Cruise Dialysis

Canary Islands onboard Independence of the Seas sailing from Southampton, 8 September 2018

Independence of the Seas

Meet Independence of the Seas®, a marvel of maritime engineering, packed with all the phenomenal onboard experiences you’d expect from our Freedom class of ships—including the FlowRider® surf simulator, a rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, cantilevered whirlpools, Royal Promenade, mini golf course, and much more. Sit back and watch a Broadway smash hit, whatever you are doing, it’s sure to be fun!

Cruise Itinerary

Day

1

Departure Port – Southampton, England

Date: Sat 08 Sep ’18Depart: 16:30Av. Temp:  15° C

Discover Southampton’s maritime history at the SeaCity Museum or see impressive works in the city’s art gallery. Jane Austen used to walk Southampton’s city walls and you can too, stopping at the Tudor House Museum along the way. Go all nostalgic over vintage cars at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu or see King Arthur’s fabled Round Table at nearby Winchester, the ancient capital of England.

2

At Sea

Date: Sun 09 Sep ’18

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.

3

Vigo, Spain

Date: Mon 10 Sep ’18Arrive: 10:00Depart: 17:00

Taste fresh mussels and oysters in picturesque Vigo, which also has a lively fish market. Bask on the town’s beaches or on the lovely Cíes Islands nearby or explore the Castro fortress, the exciting Museum of Contemporary Art and the charming squares, churches and alleyways of the old town. Visit magical Santiago de Compostela, savour Galicia’s fine wines or go white water rafting in the Spanish countryside.

4

Lisbon, Portugal

Date: Tue 11 Sep ’18Arrive: 08:00Depart: 17:00Av. Temp:  21° C

Make memories playing a match in the Benfica FC stadium or indulge in an off-road adventure in the Sintra mountains. Enjoy the seaside pleasures of Cascais and Estoril or tread Lisbon’s black and white mosaic boulevards. See stunning coastal scenery from the top of the Belém Tower or St George Castle, lose yourself in soulful Fado music, ogle at the amazing Oceanarium or delve into Lisbon’s exciting café culture.

5

Seville (Cádiz), Spain

Date: Wed 12 Sep ’18Arrive: 10:00Depart: 18:00Av. Temp:  22° C

Sample Jerez sherry, enjoy an exciting Flamenco show or marvel at the impressive Cadiz Cathedral or the museum’s priceless collection of gold and silver. Where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean meet, Cadiz has sun-drenched beaches and breath-taking views and is within easy reach of Seville. Here you can explore the 14th-century Alcazar Moorish palace, magnificent Seville Cathedral and the spectacular old town.

6

At Sea

Date: Thu 13 Sep ’18

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.

7

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Date: Fri 14 Sep ’18Arrive: 08:00Depart: 18:00Av. Temp:  23° C

Bask in the warmth of Lanzarote’s year-round sunshine or pump up the energy with surfing, hang-gliding, diving or snorkelling. Seek out the fascinating sculptures of the island’s famous artist César Manrique or visit the mind-blowing subterranean restaurant, concert hall and nightclub that he inspired – the Jameos del Agua. Art meets botany at the impressive Jardin de Cactus, set in a stunning volcanic landscape.

8

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Date: Sat 15 Sep ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 17:00Av. Temp:  23° C

Soak up the sun on the gorgeous beaches of Las Palmas, where golden sands, safe swimming, surfing and water sports are there to be enjoyed. Hit the tempting shops, cafes and restaurants in this bustling city, savouring delicious Canarian food with its Spanish, Latin American and African influences. If you’re lucky, catch one of Gran Canaria’s vibrant fiestas or delve into the city’s lively nightlife.

9

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Date: Sun 16 Sep ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 17:00Av. Temp:  21° C

Take a cable car to the dizzying summit of Mount Teide in the Teide National Park for mesmerising views over the island and the Atlantic. Sizzle on the black and golden sands or tour the island’s dramatic volcanic landscapes. Kids will love the Siam Park aquatic adventure park or Loro Park Zoo while people watchers will adore the beach scene and sophisticated restaurants of Playa de Las Américas and Costa Adeje.

10

La Palma , Canary Islands

Date: Mon 17 Sep ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 16:00Av. Temp:  21° C

Discover the unspoilt beauty of this verdant volcanic island of forests and waterfalls on foot, by bike or quad bike or take to the water with boat trips, kayaking and sailing. Head for the capital, Santa Cruz de La Palma, to explore the old town with its magnificent colonial houses, ornate churches, imposing fortress and fascinating museums. The greenest of the Canary Islands, La Palma is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

11

Madeira (Funchal), Portugal

Date: Tue 18 Sep ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 15:00Av. Temp:  21° C

Take a thrilling toboggan ride from Monte to Funchal or glide round the stunning coastline on the replica of a ship sailed by Christopher Columbus. Scenic cable cars are a great way to see the breath-taking sights of this lush and mountainous island and the exotic plants of the Madeira Botanical Garden are a gardeners’ delight. For adventure, abseil the island’s canyons or go on an exciting jeep ride.

