Freedom of the Seas

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Freedom of the Seas

Cruise Ship Details

Date Built:
Ship Capacity:
Departure Ports:
  • FL-Fort Lauderdale
  • PR-San Juan
Cruise Length(s):
  • 3 Night
  • 6 Night
  • 7 Night
Big Family Cabins:
  • Ocean View Panoramic Suite sleeps 6
  • Grand Suite - 2-Bedroom sleeps 8
  • Villa Suites - 4-Bedroom sleeps 14
  • See our list of connecting staterooms in the images
  • My Time Dining
  • My Family Time Dining
  • Main Dining Room
  • Chef's Table - $
  • Chops Grille - $
  • Giovanni's Table - $
  • Sabor Modern Mexican - $
  • Windjammer Cafe
  • Johnny Rockets - $
  • Jade Sushi
  • Cafe Promenade
  • Sorrento's Pizza

  • Main pool
  • Sports Pool
  • H2O Zone

Kids' Programs:
  • Royal Babies (6-18 months w/parent)
  • Royal Tots (18-36 months w/parent)
  • Aquanauts (3-5)
  • Explorers (6-8)
  • Voyagers (9-11)
  • Tween & Teens

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Hotel Details

The Freedom of the Seas offers fun for all members of the family while also offering some much-needed relaxation. As Cruise Critic's 2017 Best for Families winner, kids and parents alike will want to come back again and again. The Freedom sails around Eastern and Western Caribbean on 6, 7, and 8-night journeys. The Freedom departs from Fort Lauderdale or San Juan, depending on the itinerary. 

As with any cruise, a fun-filled pool deck is a family must. The two onboard pools are perfect for water lovers and those who want to relax by the water. The pool also hosts competitions like "sexiest legs", late night pool parties, and dive-in movie nights. The H2O Zone is a kids only aqua park which is sure to entertain youngsters for hours. Those who may not want to spend time around splashing kids can enjoy the adults-only Solarium, perfect for relaxing and enjoying a cocktail. Thrill seekers must try the Freedom's surf simulator which will be fun whether it is your 1st or 101st time. Those over 6 years old can also try out the Freedom's rock climbing wall or the mini-golf course. 

Parents may worry about keeping their kids entertained during sea days, but the Freedom's youth programs have got you covered. Split into three groups based on age, Adventure Ocean offers educational, fun, and FREE events for youngsters including themed parties, games, science experiments, and socializing with other kids on board. 

 Family entertainment is more than abundant on board from original theater productions to ice skating shows. Mystery fans should be sure to try out the Mystery Dinner Theater, in which a professional cast host a fun, mystery-filled evening with a multi-course dinner (note that this event requires an additional fee). Similar to Disney cruises, the Freedom offers the opportunity of character meet and greets with Dreamworks characters like Kung Fu Panda and Shrek. Just be sure to tag us if you snap a pic! Daily fun varies from the onboard casino, dance classes, guest lecturers, game shows, culinary courses, wine tasting, and much, much more. 

Babysitting is available on board for parents looking for a little alone time. Group babysitting is $7 per child, per hour in the Late Night Party Zone. In-room babysitting is $19 per hour, for UP TO THREE CHILDREN AT A TIME. For families with older kids this may not be a problem, but for those with many little ones, group babysitting is the better option. 

Each ship has a variety of fun activities for the whole family, so be sure to check your ship before you cruise to view what's available. Whether you're 8 or 80, there's no reason not to have fun on your getaway at sea; before breaking off into everyone's activities, enjoy some time together by planning to meet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

This is the time to make memories and nothing could be more memorable than setting up a shore excursion for the whole family. Plan your shore excursions ahead of time for the best chance at booking your top selections. 

*Please note it is often cheaper to book two staterooms or two connecting cabins instead of one large stateroom suite - plus it gives you a second bathroom.* 

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