Liberty of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class ships. Launched in 2007, she is one of the mid-size ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet.
- Liberty of the Seas Size
- Liberty of the Seas Occupancy
- Liberty of the Seas Speed
- Building Liberty of the Seas
- Facilities onboard Liberty of the Seas
- Places to eat on Liberty of the Seas
- Bars & Lounges Onboard Liberty of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas Size
Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 154,407 GT. Not to be confused with weight, gross tonnage is a measure of the internal volume of a ship. It’s the best way to compare ships by size.
Liberty of the Seas is 339 metres (1,112 feet) long, which is about the same length as 11 blue whales or 3.1 football fields!
Liberty of the Seas has a beam of 56 metres (185 feet). Beam is another word for width, when we’re talking about the size of cruise ships.
There are 15 decks on Liberty of the Seas and 8 of these have cabins. These are accessed by a whopping 14 guest elevators, with more elevators that are just for crew members.
Liberty of the Seas Occupancy
Liberty of the Seas is considered to be large compared to most ships at sea, but is medium-sized when compared to other Royal Caribbean ships. She can accommodate 3,798 based on double occupancy. However, if every bed on the ship is in use, then this ship can accommodate up to 4,960 as well as 1,360 crew members.
Liberty of the Seas Speed
You may be wondering how fast Liberty of the Seas can go? Well, the top speed is 21 knots, which equates to 24.16638 miles per hour. However, the ship usually sails much slower than this as the speed is dictated by the itinerary and the weather.
Building Liberty of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas was built in 2007 in Turku, Finland by the shipbuilder STX Finland. Like many Royal Caribbean ships, she was registered in Bahamas.
The ship cost $800,000,000 to build. She was Christened by Donnalea Madeley and made her maiden voyage on May 19, 2007.
Liberty of the Seas has 2 sister ships in the Freedom Class:
Read more: Royal Caribbean Ships by Size
Facilities onboard Liberty of the Seas
You’ll find plenty to do onboard Liberty of the Seas. Here’s what you can expect to find on board:
Adventure Ocean is the Royal Caribbean kids club, and includes AO Babies and AO Junior for younger guests. Children will love the huge range of activities on offer, and the dedicated spaces just for them.
Get your game on at the arcade, where you’ll find a host of different machines suited to all ages. There’s a selection of video games, classic games such as skeeball, and prize games too.
Enjoy genuine Broadway shows on your cruise, with the best musicals performed in the theatre. Experience some true classics depending on your ship, including We Will Rock You, Cats, Mamma Mia and Grease – and all included in your fare.
Whether you’re a poker or blackjack player, or you prefer to stick to machines, Casino Royale has it all. Play some games and potentially win some amazing jackpots in a lively, exciting atmosphere.
The conference facilities on a Royal Caribbean ship can accommodate up to 400 guests, and include facilities for meetings, theater-style events and even trade shows. These rooms can be hired for no additional fee by sailing guests.
Hop on a surfboard or bodyboard and ride the waves with FlowRider, the only surfing simulator at sea. Included in your fare, this is a thrilling attraction for newbies and experienced surfers too.
Strap on a pair of ice skates and head onto the rink. Whether you’re grabbing the sides all the way around, or confident enough to perform figure-eights and elaborate spins, you’ll have a great time skating as a family.
Enjoy a fun mini golf course on your ship where you can putt around various tricky obstacles. This is included in your fare, so if you have a bad round…just play again!
Outdoor Movie Screen
Cosy up on a lounger, grab the popcorn and enjoy epic entertainment on the outdoor movie screen. Newly-released movies, classic films and live sport events will be shown at various times.
Rock Climbing Wall
Whether you’re a beginner or a speed-climber, the rock climbing wall is a cool place to hang out and enjoy amazing views. Included in your fare and with no reservation needed, you can scale the wall as many times as you like during your cruise.
The hub of the ship, the Royal Promenade is where you’ll board but also where you’ll find a wide range of bars, restaurants and stores. This is a lively part of the ship day and night, where you might even spot a parade or two during your cruise.
