Royal Caribbean announces ex-UK sailings for 2019

Independence of the Seas will return to UK in May 2019 following a refurb Independence of the Seas will return to UK in May 2019 following a refurb

Independence of the Seas will continue to call Southampton home for the 2019 season following her return to the UK this May after a multi-million pound makeover.

The newly revamped Independence of the Seas will be sailing to Ibiza in August and September for the first time in four years.

New features onboard include: Sky Pad – a brand new virtual reality, bungee trampoline experience; interactive waterpark, Splashaway Bay; Puzzle Break, an all-new Escape Room; and a glow-in-the-dark Laser Tag arena.

Explorer of the Seas will also return to the UK in 2019, replacing Navigator of the Seas, giving guests the chance to visit destinations around Europe and for the first time Florence, Naples and Stockholm.


Posted 14 March 2018

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