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Independence of the Seas
Lifestyles Takeover Cruise


November 15-22, 2014


NOW A PROVEN FACT -- Lifestyles / Swinger Cruises are the hottest venue in the lifestyle world today. Lifestyles Cruise®, in conjunction with SwingersCruise.com, bring to you our THIRD amazing Couples Cruise for 2014. What a home run event the 2012 Freedom of the Seas was on the first lifestyle takeover cruise on a Freedom Class Ship! The Independence of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's largest cruise ships, hosting over 2000 couples for a memorable week long party cruise. Remember the days of the Lifestyles Conventions? 3000 Couples all taking over multiple hotels, making a long weekend of socializing with like-minded couples. The Independence of the Seas brings back this fun as Lifestyles Cruises® offers to you the cruise of a lifetime. Talk about making memories!

Each of these ships totally sold out more than one year in advance of the cruise. This speaks leagues for the popularity of these cruises. Now Lifestyles Cruise® is bringing you another (7) nights of pure ecstasy in NOVEMBER 2014 with ports you will just love and adult entertainment. No kids, no worries, just relaxing during the day and partying all night long ... not to mention exotic ports of call. Proof Positive these ships sail with no problems, this is now the tenth Total Take-Over Cruise in our line-up. We are sure this cruise will add to the ongoing success of these amazing Lifestyle Events.

What a beautiful ship! The INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS is a 5-Star cruise ship with multiple pools, bars, dining areas, golfing, rock climbing, Surf / Wave Machine and more. Cruise ships are the perfect Lifestyle venue ... as they take you away from the pesky rules and regulations imposed by local municipalities on clubs, they let the party rock. With over 2000 couples ready to party for seven nights, multiple night clubs and play rooms, themed parties and exciting excursions, this will be your most memorable Lifestyle Vacation. So, if you want a choice cabin on this ship, please do not sit on the fence and &qout;miss the boat."

This Lifestyles Cruise® Take-Over Cruise will cost you about the same as spending the same time at Hedonism II or Desire Resort, yet offer you ten times the number of couples, making it very easy to find couples you are compatible with. The last ship we took out in January 2013 was a total blast and everyone had a great time.

If you missed out on the last Lifestyle Take-Over Cruise because you waited too long to make the decision ... you missed the time of your life! Now is your chance to grab a great cabin on the INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS sailing. We have this set-up for you now where you can select the cabin of your dreams, and not worry about cancellation penalties. You can secure this cruise for just a deposit and payment structure and have ZERO CANCELLATION PENALTIES. If you decide you can't go on the cruise, SwingersCruise.com will work diligently to resell your cabin and promptly send you the cash! So, don't lose out, lock yourself into a cabin now with virtually no risk. Just click "Book Online Now" and choose the best cabin category for you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us. We have been on ALL of the past Lifestyle Take-Over Cruises and we can literally answer any question you may have from themes, dress, play areas, entertainment ... everything. We even have a website where you can meet other couples going on this cruise.

Ship Highlights
  • Chefmakers Cooking Academy
  • FlowRider®
  • H2O Zone
  • Cantilevered whirlpools
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Royal Promenade
  • Extensive WiFi capabilities and connectivity for cell phones
  • Full-size, flat-screen TVs in every stateroom
  • Themed bars and lounges
  • Adventure Ocean® youth facilities
  • Fitness Center and Day Spa
  • Full-size Everlast boxing ring
  • Casino RoyaleSM
  • Presidential Family Suite
  • Sports Pool
  • Full-size sports court
  • 9-hole miniature golf course
  • Johnny Rockets® '50s-style restaurant
  • Portofino Italian Restaurant
  • Chops Grille
  • Ben & Jerry's® ice cream
  • Vintages wine bar
  • Boleros Latin-themed lounge
  • Sorrento's pizza

 

Nudity will be allowed at the pools while at sea and when using "tendered ports". Provocative and revealing clothing is not considered nudity, so your evening entertainment can be fun and exciting as long as genitals are covered. Shirts, wraps and shoes required in food areas. There will be no open sexual activity allowed anywhere except your cabin and dedicated play rooms. We hope everyone will respect these rules so the cruise line allows us back year after year.

