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Independence of the Seas

The recently launched Independence of the Seas is a magnificent ship that has every imaginable onboard facility to ensure your European or Mediterranean holiday is truly memorable. The ship can accommodate 3,634 guests, which isn't exactly small, and stunning features on this brand new and very exciting vessel include a state of the art surfing simulator, cantilevered whirlpools suspended high above the ocean, a rock climbing wall, the Royal Promenade, an ice-skating rink and a boxing ring. However you decide to spend your days, it is good to head back to an airy, comforting and relaxing room, which range from spacious suites with a private balcony, to compact rooms to suit any budget.

The Independence of the Seas offers an incredible range of dining options, with a choice of menus that will leave you more than satisfied. From the 24 hour snack buffets to the sophisticated à la carte restaurants, every taste will be catered for, and as with all Royal Caribbean ships, room service is fully included. The vast, three-deck-high dining room, called Romeo and Juliet, offers great breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Daytime meals, which are open-seating, are limited to Romeo and Juliet, and there's rarely a wait for a table. You can also head to Latte-tudes for sweet treats and coffee, grab a pizza at Sorrentos or burger and fries at Johnny Rockets. However, if you are in the mood for something a little more leisurely and an indulgent dinner, savour the fine menus on offer at Portofino and Chops Grille.

Being such an impressive vessel, the Independence of the Sea comes packed to the rafters with as many spa facilities as you could wish for. Royal Caribbean's Shipshape Day Spa offers a comprehensive range of services including massages, reflexology, facials and body wraps, as well as special acupuncture treatments. The facility also has a dedicated room for a variety of classes, such as yoga, aerobics, Pilates, group cycling and water aerobics, and the ship's boxing ring hosts boxing lessons and even some good-natured fights. The onboard gym is like a land-based health club with circuit-training machines, treadmills, stationary bikes, and there's also an area for weight-lifting and a group of cycles for spinning.

Independence of the Seas has a dedicated sports pool, adults only solarium, an enlarged outdoor rock climbing wall, which is some 30 feet above the deck and 200 feet above the sea, an indoor ice skating rink, a full basketball court, miniature golf course and the FlowRider surfing simulator. For entertainment choose from the majestic 1,350 seat theatre or hi-tech Studio B entertainment complex, to the intimate piano sounds of the Olive or Twist Jazz Club. The aforementioned Studio B offers some fantastic ice shows, the theatre showcases a variety of Broadway-style productions and you can even find the occasional bit of cabaret onboard. If you fancy a flutter check out the ship's casino, or merely relax on deck and take in the Mediterranean sunshine.

Summary

Line: Royal Caribbean
Launched: 02/05/2008
Tonnage: 154407
Length: 339
Total Crew: 1360
Occupancy: 4370
Ship Rating:

Facilities

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Ballroom
  • Casino
  • Dance Floor
  • Photo Gallery
  • Video Arcade
  • Youth & Teen Centres

Fitness

  • Aerobics
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Gym
  • Personal Training
  • Tennis Court
  • Yoga

Food and Drink

  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Bar
  • Grill
  • Restaurant

Other

  • Art Gallery
  • Emporium
  • Medical Centre
  • Photo Shop
  • Shore Excursion Office

Recreational

  • Card Room
  • Library
  • Nightclub
  • Rock Climbing

Relaxation

  • Beauty Salon
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Technology

  • Internet Access Lounge
Decks

Decks

Deck 2



Deck Plans



Cabin Codes

D1 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (Balcony)
D2 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (Balcony)
D3 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (Balcony)
E1 Deluxe Ocean view Stateroom with Balcony (Balcony)
E2 Deluxe Ocean view Stateroom with Bal (Balcony)
F Large Ocean View Stateroom (Outside)
FI Family Interior Stateroom (Inside)
FO Family Ocean View Stateroom (Outside)
FP Promenade Family Stateroom (Inside)
FS Royal Family Suite with Balcony (Suite)
G Ocean View Stateroom (Outside)
GS Grand Suite with Balcony (Suite)
H Ocean View Stateroom (Outside)
I Ocean View Stateroom (Outside)
JS Junior Suite with Balcony (Suite)
K Interior Stateroom (Inside)
L Interior Stateroom (Inside)
M Interior Stateroom (Inside)
N Interior Stateroom (Inside)
OS Owner's Suite with Balcony (Suite)
PR Promenade Stateroom (Inside)
PS Presidential Family Suite with Balcony (Suite)
Q Interior Stateroom (Inside)
RS Royal Suite with Balcony (Suite)
Cabins

Cabins

FI - Family Interior Stateroom (Inside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (323 sq. ft.)

FP - Promenade Family Stateroom (Inside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (300 sq. ft.)

