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  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-Presidential-Suite - Freedom of the Seas' Presidential Family Suites have enough space for the whole family: four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a private balcony and a living area with a sofa bed.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-aerial - An aerial view of Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, which sails to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-aerial-top-view - An aerial view of Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-aerial-2 - An aerial view of Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, which sails to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-aerial-3 - Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas sails to her next destination in the Caribbean.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-aerial-4 - A close-up look at Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-at-sea - Freedom of the Seas sails to the Western and Eastern Caribbean, including Jamaica, Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caymans and Cozumel, Mexico.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-at-sea - Freedom of the Seas sails to the Western and Eastern Caribbean, including Jamaica, Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caymans and Cozumel, Mexico.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-aerial-top-view - An aerial view of Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-potato-leek-spinach - Potato Leek and Spinach Tower, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean - Walk along the white beaches and turquoise lagoons of CocoCay in the Bahamas. The east end of the private island is where the recreational activities take place, with beaches facing a coral basin where you can see rays, tropical fish and occasional manatees.
  • CocoCay-floating-mats-2 - Relax on a floating mat with your sweetie during a day trip to CocoCay in the Bahamas.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Cupcake-Cupboard-kids - Sprinkles galore: Kids can make their own cupcakes at the Cupcake Cupboard on your Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-aerial-3 - Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas sails to her next destination in the Caribbean.
  • Labadee-beach-aerial-Royal-Caribbean - Water sports, snorkeling, kayaking and parasailing are all part of the action at Labadee, Royal Caribbean's 260-acre private beach resort on the north coast of Haiti.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-aerial - An aerial view of Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, which sails to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-in-Labadee-Haiti - During your cruise to the Western Caribbean on Freedom of the Seas, you'll have a day for water activities or fun on one of the attractions at Labadee, Royal Caribbean's 260-acre private beach resort on Haiti's north coast.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-Labadee-view - Freedom of the Seas cruises off the shores of Labadee, a beautiful private resort on the northern coast of Haiti.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-H2O-Zone-1 - The  H2O Zone waterpark is a favorite with kids on Freedom of the Seas.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-dining - Freedom of the Seas' three-level main dining room serves multi-course breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-Labadee-aerial - Freedom of the Seas docks at Royal Caribbean's beautiful private resort in Labadee, Haiti.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-exterior - Freedom of the Seas' Caribbean itineraries include Jamaica, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands.
  • Jewel-of-the-Seas-Owners-Suite - Luxury accommodations on Jewel of the Seas include the Owner's Suite, which offers a queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area and other amenities.
  • Jewel-of-the-Seas-Labadee - Jewel of the Seas during a shore excursion in Labadee, Royal Caribbean's private resort on the north coast of Haiti.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-Arcadia-Theater - Freedom of the Seas' multi-level Arcadia Theater features contemporary musical productions, drama, cabaret and other nightly entertainment.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-poolside-screen - Gather in one of Freedom of the Seas' whirlpools to watch sporting events and family feature films on the large outdoor screen.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-pool-deck-island - Choose your swim — or soak — from one of Freedom of the Seas' 10 swimming pools and whirlpools.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-sports-deck - Freedom of the Seas' sports deck hosts rock wall climbing, outdoor courts, miniature golf and plenty of other activities.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-dining-room - Enjoy sumptuous ocean views while dining during your sailing to the Caribbean aboard Freedom of the Seas.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Giovannis-Table-Capesante-al-Forno - Capesante al Forno (Baked Scallops in the Shell), prepared for guests on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Labadee-water-sports-Royal-Caribbean - Take a jetski out for a spin when your Royal Caribbean sailing takes you to  Labadee, its 260-acre private beach resort on Haiti's north coast.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-chilled-soup - Colorful, cool chilled soup provides a refreshing lift-me-up during a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-sea-scallops-chorizo - Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Chorizo, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-lemon-meringue-pie - Sky High Lemon Meringue Pie, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-potato-leek-spinach - Potato Leek and Spinach Tower, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-fish-tomato-chowder - Fish and Tomato Chowder, a popular soup on Royal Caribbean voyages.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-caramel-apple-pie - Caramel apple pie à la mode, a worthy dessert to top off your day on a Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-dining-room - Enjoy sumptuous ocean views while dining during your sailing to the Caribbean aboard Freedom of the Seas.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Giovannis-Table-Capesante-al-Forno - Capesante al Forno (Baked Scallops in the Shell), prepared for guests on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Main-Dining-Apple-Parcels - In Royal Caribbean cruises, a favorite desert is apple parcels, made with puff pasty, apples, cinnamon, sugar and almond paste, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.