So who's coming on the trip? Probably many couples you already know, and many couples you would love to know. These adventures always produce life-long friendships! Previous cruises had age ranges anywhere from early 20's to 60, all shapes and sizes. The best part about a cruise ship this size is everyone is there for the same concept and there is enough diversity in the couples so there is someone for everyone. No obligation to do anything but feel sexy and have a good time with your honey. Now that makes a fun trip!

Cabins on these cruises SELL FAST. Especially the Suites and Balconies are generally sold within weeks of a ship release. Make your reservations now to make sure you get exactly the cabin you want. With a very liberal cancellation policy, the time is now to lock down your spot on this absolutely crazy event.

Depart
Arrive
Destination
Day
5:30 PM
 
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Nov 15, 2014
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At Sea Day
Nov 16, 2014
5:00 PM
9:00 AM
Labadee, Haiti
Nov 17, 2014
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At Sea Day
Nov 18, 2014
6:00 PM
10:30 AM
Rotan, Honduras
Nov 19, 2014
7:00 PM
9:00 AM
Cozumel, Mexico
Nov 20, 2014
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At Sea Day
Nov 21, 2014
 
5:30 AM
Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Nov 22, 2014

Cabins

InteriorN/Q - Interior Stateroom
 
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (152 sq. ft.

InteriorK/L/M- Interior Stateroom
 
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (152 sq. ft.)

Ocean View StateroomG/H/I - Large Oceanview Stateroom
 
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (183 sq. ft.)

Promenade  StateroomPR - Promanade Stateroom
 
A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (169 sq. ft.)

Ocean View StateroomF - Large Oceanview Stateroom
 
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (200 sq. ft.)

Oceanview Balcony StateroomE1/E2 - Deluxe Balcony Stateroom
 
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.)
 
Please note: Staterooms 8410, 8710, 9404 & 9704 have a single door with a window and limited ocean view.

Oceanview Balcony StateroomD1/D2/D3 - Superior Balcony Stateroom
 
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. (214 sq. ft., balcony 42 sq. ft.)

Junior SuiteJS - Junior Suite
 
Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub, and a sitting area (nice place to sit for cocktails) with sofa bed. (293 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)

Grand SuiteGS - Grand Suite
 
Queen-size bed, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. Nice large cabin. (358-384 sq. ft., balcony 106 sq. ft.)

Owner's SuiteOS - Owners Suite
 
Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. (594.2 sq. ft., balcony 204.5 sq. ft.)

Royal SuiteRoyal Suite
 
Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed and private bathroom. (1,358.4 sq. ft., balcony 313.2 sq. ft.)

Dining

Main Dining Room

The world-class food and décor in the main dining rooms makes them the perfect choice for groups both large and small. From heavenly entrees to delectable desserts-and dining options to suit a range of vacationing needs- this is fine dining that everyone can enjoy.

Our Traditional Dining option allows you to preselect your ideal dining time for the length of your cruise vacation. It's the perfect way to relax and enjoy your cruise vacation as you like-at the spa, in the pool, or on an exciting shore adventure-and know you'll always have a reserved time and table waiting for you in our main dining room. With our Traditional Dining service you will be assigned a dinner table for our main or second seating for the duration of the cruise based on your preferred seating time and availability.

Menu - Menus feature VitalityTM items, which are lower in fat, as well as vegetarian options. Kosher meals are also available if arranged in advance. Menus change daily throughout your cruise and can vary from ship to ship. We also modify dishes seasonally to use the freshest ingredients available.

Dress Suggestion - During the day, casual clothes are fine for the main dining room. In the evening, there are three distinct types of dress onboard: casual, smart casual and formal.
 
The number of smart casual and formal nights is at the ship's discretion, the general guide for evening dress is as follows:
 
7-Night

  • Casual - 4
  • Smart Casual - 1
  • Formal - 2

 
During the day, casual clothes are fine for the main dining room. In the evening, there are three distinct types of dress onboard: casual, smart casual and formal. Bare feet or bathing suits are not allowed at any time in the dining room and shorts are not permitted at dinner. Each ship also offers a variety of casual dining options, for example, the Windjammer Café.

