Cruise Dialysis

Mediterranean Highlights onboard Independence of the Seas sailing from Southampton, 14 July 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 14 Jul ’18Depart: 16:30Av. Temp:  16° 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 15 Jul – Mon 16 Jul ’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 17 Jul ’18Arrive: 11:00Depart: 17:00Av. Temp:  24° 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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At Sea

Date: Wed 18 Jul ’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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Nice, France

Date: Thu 19 Jul ’18Arrive: 09:00Depart: 18:00Av. Temp:  20° 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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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Date: Fri 20 Jul ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 19:00Av. Temp:  22° C

Follow in the steps of gladiators in the Colosseum, make a splash in the Trevi Fountain or explore the stunning architecture of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. In Rome you can lose yourself in fascinating history, shop for gorgeous fashions in exquisite boutiques or savour the delights of pizza, cappuccino or gelato. With numerous galleries, gardens and piazzas – ideal for people watching – you’ll find plenty to do.

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Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

Date: Sat 21 Jul ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 19:00Av. Temp:  21° C

Try your hand at pasta making, tour the vineyards of Tuscany sampling its delicious wines, or be overawed by the Renaissance treasures of Florence. See Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Leonardo’s Annunciation at the Uffizi or visit Pisa for an unforgettable view of its famous leaning tower. Immerse yourself in the unmissable delights of Italy and you’ll be in heaven.

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Provence, France

Date: Sun 22 Jul ’18Arrive: 08:00Depart: 16:00Av. Temp:  20° C

Feast on the Mediterranean colours, smells and tastes of Toulon’s tempting market and tour the lively shops, restaurants and bars along the marina. Take a thrilling cable car to the top of Mont Faron for some stunning views and strut on the chic beaches of the French Riviera. Admire the lavender fields and lovely villages of Provence and explore exclusive St Tropez, alluring Aix-en-Provence or bustling Marseille.

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Barcelona, Spain

Date: Mon 23 Jul ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 16:00Av. Temp:  18° 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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At Sea

Date: Tue 24 Jul ’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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Lisbon, Portugal

Date: Wed 25 Jul ’18Arrive: 10:00Depart: 17:30Av. Temp:  19° 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.

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Vigo, Spain

Date: Thu 26 Jul ’18Arrive: 09:30Depart: 16:00

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.

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At Sea

Date: Fri 27 Jul ’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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Arrival Port – Southampton, England

Date: Sat 28 Jul ’18Arrive: 05:30Av. Temp:  13° 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
  • Just a note to say how enjoyable the Rhine cruise was. The dialysis was both caring and sociable.

    Mr R Ward