  • Royal-Caribbean-wait-staff - The staff in the dining rooms on Royal Caribbean cruises are charged with making sure that all dishes meet exacting standards.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Main-Dining-Room-food - Begin your meals with the vibrant flavors of land and sea during your Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-entree - Royal Caribbean menu options include free-range chicken as well as gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian dishes.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-entree-2 - Royal Caribbean chefs will  prepare your meals to your specifications.
  • Royal-Caribbean-main-dining-room - Dining options on Royal Caribbean cruises range from formal seating in the main dining room to more casual fare.
  • Royal-Caribbean-main-dining-room-2 - Royal Caribbean menus include dishes specially prepared to please the discerning palate of children.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-main-dining-room - Freedom of the Seas' main dining room serves complimentary multi-course breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Chops-Grille-strawberry-dessert - A chocolate-covered strawberry dessert at Chops Grille aboard your Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Chops-Grille-chocolate-dessert - Top off your meal with a decadent chocolate dessert at Chops Grille on your Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Chops-Grille-Herb-Crusted-Jumbo-Shrimp - A herb-crusted jumbo shrimp entrée at Chops Grille aboard your Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-H2O-Zone - The kids can splash and play in the H2O Zone Water Park aboard Freedom of the Seas.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Cupcake-Cupboard-kids - Sprinkles galore: Kids can make their own cupcakes at the Cupcake Cupboard on your Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Adventure-Ocean - Royal Caribbean's fleetwide Adventure Ocean Youth Program and its trained staff offer age-appropriate entertainment and activities for cruisers ages 3 to 17.
  • Royal-Caribbean-woman-poolside - Relax at poolside and let your cares slip away during your Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-FlowRider - There's nothing more romantic than exchanging vows at Freedom of the Seas'  wedding chapel, unless of course it's on the FlowRider surf simulator.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-night-pool - Meet new friends over poolside cocktails on your next Freedom of the Seas cruise.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-sports-deck - Freedom of the Seas' sports deck hosts rock wall climbing, outdoor courts, miniature golf and plenty of other activities.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-Vintages-wine-bar - Share a bottle, or take a class, at Freedom of the Seas' Vintages wine bar.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Labadee-rollercoaster - Daughter and dad take a rollercoaster ride in Labadee, Royal Caribbean's private beach resort on Haiti's north coast.
  • Labadee-water-sports-Royal-Caribbean-2 - Cavort in the surf when your Royal Caribbean cruise takes you to  Labadee, its 260-acre private beach resort on Haiti's north coast.
  • Labadee-water-sports-Royal-Caribbean - Take a jetski out for a spin when your Royal Caribbean sailing takes you to  Labadee, its 260-acre private beach resort on Haiti's north coast.
  • Labadee-Haiti-Royal-Caribbean - An aerial view of Labadee, Haiti, Royal Caribbean's 260-acre private beach playground on Haiti's north coast.
  • Labadee-beach-aerial-Royal-Caribbean - Water sports, snorkeling, kayaking and parasailing are all part of the action at Labadee, Royal Caribbean's 260-acre private beach resort on the north coast of Haiti.
  • Labadee-beach-scene-Royal-Caribbean - Water sports, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and parasailing are all part of the action at Labadee, Royal Caribbean's 260-acre private beach resort on the north coast of Haiti.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean - Walk along the white beaches and turquoise lagoons of CocoCay in the Bahamas. The east end of the private island is where the recreational activities take place, with beaches facing a coral basin where you can see rays, tropical fish and occasional manatees.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean-2 - An aerial view of CocoCay in the Bahamas, a private island reserved just for cruise ship guests and run by Royal Caribbean.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean-3 - CocoCay in the Bahamas is less than than a mile wide and less than 200 yards from north to south. The 140-acre tropical retreat was awarded a Gold-Level Eco-Certification by Sustainable Travel International for its environmentally friendly activities and tours.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean-4 - Explore new aquatic facilities, nature trails and places where you can just kick back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink at CocoCay.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean-5 - You can explore CocoCay, an eco-certified private destination in the Bahamas, through eco-tours, guided nature walks, leisurely kayaking and snorkeling. The secluded island has no restaurants or shops — but lots of shady hammocks.
  • jetski-in-Coco-Cay - Take a jetski out for your own private tour of CocoCay in the Bahamas.
  • CocoCay-cabanas - You can rent out a private cabana on the beach during your day trip to CocoCay in the Bahamas
  • CocoCay-floating-mats - Grab a mat and splash your way to some fun on a Royal Caribbean trip to the tropical island of CocoCay in the Bahamas.
  • CocoCay-floating-mats-2 - Relax on a floating mat with your sweetie during a day trip to CocoCay in the Bahamas.
  • CocoCay-snorkeling-group - Grab your snorkeling gear and head out to the pristine waters off CocoCay in the Bahamas on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Freedom-of-the-Seas-in-Labadee-Haiti - During your cruise to the Western Caribbean on Freedom of the Seas, you'll have a day for water activities or fun on one of the attractions at Labadee, Royal Caribbean's 260-acre private beach resort on Haiti's north coast.
  • fun-along-beach - Fun along the beach during a shore excursion in the tropics on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Freedom of the Seas: Enhanced to cater to every cruise passenger's needs