Serving

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: Noon - 2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: Main Seating 6:15 p.m., Second Seating 8:30 p.m.

Please note: Opening and closing times vary by ship.

Reservations - When you make your reservation, you will be assigned a dinner table for the duration of the cruise based on your preferred seating time and availability. We will make every effort to accommodate requests to sit with friends or to change your table assignment whenever possible. There is open seating during breakfast and lunch.

Costs - All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea or lemonade) in the main dining room are included in the price of your cruise. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices.

Hours - Hours listed may vary according to the ship and itinerary, so be sure to check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner.

Chops Grill

Chops Grille is a guest favorite, the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or simply be treated to a fantastic dinner. Enjoy juicy steaks, fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and delicious desserts in an elegant atmosphere. From filet mignon to mesquite-grilled salmon, Chops Grille offers much more than simple meat and potatoes.

Dishes at Chops Grille are seasoned with our Royal Culinary CollectionsTM blend of spices. Meat dishes offer a choice of traditional béarnaise sauce, our famous peppercorn sauce, garlic-herb butter or Royal Caribbean steak sauce. A wide selection of Royal Culinary CollectionsTM mustard is also available.

Menu - Menus change daily and can vary from ship to ship. We also modify dishes seasonally to use the freshest ingredients available. Chops Grille proudly features Seattle's Best Coffee® Fresh Roasted Blends and Specialty Beverages, served at current bar menu prices.

Where You'll Find It - Chops Grille is featured on our Radiance class ships, Freedom class ships, Mariner of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas.

Dress Suggestion - We suggest smart casual attire in Chops Grille - jackets for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. On formal evenings onboard, formal attire is also appropriate in the restaurant; which includes suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.

Serving - Dinner: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Please note: Opening and closing times vary by ship.

Reservations - Reservations are recommended; please allow two hours for dining. You can begin the reservation process now or once onboard through RCTV* in your stateroom or call the restaurant directly. Telephone numbers can be found in your stateroom. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a minimum of $10 USD.

Costs - A nominal fee of $25 USD applies per dining guest, including gratuities. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices.

Hours - Hours listed may vary according to the ship and itinerary, so be sure to check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner.

Portofino

From the first bite of the antipasto to the last spoonful of tiramisu, dining in the elegant atmosphere of Portofino is an evening to remember. Sample some of our chef's new creations or have one of your favorites prepared the classic way. Either way, you won't be disappointed.

On certain nights of your cruise, join our cast of characters for a night of mystery, intrigue and lots of laughs. Our professional cast will host an evening of theater where you are the detectives. Solve the crime over an exquisite multiple course dinner paired with fine wine and fun for all. There are limited spaces available for this exclusive event held once per week, so book early to reserve your night of Royal Caribbean International's, Mystery Dinner Theater.

Or, if you'd prefer a more relaxing dining adventure, join us on certain nights for Vini d'Italia - an Italian Wine Dinner Experience. Executive Chef Marco Marrama and Corporate Executive Chef Josef Jungwirth have created an exquisite four course seasonal meal designed to perfectly complement wines from the Frescobaldi family, one of the leading wine-producers in Italy. Whether you're a wine aficionado or just eager to learn more, you'll be sure to enjoy learning all about the wine pairings in this unique culinary experience. Be sure to book early for this limited dining opportunity.

Menu - We modify dishes seasonally to use the freshest ingredients available. Portofino proudly features Seattle's Best Coffee® Fresh Roasted Blends and Specialty Beverages, served at current bar menu prices.

Where You'll Find It - Portofino is featured on our Radiance class ships, Voyager class ships, and Freedom class ships.

Dress Suggestion - We suggest smart casual attire in Portofino - jackets for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. On formal evenings, formal attire is also appropriate in the restaurant. This includes suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.

Serving - Dinner: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Please note: Opening and closing times vary by ship.

