Freedom of the Seas Cruises
Freedom of the Seas was Royal Caribbean’s first Freedom class ship, a class which now includes Liberty and Independence of the Seas as well. At the type of her maiden voyage, in 2006, she was the largest passenger vessel in the world, but she has recently been surpassed by the ships in both the Quantum and Oasis classes.
The design of Freedom of the Seas is similar to that used for the Voyager class ships, but with extra length and additional public areas. This makes room for extra staterooms and for two adult-only whirlpools that are cantilevered and situated off the side of the ship. With Royal Caribbean’s focus on family cruising, many of the facilities are aimed at pleasing all members of the group. Exciting additions such as the FlowRider® surf simulator and the climbing wall will appeal to those who like to get the pulse racing, whilst the interactive H2O Zone is perfect for everyone who is young at heart.
There are adult-only areas as well though, most noticeably the extensive solarium situated forward of deck eleven. This offers a calming haven away from the busier areas of the ship where adults can relax without the presence of children.
Since 2009, Freedom of the Seas has used Port Canaveral as its homeport. The ship currently sails in the Eastern and Western Caribbean for various itineraries of up to eight days.