Launched from the shipbuilder Aker Finnyards Turku shipyard in Finland on April 19, 2007, the then 154,407-tons Liberty of the Seas; a Royal Caribbean International Freedom-Class cruise ship, joined her sister ship, Freedom of the Seas. In February 2016, Liberty of the Seas underwent renovations, adding additional cabins, introducing new restaurants and making enhancements to the pool deck. After the enhancements, Liberty of the Seas was 155,889-tons, making her larger than the other two Freedom-class ships and the 6th largest cruise ship in the world. Royal Caribbean International features virtually everything you could want in a cruise ship. Ever since 1968 when they were founded, Royal Caribbean has become the innovator of the way the world cruises. They have steadily rolled out innovative ships since the 1980s with the Sovereign class to today with the introduction of the game-changing Quantum class. Since Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas began sailing she has and continues to be a favorite of cruisers.

Awards and Accolades


Top 10 – Large Ship Cruise Line
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

Best Cruise Line Overall
Best Cruise Line Sales & Service
Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean
Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards

World's Leading Cruise Brand
World Travel Awards

Top Family Large-Ship Cruise Line
Travel and Leisure Magazine

Gold Winner
Readers Digest

Best Onboard Entertainment
Cruise Line Providing the Highest Client Satisfaction
Travel Age West WAVE Award

Statistics


Name: Liberty of the Seas
Operator: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahamas
Builder: Aker Yards Turku Shipyard, Finland
Launched: April 19, 2007
Maiden Voyage: May 19, 2007
Tonnage: 155,889 gross tons
Length: 1,112 feet
Beam: 185 feet
Decks: 15 passenger decks
Capacity: 3,634 passengers
Crew: 1,365 crew

Onboard Activities


Sometimes you wake up ready for excitement. Other times you keep it laidback. Either way, each day onboard is a chance to step way outside your boundaries and just go for it - whatever "it" is. Relax in the spa, grab lunch with an ocean view, or suit up for the FlowRider, where the thrills are measured in gallons per second.

Action & Adventure


  • NEW Tidal Wave Waterslide - First Boomerang style slide at sea. The new hair-raising slide features a steep drop that propels riders up a near vertical wall for a moment of weightlessness and into free fall.
  • Cyclone and Typhoon Waterslides - Two new racer slides called Cyclone and Typhoon which are located at the aft of the ship alongside the Flowrider surf simulator.
  • FlowRider - Only Royal Caribbean gives you the chance to catch a wave right onboard. Grab a board and hang ten on the 40-foot-long surf simulator, or cheer on friends from stadium seating with prime wipeout views.
  • Rock Climbing - Rise to the occasion and take on the signature rock wall. From beginners to speed climbers everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck.
  • Ice Skating - Put your vacation on ice with a spin on the ice rink, an onboard feature exclusive to Royal Caribbean. The ship provides the skates, you show off the moves.
  • Mini Golf - Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue.
  • Sports Court & Tournaments - Whether it’s a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, the sports court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.

Kids & Families


You can feel at ease knowing that your child's onboard experience is safe and well-managed. Liberty of the Seas commitment is to create an environment for all children on board that is safe, fun, nurturing and empowering. All program activities are supervised by permanent, full-time staff, and are designed to be kid friendly and age appropriate.

  • NEW Spashaway Bay Aqua Park - Ready, aim, soak! Royal Caribbean’s biggest splash park yet, with slides, water cannons and waterfalls. And when the drench bucket fills up, everyone comes running.
  • DreamWorks Experience - Memorable moments including parades, meet & greets and character dining with favorite characters from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and more.
  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program
    • Royal Babies & Tots Nursery - Babies and Toddlers, 6-36 months, have your child join in the fun of the Royal Babies® or Royal Tots® interactive playgroup sessions. Each 45-minute session, held on one of the onboard lounges, offers activities that make playtime learning time as well.
    • Aquanauts - Children, ages 3-5 years, these little at-sea adventurers will enjoy the magic of Bubbling Potions, uncover the dinosaur-sized secrets of Jurassic Jr., and take over the ship with the Pirate Party Parade. Parents of three-year olds can opt for pagers so that Adventure Ocean® staff can stay in touch. All children participating in Adventure Ocean activities are required to be 3 years of age, 100% toilet trained and diaper and pull-up free.
    • Explorers - Children, ages 6-8 years, will enjoy Space Mud, Fossil Fever, Meteorology Madness! Hands-on science gets young minds churning—along with explorations of the fine arts with Adventure Art. Round out the night with dancing through the decades and ice cream for all.
    • Voyagers - Children, ages 9-11 years, enjoy a scavenger hunt with new friends from across the world. That's just the beginning for Voyagers, who enjoy programs including sports tournaments, talent shows, video game showdowns and much more.
    • Just For Teens - Teenagers, ages 12-17 years, get active with rock climbing competitions; dodgeball and Dance Dance Revolution, then take it down a notch at BBQs and movie nights. Plus, the chance to let their star shine with open mic nights, talent shows and Scratch DJ Academy.
    • The Loft and The Oasis - Teens, ages 13-17 years, enjoy mock-tail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts, cooking demos, tech classes and teen only night club events. When there are more than 100 children on board, a HAL Talent Show is offered.
  • 3D Movie Theater - Whoa! Watch for dragons overhead and robots all around in the 3D movie theater, where you’ll enjoy larger-than-life presentations of DreamWorks Animation films plus other first-run hit movies.
  • Outdoor Poolside Movie Screen - Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen – on a 200 square foot outdoor movie screen above the main pool area.

