Freedom Of The Seas

Freedom Of The Seas current position

Freedom Of The Seas current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 25.82448 N / -77.93558 W) cruising en route to ,. The AIS position was reported 29 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Freedom Of The Seas

Freedom Of The Seas current cruise is 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise. Prices start from USD 207 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 15 Oct, 2021 and ends on 18 Oct, 2021.

Date / TimePort
15 Oct 18:00    Departing from Miami, Florida hotels
16 Oct 08:00 - 21:00    Nassau, Bahamas, New Providence Island
17 Oct 07:00 - 17:00    Coco Cay, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean
18 Oct 06:00    Arriving in Miami, Florida hotels

Specifications of Freedom Of The Seas

Year built2006  /  Age: 15
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderAker Yards (Turku, STX Finland)
ClassFreedom
Building costUSD 800 million (2020 Royal Amplified USD 116 million)
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)338 m / 1109 ft
Beam (width)56 m / 184 ft
Gross Tonnage154407 gt
Passengers4024 - 4829
Crew1360
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks15
Cabins2012
Decks with cabins9
Last Refurbishment2020
Sister-shipsIndependence OTS, Liberty OTS
Christened byKatherine L. Calder
RCI-Royal Caribbean International Coronavirus update

Freedom Of The Seas Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Sep 27 4 days, round-trip Thrill Chill Bahamas Cruise with 2 Stops at Perfect Day Miami $352
2021 Oct 01 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $197
2021 Oct 04 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $237
2021 Oct 08 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $322
2021 Oct 11 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $286
2021 Oct 15 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $207
2021 Oct 18 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $632
2021 Oct 22 3 days, round-trip Perfect Day Holiday Miami $611
2021 Oct 25 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $662
2021 Oct 29 2 days, round-trip Bahamas Cruise Miami $216
2021 Oct 31 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Perfect Day Miami $317
2021 Nov 05 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $592
2021 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $307
2021 Nov 12 3 days, round-trip Perfect Day Holiday Miami $532
2021 Nov 15 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $632
2021 Nov 19 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $216
2021 Nov 22 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $812
2021 Nov 26 3 days, round-trip Perfect Day Holiday Miami $156
2021 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $186
2021 Dec 03 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $156
2021 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $322
2021 Dec 10 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $216
2021 Dec 13 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $216
2021 Dec 17 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $166
2021 Dec 20 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $437
2021 Dec 24 3 days, round-trip Perfect Day Holiday Miami $562
2021 Dec 27 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $1211
2021 Dec 31 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $1022
2022 Jan 03 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $194
2022 Jan 07 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $524
2022 Jan 10 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $574
2022 Jan 14 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $554
2022 Jan 17 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $624
2022 Jan 21 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $204
2022 Jan 24 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $594
2022 Jan 28 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $194
2022 Jan 31 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $174
2022 Feb 04 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $154
2022 Feb 07 2 days, round-trip Perfect Day Getaway Cruise Miami $236
2022 Feb 09 5 days, round-trip Monsters Of Rock Cruise Miami
2022 Feb 14 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $244
2022 Feb 18 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $164
2022 Feb 21 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $276
2022 Feb 25 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $144
2022 Feb 28 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $224
2022 Mar 04 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $624
2022 Mar 07 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $674
2022 Mar 11 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $287
2022 Mar 14 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $314
2022 Mar 18 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $214
2022 Mar 21 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $304
2022 Mar 25 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $214
2022 Mar 28 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $284
2022 Apr 01 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $274
2022 Apr 04 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $244
2022 Apr 08 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $297
2022 Apr 11 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $407
2022 Apr 15 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $274
2022 Apr 18 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $314
2022 Apr 22 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $214
2022 Apr 29 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $624
2022 May 02 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $437
2022 May 06 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $724
2022 May 09 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $364
2022 May 13 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $774
2022 May 16 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $324
2022 May 20 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $674
2022 May 23 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $354
2022 May 27 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $344
2022 May 30 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $374
2022 Jun 03 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $404
2022 Jun 06 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $414
2022 Jun 10 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $764
2022 Jun 13 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $854
2022 Jun 17 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $754
2022 Jun 20 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $324
2022 Jun 24 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $456
2022 Jun 27 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $497
2022 Jul 01 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $507
2022 Jul 04 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $914
2022 Jul 08 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $443
2022 Jul 11 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $914
