Cruise Dialysis

Mediterranean Beaches onboard Independence of the Seas sailing from Southampton, 11 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

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Departure Port – Southampton, England

Date: Sat 11 Aug ’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.

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At Sea

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Date: Sun 12 Aug – Mon 13 Aug ’18

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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.

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Gibraltar

Date: Tue 14 Aug ’18Arrive: 12:00Depart: 18:00Av. Temp:  22° C

Experience the thrill of hiking to the summit of Gibraltar’s famous Rock and being rewarded with spectacular views. Wonder at the stalactites and stalagmites in St Michael’s Cave or sail off in search of dolphins. For a more relaxing break take the cable car to the mountain top, discover local history in the Gibraltar Museum or sample tempting tapas and wines. For some serious indulgence, hit the duty-free shops.

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Cartagena, Spain

Date: Wed 15 Aug ’18Arrive: 09:00Depart: 16:30Av. Temp:  29° C

If you’re a fan of military might, Cartagena is packed with fabulous fortifications paying tribute to its historical importance. From the Roman Theatre to the Bateria de Castillitos and Conception Castle there’s plenty to keep you enthralled. The city has many fascinating museums too, including a museum of medicine. If you prefer, treat yourself in the bars, handicraft shops and wine cellars of this vibrant port.

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Palma De Mallorca, Spain

Date: Thu 16 Aug ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 18:00Av. Temp:  21° C

Flirt with Flamenco in this beautiful town, the capital of Mallorca. Try tapas or wine tasting or explore the city by bike with an expert guide. Be inspired by the magnificent Santa María Cathedral, a 13th century Gothic landmark overlooking the Bay of Palma, or visit the Almudaina, a Moorish-style Arab fortress, or medieval Bellver Castle. Enjoy swimming, sailing, diving or snorkelling in Palma de Mallorca too.

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Barcelona, Spain

Date: Fri 17 Aug ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 17:00Av. Temp:  20° C

See and be seen in bustling Las Ramblas, where the shops and street performers will catch your eye. Enjoy the colourful creations of celebrated architect Antoni Gaudi, including La Sagrada Familia, Casa Vicens and Parc Guell. Take a trip to Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona or jog, cycle or stroll on the city’s fine beaches. For pleasure seekers, there’s thriving nightlife and brilliant dining in Barcelona too.

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Nice, France

Date: Sat 18 Aug ’18Arrive: 10:00Depart: 19:00Av. Temp:  19° C

Have fun exploring the medieval streets of the old town in beautiful Villefranche-sur-Mer or enjoy people watching in the harbourside bars. Explore the glamourous French Riviera towns of Nice, Monaco and Cannes or delight the senses in Grasse, the perfume capital of France. Sophisticated Nice is famous for its markets and gourmet restaurants and for its art, including the Chagall and Matisse museums.

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Ajaccio, Corsica

Date: Sun 19 Aug ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 17:00Av. Temp:  19° C

Lovely Ajaccio nestles alongside dramatic mountains and gorges and beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Here you can savour unique cheeses and other delicious Corsican cuisine, influenced by French and Italian flavours. Culture lovers can explore the charming old town or the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte while adventurers will adore treetop trekking, aqua hiking or go-karting.

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At Sea

Date: Mon 20 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.

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Málaga, Spain

Date: Tue 21 Aug ’18Arrive: 12:00Depart: 20:00Av. Temp:  22° C

Walk the perfumed gardens and cool arches of the exquisite Alhambra Palace in Granada for an unforgettable insight into Moorish Spain. Strut your stuff in glamourous and chic Puerto Banus or explore Malaga’s cultural heritage with a tour of Picasso’s birthplace, the 13th Century Gibralfaro Castle and the magnificent cathedral. Tapas tasting in the city’s lively bars and restaurants is an unmissable treat.

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Seville (Cádiz), Spain

Date: Wed 22 Aug ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 15:00Av. 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.

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At Sea

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Date: Thu 23 Aug – Fri 24 Aug ’18

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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.

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Arrival Port – Southampton, England

Date: Sat 25 Aug ’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 would just like to place on record my appreciation for the wonderful service and attention I received on my dialysis cruise round the Greek Islands.  I hope to book with you soon for another trip soon.

    Mr J Redfern
  • Just a quick note to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of the team, including the Doctor, for the wonderful cruise we just enjoyed. As usual everything went well and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    Mr K Best
  • Just wanted to say thank you, the ladies really enjoyed their holiday in fact one was crying and did not want to come home. They had a great time. Thank you for your help and patience .

    Ms J Mitchell
  • Thank you for planning an excellent holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed – wish it was for another 3 days. The dialysis worked very well as we were a bit apprehensive for the first time Celebrity was great, our first time.

    Mrs N Rahim
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    Mr R Ward