7 Nights – 14th Annual Halloween Cruise

Aquafest Private Event

Departs from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 25, 2015 returning November 01, 2015

Royal Caribbean - Independence of the Seas
Departing round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico, Philipsburg/St. Maarten, Basseterre, with 3 days at sea.



14th Annual Halloween Cruise from Fort Lauderdale Sailing to the Eastern Caribbean!

With Prizes up to $1000 & GLBT Celebrity Entertainment

We are back for our 14th Anniversary on the spectacular Independence of the Seas, one of our favorite ships of all!!! Meet the Freedom class – ships that ensure you'll never run out of things to do. Hang ten on the FlowRider­, or ice skate, rock climb, and mini golf. Make a splash in the H2O Zone water park with water guns and interactive geysers. Or simply relax in whirlpools extending 12 feet beyond the sides of the ship. Plus, check out new features on Freedom of the Seas­ and Liberty of the Seas­ – including the DreamWorks Experience, outdoor movie screen, 3D movie theater, and more.

You can parade your amazing Halloween costume on the Royal Promenade!

More Aquafest Value...

  • Private shows with guest celebrities on Halloween
  • $1000 Grand Prize for BEST Halloween Costume!
  • Gay and Lesbian GayMe Shows
  • Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at Sea
  • Gay DJ on Halloween
  • Themed Dance Parties
  • Private Group Cocktail Party
  • Group Dining
  • Aquafest Cruise Directors
  • Gay Olympics and Sporting Events
  • Gay Beach Party on Halloween
  • Singles Get-togethers
  • Couples Get-togethers
  • Lesbian Get-togethers
  • Afternoon T-Dance on Halloween
  • Private AquaQuest Shore Excursions

Activities and Amenities vary by sailing date.

Independence of the Seas

Meet Independence of the Seas­, a marvel of maritime engineering, packed with all the phenomenal onboard experiences you'd expect from our Freedom class of ships—including the FlowRider­ surf simulator, a rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, cantilevered whirlpools, Royal Promenade, mini golf course, and much more. It's your most incredible vacation yet!


  • VitalitySM Spa with extensive treatment menu including medi-spa and acupuncture
  • 4 pools including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat*
  • 6 whirlpools, two of them cantilevered whirlpools overlooking the ocean
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center, with classes including yoga and tai chi
  • Library and Card Room
  • NEW! Poolside, outdoor movie screen
  • Concierge Club and Diamond Lounge**


  • FlowRider­ surf simulator
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Mini-golf course
  • Full-sized basketball court
  • Full-sized boxing ring


  • Main Dining Room with complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • More complimentary options including Windjammer Café, Jade Sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine, Sorrento's Pizza, Café Promenade for coffee and pastries/snacks, and room service*
  • Specialty restaurants Chops Grille steakhouse and Portofino Italian restaurant, where for one low cover charge you can choose any items off the menu from appetizer to dessert*
  • Casual dining and snacks at Johnny Rockets and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream*
  • NEW - The Cupcake Cupboard, a vintage-style gourmet bakery with 30 types of cupcakes*
  • NEW - Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant

*Late night service charge applies to room service orders between midnight and 5:00 a.m. Additional charges apply for specialty dining venues. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are charged separately and are offered at current bar menu prices.

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NOTE: Access to Aquafest EVENTS is EXCLUSIVE to guests booked through Aquafest. We regret that reservations through any other travel agency or through Royal Caribbean International directly will not be allowed entrance into our private events. Thank you.


DayPorts of CallArrivalDeparture
1 Fort Lauderdale, Florida ---4:00 PM
2 At Sea ------
3 San Juan, Puerto Rico 4:00 PM11:00 PM
4 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 10:00 AM7:00 PM
5 Basseterre, St. Kitts 7:00 AM5:00 PM
6 At Sea ------
7 At Sea ------
8 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7:00 AM---

Arrival and departure times may vary slightly.

Deposit: $250pp (suites may require a higher deposit)
Final Payment: Final Payment: Due on July 24, 2015

Additional Info: Entertainment | Ship Info | Public Areas | Deck Plans | Pricing | Pre/Post (Add-Ons)

** These rates are not held in allotment and subject to change at market rate by Royal Caribbean International and without notice.

All advertised events are exclusive to guests who book through Aquafest only. Aquafest Cruises are group events and not chartered vessels. All rates are cruise only and per person, based on double occupancy subject to availability at time of booking. Non-discountable fees and taxes, airfare, air taxes and transfers are additional. A $30 processing fee is addition and subject to change without notice. Events based on a minimum of 50 group passengers. Pricing and other information may change without notice. We reserve the right to correct errors. Information and pricing are subject to change without notice. All cancellations are subject to a $50 per booking cancellation fee from Aquafest in addition to any vendor cancellation penalties. Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended for all reservations. More information will be provided to you at the time of booking confirmation. Please contact us for a more detailed description of restrictions, cancellations, and penalties.

Please ask us about rates for Suites, Mini-Suites, and other cabin categories not shown. If you are a PAST PASSENGER, Senior citizen, Military, or have Special Coupon Offers, please advise your Aquafest agent at the time of booking.

Aquafest Cancellation Policy

  • All Cancellations are subject to a $50 per guest cancellation fee
  • 74-57 days prior to departure 350.00 per guest
  • 56-29 days before sailing 75% per guest
  • 28 days or less 100% per guest