12

At Sea

Date: Wed 19 Sep ’18

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.

13

La Coruña, Spain

Date: Thu 20 Sep ’18Arrive: 11:00Depart: 17:30Av. Temp:  17° C

Buzz with the nightlife and café culture of bustling La Coruna in Galicia, or enjoy its splendid beaches. Be wow’ed by the Roman lighthouse, the Tower of Hercules, the oldest working lighthouse in the world, or discover the Paseo Maritimo, a 13km bike and hiking path skirting the stunning coastline. Nearby, follow the steps of pilgrims in romantic Santiago de Compostela, one of Spain’s most celebrated cities.

14

At Sea

Date: Fri 21 Sep ’18

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.

15

Arrival Port – Southampton, England

Date: Sat 22 Sep ’18Arrive: 05:30Av. Temp:  15° C

Discover Southampton’s maritime history at the SeaCity Museum or see impressive works in the city’s art gallery. Jane Austen used to walk Southampton’s city walls and you can too, stopping at the Tudor House Museum along the way. Go all nostalgic over vintage cars at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu or see King Arthur’s fabled Round Table at nearby Winchester, the ancient capital of England.

Ship Highlights

REST & RELAXATION
REST & RELAXATION
  • Vitality Spa with extensive treatment menu including medi-spa and acupuncture
  • 4 pools including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat*
  • 6 whirlpools, two of them cantilevered whirlpools overlooking the ocean
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center, with classes including yoga and tai chi
  • Library and Card Room
  • NEW  Poolside, outdoor movie screen
  • Concierge Club and Diamond Lounge**

*During inclement weather and select hours, the ship may permit the Solarium Pool to be used by persons under age 16 provided they are directly supervised by a parent or guardian.

**Concierge Club reserved for Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Crown & Anchor Society members, and select suite guests. Diamond Lounge available for Diamond and above tier level members.

ACTION & ADVENTURE

ACTION & ADVENTURE
  • FlowRider® surf simulator
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Mini-golf course
  • Full-sized basketball court

DINING OPTIONS

DINING OPTIONS
  • Main Dining Room with complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • More complimentary options including Windjammer Café, Jade Sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine, Sorrento’s Pizza, Café Promenade for coffee and pastries/snacks, and room service
  • Specialty restaurant Chops Grille steakhouse, where for one low cover charge you can choose any items off the menu from appetizer to dessert*
  • Casual dining and snacks at Johnny Rockets and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream*
  • The Cupcake Cupboard, a vintage-style gourmet bakery with 30 types of cupcakes*
  • Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant*

    * Charges apply

KIDS & FAMILIES

KIDS & FAMILIES
  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth® Programme
  • Royal Babies® & Royal Tots® program
  • Teen lounge areas and disco
  • H2O Zone kids’ water park
  • Family-friendly activities including games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures
  • NEW  Royal Babies & TotsSM Nursery

ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING

ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
  • Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the Main Theater
  • Complimentary ice-skating shows in Studio B
  • 10,258 square foot Vegas-style Casino Royale® with 273 slots and 13 tables
  • 22 bars, clubs, and lounges that never have a cover, including Boleros Latin-themed lounge, Dog & Badger English Pub, and Vintages wine bar
  • Duty-free shopping featuring premium designer brands and onboard exclusives including apparel, accessories, fine jewellery, beauty and more at the Royal Shops

ACCOMMODATION

Enjoy a comfortable, feel at home accommodation on-board Independence of the Seas, no matter where you are in the world. Theat-sea accommodation is designed with a special focus on comfort and convenience, from interior rooms to suites, there is a room to suit everyone needs.
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Suites are also available, please inquire for fares. 
Photos shown are representative, your cabin may vary in terms of layout, decor, size to those shown.

 

 

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Testimonials

  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann
  • Just a quick email to thank you very much for all your help with organising our Canary Island Cruise and dialysis on board for my mum.  Everything ran smoothly and the dialysis staff were excellent, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet.  Hopefully we will be able to travel again using your excellent dialysis at sea service.

    Ms C Sharratt
  • I want to let you know we really enjoyed the holiday, the ship was very good and the dialysis went well.

    Mrs S Platt
  • I just wanted to send you an email and say THANK YOU so much for all your help with organising the cruise for my mum and me!  Anoop had a really good time on the cruise.  It was definitely an experience, we managed to go on the organised day trips and see new places.  Many thanks once again, I really appreciate all the help you gave me.

    Mrs A Chandhock