The first in Royal Caribbean's Voyager class of ships, the Freedom of the Seas weighs in at an impressive 158,000 tons and includes the same innovative and adventurous features found on the popular Voyager-class ships -- ice-skating rinks, rock-climbing walls and high-energy Royal Promenades -- but with a number of exciting new additions that promise to be some of the most unforgettable at sea. Catch a wave on the FlowRider Surf Park, a surfing pool that simulates the feeling of riding a 10-foot wave moving at 20 mph, or splash around with the kids at the H2O Zone Waterpark complete with interactive sculpture fountains, ground geysers and cascading waterfall. The DreamWorks® Experience is also featured on every sailing, and includes character parades and photo opportunities with your kids’ favorite characters from Shrek®, Madagascar™, Kung Fu Panda® and How To Train Your Dragon™. This ship also boasts a full-size Everlast boxing ring.
To relax, enjoy the calming waters and fantastic views of cantilevered whirlpools that extend 12 feet beyond the sides of the ship. Extensive Wi-Fi capabilities and connectivity for cell phones will keep you in touch with friends and family at home, and flat-screen TVs in every stateroom are the perfect touch for a lazy afternoon of watching movies. With all there is to do you’re certain to work up an appetite, and the Freedom of the Seas delivers with a variety of options that are sure to please everyone, including Johnny Rockets ’50s-style diner, specialty restaurants such at Portofino Italian Restaurant and Chops Grille, and scrumptious Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. When the sun sets, enjoy lively entertainment in the Arcadia Theatre or meet up with friends in any one of the ship’s themed bars and lounges, all offering a unique atmosphere and tasty libations.