K - Interior Stateroom (Inside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (152 sq. ft.) comfortable and affordable cabin choice.

L - Interior Stateroom (Inside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (152 sq. ft.) comfortable and affordable cabin choice.

M - Interior Stateroom (Inside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (152 sq. ft.) comfortable and affordable cabin choice.

N - Interior Stateroom (Inside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (152 sq. ft.) comfortable and affordable cabin choice.

PR - Promenade Stateroom (Inside)

A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (149 sq. ft.)

Q - Interior Stateroom (Inside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (152 sq. ft.) comfortable and affordable cabin choice.

F - Large Ocean View Stateroom (Outside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (200 sq. ft.)

FO - Family Ocean View Stateroom (Outside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sofa and/or Pullman beds, sitting area and private bathroom. (293 sq. ft.)

G - Ocean View Stateroom (Outside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (183 sq. ft.) Comfortable and spacious cabin choice.

H - Ocean View Stateroom (Outside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (183 sq. ft.) Comfortable and spacious cabin choice.

I - Ocean View Stateroom (Outside)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (183 sq. ft.) Comfortable and spacious cabin choice.

D1 - Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (Balcony)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (189 sq. ft., balcony 68 sq. ft.)

D2 - Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (Balcony)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (189 sq. ft., balcony 68 sq. ft.)

D3 - Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (Balcony)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (189 sq. ft., balcony 68 sq. ft.)

E1 - Deluxe Ocean view Stateroom with Balcony (Balcony)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (177 sq. ft., balcony 74 sq. ft.)

E2 - Deluxe Ocean view Stateroom with Bal (Balcony)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (177 sq. ft., balcony 74 sq. ft.)

FS - Royal Family Suite with Balcony (Suite)

Two bedrooms with twin beds that convert to queen-size beds (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), a private balcony, two bathrooms and living area with double sofa bed. (588 sq. ft., balcony 234 sq. ft.) Please note: In order to reserve this stateroom, a minimum number of guests may apply. Please enquire when you book.

GS - Grand Suite with Balcony (Suite)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (387 sq. ft., balcony 126 sq. ft.)

JS - Junior Suite with Balcony (Suite)

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (287 sq. ft., balcony 101 sq. ft

OS - Owner's Suite with Balcony (Suite)

Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. (614 sq. ft., balcony 209 sq. ft.)

PS - Presidential Family Suite with Balcony (Suite)

Two master bedrooms with baths. Two additional bedrooms, each with two Pullman beds and two twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Two additional bathrooms with showers and a spacious living area with a sofa bed and dining table. Private balcony with dining area and lounge chairs. (1215 sq. ft., balcony 810 sq. ft.) Please note: In order to reserve this stateroom, a minimum number of guests may apply.

RS - Royal Suite with Balcony (Suite)

Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed and private bathroom. (1,406 sq. ft., balcony 377 sq. ft.)

Life on Board

Life on Board

Facilities

Features

  • Dining: A three deck restaurant provides the bulk of the two sitting dining, reports vary on the two premium price restaurants which seem to swing between very good and very bad from cruise to cruise and Johnny Rockets on this ship is not as oversubscribed as it is on other RCI vessels
  • The main, three story dining room has a different name for each level. King Lear (Deck Five) offers MyTime dining for passengers between 1730 to 2130. The evening menu for all three levels is the same. Macbeth (Deck Four) and Romeo and Juliet (Deck Three) offer dinner in two traditional, fixed sittings; first at 1800, and second at 2030
  • Giovanni's Table is a famly friendly attempt to create an authentic, Tuscan style dining venue offering top range Italian cuisine. Open for lunch ($15 cover charge per person) and dinner ($20 per person) each evening
  • Chops Grille offers a highly styled seafood and steakhouse dining experience, with prime cuts of meat, lobster, all the sides, and desserts included in the cover price of $30 per person. Open from 1730-2130 each night
  • Sorrentos offers authentically prepared pizza, and a different daily Panini and desserts. Open for lunch and dinner from 1130-0300 daily. Complimentary
  • Windjammer Cafe is the extensive, casual self service dining venue that is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night snacks. Complimentary
  • Sprinkles is a self serve ice cream bar. Complimentary
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Bar offers over ten different flavours, at prices ranging from $2.50 to $4.75. Floats and Milkshakes also available at a supplement
  • Johnny Rockets Burger Bar is a retro fifties style diner serving up burgers, grilled chicken breast, and BLT's at a one off cover charge of $4.95. However, note that all shakes, floats etc. come at an additional cost
  • Wipeout Burger Bar is a poolside venue offering tacos, pizza, fries and burgers on a complimentary basis
  • Chef's Table is where the chef de cuisine and a sommelier host an intimate, five course food and wine paring at dinner for a maximum of just fourteen people. They will explain each choice prior to it being served. Cover charge is $95 per person, fully inclusive
  • Cupcake Cupboard offers several different varieties to the sweet toothed and the simply nostalgic alike. Mini cupcakes cost $1.50 each, with regular size versions at £2.75 each
  • Cafe Promenade is open 24/7, and offers free food such as filled croissants, sandwiches, and cookies, plus free tea and coffee. Speciality coffees also available at a supplement
  • Family amenities: Excellent and cover ages three to 17, of particular note is My Family Time Dining where those who register for the service get their little ones collected after 40 minutes to be taken back to their kids group while mum and dad finish their meal in comfort
  • Top accommodation: The Presidential Family Suite sleeps up to 14 (yes, 14!) in two master bedrooms with private baths, two smaller bedrooms, each with two Pullman beds and two twin beds plus two shower-only bathrooms and a private balcony with a hot tub, dining set and loungers.
  • Entertainment and facilities: Lots of entertainment on offer, most of it fairly traditional in nature although the teen spa facility is a new and very popular option
  • Tipping: Variable although proposed rates are posted on ship TV, passengers opting for My Time Dining must prepay their tips at the ship rate while other passengers have the choice whether to pay or not.