Reservations - Reservations are recommended; please allow two hours for dining. You can begin the reservation process now or once onboard through RCTV in your stateroom or call the restaurant directly. Telephone numbers can be found in your stateroom. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a minimum of $10 USD.

Costs - A nominal fee ranging from $20 - $25 USD applies per dining guest, including gratuities. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices.

Hours - Hours listed may vary according to the ship and itinerary, so be sure to check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner.

Room Service

Maybe you want to sleep in or just spend a night relaxing in your stateroom; either way, you still have to eat. That's why we offer room service to all our guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hours a day (late night service charge applies). So go ahead and have breakfast in bed or enjoy a sweet temptation dessert on your balcony. After all, you're on vacation.

Menu - The room service menu can be found in the Cruise Services Directory in your stateroom and offers selections for all meals and light snacks.

Where You'll Find It - Room service is offered on every ship in our fleet.

Dress Suggestion - Anything from pajamas to tuxedos - it's up to you.

Serving - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: 24 hours a day

Costs - All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea or lemonade) delivered by room service are included in the price of your cruise (however a late night service charge applies). Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices.

Hours - Hours listed may vary according to the ship and itinerary, so be sure to check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner.

Activities

The special entertainment and activities have not been announced for this cruise as of April 1, 2013. You can count on sexually oriented nightly themed parties, energy-charged daily sponsored pool parties full of music, contests, dancing, and a lot of giveaways from cruise sponsors.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the US Passport requirements?
  2. What Gratuities are included in the gratuities and port charges?
  3. What are the rules of conduct on-board?
  4. What are some examples of beverage prices and are gratuities included on beverages?
  5. Is there an Unlimited Soda Plan?
  6. What is the cabin equipped with?
  7. What is included in the Cruise?
  8. What Additional Charges May I Expect

 
 


What are the US Passport requirements?
As of June 1, 2010, per the US State department, all United States citizens now NEED A PASSPORT to return to the United States following a cruise. To avoid problems, the cruise line will not allow you to embark without a valid passport! Don't try it because there are no refunds if you are not allowed to board the ship.
 
This is an April 2013 cruise, so you have plenty of time to apply for your United States passport, or update your non-US Passport. Non-US citizens are responsible to verify if you will need a Visa for your specific nationality.
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What Gratuities are included in the gratuities and port charges
All dining and stateroom gratuities are included in your additional charges fees. This eliminates all of the envelope gratuities payments from past cruise experiences. Alcoholic beverages, soda, and coffee drinks are not included in the gratuities, therefore Royal Caribbean will automatically add 15% to each of your individual bar tabs.
 
Additional tips are always welcome for the crew members that go the extra mile for you, especially your bartenders and room stewards.
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What are the rules of conduct on-board?
This is considered an OFF PREMISE VACATION PARTY. We want you to clearly understand the terms to which we have agreed with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to bring you this unique lifestyle experience. Our hope is to continue to offer Lifestyle cruise charters, and with your help in adhering to the rules listed below:
 
  • Nudity will be allowed at all pool areas and spa tubs while you are on board the ship. Nudity is not allowed in any food area except the pool deck snack bars.
  • Discretion should be exercised with public displays of affection (PDA's) Security will be strong at this event and you will be asked to leave if you are performing sexual acts in public areas other than designated play rooms and passenger staterooms.
  • The Playrooms will be open every day with set times to be announced.
  • Special Themed Lifestyle parties will be provided at which nudity will be allowed.
  • We always recommend safe sexual practices. Condoms will be available.
  • Please properly dispose of any used safe sex products in receptacles when using playrooms, so cruise employees are not required to deal with it.
  • Sexually explicit games are fun, just remember there are limits to how far you can take it when in public and being watched by RC security cameras. We want you to have fun, just use discretion so we are allowed back next year.
  • For the comfort of the Royal Caribbean Staff, all cabin doors must be closed.
  • Under no circumstances is the ship's crew allowed to fraternize with the passengers. This is grounds for immediate dismissal of the crew member.
  • Please treat all areas with respect, just as you would in a hotel, any other public space, or even your own home.
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What are some examples of beverage prices and are gratuities included on beverages?
  1. Domestic to Imported Beers range from $3.50 - $5.95 (ex: Coors Lt 3.50, Corona $4.50 and Guinness $5.95)
  2. Frozen drinks $4.95 to $7.50
  3. Wine $4.75 - $7.00
  4. Soda - Unlimited Drink Passes can be purchased on-board.
  5. Specialty Coffee drinks $5.00

