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About Cozumel, MexicoIndependence of the Seas
Cruise Itinerary
RLC V Excursions Updated!

The Independence of the Seas from Royal Caribbean is one of the biggest, fastest and most luxurious passenger vessels in service today, served by a crew of 1360 on 15 decks. With a gross tonnage of 154,407, it can truly be said that the rock-themed benefit voyage will be a “heavy” experience for both bands and fans. The ship, almost as long as four football fields, cruises at 21.6 knots and is scheduled for a port stop in Cozumel, Mexico.

RLC V Cruise ItineraryThe main attraction of the cruise is, of course, multiple performances by the Rock Legends bands aboard. The ship offers no fewer than three performance venues for Rock Legends Cruise V bands:  the Pool Deck, Alhambra Theatre and Studio B/Ice Rink. All artists will perform 2-3 shows, festival style and a schedule of performances will be released closer to the sail date. This format will allow individuals to come and go between venues to see different bands. Our aim is to allow each and every Rock Legends Cruise V passenger to have an opportunity, over the course of the voyage, to see the bands they wish to see.

The ship also features onboard surfing thanks to its FlowRider wave generator, a full-sized volleyball/basketball court, cantilevered whirlpools and a range of gourmet restaurants.

Cruise Itinerary

Thu, Jan 19, 2017Ft. Lauderdale, FLDeparts: 5:30 pmBoarding is 1:30 - 3:30 pm. The gangway goes up at 4:00 pm and no one is allowed to board after that!
Fri, Jan 20, 2017Cruising at Sea
Sat, Jan 21, 2017Cozumel, MexicoArrives: 10:30 am
Departs: 3:30 pm
Plan to be back onboard by 3:00 pm. The ship WILL leave without you.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017Cruising at Sea
Mon, Jan 23, 2017Ft. Lauderdale, FLArrives: 7:00 amDon't book your return flight prior to noon! Even if the weather is great and the ship arrives on time, it takes time to disembark and get through customs.

Port Everglades

Port Everglades is South Florida’s “powerhouse port” and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States. Located on the southeast coast of the Florida peninsula, Port Everglades is one of the top three cruise ports in the world. For additional information on parking fees, etc., please check their website:

Directions to Port Everglades, in the city of Ft. Lauderdale, FL

There are three entrances into Port Everglades – the Main Entrance, North Entrance and US1/Federal Highway Entrance. Proper identification, such as Driver’s License or Passport is required and your vehicle may be subject to search.

  • From I-95 South, take Exit #26 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
  • From I-95 North, take Exit #24 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
  • From I-75 North or South, take Exit #19 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
  • When traveling on the Florida Turnpike North or South, take Exit #54 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.

If you are already in Ft. Lauderdale, the 17th Street Causeway or State Road 84 entrances may be more convenient to use.  Signage inside Port Everglades will direct you to parking garages and terminals.


1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.  Terminal 18

Port Everglades Detailed Map (PDF)

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