Our Eastern Caribbean Cruise Schedule

Here’s where we are going!

Cruise Schedule:
March 21 Fort Lauderdale, Florida (depart at 5pm)
March 22 Cruising at Sea
March 23 San Juan, Puerto Rico (In port from 2:30pm-10pm)
March 24 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas (In port from 8am-6pm)
March 25 Philipsburg, St. Maarten (In port from 7am-6pm)
March 26 Cruising at Sea
March 27 Labadee, Haiti (In port from 8am-5pm)
March 28 Cruising at Sea
March 29 Fort Lauderdale, Florida (In port 6:30am)

Royal Caribbean Itinerary

Here are details and the final pricing of our Caribbean Cruise vacation package booked with Royal Caribbean. Use it as a reference when pricing out your own cruise. The pricing below reflects a vacation package for 2 adults, with round trip airfare included to and from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (from Upstate NY).

Cruise Details:
Itinerary: 8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Air Departure City: ROCHESTER, NY (ROC)
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean Int’l
Cruise Ship: Independence of the Seas
Dining Request: Second Early Seating
Bonus Offer: onboard credit in the amount of $75
Stateroom Category: L – Inside Stateroom – 1371
Your Price: $1,346.23
Airfare: $872.00
Insurance: Not Purchased
Total Price: $2,218.23

As I mentioned on my cruise tips page, early seating sucks. For whatever reason, late seating wasn’t an option in the pull-down menu on Travelocity’s site. I’m going to ask the Maitre d’ (while slipping him a $10) to switch us to late seating as soon as we get on board.

Our trip this year was actually $300 cheaper than last year’s Carnival cruise and we get an extra day at sea. Actually, we get 2 extra days of vacation because we’re flying into Fort Lauderdale early the day before. This way we can relax at the pool all day the day before we sail and not have to worry out about making/missing connecting flights the next morning. We barely made it to the ship on time last year because our layover’s were so tight. This year it’ll be smooth sailing.