Concierge Club.

Royal Suite (RS)

Royal Suite (Deck 10) Grand entrance with doorbell. Separate bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirlpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. (1,358 sq. ft. Balcony 313 sq. ft.)
• $11,250.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $5,000.00

Presidential Family Suite (PS) (4 pax)

Presidential Family Suite (Deck 6) Two master bedrooms with baths. Two additional bedrooms, each with two Pullman beds and two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Two additional bathrooms with showers and a spacious living area with a sofa bed and dining table. Private balcony with dining area, lounge chairs and whirpool. (1,209 sq. ft. Balcony 805 sq. ft.)
• $4,250.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $5,000.00

Owners Suite (OS)

Owners Suite (Deck 10) Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a double sofa bed. (596 sq. ft. Balcony 204 sq. ft.)
• $6,500.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $3,500.00

Family Suite (FS) (4 pax)

Family Suite (Decks 8, 9) Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), a private balcony, two bathrooms and living area with double sofa bed. (587 sq. ft. Balcony 270 sq. ft.)
• $2,950.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $2,650.00

Grand Suite (GS)

Grand Suite (Deck 10) Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and private bathroom with tub. (401 sq. ft. Balcony 107 sq. ft.)
• $3,950.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $2,750.00

Junior Suite (JS)

Junior Suite (Decks 7, 9, 10) Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Please note that Junior Suites do not have access to the Concierge Club. (297 sq. ft. Balcony 94 sq. ft.)
• $2,850.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $1,750.00


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Balcony Staterooms

Private sanctuaries where you'll enjoy both in and outdoor space. Relax in the spacious lounge or step outside to linger over morning coffee or wonder at breathtaking evening sunsets.

Superior Stateroom w/ Balcony (D1, D2 & D3)

Superior Stateroom w/ Balcony Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. (199 sq. ft. Balcony 65 sq. ft.)
• D1 (Decks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
• D2 (Decks 9, 10)
• D3 (Decks 6, 7, 8)
• $1,625.00 - $1,695.00 pp plus additional fees
• Deposit: $750.00

Deluxe Stateroom w/ Balcony (E1, E2 & E3)

Deluxe Stateroom w/ Balcony Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, small sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. (184 sq. ft. Balcony 66 sq. ft.)
• E1 (Decks 6, 7, 8)
• E2 (Decks 6, 7, 8, 12)
• E3 (Decks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
• $1,550.00 - $1,595.00 pp plus additional fees
• Deposit: $750.00


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Ocean View Staterooms

You'll never miss a moment of the breathtaking scenery on your cruise vacation with an Ocean View window stateroom. Spend the day exploring, then take in the spectacular sights and amazing views from the comfort of your stateroom.

Family Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom (PF)

Family Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom (Deck 12) Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows, 76 inches high by 321 inches wide. (406 sq. ft.)
• $1,675.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $750.00

Superior Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom (P1)

Superior Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom (Deck 12) Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed. Vanity with sitting area. Private bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic window, 76 inches high by 253 inches wide. (283 sq. ft.)
• $1,375.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $750.00

Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom (P2)

Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom (Deck 12) Two lower twin beds convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed for quad staterooms. Vanity with sitting area, Private bathroom with shower. Floor to Ceiling wrap around panoramic window, 76 inches high by 103 inches wide. (188 to 215 sq. ft.)
• $1,275.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $600.00

Family Ocean View Stateroom (FO)

Family Ocean View Stateroom (Decks 2, 6, 7, 8, 9) Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. (293 sq. ft.)
• $1,525.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $600.00

Large Ocean View Stateroom (F)

Large Ocean View Stateroom (Decks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (175 sq. ft.)
• $1,295.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $500.00

Ocean View Stateroom (G, H, I)

Ocean View Stateroom Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
• G (Decks 2, 3)
• H (Decks 3, 6, 7, 9)
• I (Deck 2)
• $1,200.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $500.00


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Interior Staterooms

Relax in all the comfort of our spacious interior staterooms. Spend your days onboard by the pool or on our sports deck, then enjoy some quiet and private time. Our interior staterooms include a wide array of amenities for you to enjoy.

Family Promenade Interior Stateroom (FP)

Family Promenade Interior Stateroom (Decks 7, 8) Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. (327 sq. ft.)
• $1,400.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $500.00

Family Interior Stateroom (FI)

Family Interior Stateroom (Deck 2) Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. (324 sq. ft.)
• $1,300.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $500.00

Promenade Interior Stateroom (PR)

Promenade Interior Stateroom (Decks 6, 7, 8) A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
• $1,125.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $500.00

Interior Stateroom (K, L, M, N, Q)

Interior Stateroom Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
• K (Decks 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
• L (Decks 9, 10)
• M (Decks 7, 8)
• N (Decks 3, 6)
• Q (Decks 2, 3, 12)
• $925.00 - $975.00 per person plus additional fees
• Deposit: $500.00


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Additional Fees:

While all cabin pricing reflects the basic cost per person, there will be an additional fee which will reflect port charges, government taxes, doc fees, gratuities and security fees. These will be as follows:

  • $375.00 per person for all Staterooms
  • $450.00 per person for all Suites

Theme Nights

Cruise Themes

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

Independence Nov 2018 Theme Nights

*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.

Pre-Cruise Packages

Pre-Cruise Hotel, Meet & Greet Reception and Ground Transportation Options

At this time, details for the hotel, Meet & Greet Reception and shuttle service have not been finalized yet for this cruise.

Booking Information

Booking Information

There are 2 ways to book your cruise: online using our interactive booking system or by phone at 954-462-5477.

How to book online:

1. Select the number of guests sharing your cabin
2. Choose a deck
3. Select your cabin
4. Review your selection
5. Register an account
6. Confirm booking details
7. Make a payment

Have credit card information on hand to make a deposit and secure your room. Also make sure to have the passport names and D.O.B for all guests.

Booking Considerations

Cabin Type

Do you prefer a cabin with or without a window? Cabins without a window are normally located on the inside corridor of the ship. There are also balcony rooms and suites. Balcony rooms come with an outside patio area where the scenery can be enjoyed without leaving quarters. Suites include a sleeping and dining area with additional amenities. ** If someone in your party is prone to sea sickness, choose a cabin that is in a lower level and in the middle of the ship.

Cabin Size

Having comfortable surroundings is important when going on a week-long cruise. Will you be spending a lot of time in the cabin? Do you want to wake up and drink coffee on the balcony? A small cabin with no window isn't a good fit for passengers that are claustrophobic. Make sure to determine your needs ahead of time and book a cabin size accordingly.

Amenities

Cabins and suites offer a wide range of amenities from Concierge services, to menu upgrades and spa access, to wet bars and butlers in the suite class. Determine which perks will make your vacation complete before finalizing a cabin.

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For additional information, or to book by phone, please call 954-462-5477.