If you want to keep up your fitness routine while on your cruise, the running track is the ideal place. Enjoy amazing views across the ocean as you complete every lap of the track, passing many of the ship’s best features.
Exclusively for adult guests, the Solarium is an indoor and outdoor venue designed with pure relaxation in mind. Relax in the quiet pools, grab a cocktail and sit in a lounge space, or enjoy the cascading lagoons on some ships as you let stresses melt away.
This kid-friendly splashpark is the perfect place for younger guests to burn off some energy. There are plenty of pools, whirlpools, fountains and water cannons, along with colourful low-intensity waterslides that are ideal for kids.
The sports court is an outdoor area that hosts various different sporting activities during your cruise, aimed at the whole family. Games include basketball, volleyball and other court sports, with tournaments often arranged during your cruise.
Studio B is a fun venue that doubles up as both a live entertainment theatre and a TV studio ideal for family game shows. The retractable floor also reveals the ice rink for shows and for your own use during downtime too.
The Perfect Storm
Feeling adventurous, and seeking a thrill? The Perfect Storm is a collection of some of the fastest waterslides at sea, including dual-racing slides and the first boomerang-style and head-first mat racer slides at sea.
Tidal Wave is the first boomerang-style waterslide at sea, and it is fantastic fun. Guests will plummet down the slide on a raft before experiencing a weightless thrill on the rebound, before falling backwards in a riveting ride.
Vitality at Sea Fitness & Spa / Spa
At the Vitality Spa, guests can enjoy a range of treatments designed to help them relax and recharge. From beauty treatments such as facials and body wraps, to soothing massages and bathing rituals, there is something for everyone – including a range of services aimed at teens and tweens.
Places to eat on Liberty of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas has a huge selection of restaurants, cafes and snack bars where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a quick bite to eat. Some of these are included in your cruise fare and some have an extra charge.
Here are all of your dining options onboard Liberty of the Seas :
Ben & Jerry’s
Cool off on a warm sea day with a trip to Ben & Jerry’s, serving a range of their popular ice cream flavours. Grab yourself a cup or get a milkshake or ice cream float from this popular booth with a host of extra toppings also available. Charges apply.
Cafe Promenade is an included dining venue serving a selection of deli treats and tasty breakfast items. Grab a croissandwich in the morning, or a packed wrap for lunch. There are some great sweet items here as well, with menu options rotating daily.
If you want a formal, gourmet dining experience then Chef’s Table is ideal. You’ll be served five stunning courses during this white-tablecloth dinner in an exclusive setting, with every course perfectly paired with a different wine by the ship’s onboard sommelier.
The Chops Grille steakhouse is an iconic Royal Caribbean restaurant, known for its excellent selection of steak, fish and other meat dishes. This speciality restaurant is smart casual and offers a lighter menu for lunch alongside its main dinner selections.
Try some of the delightful cupcakes on offer at this authentic 1940’s-style bakery. As well as grabbing a tasty cake for now, you can also buy accessory kits and book onto cupcake design and decorating classes too.
Experience an elevated Italian dining experience at this smart casual venue that serves a mix of classic and contemporary dishes. Sample the incredible house focacia, try an anitpasti platter, or save all your room for the hearty, flavour-rich main courses.
Ice Cream Parlor
Head to the Ice Cream Parlor if you want a cup or scoop of your favourite cold treat on a warm day. There are various flavours to choose from, along with some great topping options as well.
Enjoy Royal Caribbean’s classic take on the American diner with Johnny Rockets, a casual speciality restaurant serving all your favourite burgers, sandwiches and fries. Don’t forget the hand-spun shakes and malts to go with them, too.
If you choose Traditional Dining, you’ll be given a set dining time for the Main Dining Room every night. You’ll also likely have the same waiter throughout your cruise, who will learn all your favourites and make meal times even more special.
My Family Time Dining
With My Family Time Dining, you get the best of family time dinner while also being able to relax. Your kids will complete their meals within 45 minutes, before they are escorted to the Adventure Ocean kids club while you enjoy the rest of your meal.