2022 Jul 15 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $506
2022 Jul 18 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $646
2022 Jul 22 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $443
2022 Jul 25 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $914
2022 Jul 29 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $394
2022 Aug 01 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $494
2022 Aug 05 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $506
2022 Aug 08 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $646
2022 Aug 12 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $744
2022 Aug 15 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $403
2022 Aug 19 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $406
2022 Aug 22 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $354
2022 Aug 26 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $383
2022 Aug 29 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $694
2022 Sep 02 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $294
2022 Sep 05 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $624
2022 Sep 09 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $344
2022 Sep 12 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $354
2022 Sep 16 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $344
2022 Sep 19 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $313
2022 Sep 23 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $344
2022 Sep 26 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $303
2022 Sep 30 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $366
2022 Oct 03 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $397
2022 Oct 07 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $324
2022 Oct 10 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $584
2022 Oct 14 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $354
2022 Oct 17 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $334
2022 Oct 21 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $346
2022 Oct 24 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $584
2022 Oct 28 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $324
2022 Oct 31 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $284
2022 Nov 04 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $534
2022 Nov 07 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $284
2022 Nov 11 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $324
2022 Nov 14 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $334
2022 Nov 18 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $324
2022 Nov 21 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $424
2022 Nov 25 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $334
2022 Nov 28 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $397
2022 Dec 02 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $324
2022 Dec 12 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $584
2022 Dec 16 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $324
2022 Dec 19 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $825
2022 Dec 23 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $474
2022 Dec 26 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $934
2022 Dec 30 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $537
2023 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $307
2023 Jan 06 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $337
2023 Jan 09 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $642
2023 Jan 13 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $592
2023 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $366
2023 Jan 20 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $267
2023 Jan 23 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $366
2023 Jan 27 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $267
2023 Jan 30 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $651
2023 Feb 03 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $337
2023 Feb 06 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $377
2023 Feb 10 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $356
2023 Feb 13 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $337
2023 Feb 17 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $377
2023 Feb 20 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $407
2023 Feb 24 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $432
2023 Feb 27 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $662
2023 Mar 03 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $296
2023 Mar 06 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $662
2023 Mar 10 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $307
2023 Mar 13 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $572
2023 Mar 17 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $432
2023 Mar 20 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $466
2023 Mar 24 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $396
2023 Mar 27 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $721
2023 Mar 31 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $307
2023 Apr 03 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $541
2023 Apr 07 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $377
2023 Apr 10 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $662
2023 Apr 14 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $441
2023 Apr 17 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $481
2023 Apr 21 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $441
2023 Apr 24 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $387
2023 Apr 28 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Perfect Day Cruise Miami $296

Freedom Of The Seas Review

Review of Freedom Of The Seas

The 2006-built Freedom of the Seas cruise ship is the first Freedom-class Royal Caribbean liner, with sisterships Liberty OTS and Independence OTS.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US passenger shipping company, trademarked travel brand, and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both numbers of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All RCI liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Freedom Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The 4000-passenger ship Freedom OTS debuted in May 2006 as the world's biggest cruise liner. The ship introduced a new class of ships for Royal Caribbean, surpassing Cunard's Queen Mary 2 by 7000 GT-tons and carrying 1014 more passengers. Besides her size, Freedom of the Seas also made waves in other ways. She was the first to feature a surf simulator, a regulation-sized boxing ring, an interactive water park for children and even a barbershop. Yet in many ways, Freedom of the Seas was an evolution of the Voyager class, which made its own headlines when it debuted with biggest-at-sea status back in 1999. The design is nearly the same and the promenade is back, as is the rock-climbing wall, the ice-skating rink, Johnny Rockets, the Promenade Cafe, Ben and Jerry's, etc. It is as if Voyager of the Seas cruise liner was simply super-sized, and beefed up with innovative spaces and concepts.

