Liberty Of The Seas

Liberty Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Liberty Of The Seas

Year built2007  /  Age : 12
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderAker Yards (Turku, STX Finland)
ClassFreedom
Building costUSD 800 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
Passengers3630 - 4356
Crew1360
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks15
Cabins1815
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2016-2021
Christened byDonnalea Madeley

Current itinerary of Liberty Of The Seas

Liberty Of The Seas current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. Prices start from USD 801 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 10 Feb, 2019 and ends on 17 Feb, 2019.

Date / TimePort
10 Feb 16:00      Departing from Galveston, Texas   
12 Feb 07:00 - 16:30     Cozumel, Mexico   
13 Feb 10:30 - 18:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
14 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Falmouth, Jamaica   
17 Feb 06:30      Arriving in Galveston, Texas   

Review of Liberty Of The Seas

Launched in 2007, Liberty of the Seas is the second Freedom-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Freedom and Independence.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is an US company, trademarked 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 number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All Royal Caribbean liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Liberty Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The 154,407-ton, 4,370-passenger Liberty of the Seas went under the knife in early 2011 for her first dry dock. During the multimillion dollar refit, the ship gained new features that first emerged on Oasis of the Seas, including a big-name stage show, a nursery for the youngest cruisers, an outdoor movie screen and cupcake bakery. New technology knowhow was placed in the form of interactive TVs and digital deck plan systems, located throughout the Liberty to help guests navigate by using LCD touch-screens for customized directions, ship factoids and real time updates. Liberty of the Seas also boasts all the Freedom-class favorites, including popular onshore brands like Johnny Rockets and Ben and Jerry's, cruising's only ice rink, a rock-climbing wall, the novel "Promenade" concept and Boleros Latin lounge.

In the beginning of 2016 Royal Caribbean's cruise ship Liberty of the Seas has undergone an extensive dry dock revitalization. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the new features to be constructed, such as the Splashaway Bay waterpark, The Perfect Storm water slides and new dining options at Giovanni's Italian, Sabor Mexican restaurant, and more.

Cruise itinerary program

Liberty of the Seas itinerary program is based on 7-day Western Caribbean cruises from Galveston, Texas. During summer, Liberty sails to Canada and Bermuda from Bayonne, New Jersey. Feature port destinations include Belize, Jamaica, Roatan, Grand Cayman and Cozumel Mexico.

Cabins

Liberty Of The Seas has a total of 1815 cabins (of which 120 Suites, 724 Balcony rooms, 529 adjoining) in 28 grades. Most Liberty of the Seas staterooms are 185-200-sq.foot balcony rooms and 160-sq.foot insides (557). 32 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Liberty of the Seas are the Royal Suites (1360 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The 3-deck-high dining room on Liberty of the Seas accommodates nearly 4,000 guests per night. Passengers choose between assigned dining and Royal Caribbean's My Time Dining program, in which guests pick a preferred mealtime between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. but can change reservations on a daily basis. Those who opt for My Time Dining have to prepay gratuities. Each floor of the MDR is named after a Renaissance master - Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Botticelli - and a huge crystal chandelier towers over the restaurant. Meals are satisfactory and there is always "Chef's Signature Selection". The separate Vitality menu is offered for the calorie-conscious, and equals the rest of the menu in size and taste (vegetarian options are sprinkled throughout). Standards like salmon, sirloin steak and chicken are also available.

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

  • Rembrandt Restaurant (652-seat aft Dining Room, level 1; features DreamWorks characters theme breakfast)
  • Michelangelo Restaurant (500-seat aft Dining Room, level 2)
  • Botticelli Restaurant (883-seat aft Dining Room)
  • Windjammer Cafe lido buffet restaurant (774-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Chops Grille (104-seat specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Portofino Restaurant (100-seat Italian specialty restaurant)
  • Johnny Rockets Restaurant (84-seat burger bar)
  • Sorrento’s Pizzeria (79-seat complimentary restaurant)
  • WipeOut Bar (20-seat complimentary burger bar).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Beyond the standard offerings of cruise industry like R-rated comedians, mind-numbing amounts of karaoke and bingo, as well as the Love and Marriage Game Show, Freedom- and Voyager-class ships feature cruising's only ice rinks, Studio B. Ice show tickets are free, but have to be obtained in advance. The Platinum Theater features nightly production spectacles, such as "In the Air" Cirque de Soleil-style offering. The West End production "Saturday Night Fever", debuted in the theater in early 2011. During the day, passengers have any number of usual activity options - trivia, sexy legs contests, family pool games, wine-tasting and seminars, the majority of which are based around the pool areas, the spa and the aft sports area on Deck 13, which houses the FlowRider, rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course and sports court. Liberty of the Seas boasts with the DreamWorks Experience - a themed programming in partnership with the Walt Disney Company. This new entertainment program is aimed at families and offers movies-themed DreamWorks activities on select RCI ships within the fleet. The list of special activities includes characters meet and greets (of course, plus photo ops).

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

Liberty Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

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

  • Platinum Theatre (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)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; BRITTO Art Gallery
  • The Catacombs Disco and Nightclub; On Air Club (140-seat karaoke and sports bar); The Sphynx Lounge; The Centrum (7-deck social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); 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; Hoof and Claw 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); Vintages Bar; Champagne Bar; R Bar; Squeeze Bar; Sprinkles (complimentary ice cream 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 center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Royal Promenade Boutiques (perfumes, jewellry, duty free alcohol, general store, logo/souvenirs); SeaTrek (shop for diving equipment)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 7 jacuzzis (2 cantilevered); 3 pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor movie screen; Screening Room (60-seat cinema)
  • 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; Liberty Dunes Mini Golf Course; FlowRider (surf simulator, complimentary)
  • Skylight Wedding Chapel (40-seat, used for religious services).

Liberty Of The Seas wiki

Liberty OTS is fleet's 2nd Freedom-Class liner, with sisterships Freedom and Independence. Liberty was built in 2007 by Aker Finnyards Shipyard (Turku, Finland). This shipyard was later acquired by STX Europe (subsidiary of the South Korean multinational STX Corporation). Ship's godmother was Donnalea Madeley. She was elected from about 2500 female travel agents, who had shown fondness of social causes. Donnalea Madeley is from Ontario, and the first travel agent to win such a position (usually given to VIPs). The christening ceremony was held at PortMiami on May 18, 2007.

The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) was a 7-day Caribbean itinerary starting on May 19. Liberty OTS had some special pre-inaugural cruises before the liner arrived in Miami. The first was the Transatlantic crossing (Southampton to NYC New), the second - repositioning from NYC to Miami (visiting several US East Coast ports).

Like all newly refurbished RCI ships, Liberty offered the DreamWorks Experience (2011-2018). Liberty OTS is an "Art Nouveau'" decorated modern cruise liner. Passengers will be amazed by the mixing colored light projections on broken or hanging canvasses created by the unique digital art celebrity Miguel Chevalier. All the rest is totally Royal Caribbean - the feature entertainment options with great shows, grand Vegas-style productions, the "ice-skating and rock-climbing", numerous themed bars and lounges, modern facilities to spend quality time on board.

Liberty Of The Seas refurbishment 2016 review

During ship’s drydock 2016 refurbishment (January 10 - February 6), Royal Caribbean added a group of 3 waterslides on Deck 13 aft (near the Flowrider simulator). The Aqua Park (lido deck 11) has a new kids-only water playground area called “Splashaway Bay”.

Liberty OTS is the first Freedom-class RCI ship with waterslides. The first ever Royal Caribbean ship originally built with slides is Harmony of the Seas (launched 2016) with a total of 4 water slides.

The list of deck plan changes after the 2016 drydock refurbishment includes:

  • (On deck 2) 3 inside cabins were removed (numbers 2405, 2403, 2401).
  • (On deck 3) the Catacombs (218-seats Disco Nightclub, level 1) was replaced with 19 new interior cabins. Also here, 4 new interior cabins were added near the Art Gallery (starboard). Both lounges Bernini (portside) and Velasquez (starboard) were replaced with 10 new oceanview staterooms. Dining Room restaurant was renamed from Rembrandt to “Main Dining Room” (level 1).
  • (On deck 4) the Catacombs disco (level 2) was replaced by the Sabor Modern Mexican (restaurant). Also here, Dining Room restaurant was renamed from Michelangelo to “Main Dining Room” (level 2).
  • (On Promenade deck 5) the show lounge was renamed from “The Sphynx” to “Star Lounge”. Also here, the Champagne Bar (wine bar) was replaced by R-Bar. Dining Room restaurant was renamed from Botticelli to “Main Dining Room” (level 3). Cupcake Cupboard (bakery) was added.
  • (On deck 6) a new inside cabin was added forward (number 6137).
  • (On deck 7) 5 new inside cabins were added, 4 of which in the place of the Library (removed to deck 9).
  • (On deck 9) a new inside cabin was added forward (number 9237). Also here were added Library and Card Room, while the Concierge Club was removed.
  • (On Lido deck 11) the H2O Zone was replaced by the new Splashaway Bay (water park with slides). Also here, the Portofino restaurant was replaced by “Giovanni’s Table” (Italian restaurant).
  • (On Spa deck 12 forward) around the ShipShape Spa new cabins were added in categories Q-Inside, Panoramic Oceanview (PF-Family Panoramic, P1-Larger, P2-Panoramic) and E2-Spa Balcony.
  • (On deck 13) Liberty Dunes (9-hole mini golf course with Golf Simulator) was replaced with the Perfect Storm waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon). Also here, the Wipe Out! (20-seats burger bar) was replaced with the “Tidal Wave” slide (Boomerang-type). While the waterslide structure was ready after the ship’s refurbishment, its opening was re-scheduled for June 2016 due to some initial design flaws discovered after the slide’s installation. The design was altered by adding padding for the impact areas of the slide.
  • (On deck 14) both portside multipurpose rooms – Cloud Nine (24-seats) and Seven Hearts (33-seats) were replaced with Suite Lounge.
  • Internet speed was upgraded (to Voom).

During drydock 2016, a total of 89 new cruise cabins were added. Among those, 26 are Panoramic oceanviews (with floor-ceiling windows facing forward) on deck 12.

Liberty Of The Seas refurbishment 2011 review

The list of deckplan changes after ship’s dry-dock in 2011 included:

  • All cruise accommodations were renovated.
  • “DreamWorks Experience” (Walt Disney themed entertainment program) was implemented.
  • The Royal Caribbean’s signature Nursery was added on deck 12.
  • On Lido Deck 11 (in the main pool area) a huge movie screen (outdoor theater) was installed.
  • Vintages (wine bar) was upgraded.
  • BRITTO Art Gallery was added on deck 3.
  • The ship’s theater programming was upgraded with complimentary DreamWorks 3D movies and a new Broadway musical production (“Saturday Night Fever”).

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Liberty Of The Seas Itineraries

The below listed Liberty Of The Seas cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston
2019 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$476
2019 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$973
2019 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$801
2019 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$740
2019 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$696
2019 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$698
2019 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$938
2019 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$815
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$800
2019 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$630
2019 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$619
2019 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$602
2019 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$593
2019 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$538
2019 May 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$600
2019 May 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$554
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$661
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$836
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$845
2019 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$912
2019 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$948
2019 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$986
2019 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$877
2019 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$799
2019 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$868
2019 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$754
2019 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$709
2019 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$764
2019 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$549
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$477
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$649
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$509
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$521
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$504
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$516
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$514
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$492
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$574
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$531
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$512
2019 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$504
2019 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$528
2019 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$515
2019 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$772
2019 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$542
2019 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$494
2019 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$655
2019 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Galveston$1170
2019 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Galveston$1089
2020 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$514
2020 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$514
2020 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$531
2020 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$444
2020 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$424
2020 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$444
2020 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$581
2020 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$444
2020 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$414
2020 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$464
2020 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$681
2020 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$714
2020 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$444
2020 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$610
2020 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$793
2020 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$478
2020 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$456
2020 May 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 May 10 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 May 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2020 May 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 May 31 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$831
2020 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$821
2020 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$801
2020 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$821
2020 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$821
2020 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$821
2020 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$801
2020 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$821
2020 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$821
2020 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$821
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$801
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$671
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2020 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2020 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Nov 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2020 Nov 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Nov 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$801
2020 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2020 Dec 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2020 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2020 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Galveston$1051
2020 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Galveston$1101
2021 Jan 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2021 Feb 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2021 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2021 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2021 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2021 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2021 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2021 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611
2021 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$561
2021 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$801
2021 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$801
2021 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston$611