Part of Royal Caribbean's Freedom class of ships, the Freedom of the Seas weighs in at an impressive 160,000 tons and includes an ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall and high-energy Royal Promenade, in addition to a number of exciting new additions that promise to be some of the most unforgettable at sea. Catch a wave on the FlowRider surf simulator, 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™. A 3D theatre is featured, as well as an outdoor movie screen so that you can lounge by the pool while you enjoy a new film. This ship also boasts a full-size Everlast boxing ring, mini-golf course, and full-sized basketball court.
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 as Giovanni’s Table 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.
Royal Caribbean will automatically add a $12.00 USD gratuity ($14.25 USD for Suite guests) to each guest’s onboard SeaPass® account on a daily basis. Sailings departing on or after July 1, 2015: Suggested gratuity will be $12.95 per day, per guest ($15.95 per day, per guest for suite guests). 15% tip included on beverage orders.