Freedom of the Seas

With Freedom of the Seas Royal Caribbean have let their imagination fly free! For the adventurous they designed a Rock Climbing Wall with eleven routes up and a central spire you can swing around; a spectacular FlowRider surf simulator where you can ride the surf high above sea level, and a boxing ring. 

For those who like things a little more laid-back, Freedom of the Seas has cantilevered whirlpools stretching out over the ocean and a sumptuous spa. Families are in for an unforgettable time with their magical DreamWorks experience. Get up close and personal with all your favourite characters including Shrek, Fiona and Po (Kung Fu Panda).


Accomodation Types

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. 

Interior Staterooms

Twin or king size bed, refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with shower.

  • Interior Stateroom: 150 square feet, sleeps 2
  • Promenade Stateroom: 160 square feet, sleeps 2
  • Promenade Family Stateroom: 327 square feet, sleeps 6
  • Family Interior Stateroom: 324 square feet, sleeps 6

Ocean View Stateroom

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.

  • Ocean View Stateroom: 159 square feet, sleeps 2
  • Large Ocean View Stateroom: 159-175 square feet, sleeps 2-6
  • Family Ocean View Stateroom: 293 square feet, sleeps 6

Balcony Staterooms

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.

  • Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony: 199 square feet (balcony 65 square feet), sleeps 2-3
  • Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony: 184 square feet (balcony 66 square feet), sleeps 2-3

Balcony Suites

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.

  • Junior Suite with Balcony: 297 square feet (balcony 94 square feet), sleeps 2-3
  • Grand Suite with Balcony: 401 square feet (balcony 107 square feet), sleeps 2-3
  • Owner’s Suite with Balcony: 401 square feet (balcony 107 square feet), sleeps 4
  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony: 587-1,358 square feet (balcony 270-313 square feet), sleeps 4-6
  • Presidential Family Suite with Balcony: 1,209 square feet (balcony 805 square feet), sleeps 16


Deck Plans

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. 

Deck Two

  • Arcadia Theatre
  • Conference Centre
  • Centre Ice Rink
  • Family Ocean View Stateroom
  • Ocean View Stateroom
  • Interior Stateroom

Deck Three

  • Arcadia Theatre
  • Studio B
  • On Air Club
  • Art Gallery
  • Leonardo Dining Room
  • Ocean View Stateroom
  • Interior Stateroom

Deck Four

  • Arcadia Theatre
  • Schooner Bar
  • Casino Royale
  • Photo Gallery & Shop
  • Centrum
  • Boleros Lounge
  • Isaac Dining Room
  • Sabor Modern Mexican

Deck Five

  • Star Lounge
  • Connoisseur Club
  • Sorrento's
  • Bull & Bear Pub
  • Promenade Shops
  • Vintages
  • Royale Promenade
  • Café Promenade
  • The Cupcake Cupboard
  • Ice Cream Parlour- Ben & Jerry's
  • R Bar
  • Galileo Dining Room

Deck Six

  • Deluxe Family Suite with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Stateroom
  • Large Ocean View Stateroom
  • Ocean View Stateroom
  • Promenade Stateroom
  • Interior Stateroom

Deck Seven

  • Library
  • Junior Suite with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Stateroom
  • Large Ocean View Stateroom
  • Ocean View Stateroom
  • Promenade Family Stateroom
  • Promenade Stateroom
  • Interior Stateroom

Deck Eight

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  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Stateroom
  • Large Ocean View Stateroom
  • Promenade Stateroom
  • Promenade Family Stateroom
  • Interior Stateroom

Deck Nine

  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Junior Suite with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Stateroom
  • Large Ocean View Stateroom
  • Ocean View Stateroom
  • Interior Stateroom

Deck Ten

  • Concierge Club
  • Royal Suite with Balcony
  • Owner's Suite with Balcony
  • Grand Suite with Balcony
  • Junior Suite with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Large Ocean View Stateroom
  • Interior Stateroom

Deck Eleven

  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre
  • Solarium
  • Whirlpools
  • Pool Bar
  • Main Pool
  • Sports Pool
  • H2O Zone
  • Squeeze
  • SeaTrek Dive Shop
  • Giovanni's Table
  • Chops Grille
  • Plaza Bar
  • Windjammer Café

Deck Twelve

  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Jogging Track
  • Royal Babis and Tots Nursery
  • The Living Room
  • Video Arcade
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Fuel Teen Disco
  • Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Family Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Larger Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms

Deck Thirteen

  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Sports Court
  • FlowRider
  • Freedom Fairways Mini Golf

Deck Fourteen

  • Seven Harts
  • Diamond Club
  • Viking Crown Lounge

Deck Fifteen

  • Skylight Chapel


Dining

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. 

