|Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas luxury cruise ship. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|English: The Flowrider aboard the Royal Caribbean cruiseliner Freedom of the Seas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The Freedom is an enormous ship which is part of the reason we chose it - the sheer number of activities and entertainment options appealed to us, in fact during our 7 day cruise we didn't have enough time to try everything that interested us. Options include a rock climbing wall (didn't try), Flowrider (did try), ice skating ring (didn't try) and more classes than a community college (well not really, but sometimes it felt that way)!
At 160,000 tons and 1,112 feet long the Freedom is a floating village with 4 pools, a full sized basketball court, Johnny Rockets, Ben and Jerry's, and a 10,000 foot + Vegas-style casino! It promises something to suit every taste from a martini bar to a parade of DreamWorks movie characters and most of it is included in the price of the cruise.
But the fun we had on the ship was just the beginning as we realized when we visited Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico and enjoyed shore-side excursions. More on that to come!