Cruise Dialysis

France & Spain onboard Independence of the Seas sailing from Southampton, 5 August 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: Sun 05 Aug ’18Depart: 16:30Av. Temp:  18° 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

Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), France

Date: Mon 06 Aug ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 21:00Av. Temp:  20° C

Dabble in modern art at the fabulous Musée d’Orsay, visit glorious Versailles or take in iconic sights such as the Paris Opera, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Explore Paris’ colourful districts on a walking tour of the cafés, boulevards and parks or shop for chic haute couture on Rue du Faubourg St Honoré. The D-Day beaches of Normandy also provide an unforgettable experience.

3

At Sea

Date: Tue 07 Aug ’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.

4

Gijon, Spain

Date: Wed 08 Aug ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 18:00Av. Temp:  18° C

Paraglide above the mountains of Asturias in Gijon, on the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain. Tour the cobbled streets of Gijon with their colourful buildings or pamper yourself in the town’s spa. Sample delicious local ciders and cheeses or taste the excitement of scuba diving, sailing or horse riding. The rugged coastline and green peaks of Asturias are a lure for walkers and there are fascinating medieval sites too.

5

Bilbao, Spain

Date: Thu 09 Aug ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 18:00Av. Temp:  21° C

Art and architecture have revitalised Bilbao, where the striking titanium curves of the Guggenheim Museum, designed by pioneering architect Frank Gehry, attract visitors from all over the world. In Casco Viejo, Bilbao’s atmospheric old town, you can explore quirky shops and boisterous bars while nearby you can discover the stunning landscapes of the Basque country and its delicious Rioja wine.

6

At Sea

Date: Fri 10 Aug ’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

Arrival Port – Southampton, England

Date: Sat 11 Aug ’18Arrive: 05:30Av. Temp:  18° 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