Royal Caribbean has announced that Independence of Seas will offer Caribbean cruise holidays during the 2012-13 winter season and return to the UK for the summer season in April 2013.
The ship will depart on its trans-Atlantic voyage from Southampton on November 22nd 2012, and arrive at Port Everglades on December 5th 2012.
The hugely popular ship is re-locating to the Caribbean for the winter season, offering UK & Irish guests six and eight night sailings in Eastern and Western Caribbean.
Since its launch in April 2008, Independence of the Seas remains the largest and most innovative cruise ship in Europe and is a real game-changer for the industry.
Dominic Paul, vice president and group managing director, UK, Ireland and Northern Europe, Royal Caribbean International explains: “Our guests are passionate about Independence of the Seas and the winter deployment presents a great opportunity to introduce sailings on Independence of the Seas in the Caribbean to our loyal guests and introduce new guests to the ship.
“Independence of the Seas has been an instant hit with British guests and homeporting it out of Southampton has played a significant role in growing our market share and building brand awareness.
“We continue to gain great support from our trade partners and know that they will support Independence of the Seas during her winter season in the Caribbean.
“We also look forward to the ship returning to Southampton in April 2013 for what is set to be another extremely successful summer season.”
Independence of the Seas’ Caribbean cruise holidays for winter 2012-13 are now open for sale.