Liberty of the Seas is a 160,000 ton, 3634-passenger cruise ship that entered service in December 2007. She is the third of three Freedom Class ships, Freedom of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, and Liberty of the Seas. Donnalea Madeley is the Godmother of this beautiful ship, the first travel agent to earn that honor for her contribution in the success of Royal Caribbean and her philanthropy work in her community.
I was impressed with the ice skating rink, the cantilevered hot tubs that extended 12 feet beyond the side of the ship, the FlowRider, the rock climbing wall, and the H20 Zone waterpark for kids.
The Royal Promenade deck was set up like Main St….and had many places to sit and people watch…including Sorrento’s Pizzeria, Seattle’s Best coffee shop, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream shop, barbershop and shopping. There was a 70s disco party one night on the Royal Promenade deck, complete with “Men at Work”, who danced with cruisers. It was a whole lot of fun!
The cabins on Liberty of the Seas were comfortable and well laid out. I stayed in an interior (inside) stateroom with no windows. There were full-size flat-screen TVs in every room. There was enough room to move around and settle in for 2 adults, but 3 or 4 in this size stateroom would have been very tight. There was a loveseat, end table, desk and chair in the room, making it very easy to work on my computer or apply makeup.
The pool area was fantastic, with a waterpark area for children, with interactive sculpture fountains, ground geysers and cascading waterfalls. The FlowRider was great fun to watch people as they attempted surfing or bodysurfing, and great fun it appeared for the more adventurous who tried it.
Dining onboard Liberty of the Seas was very good. Dinner was fabulous in the 3-story formal dining room. The variety of dining venue choices was exciting, including Chops Steakhouse, Portofino’s Italian Restaurant, Windjammer Cafe for buffet-style dining, Jade Cafe Asian-themed casual dining, Sorrento’s Pizzeria, and Johnny Rockets diner. There is even a Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop for ice-cream lovers, or Cupcake Cafe for those with a sweet tooth.
The ship had warm Caribbean colors and was tastefully decorated. Liberty was in great condition, and well maintained by the staff onboard, who obviously took pride in being onboard.
Liberty of the Seas is a great cruise ship for families with children, multigenerational families looking for a quality cruise with lots to offer for every age group, and active adults.
If you’re interested in sailing on Liberty of the Seas, she cruises the Caribbean in the winter, with prices starting at $589 per person.
This is a sample 7-day Caribbean cruise itinerary
Sun, 03/27/11 Miami, Florida
Mon, 03/28/11 Cruising
Tue, 03/29/11 Belize City, Belize
Wed, 03/30/11 Costa Maya, Mexico
Thu, 03/31/11 Cozumel, Mexico
Fri, 04/01/11 Cruising
Sat, 04/02/11 Miami, Florida