Freedom of the Seas Cruise Ship Profile

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Freedom of the Seas News

Freedom of the Seas Propulsion Problems

posted December 13, 2014

Freedom of the Seas is operating only with the port and starboard azipods resulting in a reduced top speed by 5 knots, with a new max cruising speed of 18 knots. Passengers will have less time in port but all ports will remain on the itinerary until the Freedom of the Seas goes for a scheduled dry dock session in January 2015.



Updated October 5, 2015

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2008 Rating 100
2009 Rating 99 (Feb)
2009 Rating 99 (July)
2010 Rating 97 (Feb)
2010 Rating 99 (Aug)
2011 Rating 100 (Jan)
2011 Rating 97 (June)
2011 Rating 99 (Dec)
2012 Rating 96 (Apr)
2013 Rating 96 (Mar)
2013 Rating 97 (Aug)
2013 Rating 99 (Nov)
2014 Rating 86 (Nov)
2015 Rating 98 (Aug)
2016 Rating 100 (Feb)
2017 Rating 100 (Jan)

Deck Plan

Deck 15

Skylight Chapel

Deck 14

Viking Crown Lounge, Seven Hearts, Cloud Nine, Olive or Twist, The Diamond Club

Deck 13

Rock-climbing wall, Flow-rider, Sports court, Freedom Fairways, Golf Simulator, Wipe Out (aft)

Deck 12

Vitality Spa and Fitness Center, Spa Staterooms, Sky Bar, Outdoor Movie Screen,  Adventure Ocean, Jogging Track, Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, The Living Room, Fuel, Johnny Rockets, Challenger's Arcade

Deck 11

Vitality Spa and Fitness Center, Solarium, Main Pool Deck, Sports Pool, H2O Zone, Squeeze Juice Bar, Sprinkles Ice Cream Bar, Chops Grill, Giovanni's Table, Plaza Bar, Windjammer Café

Deck 10

Passenger staterooms, Concierge Club

Deck 9

Passenger staterooms

Deck 8

Passenger staterooms, Internet Center, Royal Promenade

Deck 7

Passenger staterooms, Royal Promenade, Library

Deck 6

Passenger staterooms

Deck 5

Observation deck, Star Lounge (forward), Connoisseur Club, Royal Promenade, Sorrento's, R Bar, Café Promenade, Cupcake Cupboard, Ben & Jerry's, Vintages, Bull & Bear, Guest Relations, Next Cruise© desk, Duty-free shops (mid) Galileo Dining Room (aft)

Deck 4

 Arcadia Theater (forward),  Casino Royale, Boleros, Sabor, Schooner Bar (mid), Isaac Dining Room (aft)

Deck 3

Arcadia Theater (forward), Centrum, Interior staterooms, Studio B, On Air club, Art Gallery (mid), Leonardo Dining Room (aft)

Deck 2

Arcadia Theater (forward), Conference Center, Studio B (mid), passenger staterooms(aft)

Adults Only

The Solarium

Retreat to the glass-canopied, adults-only Solarium pool, where inspired surroundings, a light-fare café, and whirlpools promise the ultimate in relaxation.

Kids Only

Royal Babies & Royal Tots

Interactive classes filled with enriching activities developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price® for kids 6-18 months. The Royal Tots Program offers 45-minute interactive playground sessions filled with age-appropriate activities and toys for kids ages 18-36 months. Both programs are hosted by trained youth staff. A parent or caregiver must accompany child during all activity sessions. Nursery program also available.

Adventure Ocean for Kids Ages 3-11

Aquanauts for kids ages 3-5 years old; Explorers for kids ages 6-8 years old; Voyagers for kids ages 9-11 years old. Royal Caribbean offers age appropriate parties, crafts, scavenger hunts, science experiments, theater games, excursions and more.

Teen Program

Non-structured, participate when you want program for teens, ages 12-17 years old. Featuring Theme Nights, Improve Games, DJ Academy, Mocktail Competition, Dodgeball, Open Mic and Talent Show, BBQ, Movie and Pool Party, Teen Casino, Snowball Fight, Climbing Competition and more. Teens also have their own lounge (The Living Room) and disco (Fuel).

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Freedom of the Seas

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The Freedom of the Seas features the first-ever onboard surf park at sea, cantilevered whirlpools that extend 12 feet beyond the sides of the ship, the H20 ZoneSM Waterpark, complete with interactive sculpture fountains, ground geysers and a cascading waterfall, the largest rock-climbing wall in the fleet with eleven routes and a central spire you can swing around, extensive Wi-Fi capabilities and connectivity for cell phones, flat-screen TVs in every stateroom, and so much more! 

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Ship Class: Freedom

Launched: 2006

Refurbished: 2011 (March); 2015* (January)

* Upgrades did not include the Dynamic Dining concept offered on Quantum and Oasis class ships.  

GRT: 160,000

Length: 1,111 ft.

Draft: 28

Speed: 22 Knots

Passengers: 3,634


freedom of the seas

All staterooms offer accommodations that convert to queen size bed and have private bath, vanity area, flat-panel TV and phone, electric mini-bar, hair dryers and AC. The bedding program has been updated fleet-wide, with new bed frames, mattresses, sheets, pillows, duvets and flat-screen TV's in every stateroom. 

