Launched in 2006, the extravagant Freedom of the Seas accommodates 4,500 passengers over a phenomenal fifteen decks. The Freedom Class ships are the third largest from Royal Caribbean and yet their innovative design allows for them to avoid feeling crowded. Following a refurbishment in 2015, Freedom of the Seas was refitted with upgraded cabins, a new nightclub and additional restaurants.
Things to do on Freedom of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas’ main dining room sprawls over three tiers and is named after greats of the past, Leonardo Da Vinci, Isaac Newton and Galileo. The grand staircase runs between the three differently themed levels and often serves as a spot for a live pianist to accompany your meal. If you can’t decide what to have from the fantastic array of dishes on offer, ask for the ‘Chef’s Inspiration’ - a section of the menu that lists the chef’s personal recommendations.
For a more informal dining option, the Windjammer Cafe is a buffet-style restaurant serving both hot and cold delights. Or, you could experience other speciality restaurants including the traditional steakhouse Chops Grille or the gourmet Italian eatery, Giovanni’s Table. With wide ocean views to complement a five-course meal, you’ll end the evening in ultimate grace and style.
There’s a fabulous wealth of activities on Freedom of Seas to keep you entertained for the entirety of your Royal Caribbean cruise. Enjoy a professional production in the 1,350 seat Arcadia Theater, tastefully decorated in glamour reds and golds, the theatre hosts a range of performances from gravity-defying aerialists to side-splitting comedians and even enthralling magicians. Shows are also performed on the ice rink, where guests can take inspiration from the professionals before trying out their own skills on the ice.
The DreamWorks Experience is fun for all the family. Meet and greet sessions are held where adults and children alike can meet their favourite DreamWorks characters from Shrek and Madagascar.
Why not see how your luck plays out in Casino Royale? Blackjack, poker and slot machines are a few of the games that can be played in this exhilarating den, where the noise of cheers and celebratory sounds provide background for an exciting evening. The casino even permits smoking to add to the true ambience of a Downtown casino.
Spa & Fitness
Enhance your experience by ascending the glass staircase to the Vitality Spa, where the 17 treatment rooms offer an extensive range of revitalising treatments. From deep massages targeting overworked muscles to refreshing facials, the products used are of the highest quality and promise to leave you feeling tranquil.
Keep active in the Shipshape Fitness Centre, packed with modern fitness equipment so that you can keep on top of your usual routine in a far from the usual location. Additionally, Freedom of the Seas has yoga, Pilates and aerobics classes in separate fitness rooms.
Freedom of the Seas Cabins
With lots of different cabin categories, you’re sure to find accommodation to suit your needs. Inside Staterooms measure between 149 and 152 square feet and include Wi-Fi access, a mini-fridge and flat-screen television. For families, Family Inside Staterooms are nearly double the size and sleep up to 6 people. The bathrooms are complete with a roomy shower and complimentary toiletries.
Ocean View cabins have porthole windows for you to enjoy the views, while the family-sized Ocean View rooms upgrade this window to a panoramic wonder.
Choose between the Deluxe or the Superior Balcony Stateroom, measuring 177 square feet and 189 square feet retrospectively. You’ll also have the opportunity to step out from the lavish interior to feel the fresh sea air outside.
The range of suites varies from the Junior Suite, measuring an impressive 287 square feet, to the exclusive Royal Suite, measuring a phenomenal 1,209 square feet and including a marble whirlpool and a baby grand piano. All suites include a balcony, as well as unlimited use of the Concierge, and access to the Concierge Club serving complimentary pre-dinner canapés and cocktails.