5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Independence of the Seas from Fort Lauderdale, Florida Falmouth, Jamaica, Port Aerial Coast
The 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida visits Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Independence of the Seas
Day 1 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti
Day 4 - Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Falmouth, Jamaica, Port Aerial Coast
Falmouth port in Jamaica island, the Caribbean
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5 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
Labadee, Haiti
From 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4
Falmouth, Jamaica
From 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5
Cruising
Day at sea
6
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 faceoff 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℠ dueling waterslides. And soak up the good times at Splashaway Bay℠ water park. The new Independence of the Seas® is overflowing with activities.

BOLD FLAVORS ABOUND

Order up all your favorites 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 candy 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 downtown, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upscale shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water trolley 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 among 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 flavors with locally caught fish, shrimp and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas sidewalk 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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Skypad Couple Enjoying a Jump
Skypad Couple Enjoying a Jump
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Perfect Storm Activity, Liberty of the Seas
Adult and kid enjoying slides of Perfect Storm

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 waterslides 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℠.
Woman Surfing on Flowrider
Young Woman Body Surfing Flowrider

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
Kids Climbing up the Rock Wall
Kids Climbing on the Rock Wall Staring at the Ultimate Abyss

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 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 3: Labadee, Haiti

Day 3
Labadee
Haiti
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Labadee, Haiti, Girl Dragon's Breath Flight Line Island View
Girl zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line, Labadee, Haiti
Things to do in
Labadee
From 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
There’s nowhere quite like Labadee®— where you can chase an adrenaline rush on an alpine coaster one minute, and do some sun soaking the next. All right in the middle of rolling jungles and sparkling beaches. Cruise to Labadee and trek to the mountaintop to catch serious air on the world's longest zip line over water— the Dragon's Breath Flight LineSM. Or climb the only icebergs in the Caribbean at Arawak Aqua Park. If you just want to kick back and relax, grab our signature drink— the Labadoozie— and your own beach bungalow overlooking Nellie’s Beach. Or take a boat ride off Haiti’s shore for Caribbean hues and ocean views.
Labadee, Haiti Zipline
Woman Gliding Through the Coast of Labadee

HIGH FLYING THRILLS

Soar along the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line℠, the world’s longest zip line over water, and see Labadee from 500 feet above ground.
Labadee, Haiti, Girl Dragon's Tail Coaster
Girl riding Dragon's Tail Coaster with view of the beach, Labadee, Haiti

CARIBBEAN COASTING

Catch some of the best views of Labadee while coasting down a mountainside at 30 miles per hour on the Dragon’s Tail Coaster℠.
Labadee, Haiti, Private bungalow Nellie's Beach
Private Bungalow at Nellie's Beach, Labadee, Haiti

CABANA BREAK

Relax and recharge in the shade of a private bungalow at Nellie’s beach during your Labadee cruise. When you’re ready to catch some rays, drift over gentle waves on a floating beach mat.
Labadee, Haiti, Cuisine from Dragon's Cafe
A plate of rice, salad, chicken and fish from Dragons Cafe in Labadee, Haiti

LOCAL CUISINE

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll find all kinds of food served complimentary at Dragon’s Café, Labadee Café, and Columbus café. And be sure to try a Labodoozie— Labadee’s signature frozen drink.
Labadee, Haiti, Locally Made Crafts
An assortment of locally made crafts and souvenirs in Labadee, Haiti

SHOPPING

You can find lots of locally made souvenirs, crafts and paintings in the Artisan’s Village. You might want to practice your bargaining skills before you go, because prices are often open to negotiation.

Day 4: Falmouth, Jamaica

Day 4
Falmouth
Jamaica
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Falmouth, Jamaica, Jungle Waterfall
Jamaica pure waters waterfall in the jungle
Things to do in
Falmouth
From 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Nestled right between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Falmouth is the perfect backdrop for discovery in Jamaica during your cruise— but there’s lots to do right there. For a relaxing ride along the shoreline, hop on horseback in Chukkah Beach. Cruise to Falmouth and head to the Water Square and jam out with the locals to live reggae. Culture cravers can get their fix during high tea at the historical Good Hope Estate overlooking the Queen of Spain Valley. And a trip to Falmouth wouldn’t be complete without chowing down on fiery jerk chicken and rum cake, two local favorites.
Falmouth, Jamaica, Dunn's River Falls
Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica

CLIMB A WATERFALL

Take an excursion to Ocho Rios to experience the famous Dunn's River Falls. Follow your guide as you ascend to the top of the iconic waterfall. Be sure to plunge in the many natural pools as you make your way to the top!
Insider tip
Falmouth is the gateway to Jamaica’s top attractions, but if you want to explore outside port, try a guided tour.
Falmouth, Jamaica, River Tubing
Two people tubing down a river with a guide

TUBIN' AND CRUISIN'

Head to one of the many nearby rivers and ride down on an inner tube. As you cruise down the river, enjoy all the natural beauty that Jamaica has to offer.
Insider tip
Look for taxis with JTB decals, as they’re the only ones authorized by the Jamaica Tourist Board.
Falmouth, Jamaica, Burwood Beach
View of Burwood Beach in Falmouth, Jamaica

Shore Escape

Just a few miles from Falmouth, Burwood Beach is a quiet and secluded swath of shoreline that’s perfect for some off-the-beaten-path beachcombing.
Falmouth, Jamaica, Patty Pastries
Jamaican patty filled with meat or vegetables

Local Cuisine

When it comes to jerk cooking, nowhere does it better than Jamaica. The same goes for their world-famous Jamaican patties— savory pastries usually stuffed with beef and spices. Be sure to pair your lunch with Jamaica’s Red Stripe lager, brewed locally since 1939. If you’re craving caffeine, have a cup of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee— it’s rated among the best in the world.
Falmouth, Jamaica, Port Plaza Square
Falmouth port plaza with restaurants and merchants

Shopping

The Shoppes at Rose Hall offer the best duty-free shopping in Jamaica. Here you’ll find plenty of luxury goods, fine watches, designer jewelry, and locally made island crafts and souvenirs.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
Cruising
At Sea
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Hibachi Chef Cooking
Family Enjoying a Hibachi Chef Cooking
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Navigator of the Seas Couple Eating
Navigator of the Seas Couple Eating and Drinking a Beer

Playmakers℠ 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.
Giovanni's table Grilled Octopus
Oasis of the Seas Giovanni's Table Dish

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.
Chefs Table - Dining Room
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table

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 6: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Day 6
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 downtown, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upscale shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water trolley 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 among 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 flavors with locally caught fish, shrimp and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas sidewalk 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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