5 Night Western Caribbean & Perfect Day on Independence of the Seas from Miami, Florida Arrivals Plaza Perfect Day at Coco Cay Aerial
The 5 Night Western Caribbean & Perfect Day from Miami, Florida visits Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; Miami, Florida. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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5 Night Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
Itinerary Overview
Explore Independence of the Seas
Day 1 - Miami, Florida
Day 2 - Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
Day 3 - Cruising
Day 4 - Cozumel, Mexico
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Miami, Florida
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Arrivals Plaza Perfect Day at Coco Cay Aerial
Arrivals Plaza Perfect Day at Coco Cay Aerial
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5 Night Western Caribbean & Perfect Day

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Leaving from
Miami, Florida
Onboard
Independence of the Seas
Day Port
1
Miami, Florida
Departs at 4:00 PM
2
Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3
Cruising
Day at sea
4
Cozumel, Mexico
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5
Cruising
Day at sea
6
Miami, Florida
Arrives at 6:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Independence of the Seas

Your ship
Independence of the Seas
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Independence of the Seas, Exterior Aerial
Aerial view of the new features on Independence of the Seas
Get to know
Independence of the Seas
This is a firm “no” to FOMO. Independence of the Seas® is giving cruising an injection of new adventures. Go head to head in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag clash in Battle for Planet Z℠. And score an awesome time and game-changing grub at Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade.

MAX OUT ON THRILLS

Gear up for an intergalactic glow-in-the-dark laser tag faceoff in Battle for Planet Z℠. Slide into action on The Perfect Storm℠ dueling waterslides. And soak up the good times at Splashaway Bay℠ water park. The new Independence of the Seas® is overflowing with activities.

BOLD FLAVORS ABOUND

Order up all your favorites from across the pond at Fish & Ships℠, or feast on made-to-order rolls at Izumi. It's game-on all day at Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade, and if you're craving a candy fix, head to Sugar Beach for a sweet surprise.

SURPRISES ON STAGE

Get ready for some summer lovin' at sea in Broadway's hit musical Grease. Or put on your dancing shoes and RSVP to the beat in Invitation To Dance. A storybook spectacular awaits in Once Upon a Time. And you can get your fill of glitter, glam and g-force spins at a spectacular ice-skating show in Studio B.

Day 1: Miami, Florida

Day 1
Miami
Florida
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Oleta River State Park Aerial, Miami, Florida
Oleta River State Park Aerial, Miami, Florida
Things to do in
Miami
Departs at 4:00 PM
Miami moves to a rhythm all its own— from the sun-drenched beaches to a diverse blend of cultures. Indulge in the glitzy chic of Miami Beach and explore Little Havana’s deep-rooted Cuban heritage. Unwind on Key Biscayne’s serene shorelines, pedal along Ocean Drive or paddle a kayak through Oleta River State Park’s winding mangrove channels. Head to Coconut Grove to take in the bohemian vibe. Tour the Vizcaya estate’s Renaissance-inspired gardens. Miami cruises give guests the opportunity to check out the Perez Art Museum’s contemporary collections. Whether it’s deep-sea fishing, Art Deco architecture, world-class cuisine or endless nightlife, adventure shines bright in The Magic City.
Art Deco Hotels Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida
Art Deco Hotels Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida

Sobe It

South Beach is a bright hot spot no matter what time of day. Soak up the sun along the shore and admire the Art Deco gems along lively Ocean Drive. Stroll busy Collins Avenue, sip mojitos in beach bars, dance in ultra-hip nightclubs, and enjoy the best people watching in the city.
Older Men Close Up Smoking Cuban Cigars, Miami, Florida
Older Men Close Up Smoking Cuban Cigars, Miami, Florida

Called Culture

Experience Miami’s Cuban traditions along Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Here you can wander streets filled with fiery salsa sounds and meet locals smoking cigars over a game of dominoes. From its colorfully painted rooster statues to its hand-rolled cigar shops and open-air fruit markets, this is as authentic as it gets.
Wynwood Mural, Miami, Florida
Wynwood Mural, Miami, Florida