Leonardo & Isaac Dining Rooms

Experience complimentary · Cuisine international

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.

Chops Grille

Experience cover · Cuisine steakhouse

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.

Sorrento's Pizza

Experience complimentary · Cuisine pizzeria

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. 

Cupcake Cupboard

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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. 

Johnny Rockets

Experience cover · Cuisine fast

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. 

Windjammer Café

Experience complimentary · Cuisine cafe

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 Modern Mexican

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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.

Squeeze

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This juice bar will quench your thirst with the perfect cool and refreshing fruit drink.


Entertainment

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.

Arcadia Theatre

This theatre - five stories from the orchestra pit to domed ceiling - features contemporary musical stage productions.

Centre Ice Rink

When the professionals aren't putting on one of their remarkable shows, enjoy this onboard skating rink.

Studio B

A multipurpose studio complex filled with activity all day long, from ice-skating to cooking demonstrations.

On Air Club

Grab a mic, a few friends, and bring your voice to the hottest onboard karaoke bar in the Royal Promenade.

Schooner Bar

This nautically themed bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends.

Casino Royale

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.

Centrum

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.

Boleros Lounge

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.

Bull & Bear Pub

An English-themed pub that serves various imported beers and ales.

Promenade Shops

Distinctive storefronts offer an array of merchandise ranging form logo items, perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear.

Vintages

Experience Vintages, Royal Caribbean's first-ever wine bar at sea.

Royal Promenade

This mall, a naturally lighted four-story area lined with bars and shops, is the heartbeat of the ship.

Café Promenade

The café on the Royal Promenade offers Seattle's Best Coffee.

Champagne Bar

This quiet and elegant bar is the perfect place to enjoy a glass (or two) of champagne.

Library

The onboard library features comfortable reading chairs as well as an impressive selection of books and guidebooks.

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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.

Concierge Club

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.

H2O Zone

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.

SeaTrek Dive Shop

Visit the SeaTrek emporium for water gear and souvenirs.

Outdoor Movie Screen

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

Video Arcade

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.

Freedom Fairways

This 9-hole miniature golf course will entertain adults and children alike.

FlowRider

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 Club

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.

Viking Crown Lounge

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.

Seven Hearts

The Seven Hearts card room is a great place to meet for Bridge and other games.


Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
  • Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase something for your own collection, visit an onboard art auction.


Health & Fitness

Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Centre

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.

Solarium

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.

Pools

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.

Jogging Track

Run laps while taking in the view. The tracks are open to anyone and proper shoes are recommended.

Rock Climbing Wall

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.

Sports Court

An outdoor full-size court for sports, including basketball and volleyball.


Kids & Teens

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.

Royal Babies and Tots® Nursery

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. 

Adventure Ocean Youth Programs

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. 

Tween & Teen Programs

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.

Fuel Teen Disco

A teens-only club where they can gather, dance and enjoy music.

The Living Room

A laid-back place for teens to hang out with new friends.

DreamWorks Experience

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.


Useful Information

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request.

The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor. 

Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing.

A wide range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are available onboard as standard.

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:

  • Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women.
  • Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women.
  • Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.

There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21.

Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.

Smoking & E-Cigarette Policy

Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas, this includes electronic cigarettes / e-cigarettes.

Drinks Packages

The following drinks packages are available onboard:

Select Drinks Package - from $40 per person per day (approx £25)- Includes: Beer (a selection of bottle, can and draught), wine by the glass (up to $8 value), fountain soft drinks with souvenir cup and non-alcoholic cocktails.

Premium Drinks Package - from $55 per person per day (approx £35) - Includes: All house spirits with mixer and premium cocktails, beers (a selection of bottle, can and draft), premium wine by the glass (up to $12 value), frozen & non-alcoholic cocktails, fountain soda with souvenir cup, still bottled water (500ml).

Ultimate Drinks Package - from $65 per person per day (approx £40) - Virtually unlimited options. A combination of all the benefits from the Premium and Royal Replenish Packages.

Wine & Dine Package - from $99 per person (approx £60) - Wine enthusiasts can save up to 25% on standard list prices with a multi-bottle Wine Package. Choose from a renowned selection and enjoy your wine in the Main Dining Room, speciality restaurants or the Windjammer Café.

Evian Water Package - from $28.45 per person per day (approx £18.70). Stay perfectly refreshed with Evian 1 litre bottled water, available in quantities of 8, 12, 16 and 24 and delivered conveniently to staterooms, with savings up to 35% on individual bottles.

Juice Package - from $20.15 per person per day (approx £13.20) - Minute Maid bottled juice packages delivered to your stateroom. They're available in a variety of flavours and quantities (6, 8 and 12 bottles) for savings of up to 25% on individual bottles.

Please note: 15% gratuity is included in all package prices.