Cruise Dialysis

Norwegian Fjords onboard Independence of the Seas sailing from Southampton, 31 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: Fri 31 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

At Sea

Date: Sat 01 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

Bergen, Norway

Date: Sun 02 Sep ’18Arrive: 12:00Depart: 19:00Av. Temp:  12° C

Hang out with the friendly locals at Bryggen, the colourful old harbour district, with its cool shops, cafes and buzzing nightlife. Hike up one of Bergen’s seven spectacular mountains, take a thrilling boat ride on the amazing fjords or hop on a funky funicular for some heart-stopping views. Feeling wacky? Then hug Norway’s largest tree on Mount Floyen or scream at Edvard Munch’s famous work at the city’s KODE art museum.

4

Geiranger, Norway

Date: Mon 03 Sep ’18Arrive: 11:00Depart: 20:00

See jaw-dropping views of the Norwegian fjords in Geiranger, travelling along beautiful Geiranger Fjord to experience the thundering Seven Sisters waterfall. Hike, bike or kayak in this awe-inspiring scenery or visit Hornindal Lake, Norway’s deepest and clearest lake. There’s charming architecture too, such as Geiranger Church, a quaint octagonal wooden church with lovely views of the countryside.

5

Alesund, Norway

Date: Tue 04 Sep ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 16:00Av. Temp:  12° C

Try herring, salmon, reindeer and elk dishes in beautiful Alesund or explore impressive Atlanterhavsparken, one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Discover Alesund’s pretty port with its distinctive Art Nouveau style architecture or the Sunnmore open-air museum, with 50 original buildings from the late Middle Ages. For adventure, hike in the footsteps of trolls and Vikings for some breathtaking mountain views.

6

Skjolden , Norway

Date: Wed 05 Sep ’18Arrive: 08:00Depart: 16:00

Take a thrilling guided walk on a blue glacier in the Jotunheimen National Park. Go horseriding, white water rafting or Nordic walking in the awe-inspiring scenery around Sognefjord, Norway’s longest navigable fjord, or enjoy an exhilarating RIB ride along the coast. Explore Urnes Stave Church, dating from 1130 AD, with its intricate carvings, or get a glimpse of fjord life at the Sogn Folk Museum.

7

Stavanger, Norway

Date: Thu 06 Sep ’18Arrive: 07:00Depart: 16:00Av. Temp:  12° C

Be humbled by the awe-inspiring views over Lysefjord from Pulpit Rock, 604 metres above sea level and the most breath-taking viewing platform in the world. Taste local seafood, lamb, vegetables and fruit in foodie Stavanger, the host of Scandinavia’s largest annual food festival. Enjoy concerts and arts events in this former Capital of Culture or visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum for all there is to know about oil.

8

At Sea

Date: Fri 07 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.

9

Arrival Port – Southampton, England

Date: Sat 08 Sep ’18Arrive: 05:30Av. 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.

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 do wish to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of your dialysis team. You’re doing a great service to those in need of it and who are keen to travel at the same time.  Your variety of ocean and river cruises gives all those who may be interested a wide choice of styles and destinations, while at the same time being able to rely on professional care and service in dialysis needs. Keep up the good work. Thank you once again”

    Mr Dominic Yau
  • Cruise was wonderful. We loved the Europa2  and Dr. Westerman was a delight to have do our dialysis sessions.

    Mrs S Pearl
  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn
  • 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