Blank Canvas

Unleash your creative side with a jaunt through the Wynwood Art District during your Miami cruise. Every façade in this art-centric neighborhood comes decked out in vibrant life-size murals by globally recognized talents. And don’t miss Wynwood Walls, a collection of old warehouses adorned with abstract paintings, graffiti quotes and unique sculptures.
Ropa Vieja Plate, Miami, Florida
Ropa Vieja Plate, Miami, Florida

Local Cuisine

Miami is an international culinary powerhouse. Michelin-starred chefs fill many kitchens and Latin American flavors highlight many menus. You can’t miss the city’s signature Cuban food: Enjoy pastelitos (pastries) for breakfast, lunch on a famous frita (spicy burger), then savor ropa vieja (beef stew) for dinner. If seafood is your thing, crack into succulent stone crab claws, a true South Florida delicacy.
Bayside Marketplace Waterfront Mall, Miami, Florida
Bayside Marketplace Waterfront Mall, Miami, Florida

Shopping

Bayside Marketplace, across from the port, is a popular waterfront shopping spot for visitors. Locals love the quirky boutiques in Coconut Grove. Lincoln Road Mall spans 10 blocks of shops— and Miracle Mile is a long string of specialty stores. Cruise to Miami and head to Calle Ocho for hand-stitched guayabera shirts and hand-rolled Cuban cigars.

Day 2: Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas

Day 2
Perfect Day at CocoCay
Bahamas
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Arrivals Plaza Perfect Day at Coco Cay Aerial
Arrivals Plaza Perfect Day at Coco Cay Aerial
Things to do in
Perfect Day at CocoCay
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. Conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in The Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with your own Overwater Cabana.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Slide Aerial
Perfect Day Coco Cay Slide Aerial with Navigator of the Seas in Background

Thrill Waterpark

This is the perfect location for our adrenaline seekers to enjoy a day full of adventure. Take on the tallest waterslide in North America or get swept away in the Caribbean's biggest wave pool ever. Guests can have an active day bringing out their competitive side on the four-lane Splash Speedway racers or scale the rock-climbing wall in Adventure Pool.
Insider tip
Thrill Waterpark is busiest at 10:00 am, so get there early to beat the lines.
Father and Son by the Floating Cabanas at Perfect Day at Coco Cay
Father and Son by the Floating Cabanas at Perfect Day at Coco Cay

Coco Beach Club

Upgrade the way you unwind at our exclusive private retreat, Coco Beach Club® — where every moment is elevated. Drift along the infinity pool and indulge in top-notch cuisine from the clubhouse. Or go for the ultimate experience in the firstOverwater Cabanas in The Bahamas.
Insider tip
Remember to bring closed toe shoes if you plan to ride the zip line
COMING JANUARY 2024
Hideaway Beach at Perfect Day at Coco Cay
Hideaway Beach at Perfect Day at Coco Cay

Hideaway Beach

You’ve finally found the ultimate beach front party in paradise just for adults — Hideaway Beach℠ only on Royal Caribbean. Swim right up to the popping Hideaway Bar℠, fueled by non-stop DJ-spun beats. Or soak up the rhythms at four more watering holes serving expertly crafted libations. Keep the energy fed with tasty pizzas from Slice of Paradise℠ and flavorful all-American faves from Snack Shack. Plus, amp up the chill in your exclusive pool at one of The Hideout cabanas. The ultimate beach bash debuts January 2024 — at the award-winning Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Snack Shack Exterior Guest Eating
Perfect Day Coco Cay Snack Shack Exterior Guest Eating

Island Dining

Perfect Day at CocoCay offers loads of options to fuel up in between adventures. Like harborside views, chicken wings and fries with signature dipping sauces at Captain Jack’s®. Freshly grilled burgers and barbecued chicken at Skipper’s Grill. And a full menu of Caribbean-style bites at Chill Grill. Looking to savor the suite life onshore? Access to the exclusive Coco Beach Club® includes elevated Mediterranean flavors paired with breathtaking ocean views.

