Whether you want to unwind in one of the exquisite whirlpools – which extend out over the open seas – or get your adrenaline fix on the FlowRider® and rock climbing wall, the world is your oyster onboard Freedom of the Seas®.
Holidays should be about doing exactly what you want, when you want to. Onboard the aptly named Freedom of the Seas, that’s precisely what will happen.
With six whirlpools extending 12 feet out from the side of the ship, taking a dip in the hot springs never felt so luxurious. And if you’re in the mood for a movie, you won’t need to leave the water as a plethora of poolside screens play a variety of blockbusters and family favourites. Alternatively, you can opt for a more immersive experience by taking in the action in the 3D cinema, and be transported to another world entirely.
For the more active cruisers, there are no shortage of activities to get your blood pumping. Aside from the fully-equipped gym, fitness centre and spa, there’s also the Royal Caribbean® trademark rock climbing wall, complete with 11 different routes and a central spire perfect for swinging from. What’s more, the ship also boasts the superb FlowRider® surf simulator, affording beginner surfers the chance to perfect their technique from the safety of the deck.
Don’t think the little ones have been forgotten about, either. The superb Dreamworks experience allows children to meet their heroes from the silver screen in person, including Shrek, Fiona and Po from Kung Fu Panda. The onboard mini-golf course is an ideal activity for all of the family, while the ice rink makes for a refreshing change of pace when you want it. Meanwhile, Adventure Ocean® kids club is a great place to drop off the younger cruisers when you need some alone time.
Four main types of staterooms are available – Suites/Deluxe, Balcony, Outside and Inside – each with 24 hour service provided by an attendant. A total of 19 staterooms types are currently available, including accessible and family rooms.
All staterooms convert to Royal King bed configuration and have private bath, vanity area, closed-circuit, flat-panel television and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and individually controlled air-conditioning. Bedding program has been updated fleet wide, with new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets.
Twin or king size bed, refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with shower.
Outside or promenade views through picture window, two twin or one king size bed, refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with shower.
Views of the open seas or Boardwalk through a fully accessible balcony. Each room includes two twin or one king size bed, refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with shower.
Designed with larger families and groups in mind, accommodating up to 8. The largest cabins onboard, they offer priority boarding, dedicated entertainment seating and private concierge services. A private balcony with ocean views, sitting area with sofa bed, two twin or one king size bed, refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
For informal dining and snacks, you can enjoy authentic pizza at Sorrentos, burger and fries at 1950s diner Johnny Rockets, or indulge in a sweet treat at Ben & Jerry’s. If you fancy something more upmarket, try the fresh salmon or filet mignon at Chops Grille, or savour the intimacy of the Italian speciality restaurant, Portofino and sample the fine wines on offer at California Vineyards.
The Main Dining Room delivers attentive service and flexible dining options included in the price of your cruise. The Speciality Restaurants offer a range of different culinary experiences for a small extra charge.
Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and extraordinary personal service from a dedicated wait staff. These main dining rooms serve exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A couple of times per cruise, red and white wine bottles, hand picked by experts will be presented by your waiter at a 30% discount. Discount not available for wines by the glass. Wine selection varies by ship and itinerary.
This is a high-end grill where you’ll find the likes of filet mignon and mesquite-grilled salmon on a menu that changes daily. Reservation only.
Any night is pizza night, and it’s guaranteed to be a good one here with great, authentic Italian pizza – the menu has all your usual favourites, as well as daily specials.
A charming 40s-style shop where there’s a new flavour showcased every day. You can also join in at cupcake decorating parties and classes.
Burger and fries with a milkshake in a ‘50s-style diner that’s all about friendly and fast service – this is a taste of the old-school, all-American traditional burger joint.
This seaside café offers buffet-style breakfasts and lunches. In the evenings, the café’s casual atmosphere is complemented by a changing menu and restaurant-style service This area also incorporates the Asian-themed Jade buffet restaurant.
Sabor - in Spanish, it means flavor. But here, it’s that and so much more. A feast - or more like a fiesta - for the eyes. A vibrant dance across the plate and palate. A long heritage of fresh, simple ingredients, reimagined in full bloom.
This juice bar will quench your thirst with the perfect cool and refreshing fruit drink.
From dazzling theatre productions are thrilling ice shows, to live comedy and glitzy champagne bars, there's plenty to keep passengers entertained. Whether you want to enjoy the unbelievable views of The Viking Crown Lounge or try your luck in the exciting casino, there will never be a dull day onboard.
This theatre - five stories from the orchestra pit to domed ceiling - features contemporary musical stage productions.
When the professionals aren't putting on one of their remarkable shows, enjoy this onboard skating rink.
A multipurpose studio complex filled with activity all day long, from ice-skating to cooking demonstrations.
Grab a mic, a few friends, and bring your voice to the hottest onboard karaoke bar in the Royal Promenade.
This nautically themed bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends.
This glittering casino features electronic Slot Machines, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker.
View professional photographs of your experiences onboard. In addition, pick up the latest cameras and accessories.
A multiple-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges, and unique shops which offer an array of merchandise ranging from perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear. It's best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.
Follow the Latin beat and find yourself in a nighttime hot spot where you can keep up with live music and cool down with a mojito or caipirinha.