48 Independence of the Seas Cruise Holidays found

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Summer Royal Sampler from Southampton

Date: 30 Aug 2019

Duration: 3 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£416
Inside
Per Person
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£435 Outside

£484 Balcony

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Belgium & France from Southampton

Date: 28 May 2020

Duration: 3 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
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£435
Inside
Per Person
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£484 Outside

£629 Balcony

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An Overnight in Paris from Southampton

Date: 28 Oct 2020

Duration: 3 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£435
Inside
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£484 Outside

£629 Balcony

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Irish Delights from Southampton

Date: 24 May 2020

Duration: 4 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£484
Inside
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£532 Outside

£678 Balcony

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Netherlands, Belgium & France from Southampton

Date: 24 Oct 2020

Duration: 4 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£485
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£533 OUTSIDE

£679 BALCONY

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France, Spain & Portugal from Southampton

Date: 19 Oct 2019

Duration: 7 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£678
Inside
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£872 Outside

£1,163 Balcony

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Summer France & Spain from Southampton

Date: 24 Aug 2019

Duration: 6 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
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£745
Inside
Per Person
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£852 Outside

£969 Balcony

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Norway Adventure from Southampton

Date: 17 May 2020

Duration: 7 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
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£851
Inside
Per Person
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£968 Outside

£1,113 Balcony

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Norway Adventure from Southampton

Date: 17 Jul 2020

Duration: 8 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£1,007
Inside
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£1,163 Outside

£1,473 Balcony

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Mediterranean Cities from Southampton

Date: 26 Sep 2019

Duration: 12 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

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ABTA - 100% SAFE
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£1,049
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£1,299 OUTSIDE

£1,799 BALCONY

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Norway Adventure from Southampton

Date: 12 Jun 2020

Duration: 9 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
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£1,079
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£1,239 OUTSIDE

£1,559 BALCONY

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Canaries Adventure from Southampton

Date: 8 Oct 2019

Duration: 11 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

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ABTA - 100% SAFE
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£1,149
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£1,399 OUTSIDE

£1,699 BALCONY

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Canaries Adventure from Southampton

Date: 14 Sep 2019

Duration: 12 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
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£1,199
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£1,499 OUTSIDE

£1,999 BALCONY

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France, Spain & Portugal from Southampton

Date: 22 Aug 2020

Duration: 9 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£1,250
Inside
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£1,415 Outside

£1,657 Balcony

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Spanish Mediterranean from So'ton

Date: 2 Sep 2019

Duration: 12 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£1,260
Inside
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£1,551 Outside

£1,842 Balcony

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Mediterranean Beaches from So'ton

Date: 27 Jul 2019

Duration: 14 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£1,357
Inside
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£1,551 Outside

£2,036 Balcony

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Transatlantic from Ft. Lauderdale

Date: 1 May 2020

Duration: 16 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£1,402
INSIDE
Per Person
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£1,602 OUTSIDE

£1,834 BALCONY

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Western Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale

Date: 9 Dec 2020

Duration: 6 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£1,429
INSIDE
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£1,507 OUTSIDE

£1,614 BALCONY

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Western Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale

Date: 29 Nov 2020

Duration: 7 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£1,431
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£1,499 OUTSIDE

£1,606 BALCONY

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Portugal & Spain from Southampton

Date: 10 Oct 2020

Duration: 14 nights

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Line: Royal Caribbean

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
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£1,439
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
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£1,679 OUTSIDE

£2,079 BALCONY

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