THRILLS & CHILLS

There’s no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ vacation — especially on Perfect Day® at CocoCay®. Whether your ideal beach getaway involves larger-than-life thrills or unwinding at a peaceful waterfront chill spot, you’ll find there’s no right or wrong way to make the most out of your adventure when you hop onboard the best CocoCay cruises.

Day 3: Cruising

Day 3
Cruising
At Sea
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Best Friends Skating
Friends Helping Each Other Ice Skate
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Perfect Storm Activity, Liberty of the Seas
Adult and kid enjoying slides of Perfect Storm

Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠

Grab your bravest friend and challenge them to a test of speed. The ride of your life awaits on twin racers Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠ — part of The Perfect Storm℠, the boldest waterslides at sea. As you speed through, long, translucent stretches offer sea views as exhilarating as the ride itself.

Laser Tag: Battle for Planet Z℠

Two forces clash in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag faceoff for control of the last planet for light years around. Will your team claim it? Take aim and find out in Battle for Planet Z℠.
Symphony of the Seas Flowrider Boy Body Surfing
Flowrider Boy Body Surfing

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
Man Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 4: Cozumel, Mexico

Day 4
Cozumel
Mexico
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Couple Climbing up the Ruins Pyramid, Cozumel, Mexico
Couple Climbing up the Ruins Pyramid, Cozumel, Mexico
Things to do in
Cozumel
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.
A Cultural and Historical Ruin in Cozumel, Mexico
A Cultural and Historical Ruin in Cozumel, Mexico

Temple Trekking

Get up close and personal with Maya history at San Gervasio, the largest ancient Maya site on Cozumel, which dates back to as early as A.D. 300.
Insider tip
Remember to tip between 10% and 15%.
Dolphin Peaks Head out of Water, Cozumel, Mexico
Dolphin Peaks Head out of Water, Cozumel, Mexico

Dive Into Adventure

At Chankanaab National Park, you’ll find everything from snorkeling and scuba to swimming with dolphins.
Insider tip
If you’re planning on taking a snorkeling excursion, make sure to bring organic sunscreen— it’s a federal regulation.
Punta Sur National Park, Cozumel, Mexico
Punta Sur National Park, Cozumel, Mexico

Natural Thrills

Reconnect with nature while wandering the endless mangroves, beaches and reefs in Punta Sur National Park during your Cozumel cruise.
Insider tip
Most of the vendors only barter with cash, so be sure to bring some.
Authentic  Cozumel Shrimp Tacos

Local Cuisine

Cozumel’s cuisine is dominated by Mexican, American and international cuisine. Fresh seafood is always a good choice, and so is the cochinita pibil— a slow-roasted, highly seasoned pork dish. Cool off with a michelada, made with beer and freshly squeezed lime juice over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Or keep it traditional with Mexico’s signature spirit, tequila.
Mexico Cozumel Local Shopping Luchador Wrestling Mask
Local Shopping Luchador Wrestling Mask

Shopping

For great deals and guaranteed stores, walk along the waterfront on Avenue Rafael E. Melgar, a mile-long strip in San Miguel. And be sure to check out the Chile Tequila Factory for a sampling of Mexico’s favorite spirit.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
Cruising
At Sea
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Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Playmaker's Football Helmet Sundae
Playmaker's Football Helmet Sundae

Playmakers℠ Bar & Arcade

With a menu of game-day favorites and icy-cold draughts on tap, anything you order at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade is a winner. And while you’re working on a signature Playmakers Burger or the five-scoop Touchdown Sundae, you can catch your home team live on dozens of screens or face off against your friends in the arcade.
Fish and Ships Venue
Fish and Ships Venue by the Pool

Fish & Ships℠

Savor delicious fare at Fish & Ships℠, a seaside seafood spot that’s just steps from the pool. No need to hop across the pond for a basket of freshly battered cod and hand cut fries. You can get the British classic comfort food right here, plus crispy calamari, savory battered sausage, and even a frosty pint of brew.
Antipasti Appetizer Giovannis Table
Italian salami, prosciutto, roasted peppers, olives & Gambonzola cheese. Best cruise dining at Giovanni's Table restaurant.

