The Freedom isn't really that much bigger than the Navigator. It's 20 tons more. The new features are what makes the Freedom so much different. The Flowrider, cantilevered jacuzzis, and the H2O Zone really make the Freedom unique. From the Google Earth view I could tell it was the Freedom because of the emblem of the Flowrider at the back of the ship, and the cantilevered jacuzzis and each side of the ship.
After SonnyV mentioned seeing the Freedom in cozumel... I looked at some of the other cruising ports.. Miami had one ship in port. St Marteen had a couple (maybe Princess ships?)
Grand Caymen did not have any... its kind of fun to hunt around and see if you can spot them.
Just remember, Google Earth is NOT real time. Its a snapshot taken at some moment in time and then "glued" together with others to form the whole surface. So its possible to see the same ship in multiple ports at once. BUt I haven;t got that carried away in looking yet...
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Wow, I looked tonight and Coz was covered with clouds around the dock. Grand Cayman had three ships in but I couldn't tell what they were other than I'm sure one was a Princess Ship due to how they look aft. Didn't see any at St Thomas.
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