Decks and Cabins

Freedom Of The Seas staterooms (2012 total) include 127 Suites, 768 Balcony, 711 Oceanviews, 168 Promenade View, 642 Inside. Most cabins are sized 150-190 ft2 (14-18 m2). Most cabin balconies are sized 65 ft2 (6 m2). The largest is Royal Suite (1360 ft2 / 126 m2 plus 315 ft2 / 29 m2 terrace). Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 33.

The boat has 15 decks, of which 14 are passenger-accessible and 9 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The 3-deck Main Dining Room (the restaurants Leonardo-Isaac-Galileo) offer assigned-seating dining with two sittings at 5:30 pm and 8 pm), as well as My Time Dining, in which guests pick a preferred mealtime between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., but are able to change reservations on a daily basis. Those who opt for My Time Dining have to pre-pay gratuities. The Windjammer Cafe, ship's lido buffet, offers flexibility and variety - best for families with kids. The Windjammer has one very long self-service line of cold and hot items, plus stations for salads, fresh sandwiches, pizza, carved meats and petite desserts. An omelette station features made-to-order eggs in the mornings; in the afternoons, guests can try Jade area that specializes in Asian food and goes off the beaten path with changing fare including Vietnamese and Indonesian specialities.

Freedom Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Freedom of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Leonardo Restaurant (883-seat aft Dining Room)
  • Isaac Restaurant (500-seat aft Dining Room)
  • Galileo Restaurant (652-seat aft Dining Room)
  • Windjammer Cafe Lido buffet restaurant (744-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7-11:30 am, Lunch 11.30-3:30 pm and Dinner 6.30-9 pm)
  • Chops Grille (104-seat specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen (specialty restaurant and Wine Bar, reservations recommended) is popular for the hand-tossed, electric oven-baked pizzas, as well as specialties like Holy Cheesus (7-cheese pizza), Muffuletta-Style Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak, Chocolate Ravioli.
  • Izumi (Asian/Japanese specialty restaurant)
  • Johnny Rockets Restaurant (84-seat burger bar)
  • El Loco Fresh (fast food Mexican bar for made-to-order tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, salsas)
  • Sorrento's Pizzeria (79-seat complimentary restaurant)
  • WipeOut Bar (20-seat complimentary burger bar).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The tone aboard Freedom of the Seas is set by the Centrum, which serves as a central spot for activities in the heart of the ship. During the evenings, its Lobby Bar is the hottest spot on Freedom for after-dinner dancing. The lavish Arcadia Theater hosts the production shows and games. The ship has a real modern feel and does a fine job in incorporating some of the best facilities that have become Royal Caribbean trademarks. Onboard cruisers will find classics like Schooner Bar and Windjammer Cafe, as well as a climbing wall up to the smokestack, tiny golf and a surf simulator.

Additional amenities include Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