Giovanni's Table

Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.
Lobster and Crab Dish at Chef's Table
Lobster & Alaska king crab main entree, served at the Elegant Chefs Table restaurant. One of the best cruise line fine dining

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.

Day 6: Miami, Florida

Day 6
Miami
Florida
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Miami Beach Sandy Beach Sun Ocean
Miami Beach Sandy Beach Sun Ocean
Things to do in
Miami
Arrives at 6:00 AM
Miami moves to a rhythm all its own— from the sun-drenched beaches to a diverse blend of cultures. Indulge in the glitzy chic of Miami Beach and explore Little Havana’s deep-rooted Cuban heritage. Unwind on Key Biscayne’s serene shorelines, pedal along Ocean Drive or paddle a kayak through Oleta River State Park’s winding mangrove channels. Head to Coconut Grove to take in the bohemian vibe. Tour the Vizcaya estate’s Renaissance-inspired gardens. Miami cruises give guests the opportunity to check out the Perez Art Museum’s contemporary collections. Whether it’s deep-sea fishing, Art Deco architecture, world-class cuisine or endless nightlife, adventure shines bright in The Magic City.
Art Deco Hotels Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida
Art Deco Hotels Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida

Sobe It

South Beach is a bright hot spot no matter what time of day. Soak up the sun along the shore and admire the Art Deco gems along lively Ocean Drive. Stroll busy Collins Avenue, sip mojitos in beach bars, dance in ultra-hip nightclubs, and enjoy the best people watching in the city.
Older Men Close Up Smoking Cuban Cigars, Miami, Florida
Older Men Close Up Smoking Cuban Cigars, Miami, Florida

Called Culture

Experience Miami’s Cuban traditions along Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Here you can wander streets filled with fiery salsa sounds and meet locals smoking cigars over a game of dominoes. From its colorfully painted rooster statues to its hand-rolled cigar shops and open-air fruit markets, this is as authentic as it gets.
Wynwood Mural, Miami, Florida
Wynwood Mural, Miami, Florida

Blank Canvas

Unleash your creative side with a jaunt through the Wynwood Art District during your Miami cruise. Every façade in this art-centric neighborhood comes decked out in vibrant life-size murals by globally recognized talents. And don’t miss Wynwood Walls, a collection of old warehouses adorned with abstract paintings, graffiti quotes and unique sculptures.
Ropa Vieja Plate, Miami, Florida
Ropa Vieja Plate, Miami, Florida

Local Cuisine

Miami is an international culinary powerhouse. Michelin-starred chefs fill many kitchens and Latin American flavors highlight many menus. You can’t miss the city’s signature Cuban food: Enjoy pastelitos (pastries) for breakfast, lunch on a famous frita (spicy burger), then savor ropa vieja (beef stew) for dinner. If seafood is your thing, crack into succulent stone crab claws, a true South Florida delicacy.
Bayside Marketplace Waterfront Mall, Miami, Florida
Bayside Marketplace Waterfront Mall, Miami, Florida

Shopping

Bayside Marketplace, across from the port, is a popular waterfront shopping spot for visitors. Locals love the quirky boutiques in Coconut Grove. Lincoln Road Mall spans 10 blocks of shops— and Miracle Mile is a long string of specialty stores. Cruise to Miami and head to Calle Ocho for hand-stitched guayabera shirts and hand-rolled Cuban cigars.

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