4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Independence of the Seas from Fort Lauderdale, Florida Cozumel, Mexico Tulum God Of Wind Temple Ruins Panoramic
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4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Independence of the Seas
Day 1 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Cozumel, Mexico Tulum God Of Wind Temple Ruins Panoramic
Panoramic view of the God of Wind Temple Ruins in Tulum close to Cozumel, Mexico
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4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

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Leaving from
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Onboard
Independence of the Seas
Day Port
1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Departs at 4:30 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Cozumel, Mexico
From 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
4
Cruising
Day at sea
5
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Independence of the Seas

Your ship
Independence of the Seas
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Independence of the Seas, Exterior Aerial
Aerial view of the new features on Independence of the Seas
Get to know
Independence of the Seas
This is a firm 'no' to FOMO. Independence of the Seas® is giving cruising an injection of new adventures. Launch yourself into a virtual world on the Sky Pad® bungee trampoline experience. Go head to head in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag clash in Battle for Planet Z℠. And score an awesome time and game-changing grub at Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade.

MAX OUT ON THRILLS

Gear up for an intergalactic glow-in-the-dark laser tag face-off in Battle for Planet Z℠. Hop into the Sky Pad℠ for an out-of-this-world bungee trampoline experience. Slide into action on The Perfect Storm℠ duelling waterslides. And soak up the good times at Splashaway Bay℠ water park. The new Independence of the Seas® is overflowing with activities.

BOLD FLAVOURS ABOUND

Order up all your favourites from across the pond at Fish & Ships℠, or feast on made-to-order rolls at Izumi. It's game-on all day at Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade, and if you're craving a sweet fix, head to Sugar Beach for a sweet surprise.

SURPRISES ON STAGE

Get ready for some summer lovin' at sea in Broadway's hit musical, Grease. Or put on your dancing shoes and RSVP to the beat in Invitation To Dance. A storybook spectacular awaits in Once Upon a Time. And you can get your fill of glitter, glam and g-force spins at a spectacular ice-skating show in Studio B.

Day 1: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Day 1
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Waterway
Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Things to do in
Fort Lauderdale
Departs at 4:30 PM
Fort Lauderdale delivers the best of both worlds— beach basking and glitzy cosmopolitan appeal. From serene Hugh Taylor Birch State Park to the buzzing Boardwalk of Hollywood (that’s Florida, not California), there’s a stretch of sand for every style of beachgoer. And jumbo yachts roam more than 300 miles of waterways in this “Venice of America.” Hitch a ride on the free Water Taxi or cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat before or after your Fort Lauderdale cruise. Head to the historic Stranahan House for a glimpse into Fort Lauderdale’s history and be sure to hit its modern-day backyard: the people-watching mecca of Las Olas Boulevard.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Riverwalk High Rise
High rise building on Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale

STREET SCENE

Las Olas Boulevard, nestled next door to the central area, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upmarket shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water tram for a cruise across mega-mansion-lined canals.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, A1A aerial
Bird's eye view of A1A and adjacent beach

VITAMIN SEA

Soak up the sun, sand and seaside fun along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Walk along the palm-lined “Strip” on State Road A1A to get your fill of beach bars, souvenir shops and outdoor restaurants. Fort Lauderdale cruises allow you to go full throttle on a Jet Ski®— or go parasailing high above the ocean.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Everglades Bird Close Up
Close up of bird at the Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GLADES OF GLORY

Head west and explore the Florida Everglades, an untamed river of grass spanning 2,200 acres of picturesque wetlands. Whether you take a wild ride in an airboat or splash around in a swamp buggy, you’ll encounter wild alligators and native birds thriving amongst Florida’s finest natural landscapes.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fresh Seafood Platter
Family style fresh seafood platter in Fort Lauderdale

LOCAL CUISINE

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic Fort Lauderdale dining experience than eating fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront eatery. Local 'Floribbean' cuisine melds Caribbean and Latin-influenced flavours with locally caught fish, prawns and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of the A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas pavement restaurants.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beachwear hats shop
Tourist shop with hats and beachwear in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up beachwear at The Gallery at Beach Place, or find rare books and handmade hats on Hollywood Boulevard. Dania’s Antique Row is home to some 100 dealers, while art galleries and unusual boutiques line Las Olas Boulevard. For serious bargains, head to the Sawgrass Mills outlet sprawl.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Harmony of the Seas Splashaway Bay Girl Sliding and Landing on Water
Splashaway Bay Girl Sliding and Landing on Water
PLAY HOWEVER YOU LIKE
The Perfect Storm Activity - Typhoon and Cyclone
The Perfect Storm on Deck 15

Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠

Grab your bravest friend and challenge them to a test of speed. The ride of your life awaits on twin racers Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠ – part of The Perfect Storm℠: the boldest water slides at sea. As you speed through, long, translucent stretches offer sea views as exhilarating as the ride itself.