An English-themed pub that serves various imported beers and ales.
Distinctive storefronts offer an array of merchandise ranging form logo items, perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear.
Experience Vintages, Royal Caribbean's first-ever wine bar at sea.
This mall, a naturally lighted four-story area lined with bars and shops, is the heartbeat of the ship.
The café on the Royal Promenade offers Seattle's Best Coffee.
This quiet and elegant bar is the perfect place to enjoy a glass (or two) of champagne.
The onboard library features comfortable reading chairs as well as an impressive selection of books and guidebooks.
It's high tech on the high seas!
With royalcaribbean online, for a small fee you can access the Internet, send emails or send your family and e-postcard with your picture in it.
Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks.
The H2O Zone integrates colourful sculptures around a series of sprinklers, jets and water canons that guests can use to soak each other. In the evening, it transforms into a beautifully lit sculpture garden.
Visit the SeaTrek emporium for water gear and souvenirs.
Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen - poolside, under the stars. A screen hoisted above the main pool area will showcase all the larger-than-life action
Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games like Pacman and table hockey, plus the latest – Guitar Hero, Fast and Furious Drift and more.
This 9-hole miniature golf course will entertain adults and children alike.
Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship! Even the best beaches have bad days, but on the FlowRider, surf’s always up. Plus, the FlowRider is great fun for all ages and all skill levels, whether you’re boogie boarding or surfing.
Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.
A Royal Caribbean signature. Perched high above the ocean, this comfortable lounge offers spectacular vistas by day and turns into a lively dance club at night.
The Seven Hearts card room is a great place to meet for Bridge and other games.
The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including a spa, a fitness centre, an ice rink and much more.
This seaside fitness centre features modern exercise equipment. The full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments, including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps.
The Solarium pool area is an oasis for guests 18 and older, complete with towering palm trees, hammocks and cantilevered whirlpools that extend twelve feet beyond the sides of the ship.
The whirlpools’ wide panels of glass allow a breathtaking view from the horizon to the ocean below.
Challenge yourself, or other guests, in a variety of water sports, from pool volleyball and floating golf to pole jousting. And when the sports pool isn’t being used for organised activities, get your blood pumping by swimming laps.
Run laps while taking in the view. The tracks are open to anyone and proper shoes are recommended.
Royal Caribbean's signature rock climbing walls are their most popular feature and are available on all their cruise ships. Whether it’s your first time on a rock wall or you’re a seasoned climber, there are challenges for all levels of experience. They’ll provide all of the equipment, including shoes, helmets and harnesses. All you need to do is bring a pair of socks and, of course, your sense of adventure.
An outdoor full-size court for sports, including basketball and volleyball.
Loads of laughter and unforgettable experiences go hand-in-hand when cruising with Royal Caribbean. Games, events and activities are going on all over the ship throughout the day and into the evening hours, making family time a great time. And thanks to their Adventure Ocean youth program and the all-new DreamWorks Experience, children love their Royal Caribbean cruise vacation just as much as their parents.
The Royal Babies program (6-18 months) offers the tiniest guests and their parents interactive classes filled with enriching activities developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price®.
The Royal Tots program (ages 18-36 months) offers 45-minute interactive playground sessions filled with age-appropriate activities and toys. Both programs are hosted by trained youth staff. A parent or caregiver must accompany child during all activity sessions.
The Babies and Tots Nursery offers parents a drop-off option in the daytime and evening, where their children can be left in the trusting care of trained professionals. Various playgrounds have been created by Fisher-Price and Crayola for the young cruisers.
For a nominal fee, Sitters at Sea offers babysitting services, both in a group setting, and individually in parents' stateroom. Children must be at least 1 year old.
With the Adventure Ocean youth programs, not only will your children's time on board be fun, it will be educational too!
Aquanauts (ages 3-5 years) will have fun conducting cool experiments and becoming Certified Jr. Adventure Scientists.
The specially designed Explorers program (ages 6-8 years) is packed with exciting activities from themed parties to making gummy candies.
Voyagers (ages 9-11 years) will explore a range of activities that puts the "cool" back into learning.
Whether hanging out with other cruisers or checking out games, sports and parties are on your tween's agenda, the ship's teen-only spots are the places to go. The Teen program also allows older kids the freedom to come and go as they please. They'll love it so much the only thing you might wish for is a little more time with your kids.
A teens-only club where they can gather, dance and enjoy music.
A laid-back place for teens to hang out with new friends.
Discover memorable moments at sea filled with your favorite characters from Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.
Plus, DreamWorks Animation's latest release, Penguins of Madagascar, is now playing onboard! Watch the untold story of everyone’s favourite super spy team: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.
Meet the Characters - Meet and have your photo taken with your favourite DreamWorks characters, like Shrek and Fiona, Madagascar's Alex and the Penguins and others.
Entertaining Extravaganzas - Watch exclusive shows like The Madagascar Aqua Show, as well as exhilarating character parades.
Character Meals - Tableside visits during character meals are just some of the interactions you can experience.
Enjoy the Movies - See the Shrek movies as well as other fantastic DreamWorks films brought to life in the 3D theatre or in your stateroom.