When Freedom of the Seas was launched in 2006 she was officially the largest cruise ship in the world and was the first of the Freedom class ships. Her sister ships, Independence of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas later joined her. The Freedom of the Seas is thought of as a ‘city at sea’ with so much to do on board that guests often do not even want to leave the ship.
At the heart of the ship is Royal Caribbean’s famous Royal Promenade, an American mall style promenade lined with shops, restaurants and live entertainment. When you enter this area of the ship, it is hard to imagine you are actually in the middle of the ocean. The promenade is also a popular venue for organised street parties, live music and other events.
Freedom of the Seas was the first ship to introduce the H2O zone, an onboard water park area for children. The sort of place that children dream of, it includes a child’s whirlpool, water sprinklers and swimming pools. Parents can lounge on the sun chairs right next to this area so they can keep a watchful eye on their children whilst enjoying the sun.
On the sports and pool deck, the Freedom was the first ship to introduce the Flowrider, surf simulator. Imagine surfing in the middle of the ocean? Well now it’s possible! Fun to be had for the whole family, a ride on the Flowrider is a must.
For the more relaxed cruiser, Freedom of the Seas offers the ultimate heavenly experience boasting two cantilevered whirlpools that stretch out over the ocean. Located close to the spa, you can also stop in for a signature treatment after.
Freedom of the Seas has recently gone through an upgrade as part of Royal Caribbean’s Royal Advantage program. New features onboard include the addition of the DreamWorks experience, a 3D cinema, outdoor movie screen, ship-wide WiFi and a new nursery.
Rooms on Freedom of the Seas
With a range of different rooms to suit everybody’s style, requirements and budget, there will certainly be the perfect room for you onboard the Freedom of the Seas.
From interior, to oceanview, balcony or even the premium suites, you will love your room as much as you love the rest of the ship.
An exciting room type exclusive to Royal Caribbean’s latest ships are the Promenade view staterooms. These rooms boast a large window that look down onto the amazing Royal Promenade. With regular promenade parades and shows, you will have the best view in the house.
Freedom of the Seas is home to an extensive variety of food and drink venues and boasts Royal Caribbean’s best choice of dining options.
From casual dining in the famous Windjammer buffet to a more formal meal in the elegant surroundings of the main dining room there is something for everyone.
Set over three decks with sweeping staircases and stunning chandeliers, the main dining room onboard Freedom of the Seas offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with different menus every day.
Chops Grille, Royal Caribbean’s signature steak house and Portofino’s, the delicious Italian restaurant are amongst the selection of speciality restaurants onboard.
Sushi lovers will be in heaven at Jade Sushi, with the ultimate in Asian-fusion cuisine, it invites guests to choose from a selection of sushi favourites or individual requests are encouraged by the chef!
The entertainment options on Freedom of the Seas are endless and there is something for all ages and tastes.
In the evenings, guests can go see Broadway-style shows in the spectacular Arcadia Theatre. Featuring world class actors, dancers and singers in various different shows, every night is a new excitement in this theatre. For those that enjoy live music,there are many options onboard for you, from the jazz lounge to live rock bands.If being part of the entertainment is what you like, then the karaoke bar will quickly become your favourite nightly event.With one of the largest casinos afloat, the Freedom of the Seas has everything you need for Vegas style gaming.
A full range of all the favourite slot machines, tables and interactive games are set in an exciting, enjoyable environment.
Freedom of the Seas is one of four Royal Caribbean ships to offer the DreamWorks experience. A host of fun filled activities throughout the cruise, featuring the popular DreamWorks characters from Shrek, Madagascar and KungFu Panda.
The entertainment onboard Freedom of the Seas not only comes alive in the evenings, but from the moment you wake up there are plenty of activities and events to keep everyone happy.