Freedom Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Freedom of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Arcadia Theatre (1320-seat, features grand production shows with dance, acrobatics, comedy and games)
  • Studio B Lounge (indoor ice-skating rink; also serves as a spot for ice shows, cooking demos, game parties)
  • Focus Photo Gallery and Shop; Art Gallery
  • On Air Club (140-seat karaoke and sports bar); The Centrum (7-deck social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); Observation Lounge; Star Lounge; Next Cruise Lounge; Concierge Club (suite and past guests only); Seven Hearts (33-seat card room); Diamond Club and Lounge; Viking Crown Lounge and Bar
  • Schooner Bar (112-seat piano bar); Boleros Lounge and Bar (77-seat Latin bar); Connoisseur Cigar Club and Bar; Bull and Bear English Pub; Vintages Bar (wine bar); Ben and Jerry's Bar (ice cream parlor); Cupcake Cupboard Shop (bakery); Cafe Promenade (24-hour; serves snacks and drinks, as well as Starbucks specialty coffee); R Bar; Squeeze Bar; Sky Bar; The Plaza Bar; Olive or Twist Lounge and Martini Bar; Cloud 9 (24-seat sports bar)
  • Casino Royale (447-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online centre (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Royal Promenade Boutiques (perfumes, jewellery, duty-free alcohol, general store, logo/souvenirs); SeaTrek (shop for diving equipment)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 7 jacuzzis (2 cantilevered); 3 swimming pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • Challengers Video Games Arcade; Fuel Teen Disco club; The Living Room; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • H2O Zone Water Park; Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall; Freedom Fairways Mini Golf Course; FlowRider (surf simulator, complimentary)
  • Skylight Wedding Chapel (40-seat, used for religious services).

Itineraries

Freedom of the Seas itinerary program is based on mini-cruises (3-night and 4-night itineraries) from homeport Miami Florida to Bahamas (Nassau and CocoCay). In May 2018, the ship was repositioned from Florida (Fort Lauderdale) to Puerto Rico, with homeporting in San Juan (between May 2018 and March 2019).

Following the Coronavirus crisis, in 2021 (July through October) Freedom OTS had scheduled cruises to Bermuda (overnight in Kings Wharf) leaving roundtrip from NYC New York (Port Cape Liberty NJ).

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Freedom is Royal Caribbean's first Freedom-class liner, with sisterships Independence and Liberty. The vessel was built in 2006 at Aker Finnyards Shipyard (Turku, Finland). Aker Finnyards was later acquired by STX Europe (a subsidiary of the multinational STX Holding, South Korea). Freedom OTS was the world's biggest passenger liner in 2006, taking first place away from Cunard Line's RMS Queen Mary 2.

Ship's godmother was Katherine Louise Calder. She won a contest among 171,000 viewers of "Today" (USA TV show focused on charity and social responsibility). Katherine is a foster mother to over 400 children. The naming ceremony was held in New York Harbour on May 12, 2006. The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on May 19, with a weekend mini-cruise from NYC to Boston MA.

In 2022, RCI scheduled Freedom OTS to host the 10th "Monsters of Rock Cruise 2022" (MORC 2022). The 5-night Caribbean itinerary (February 9 to 14) is a PortMiami roundtrip visiting Bahamas (Coco Cay) and Haiti (Labadee).

  • The music-themed voyage had planned live onboard performances by Alice Cooper (1948-born American singer, songwriter, actor) and 35+ other artists.
  • MORC 2022's rock and metal bands include the American bands Queensryche, Cinderella (Tom Keifer), Skid Row, Lit, LA Guns, HEAT, Kix, Winger, Great White, Loudness, Y&T (Yesterday & Today), Vixen, Rose Tattoo, Black 'N Blue, Lillian Axe, Faster Pussycat, Dangerous Toys, Beasto Blanco, Little Caesar, XYZ, Roxanne, Signal 13, also KiLLeR DWaRfS (Canada), Pink Cream 69 (Germany), Eclipse (Sweden), Electric Boys (Sweden), Crazy Lixx (Sweden), Firewind (Greece).
  • The list of solo performers includes Mike Monroe (Finland), Patrick Henry Travers, Christopher John Holmes, Joel Hoekstra (guitarist), John Corabi (MORC's Mayor).

Planned shipboard interactive events (artists and tourists meetings) include Q&A sessions, Gong Show Karaoke, Cooking and Painting With Rock Stars, Rock Stars vs Average Joe Basketball, Beach Volleyball, themed nights.

