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Day 1: Fly UK » Fort Lauderdale
On arrival in Miami a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your 4* hotel in Fort Lauderdale for a 3-night stay.
Day 2-3: Fort Lauderdale
Speed through the thrilling Everglades on an airboat (Tour Included), meeting Florida’s alligators and other wildlife up close, or glide in a gondola along Fort Lauderdale’s canals. Ogle at the yachts and smart houses in Millionaire’s Row and the Intracoastal Waterway or hang out on the beautiful beaches and seafront promenades. Don’t miss the shops and restaurants in trendy Las Olas Boulevard, a great place for people watching.
Day 4: Embark Independence of the Seas
A private transfer will take you from your hotel to Fort Lauderdale's Cruise Terminal, where you'll find Independence of the Seas - your home for the next 14 nights as you cruise to the UK via the Caribbean.
Day 5: Day at Sea
Sit back, kick off your shoes and put your feet up during our 'at sea' days, where you can chill in the bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to explore all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, from spectacular, West-End-style entertainment to adrenalin-charged sports.
Day 6: Labadee, Haiti
Ride the exhilarating Dragon’s Tail coaster through the jungle or rise to the challenge of the longest zip line over water in the private paradise resort of Labadee, in mountainous and beautiful Haiti. There are thrills aplenty here with jet boating, snorkelling, kayaking and parasailing or the sensuous pleasures of lazing on sun-kissed sands, sipping a cocktail and gazing at sparkling seas.
Day 7: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly the longest zip-line in the world at the Toro Verde Ecological Adventure Park, where you can test your mettle on an assault course with ropes and suspension bridges. Explore Puerto Rico’s lush scenery on horseback or on a rainforest hike or discover the cobbled streets and Spanish colonial houses of San Juan’s old town. The massive fortresses of El Morro and La Fortaleza dominate here, with sweeping views down to the ocean.
Day 8: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Sail on a pirate schooner to Buck Island, dropping anchor in beautiful Turtle Bay for superb snorkelling. Swim with playful dolphins in nearby Tortola or soar through the rainforest canopy on a spectacular zip-line. Find out about Charlotte Amalie’s pirate history at Blackbeard’s Castle or explore 17th-century Fort Christian. There’s golf, diving and shopping on this paradise island too, plus a thrilling skyride.
Day 9: Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Let your hair down to a steel band, sail or snorkel in dazzling waters or soak up the sun on this welcoming island, settled by the Dutch and the French. Browse the markets and tempting duty-free shops in Philipsburg, the Dutch capital, or chill with the friendly locals in the laid-back cafes and restaurants. With fabulous white sandy beaches and crystal clear seas, it’s a Caribbean dream.
Day 10-17: Days at Sea
Independence of the Seas® has returned after a multi-million pound makeover. With a whole host of new extra extraordinary activities onboard, from epic thrills to tranquil chills:
SKY PAD: Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and soar high into the sky for gravity-defying fun at Sky Pad. Bounce over craters or compete in zero-gravity games — this brand-new bungee trampoline experience opens up a universe of possibility.
FLOWRIDER®: Catch a wave right on deck. Grab a board and hang ten on the 40-foot-long surf simulator, FlowRider®. Or cheer on friends from stadium seating with prime wipeout views. Get ready to make some waves!
ICE SKATING RINK: Take a spin around the fantastic ice rink onboard Independence of the Seas®. Don’t forget to head back in the evening to enjoy one of the spectacular ice shows.
ADULT-ONLY SOLARIUM: Exclusively for adults, the tranquil solarium is the perfect place to take time out for yourself - sunbathe, swim or simply relax with a book.
Day 18: Disembark in Southampton
After a hearty breakfast on board, bid farewell to Independence of the Seas®.
Terms & Conditions: Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (7 February 2019) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice.