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™, and Kung Fu Panda®. 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 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 cupcakes at The Cupboard. 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 $14.50 per day, per guest ($17.50 per day, per guest for suites) to your onboard account. These amounts can be adjusted onboard. A 18% tip is added to all beverage orders.