Freedom OTS refurbishment 2020 review

Ship's 2020 drydock refurbishment (January 12 - March 7) was a USD 116 million project (Royal Amplified) that resulted in the following deckplan changes:

  • (deck 2) Conference Center replaced with 25 Inside cabins
  • (deck 3) Arcadia Theatre renamed to "Royal Theater"
  • (deck 3) Leonardo Dining Room renamed to "Main Dining Room"
  • (deck 3) On Air Club replaced with 12 Inside cabins
  • (deck 4) SABOR (Mexican restaurant) replaced by "Izumi Hibachi and Sushi" (Japanese restaurant)
  • (deck 4) Focus (photo gallery area) redesigned into "Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade"
  • (deck 4) Isaak Dining Room renamed to "Main Dining Room"
  • (deck 6) Loyalty Desk replaced with 4 Inside cabins. The aft VS-Suite (4-Bedroom Presidential Family Suite, cabin 6714) replaced with 4 Balcony cabins
  • On Sports Deck 13, RCI's waterslides "Cyclone" and "Typhoon" (Perfect Storm aqua park) were installed next to the FlowRider (surfing simulator, also new facility).
  • On Spa Deck 12 (aft), the "Splashaway Bay" kids aqua park was added. This is an interactive water play area (with cannons and geysers), replacing the old Outdoor Youth Area (aka "back deck").
  • On Pool Deck 11, swimming pools' sunbathing areas received more shaded seating, including daybeds, hammocks, swing seats, casitas (small wooden cabins). The fore-located Solarium (adults-only complex) was renewed.
  • All staterooms were renovated. Many existing venues were redesigned and renovated.

Following the refit, the liner now features as new facilities:

  • In addition to "Perfect Storm", a new water coaster (trademarked as "The Blaster") and a new headfirst mat racing slide (trademarked as "Riptide") were installed. Both names were trademarked by RCI in September 2018. The Blaster aqua coaster has length 244 m (800 ft) - ranking it the longest at sea 2-person raft slide. The Riptide mat racing waterslide features a transparent tube.
  • "To Dry For" is a new blow-dry bar (specializing in quick beauty fixes/hairstyling) and also serving champagnes and wines by the glass.

The list of other new venues and activities includes:

  • Lime and Coconut (2-level bar lounge with live music)
  • Bamboo Room (bar lounge)
  • Johnny Rockets Express
  • Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade (with "Owner's Box" VIP room)
  • Starbucks Bar (specialty drinks and pastries)
  • new restaurants (El Loco Fresh, Giovanni’s Italian, Izumi)
  • The Observatorium (Royal Escape Room)
  • Battle for Planet Z (laser tag course at Studio B) for the "Clash for the Crystal City" gaming experience
  • redesigned Mini-Golf Course and Chops Grille (steakhouse)
  • redesigned and upgraded Adventure Ocean (youth complex) and Social033 Hangout (fka Living Room, teen club lounge)

Freedom OTS refurbishment 2015 review

The list of deckplan changes after drydock 2015 (January) refurbishment includes:

  • All cruise accommodations were renovated.
  • Cupcake Cupboard (bakery) was added on Promenade deck 5.
  • "DreamWorks Experience" (Walt Disney-themed entertainment program) was implemented.
  • The RCI's Nursery was added on deck 12.
  • 3D Cinema was added on deck 2.
  • On decks 3 and 4, "The Crypt" (disco nightclub) was replaced by new inside cabins (deck 3) and by the Sabor (Mexican restaurant on deck 4 / upper level).
  • On Lido Deck 11 (in the main pool area) a huge movie screen (outdoor theatre) was installed.
  • Vintages (wine bar) was upgraded.
  • BRITTO (Art Gallery) was added on Promenade deck 5.
  • R-Bar (1960s-themed lounge bar) was added on Promenade deck 5.
  • Two new restaurants were added - "Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen" (Italian trattoria on Lido deck 11) and "Sabor Modern Mexican" (deck 4).

A cluster of 44x new Spa cabins was added on Deck 12 forward, in categories Q-Interior, Spa Oceanview (PF-Family Panoramic, P1-Larger, P2-Panoramic) and E3-Spa Balcony.

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