Dining Options


  • Specialty Restaurants
    • Sabor Modern Mexican - Sabor – in Spanish, it means flavor. But here, it’s that and so much more. A vibrant dance across the plate and palate. A long heritage of fresh, simple ingredients, reimagined in full bloom.
    • Giovanni's Table - A casual Italian trattoria with indoor and al fresco seating, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including toasted herb foccacia, pastas, braised meat dishes and stews, all served family-style.
    • R Bar - Royal Caribbean’s new R Bar is a throwback to the Rat Pack days when a martini was made with gin and everyone dressed to impress! Guests can enjoy the sophisticated ambiance and surprising entertainment of the Centrum while an expert mixologist serves up classic cocktails.
    • Chops Grille Steakhouse - 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.
  • Complimentary Dining
    • Main Dining Room - Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and extraordinary personal service from a dedicated wait staff. The main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • 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 serving stations featuring pasta, omelettes make-to-order, global cuisine, salads, soups, sandwiches, meat-carving, and tons of tantalizing desserts.
    • Jade Sushi - 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.
    • Sorrento's Pizza - For an authentic New York pizzeria experience, head to Sorrento's for fully-loaded pies right out of the oven. Sample rotating creations from chorizo to Hawaiian to Pizza Florentine – with classic cheese and pepperoni always on call.
    • Café Promenade - The Royal Promenade is the heart of the ship – and the best spot for people watching. Pick a table with a view at Café Promenade, serving coffee, snacks, pastries and sandwiches throughout the day and into the night– so you can enjoy the action when you please.
    • Room Service - Morning, noon, night, whenever you like – order up room service 24/7. Enjoy breakfast in bed, cheesecake on your balcony, or a delicious dinner right in the comfort of your stateroom. Complimentary except between midnight and 5 am, when a $3.95 service charge applies.
  • Casual Dining and Snacks
    • 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.
    • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream - A miniature version of what you would see ashore with 11 ice cream flavors to choose from. For real Ben & Jerry's fans, cabin number 6305 on the Liberty of the Seas is known as the "Ben & Jerry's Sweet." Through the entire stateroom is a cow motif, with cow-sheets, pillows, cow picture and much more. The best thing about the cabin are the vouchers for complimentary ice cream at Ben & Jerry's. All you have to endure is a cabin that lies directly above the Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop and on the porch of Ben & Jerry's are two life-size cow figures with the window that looks directly on the back side of these cows.

Entertainment & Shopping


  • Broadway At Sea - Sail with the only cruise line that offers Tony Award-winning musicals at sea! As an official sponsor of the Tony Awards, Royal Caribbean is proud to bring you the best of Broadway! Put on your boogie shoes for the Broadway hit Saturday Night Fever: The Musical, the acclaimed-West End show based on the hugely popular 1970s feature film. A worldwide theatrical sensation, the musical features a repertoire of hit songs from The Bee Gees sure to inspire you to dance the night away.
  • Ice Skating Shows - Royal Caribbean is the first and only cruise line with ice skating rinks and complimentary ice spectaculars featuring professional skaters that amaze with jumps, lifts and spins.
  • Vitality Fitness Center - Get in ship shape at the state-of-the art fitness center, fully loaded with the latest weight systems and cardio equipment – plus sweeping ocean views while you work up a sweat.
  • Fitness Classes - Yoga, Pilates, spinning, sculpting and more – work out and have fun with easy-to-follow group classes led by trained instructors. Fee applies for some classes.
  • Casino Action - Whatever your game, Casino Royale has it. Poker. Blackjack. Craps and Roulette. Hit the slots for a shot at the jackpot and load up on thrills. With late hours, action-packed tournaments, and Lady Luck on your side, this is where you play to win.
  • Royal Promenade - Here you will find retail venues as well as entertainment. The Royal Promenade runs close to two thirds the length of the ship is where most of your shopping options on the Liberty of the Seas are located.

Rest & Relaxation


  • Vitality Spa - A luxurious sanctuary boasting signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out.
  • Adults-Only Solarium - Retreat to the glass-canopied, adults-only Solarium pool, where inspired surroundings, a light-fare café, and whirlpools promise the ultimate in relaxation.
  • Vitality Fitness Center - Get in ship shape at the state-of-the art fitness center, fully loaded with the latest weight systems and cardio equipment – plus sweeping ocean views while you work up a sweat.
  • Pool Deck - Soak up the sun or savor the shade on expanded pool decks, featuring complimentary loungers, live music, and the opportunity for a frosty cocktail.
  • Whirlpools & Cantilevered Whirlpools - 6 Whirlpools and 2 Cantilevered whirlpools, extending 13 feet beyond the side of the ship for a unique at-sea perspective.
  • Library and Card Room - Peace, quiet, and your next great read – find it all at the well-stocked library, featuring a variety of genres, plus tables for cards and board games. Everything complimentary for your enjoyment.