Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
by Roy Witman © 2008
Glamorous, elegant, family-friendly and fun are
what come to mind when talking about Royal
Caribbean's newest ship: Freedom of the Seas.
Determined to make Freedom the most innovative
adventurous ship of its fleet, Royal Caribbean built
Freedom to be the largest passenger ship ever, then
added one-of-a-kind features sure to impress.
Let the Adventure Begin
One of the most talked about activities is the
Flowrider®. This exciting surfing ride gives the
feeling of hanging ten on a Maui wave, all right from
onboard Freedom. Grab a board and catch a wave.
It's easy to learn and fun to master.
The H20 Zone is another water wonder found
exclusively on Freedom. A dedicated crew mans this
water park filled with giant and colorful sculptures,
water cannons, fountains, jets, waterfalls, spiral-
shaped current pool and more. For adults and kids
alike, the H20 Zone is a blast during the day and a
whole new adventure when lit up at night.
While kids usually get special gathering places
designated just for them, Royal Caribbean decided to
offer a solarium onboard Freedom - just for adults.
Fun and relaxing, the solarium presents a rainforest
theme with giant sculptures of tropical birds and palm
trees, poolside hammocks, a panoramic view of the
ocean and music piped underwater. While truly
special during the day, the solarium is spectacular at
A separate sports pool accommodates the
adventurous ones in your group. You'll find
favorites such as water volleyball and basketball and
some exciting new options including golf and
For those looking to live life to its fullest, a rock
climbing wall, ice skating rink and scuba lessons
should provide plenty to do. If relaxation is your
goal, work off your stress in the state-of-the-art
fitness center under the watchful eye of your
personal trainer. Then allow yourself to indulge in
any of the massages or treatments available in
Freedom's full-service spa.
Spacious Cabins and Family Suite
Accommodations are outstanding with four
categories of staterooms to choose from. Each is of
exceptional size and offers a full-sized, flat screen
television and WiFi capabilities. Each cabin also
offers premium bedding and a hairdryer for added
comfort and convenience.
If you're traveling with a large party, Freedom
offers a Presidential Family Suite that will comfortably
sleep up to 14 guests. With five plasma TVs, a large
wrap-around balcony, a family room, bar, work
stations, four separate bedrooms, four baths and its
own whirlpool, this is an exceptional suite for family
vacations, reunions or wedding parties.
Children and Youth Activities
The kids haven't been left out. As with all Royal
Caribbean ships, Freedom delivers a fun - and safe -
place for kids and teens to relax and be themselves.
Adventure Ocean® blends age-appropriate
educational activities with fun for kids from 3 - 17.
From the youngest travelers who receive
attention from a qualified and caring staff to teens
who can enjoy parties, music and more - every child
will find something he or she likes onboard
Departing from Miami, Florida, beginning in June
2006, Freedom will sale to exciting ports of call.
Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Montego Bay and other
popular destinations throughout the Western,
and Southern Caribbean are scheduled.
Freedom truly is spectacular with several
exclusive features not found elsewhere. Cruising
enthusiasts who appreciate quality, value and fun will
thoroughly enjoy their time aboard this ship.
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Caribbean Cruise Line.