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Royal Caribbean

Taste of Paris & Bruges Cruise

28 Apr 2017
Independence of the Seas cruises
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Independence of the Seas
Departure Date
28 Apr 2017
3 nights
Inside Oceanview Balcony Suite

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Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

1 Fri 28 Apr 2017 Southampton, United Kingdom 04:30 PM
2 Sat 29 Apr 2017 Zeebrugge, Belgium 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
3 Sun 30 Apr 2017 Paris, France 08:00 AM 10:00 PM
4 Mon 1 May 2017 Southampton, United Kingdom 05:30 AM

Be spoiled on the Independence of the Seas enjoying 3 unforgettable nights on the Taste of Paris & Bruges Cruise exploring Europe - Western & British Isles. Your ship sails from Southampton and visits 3 ports in 3 countries before returning to Southampton. This particular 4 star voyage from Royal Caribbean Cruises has 2 more forward departures. We have a limited number of cabins available from $329 per person/day, twin share. Book today and save... Call now and talk to a cruise specialist!

Independence of the Seas Overview

Until April 2017 Independence of the Seas is based at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offering 4- and 5-night cruises to the Western Caribbean, each including two sea days. From late April to October 2017 Independence is based in Southampton, and sails to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, the Continental coast, and Norway, over 3 to 14 nights. The trans-Atlantic cruises are at a very low fare, and take you to two continents. Independence of the Seas entered service in 2008, was refitted in 2013, and at 154,407 GT she carries 3634 passengers. The ship is very much the destination.


Staterooms come in four main categories, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suites/Deluxe Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Ocean View Staterooms and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. Promenade staterooms overlook the interior Royal Promenade, and some accommodate up to six people. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Food and Dining

For the Main Dining Room, spread over three decks, select from three dining choices before cruising: fixed seating at the same table nightly, at either early or late sitting; open-seated My Time Dining (with pre-paid gratuities) at a flexible time; and early sitting My Family Time Dining that allows children aged 3 to 11 years to leave for their Adventure Ocean kids club. Menus feature healthy, vegetarian and kosher options. Special dietary needs can be catered for by giving advanced notice. Menus change daily throughout the cruise. Evening dress is casual or smart casual. Expect one to three formal evenings in the Main Dining Room during your cruise. There are seven complimentary eating options, including Windjammers Café, Jade Sushi and Asian cuisine, Sorrento’s Pizza, Café Promenade for coffee, pastries/snacks, and room service.


Signature features to entertain you include: Broadway-style productions in the Main Theatre; Studio B’s ice shows, comedy, game shows, onboard parties, and cooking demonstrations (and when the rink is not being used, skate for free); giant outdoor LED screen; and gaming in Casino Royale. Live music features around the pool, in the main dining room, and in many lounges, bars and specialty venues. There are always parties and parades to join. Alternatively, just stroll around the Royal Promenade and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café.

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What's onboard?

  • Atrium social centre
  • Staterooms, room service
  • Royal Promenade
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • Main Dining Room (with Family Time dining)
  • Windjammer Marketplace
  • Jade Sushi (dinner)
  • Room service dining
  • Beverage packages
  • Anytime, or traditional set-time, dining options
  • Chops Grille (dinner)
  • Giovanni’s Table
  • Johnny Rockets (lunch, dinner)
  • Noodle Shop (lunch, dinner)
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ($)
  • Café Promenade
  • Sorrento’s pizza
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (22)
  • Broadway Production
  • Comedy, jazz, karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Cinema Room
  • Casino
  • VOOM high-speed Internet mid-2016 (pay)
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • SCUBA (Caribbean)
  • Solarium adults only/pool
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa & Fitness
  • Basketball court
  • Boxing ring full size
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Jogging track
  • Sports courts
  • Rock-climbing walls
  • Golf simulator
  • Mini-golf course
  • Games, contests, dancing
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Enrichment lectures
  • Library/Card room
  • Conference Centre
  • Wedding packages, Chapel
  • UNDER 18
  • Youth Program, lounge
  • H2O Zone water park
  • Babies & Tots activities
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre

What's included?

  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • Gratuities for Australia and NZ sailings
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Certain entertainment, fitness classes
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 y)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • If not Australia or NZ sailings, USD 12.95 (USD 15.95 suites)
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge 18% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code requirements ahead

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Be spoiled on the Independence of the Seas enjoying 3 unforgettable nights on the Taste of Paris & Bruges Cruise exploring Europe - Western & British Isles. When: Ship: Independence of the Seas Category: Cruise Cabins from $986 per person