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Freedom of the Seas

Among the Biggest, Boldest Ships at Sea

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Freedom of the Seas

At this angle, Freedom of the Seas doesn't appear much larger than most big cruise ships.

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Going by the numbers — Freedom of the Seas weighs 160,000 tons, stands 208 feet tall, holds 10 restaurants and 16 bars and lounges, features the only boxing ring and surf simulator at sea, and has room for 3,600 passengers to sleep — Freedom of the Seas is among the largest cruise ships in the world.

"We’re proud to be the biggest for the time being," admits Royal Caribbean president Adam Goldstein, who then adds, "we’re even prouder to be the best.”

Activities Aboard Freedom of the Seas

The Freedom of the Seas motto is "Get out there!" and the ship ensures passengers have ample opportunities to do so 24 hours a day. On Freedom of the Seas you can play basketball and miniature golf, surf the Flowrider and the Web, spar in the boxing ring, play in the casino or the video arcade, and so much more. View Freedom of the Seas Activities.

Entertainment Aboard Freedom of the Seas

Two ice dancers perform for enthusiastic audiences.

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How do you like to unwind? Freedom of the Seas has more than a dozen bars and lounges, a karaoke venue where you can make your own music videos, an ice rink where you can skate or watch the pros, bands and soloists, big production shows and a huge video arcade. You will not, can not, be bored aboard Freedom of the Seas. View Freedom of the Seas Entertainment Offerings.

Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs on Freedom of the Seas

Swim! Surf! Splash! Sun! and Soak! aboard Freedom of the Seas; there's water everywhere (and I'm not just talking about the ocean below). The three swimming pools on Freedom of the Seas include a large, social main pool; a whimsical pool for kids; and a serene solarium-pool for adults.

Multiple hot tubs — including a cantilevered one suspended 112 feet above the ocean — mean that you can always find a watery bit of wonderland on Freedom of the Seas. View Freedom of the Seas Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs.

Food and Dining on Freedom of the Seas

Main dining room of Freedom of the Seas.

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What Freedom of the Seas lacks in gourmet-quality cuisine, it makes up for in variety. There are two dinner seatings in the pretty main dining room, but you'll want to try the other Freedom of the Seas dining venues, too.

The Windjammer cafe offers a wealth of selections -- fish, beef, salads, vegetarian fare, fruit, and sweets -- and guests serve themselves. It's adjacent to Jade, where Asian specialties are presented on Freedom of the Seas.

Crave coffee or ice cream? There are places to come by both in the Royal Promenade. And at any time of day or night, Freedom of the Seas room service will deliver to your stateroom. View Freedom of the Seas Food and Dining Options.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
great 1st. cruise, Member lisalambeth

my husband and I spent our 25th wedding anv. aboard the freedom and it was awesome, royal carribean staff treated us like kings an queens always willing to help where ever answer any questions. we were on the eastern cruise , febuary 8th-15th 2009 we came home and our son is chomping at the mouth to go with us next year. thanks royal & freedom for your excellent care we as a family will recomend your line of ships to everyone ps.. need more in GALVESTON, closer to home...we are texans..

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