 
Gratuities are not included on bar/beverage tabs. An automatic gratuity will be added.
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Is there an Unlimited Soda Plan?
Yes, we do not have the price of this pass at the time of this posting.
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What is the cabin equipped with?
Cabins include: refrigerators, hair dryers, bathrobes, TV, VCR, safe, and phone.
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What is included in the Cruise?
7 Night cruise with 4 Ports of Call, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (all meals) (Dine anytime ), Entertainment, Port charges, Sexually themed parties, Playrooms, Daily Activities, Fitness room, 24 hour room service, coffee, tea, ice cream, and pizza.
 
Additional charges that will be added at time of full payment are included in your quote/invoice . This mandatory payment is for Royal Caribbean to cover government fees, entertainment, enhanced security and gratuities for the dining and stateroom staff. This can and is subject to change based on increasing fuel charges.
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What Additional Charges May I Expect?
Specialty Restaurant
Shore excursions ( Optional and range from a variety of choices )
Spa services, and some fitness classes (Pilates, Yoga)
Alcohol and Beverages
Gratuities on Alcohol and beverages ( automatically added to your bill )
Photographs ( optional to have taken ... such as formal night)
Gift shop items
Vendor items
Casino Gambling, Wedding services
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Rates

This is a private charter just for our group. As such, there are a host of special amenities, parties, entertainers, and events. All for prices below the brochure rates of the cruise line.

Deposit
Rate
 Cabin
$ 10000.00
$10450.00 p/p
 Royal Suite
$ 4000.00
$4500.00 p/p*
 Royal Family Suite
$ 4000.00
$5450.00 p/p
 Owner's Suite
$ 3000.00
$3450.00 p/p
 Grand Suite
$ 2500.00
$2850.00 p/p
 Aft Junior Suite
$ 2500.00
$2650.00 p/p
 Junior Suite
$ 1000.00
$1675.00 p/p
 Aft D1 Balcony
$ 1000.00
$1575.00 p/p
 D1 Balcony
$ 1000.00
$1575.00 p/p
 D2 Balcony
$ 1000.00
$1575.00 p/p
 D3 Balcony
$ 1000.00
$1575.00 p/p
 Aft E1 Balcony
$ 1000.00
$1475.00 p/p
 E1 Balcony
$ 1000.00
$1575.00 p/p
 Aft E2 Balcony
$ 1000.00
$1475.00 p/p
 E2 Balcony
$ 1000.00
$1050.00 p/p
 F Oceanview Stateroom
$ 1000.00
$975.00 p/p
 G Oceanview Stateroom
$ 1000.00
$975.00 p/p
 H Oceanview Stateroom
$ 1000.00
$975.00 p/p
 I Oceanview Stateroom
$ 800.00
$825.00 p/p
 K Interior Stateroom
$ 800.00
$825.00 p/p
 L Interior Stateroom
$ 800.00
$825.00 p/p
 M Interior Stateroom
$ 800.00
$925.00 p/p
 PR Promenade Stateroom
$ 800.00
$775.00 p/p
 N Interior Stateroom
$ 800.00
$775.00 p/p
 Q Interior Stateroom
Notes
  • Prices are land only, per person, double occupancy
  • Prices do not include the all-inclusive soft drink package which is optional.
  • Trip insurance is available and strongly recommended
  • Prices do not include Port Charges, taxes and Fees estimated to be $375.00 p/p for Staterooms and $410.00 p/p for Suites
  • * Royal Family Suite & Family Promenade has a minimum occupancy of 4 passengers

Payment Schedule:
  • Deposit due at booking
  • First Payment due: June 10, 2013
  • Second Payment due: November 10, 2013
  • Final payment due: April 10, 2014
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