Stateroom sizes

Inside 152-323 Sq. ft.
Outside 161-293 Sq. Ft.
Balcony 251-257 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 388-1783 Sq. ft. w/veranda


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom.  Promenade staterooms have bowed windows with a view of the Royal Promenade. Family staterooms can accommodate up to 6 guests and have pullman beds or sofa bed with sitting area.


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. The family ocean view has additional bunk beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed, and can accommodate up to 6 guests.


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom.  Both categories, Deluxe and Superior, have a small sitting area and private balcony.


Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. Grand suites include concierge service. Royal family suites have two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long(one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, and concierge service. The stateroom can accommodate up to 8 guests. The Royal Suite has a separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony with hot tub, whirlpool bathtub, living room with queen-size sofa bed, baby grand piano and concierge service. The Presidential family suite has four bedrooms and four bathrooms to fit up to 14 guests.

Suite Amenities

Excluding Junior suites, guests booked in other suites enjoy the following amenities :

• Priority check-in

• Personalized attention throughout the cruise with complimentary

• Concierge Club service on select ships

• Reserved prime seating in the main theater for entertainment shows, where available

• Priority tender tickets on select cruises. (Tender service is provided when smaller vessels are necessary to reach shore in locations without docking ports large enough for cruise ships.)

• VIP pool deck seating, where available

• Full breakfast, lunch and dinner dining room menus available for in-room dining

• Private breakfast and lunch seating in specialty restaurants on our Voyager and Freedom Class ships

• Mattel® board games available to order for in-room entertainment for the kids

• Complimentary luggage valet service

• Luxury spa bathrobes for use onboard

• Complimentary pressing service on formal night

• Priority departure with exclusive suite departure lounge featuring continental breakfast

Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

The Leonardo Dining Room, Issac Dining Room and Galileo Dining Room. The main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a new dinner menu each evening in an elegant setting, with two seatings nightly, or choose "My Time" Dining.

Café Promenade

Pick a table with a view at Café Promenade, serving Seattle's Best Coffee, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, snacks, pastries and sandwiches throughout the day and into the night – so you can enjoy the action when you please.


Chopsticks, ready! A seemingly endless buffet of delicious sushi creations, Jade features innovative Asian-fusion dishes along with classic favorites like sushi, fried rice and more.

Giovani's Table ($)

Sample the chef's latest Italian creation, or have one of your favorites prepared the classic way. $15 for lunch, $20 surcharge per person.

Sabor ($)

Serving authentic, modern and unexpected Mexican dishes, such as Oaxacan Ceviche of Red Snapper, Spicy Chicken Flautas, or Chicken and Roasted Corn Empanada, topped with Green mole and spicy peanut sauce – to name a few. Sabor offers customized guacamole and salsas made tableside as well as an assortment of tacos, quesadillas and burritos, all made with the freshest ingredients. $25 per guest.

Windjammer Café

A culinary destination loaded with an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time – all with spectacular views and a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Browse multiple buffets and serving stations featuring pastas, omelets made-to-order, global cuisine, salads, soups, sandwiches, meat-carving, and tons of tantalizing desserts.

Sorento's Pizza

New York pizzeria experience. Sample rotating creations from chorizo to Hawaiian to Pizza Florentine – with classic cheese and pepperoni always on call.

Chops Grill ($)

Royal Caribbean's popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting. $30.00 per person surcharge.

Johnny Rockets ($)

Get the family together for good old-fashioned hamburgers and fries at Johnny Rockets—complete with authentic 1950s décor, a menu filled with all-American favorites and a jukebox at every table. Lunch and dinner have a $4.95 surcharge per person.

Cupcake Cupboard ($)

Sprinkle some sweetness into your cruise at this adorable 1940s-style shop featuring fresh-baked gourmet cupcakes, plus private decorating parties and cupcake design classes.

Room Service

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 24 hours a day (late night service charge applies).

* Prices subject to change.

Notable Rooms

Arcadia Theater

Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment playing nightly. Royal Caribbean brings together world-class performers to star in awe-inspiring original shows from contemporary dance to headline musical acts, high diving, aerial acrobatics and more.

Viking Crown Lounge

Observation area during the day with great views of the sea and cocktails and music by night.


A contemporary chic cocktail bar, a Royal Caribbean signature.

Connoisseur Club

Cigar bar and one of the few smoking areas onboard.

Royal Promenade

Variety of name-brand, duty-free shopping are on the Royal Promenade including jewelry, perfumes, apparel and shopping for teens and kids. This mall, a naturally lighted four-story area lined with bars and shops, is the heartbeat of the ship.

Boleros Lounge

Latin themed dance club.

Star Lounge

Music, dancing and entertainment.

Bull and Bear

Authentic English pub.

Schooner Bar

Nautical theme bar featuring nightly piano entertainers. 

Studio B

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


Movie Theater featuring 3-D Movies where you'll enjoy larger-than-life presentations of DreamWorks Animation films plus other first-run hit movies.

Outdoor Features

Adventure Ocean

A play area with specially designed activities for kids from 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic and college-educated staff on deck 11.

H2O Zone

Waterpark featuring interactive sculpture fountains, ground geysers and a cascading waterfall located on deck 11.

Sports Court

Deck 13 features a Sports Court, Flo-Rider, Rock Climbing Wall, and Freedom Fairways 9-hole small scale golf course.

Pool Areas Deck 11

Main pool with three whirlpools, swim shop, pool bar, H2O Zone with pool and whirlpool, sports pool, solarium pool with two cantilevered whirlpools overlooking the ocean swimming pools.