The Cruise Schedule is now up on the RC App

Check out the Royal Caribbean App for a schedule of all the daily happenings on our cruise. Use the App for planning your day, picking out your outfits, for example there will be a 70’s party AND an 80’s party aboard this sailing. Also there is a personal schedule which will keep track of the activities that you have planned for yourself, Ex. your spa treatment, your excursions or your reservations for specialty dining.


Use the app for free onboard

Connect to the ship WiFi-Guest-Independence network. No Wi-Fi package purchase needed. And use the Refresh icon to ensure you can see activity updates as they happen.

If you have any questions, check the day one schedule of activities. There is an App Help Desk session scheduled to answer any app questions.


Make reservations onboard using the app

Once onboard you can make reservations for dining and shore excursions. Navigate to the dining venue or excursion you want to reserve and tap the Reserve Now button to make your reservation.

Cruise Information

Come join us for a 5 night Christmas cruise on Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Western Caribbean Cruise.

This cruise is a nice 5 day cruise which is selling out fast. As of February 2019 the ship seems to have sold out of 17 of the 36 categories available.  

If you book by March 6th you will qualify for a $50 On Board Credit. 

Leaving from: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Date: Monday December 23, 2019 to Saturday December 28, 2019

Visiting: Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Cruising | George Town, Grand Cayman | Cozumel, Mexico |Cruising | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Payments – After the initial deposit is made, the final due date is September 14, 2019.  This is not negotiable!  Royal Caribbean will cancel the booking and refund the deposit less any penalties for non-refundable deposits, etc. If you would like to set up a monthly payment plan, the travel agent can do that for you.  Just email or call the travel agent and let them know how much you want to pay.  OR you can also tell us how much to automatically charge to your account each month if you would like.  

Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Gratuity

Royal Caribbean passengers are charged $14.50 per person, per day ($17.50 for suite guests). Gratuities can be prepaid or will be added on a daily basis to passengers’ SeaPass accounts during the cruise. Passengers can modify or remove gratuities by visiting the guest services desk while onboard. An 18 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs and spa treatments. The currency used onboard is U.S. dollars.

  • Total Gratuities for 5 days (non-suite) $72.50 per person
  • Total Gratuities for 5 days (suite) $87.50 per person

Military Discount

Royal Caribbean isn’t offering a military discount right now sadly.  But, the Travel Agent will give an additional $25 On Board Credit to any DD-214 military personnel.  

* Travel Insurance – We highly recommend the optional travel insurance.  Attached is the quick list of coverages.  Insurance is by the cost of the trip.  So you will see the scale noted in this printout as well.  To have coverage with no look back for pre-existing conditions, insurance must be paid for within 14 days of the date the trip is booked. 

Cost of Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance Benefits