Liberty of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ship afloat (for now) featuring two lobbies up to 11 decks high. As the sister ship of Freedom of the Seas, this vessel made news around the world when it made its maiden voyage in 2006. Passengers would enjoy a cruise on board this floating resort featuring massive space and fun attractions such as a rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, and a gorgeous water park suited for the entire family.
The main dining room provides reasonable food with friendly and attentive service. Portofino and Chops Grille are two specialty restaurants and are only open for reservation. Johnny Rockets is a 50’s inspired restaurant where you can have nice hamburgers and other American food.
Entertainment and Nightlife
The sheer scale of the vessel and its innovative facilities can truly impress anyone even those who hate the idea of big ships. Liberty of the Seas has a total of fifteen decks of activity, entertainment and accommodation. There are plenty of sun decks and indoor and outdoor pools for those wanting to chill out and relax on a cruise holiday. The ship offers seemingly endless variety of fun activities for adults, kids and the active types.
When night falls, a great variety of entertainment awaits you. Over at the Arcadia Theater, a Broadway inspired production will take place. If singing is your thing, go over to the On Air Club and take yourself to the stage and perform your favorite karaoke tune. The ship also has Casino Royale for those who feel lucky and a library with Internet connection.
Liberty of the Seas has a total of 1,814 cabins and can accommodate up to 4,900 passengers. There are a total of 1,385 friendly and dedicated crew members on board, mostly of Scandinavian nationalities. The ship has just about everything cruise passengers would expect in a resort such as a surf simulator, Water Park, ice-skating rink, boxing ring, and a rock climbing wall.
Kids of all ages will surely have a grand time playing games and other fun stuff at the Adventure Ocean Youth Programme. The entire family can also have fun at the H2O Zone water park which features interactive fountains, waterfalls, and a lazy river. Over at the sports pool, improvised water sports can be played such as water volleyball, basketball and golf. Near the kid's pools is a self-serve frozen yogurt bar. Adults can chill out and relax in the tranquil pools over at the Solarium. There are hammocks as well for relaxation and two huge tubs suspended 12 feet from the sides of the ship. There is also the FlowRider surf park that features a surf simulator.
For the sports junkies, they may want to go a few rounds in the full size boxing ring, jog at the Royal Promenade entertainment boulevard, hone their skating skills over at the ice-skating rink, or practice their putting skills at the miniature golf course. There is also a full-size basketball and volleyball court. Speaking of fitness, passengers may also visit ShipShape Day Spa and Fitness Center, or attend an aerobics class.
A few cruise lines are moving away from making gratuity recommendations and are opting to charge flat service fees instead. The reason for this is that many cruise lines are offering more flexibility in-dining seating arrangements and guests may not have one dedicated wait person. As of yet, however, Royal Caribbean does not do this and instead recommends a $10 per day per person gratuity rate. This recommended rate goes to $12 per person per day if the guest is enjoying a suite accomodation. All guests may expect an additional 15% bar and restaurant gratuity to be added on as well.