Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas...Freedom of the Seas Cruise Ship Review

Not long ago, this beautiful ship was the largest cruise ship on the high seas. Now she is somewhat dwarfed by the Oasis and Allure of the Seas. With the new ships drawing a huge segment of cruisers. Those wanting an awesome vacation with all the bells and whistles, can find a bargain on this and its sister ships. The ship is the namesake of Royal Caribbean's Freedom Class cruise ships, can accommodate 3,634 passengers and 1,300 crew on fifteen passenger decks. The ship has an interior promenade, with shops on either side. The ship has three swimming areas: an interactive water park, a dedicated adult pool and the main pool. There are two adults-only whirlpools cantilevered out from the ship's sides, the Royal Promenade sports, a coffee shop, Sorrento's Pizzeria, a Ben and Jerry's ice-cream shop, Vintage's winery, the Bull and Bear Irish pub, and many Duty-free shops. The 13th deck has a sports area with a rock climbing wall, the FlowRider (an onboard wave generator for surfing), a miniature golf course and a full size basketball court. Other items include an ice skating rink, a casino, a Johnny Rockets restaurant, Wi-Fi capabilities throughout the ship, flat panel televisions in all staterooms, and cell phone connectivity. It began operations out of Miami with its first cruise and maiden voyage on June 4, sailing to western Caribbean locations in Mexico, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica as well as Labadee, in Haiti, one of Royal Caribbean's private resorts.

This ship is a great fit for families. There is something for everyone to do. Whether you are grandma, who loves the shows and afternoon trivia, to Dad and his golf addiction, teen brother loves the teen club and the sports deck, while mom is in the spa with sister, and everyone is happy. The rooms are roomy, and on this ship if you can manage it, snag an aft corner room for a suite size room at a regular balcony size! There are plenty of dinning options to make everyone happy. This is the perfect cruise for the active family that wants to keep going to the beach bums who lounge by the pool (that's my family).

A family of four in a D1 balcony room April 10, 2011 is
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2 comments:

Judy1229 said...

I have been on several of Royal Caribbean's ships, and have wanted to sail the Freedom. Your blog has brought that dream vacation back to the front of my vacation wish lists!
I might even give Flowrider a try :-)

Cruising with Herm said...

Nicely done!