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Snapshot

The newly enhanced Freedom of the Seas features several maritime innovations to stir your imagination. Share a high five with Shrek as part of the DreamWorks Experience. Catch a first-run movie in the 3D theater or poolside under the stars on the outdoor movie screen. Infuse color into your cruise with the artworks of the BRITTO Gallery or with the frosted confections of the Cupcake Cupboard. And finish the evening with a selection of reds or whites at the renovated, now-more-intimate Vintages wine bar.

Plus, enjoy features that Freedom of the Seas has always been known for: the FlowRider surf simulator, rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, Royal Promenade, cantilevered whirlpools, mini golf course, H2O Zone water park and much more.

Who will like sailing on Freedom of the Seas

Because of the variety of activities on board, Freedom of the Seas can support many cruise experiences. She has something for everyone in your group to enjoy their vacation, as well as several dining establishments that make good gathering points for passengers to meet up at between activities.

Where Freedom of the Seas sails

Freedom of the Seas sails in and around the Caribbean out of Port Canaveral, Fla. Most itineraries range from about three to seven days, making it a quick and easy getaway for busy passengers.

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Top dining options

  • Main Dining Room: features complimentary, multicourse dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Chops Grille: a steakhouse that also requires one low cover charge
  • Johnny Rockets: a ‘50s-style diner that features servers who double as entertainers, and is an additional cost.
  • The Cupcake Cupboard: a vintage-style gourmet bakery with 30 types of cupcakes for an additional charge
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream: offers a variety of ice cream flavors and toppings for an additional charge
  • More complimentary options including Windjammer Cafe, Jade Sushi, Sorrento's Pizza and Cafe Promenade for coffee and pastries/snacks
  • Room service: Late-night service charge applies to room service orders between midnight and 5:00 am

 

Freedom of the Seas' sports deck hosts rock wall climbing, outdoor courts, miniature golf and plenty of other activities.
1996-2004 AccuSoft Co., All rights reserved / Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalFreedom of the Seas' sports deck hosts rock wall climbing, outdoor courts, miniature golf and plenty of other activities.

Kids & families

  • Complimentary DreamWorks Experience includes parades, meet and greets, and character dining with favorite characters such as Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda
  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program
  • Royal Babies & Tots Nursery
  • Royal Babies and Royal Tots programming featuring specially designed Fisher Price activities
  • Teen lounge areas and disco
  • H2O Zone kids' water park
  • 3D movie theater
  • Outdoor, poolside movie screen
  • Family-friendly activities including games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures

Action & adventure

  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Mini-golf course
  • Full-sized basketball court
  • Full-sized boxing ring

Rest & relaxation

  • Four pools including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat
  • Six whirlpools, two of them cantilevered whirlpools overlooking the ocean
  • Vitality Spa with an extensive treatment menu including MediSpa treatments and acupuncture
  • State-of-the-art fitness center, with classes like yoga and tai chi
  • Library and Card Room
Freedom of the Seas' multi-level Arcadia Theater features contemporary musical productions, drama, cabaret and other nightly entertainment.
1996-2004 AccuSoft Co., All rights reserved / Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalFreedom of the Seas' multi-level Arcadia Theater features contemporary musical productions, drama, cabaret and other nightly entertainment.

Entertainment & shopping

  • Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the Main Theater
  • Complimentary ice-skating shows in Studio B
  • 10,258-square-foot Vegas-style Casino Royale with 19 tables and 301 slots
  • 22 bars, clubs, and lounges that never have a cover and include Boleros Latin-themed lounge and Bull & Bear English Pub
  • Enhanced, more-intimate Vintages wine bar
  • BRITTO Gallery, featuring the works of pop-art icon Romero Britto
  • Name-brand, duty-free shopping on the Royal Promenade includes jewelry, perfumes, apparel and shopping for teens and kids

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Water games
  • Where: H2O Zone water park

  • What: Pools
  • Where: Freedom of the Seas

  • What: Create cupcakes
  • Where: Cupcake Cupboard
  • Meeting Shrek as part of the DreamWorks Experience
  • Shopping on the Royal Promenade
  • Ice skating in the onboard ice skating rink
  • Sipping delicious wines at Vintages wine bar

Top dining options on board

Chops Grille

  • Style: Steakhouse
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Main Dining Room

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

3,634 Passengers [?]
1,360 Crew
18 Decks
2005 Maiden voyage
154,407 Tonnage [?]
1,112 Length in feet
184 Width in feet (max beam)
25 speed (mph) [?]

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“Freedom of the Seas is a lively large resort ship, with tasteful decor and many bars and lounges. It's a fine ship for young, active families with children, as long as you don't mind lines when signing up for popular activities like the Flowrider surf area and rock-climbing wall.”

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