Laser Tag: Battle for Planet Z℠

Two forces clash in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag faceoff for control of the last planet for light years around. Will your team claim it? Take aim and find out in Battle for Planet Z℠.
Instructor Jumping on Flowrider
Man Jumping Mid Air on Flowrider

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 100,000 litres of rushing amazingness headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 12-metre-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
Man Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 12 metres (40 feet) above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 3: Cozumel, Mexico

Day 3
Cozumel
Mexico
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Cozumel, Mexico, Punta Sur National Park
Clear Water of Punta Sur National Park, Cozumel, Mexico
Things to do in
Cozumel
From 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel amongst the colourful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’ve finished exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture-savouring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.
Cozumel, Mexico, San Gervasio Ruins
San Gervasio, the largest ancient Maya site on Cozumel

Temple Trekking

Get up close and personal with Mayan history at San Gervasio, the largest ancient Mayan site on Cozumel, which dates back to as early as AD 300.
Insider tip
Remember to tip between 10% and 15%.
Cozumel, Mexico, Dolphin Swim
Swim with dolphins at Chankanaab National Park, Cozumel

Dive into Adventure

At Chankanaab National Park, you’ll find everything from snorkelling and scuba diving to swimming with dolphins.
Insider tip
If you’re planning on taking a snorkelling excursion, make sure to bring organic sunscreen – it’s a federal regulation.
Cozumel, Mexico, Punta Sur National Ecological Park Aerial Beach
Aerial View of Punta Sur National Ecological Park, and its adjacent beach.

Natural Thrills

Reconnect with nature while wandering the endless mangroves, beaches and reefs in Punta Sur National Park during your Cozumel cruise.
Insider tip
Most of the vendors only barter with cash, so be sure to bring some.
Cozumel, Mexico, Michelada Mexican Drink
Michelada, Mexican drink made with beer and freshly squeezed lime juice over ice in a salt-rimmed glass.

Local Cuisine

Cozumel’s cuisine is dominated by Mexican, American and international cuisine. Fresh seafood is always a good choice, and so is the cochinita pibil – a slow-roasted, highly seasoned pork dish. Cool off with a michelada, made with beer and freshly squeezed lime juice over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Or keep it traditional with Mexico’s signature spirit, tequila.
Mexico Cozumel Local Shopping Luchador Wrestling Mask
Local Shopping Luchador Wrestling Mask

Shopping

For great deals and guaranteed shops, walk along the waterfront on Avenue Rafael E. Melgar, a mile-long strip in San Miguel. And be sure to check out the Chile Tequila Factory for a sampling of Mexico’s favourite spirit.

Day 4: Cruising

Day 4
Cruising
At Sea
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Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
LET THE FLAVOUR FEST BEGIN
Navigator of the Seas Playmaker Table
Man Playing Pool at Playmakers

Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade

With a menu of game-day favorites and icy-cold draughts on tap, anything you order at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade is a winner. And while you’re working on a signature Playmakers Burger or the five-scoop Touchdown Sundae, you can catch your home team live on dozens of screens or face off against your friends in the arcade.
Ovation of the Seas Fish and Ships Fish Sandwich with Beer
Ovation of the Seas Fish and Ships Fish Sandwich with Beer

Fish & Ships℠

Savor delicious fare at Fish & Ships℠, a seaside seafood spot that’s just steps from the pool. No need to hop across the pond for a basket of freshly battered cod and hand cut fries. You can get the British classic comfort food right here, plus crispy calamari, savory battered sausage, and even a frosty pint of brew.
Giovannis Table Creamy Lasagna
Hot Lasagna

Giovanni's Table

Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.
Lobster and Crab Dish at Chef's Table
Lobster & Alaska king crab main entree, served at the Elegant Chefs Table restaurant. One of the best cruise line fine dining

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.

Day 5: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Day 5
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
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Things to do in
Fort Lauderdale
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Fort Lauderdale delivers the best of both worlds— beach basking and glitzy cosmopolitan appeal. From serene Hugh Taylor Birch State Park to the buzzing Boardwalk of Hollywood (that’s Florida, not California), there’s a stretch of sand for every style of beachgoer. And jumbo yachts roam more than 300 miles of waterways in this “Venice of America.” Hitch a ride on the free Water Taxi or cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat before or after your Fort Lauderdale cruise. Head to the historic Stranahan House for a glimpse into Fort Lauderdale’s history and be sure to hit its modern-day backyard: the people-watching mecca of Las Olas Boulevard.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Riverwalk High Rise
High rise building on Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale

STREET SCENE

Las Olas Boulevard, nestled next door to the central area, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upmarket shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water tram for a cruise across mega-mansion-lined canals.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, A1A aerial
Bird's eye view of A1A and adjacent beach

VITAMIN SEA

Soak up the sun, sand and seaside fun along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Walk along the palm-lined “Strip” on State Road A1A to get your fill of beach bars, souvenir shops and outdoor restaurants. Fort Lauderdale cruises allow you to go full throttle on a Jet Ski®— or go parasailing high above the ocean.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Everglades Bird Close Up
Close up of bird at the Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GLADES OF GLORY

Head west and explore the Florida Everglades, an untamed river of grass spanning 2,200 acres of picturesque wetlands. Whether you take a wild ride in an airboat or splash around in a swamp buggy, you’ll encounter wild alligators and native birds thriving amongst Florida’s finest natural landscapes.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fresh Seafood Platter
Family style fresh seafood platter in Fort Lauderdale

LOCAL CUISINE

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic Fort Lauderdale dining experience than eating fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront eatery. Local 'Floribbean' cuisine melds Caribbean and Latin-influenced flavours with locally caught fish, prawns and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of the A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas pavement restaurants.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beachwear hats shop
Tourist shop with hats and beachwear in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up beachwear at The Gallery at Beach Place, or find rare books and handmade hats on Hollywood Boulevard. Dania’s Antique Row is home to some 100 dealers, while art galleries and unusual boutiques line Las Olas Boulevard. For serious bargains, head to the Sawgrass Mills outlet sprawl.

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