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Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas Paris & Bruges Mini Cruise – 25th May 2019

Enjoy a long weekend break touring France and Belgium on an American cruise ship.

Independence of the Seas, a firm favourite with Brits, will embark on a three-night mini cruise from Southampton in late-May.

Cruise ship

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About this cruise

Step aboard on Saturday 25th May 2019 and quickly slip into holiday mode. This ship, which returns to Southampton year after year, is a firm favourite with Brits. It is easy to see why. As a family-friendly ship, it has something for everyone. It might be too cold for the water splash park out on deck, but the kids will love the children's club instead. Watch brave participants tackle the surfing simulator, or head up the rock climbing wall for unrivalled views.

Expect world class entertainment in the theatre, and you may even be treated to a spectacular performance show on the onboard ice rink. For relaxation, head straight to the spa.

Food choices are excellent, with something for everyone. Upgrade to dinner at a speciality restaurant for something a little more special. You will find plenty of bars on the ship too, as well as a very popular British pub, located on the spacious indoor promenade.

American ships boast a mind-boggling array of cabins and Independence of the Seas is no different. Stay in a budget inside cabin or splash out on a memorable cruise in a luxurious suite.

With all the excitement of the ship, it is easy to forget the itinerary. Three nights at sea means you get two ports of call on this itinerary - Le Havre and Zeebrugge. That means no sea days (so non-stop fun) and sailing at night while you sleep.

Sunday's port call is Zeebrugge in Belgium which is the gateway to Bruges, Ostend, and Brussels. Royal Caribbean sells a range of optional shore excursions, or you can head off on your own - the train and tram connections from the port are easy to find.

On Monday, you'll dock at Le Havre in France, considered to be the gateway to Paris. However, brace yourself for more than two hours on a coach there and back. Royal Caribbean sells a range of optional shore excursions to Paris, or you could make your own way there by train. Alternatively, stay and explore the small and quaint city of Le Havre. Tour its gardens, parks, grand buildings, and shops. Head back on the ship where you'll find lots more to see and do onboard,

Early on Tuesday morning you will dock back in Southampton where this mini family-friendly adventure draws to a close.

The Route

The itinerary for this mini cruise is:

1Saturday 25th May 2019Southampton4.30pm
2Sunday 26th May 2019Zeebrugge9am to 6pm
3Monday 27th May 2019Le Havre8am to 10pm
4Tuesday 28th May 2019Southampton5.30am

Why choose this taster cruise?

  • 3 nights on Royal Caribbean's family-friendly ship, Independence of the Seas
  • Departs on Saturday 25th May 2019
  • Sail round-trip from Southampton
  • Spend a day in Belgium and another in France

So you know, the map above shows point-to-point lines which may cross land. Don't worry, your cruise ship will not sprout legs and run across dry land. Instead it's water all the way! Mapping is approximate, and the scheduled times are estimates. Your trip is subject to change as, occasionally, operators have to alter itineraries due to bad weather or unforeseen events.

The Price

Cruise ship

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