My Time Dining
With My Time Dining, you can choose when you take dinner, and you don’t need to make a reservation (although you may have to wait for a table). You’ll need to pre-pay your gratuities if you want this extra flexibility.
Whether you want a late night snack or just a lazy morning in your stateroom, the room service menu has you covered. There are various hot and cold food items and drinks you can choose to have delivered to you.
Sabor Modern Mexican
This smart casual speciality restaurant is the perfect place to try all your favourite Mexican dishes in one evening. Serving a wide variety of small plates, you’ll be able to sample a fantastic selection of flavours.
This casual pizza restaurant serves all your favourites along with some unique pies packed with amazing ingredients. Head here for lunch or dinner, or with late opening you can grab a slice to round off your night.
The Windjammer Cafe is the buffet restaurant on the ship. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can help yourself to a fantastic selection of hot and cold foods in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
Bars & Lounges Onboard Liberty of the Seas
There’s no shortage of places to relax and enjoy a drink onboard Liberty of the Seas. You’ll find lots of bars and lounges including outdoor pool bars, cocktail bars and live music venues.
Here are the places you can enjoy a drink on Liberty of the Seas:
Samba and salsa the night away at Boleros, the Latin club with a live six-piece band. As well as late night dancing, you’ll also be able to enjoy some wonderful cocktails here including caipirinhas and mojitos.
The Diamond Club is an exclusive venue for the use of Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club guests only. Here you can enjoy a calm atmosphere with cocktails (complimentary during the early evening) whilst making reservations for the rest of your cruise.
The English Pub on-board your ship is an ideal place to grab a traditional beer or ale, or sample a UK-themed cocktail such as a James Bond Martini. Pop-up music performances keep the lively atmosphere going throughout the evening.
Hoof & Claw Pub
Head to the Hoof & Claw Pub if you want to try some traditional British ales, ciders, lagers or even cocktails, such as the James Bond Martini. There are various music performances that guarantee to get the whole pub singing along too.
The Plaza Bar
The Plaza Bar is a casual venue that opens from 7am and serves a great selection of drinks for your morning pick-me-up. Choose from an extensive coffee menu or grab a freshly-squeezed juice if you prefer something colder.
On Air Club
Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a rockstar or you just enjoy singing regardless of your ability, the On-Air Club is the place to go. This karaoke club has a huge range of tracks available, and you can grab yourself a drink to calm those pre-performance nerves too.
Just because you want to lounge by the pool all day doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great selection of cocktails and other drinks. The pool bar offers plenty of variety, so grab a chair or carry your selection over to your lounger and lay back with a fruity favourite.
If you prefer your cocktails to be a little more classical and sophisticated, head to the R Bar. This classy venue serves up dry Martinis, Old Fashioneds and other traditional favourites in a venue that oozes style and swank.
This friendly, relaxing piano bar is the ideal place to unwind at the end of the night. Grab a seat next to the ship’s mast, or next to a porthole and enjoy the view, while the singalong kicks in.
The Secondary Lounge is a large space with ultra-luxurious chairs where you can unwind with a drink and take in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Decorated in a modern style, you can sit back and enjoy good music and even better company.
This bar is close to the pool area and lets you grab a refreshing drink after a dip. Or just pull up a lounger, request your favourite cocktail and let the hours while away in bliss.
If you’ve partied late into the evening, make sure Squeeze is top of your list for the morning after. One of the freshly-squeezed juices or power shakes will get you ready for the new day ahead.
The Star Lounge is a multi-use lounge that hosts a number of events on-board, including themed parties, quizzes and karaoke nights. It’s a spacious venue with its own bar and lots of comfy seating.
Viking Crown Lounge
The Viking Crown Lounge offers stunning views with its floor-to-ceiling windows, making it a great spot to watch the sunset. At night, live music kicks in and the dance floor starts to fill up.
Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or you want to take your first step into trying new flavours, Vintages is a classy wine bar with an incredible selection. The staff are experts and can offer some fantastic recommendations if you’re not sure what to try.