Liberty of the Seas Overview
Like most of Royal Caribbean's fleet, Liberty of the Seas is designed for fun and adventure. Since its inaugural voyage in 2007, this Freedom-class vessel has been known for its revolutionary onboard experiences. Adrenaline addicts appreciate the ship's assortment of waterslides, which include The Perfect Storm dueling waterslides and Tidal Wave, the first-ever boomerang-style slide at sea. Younger cruisers can also join in the fun with the kid-friendly attractions in Splashaway Bay. Active travelers can catch a wave on FlowRider, Liberty's surfing simulator, or lace up for a lap around the ship's ice skating rink. Liberty also boasts full-sized volleyball and basketball courts, bumper cars, and a 40-foot rock-climbing wall.
Despite its age, Liberty has proven itself to be a fan-favorite with Cruiseline.com users rating it as the best Royal Caribbean ship for both dining and service in 2018. In 2016, Liberty of the Seas underwent a major revitalization which added new waterslides, restaurants, and Splashaway Bay, an adult-free water park. Further renovations will take place in 2021, when Liberty will undergo additional modernization through Royal Caribbean's Royal Amplified program. Highlights of the multimillion-dollar effort include laser tag, an escape room, and Sugar Beach — a fully stocked candy store.
Sailing from its homeport in Galveston, Texas, Liberty of the Seas offers 7-night round-trip cruises to destinations in the western Caribbean. Ports of call vary from cruise to cruise but often include stops in Belize, Cozumel, Montego Bay, and Grand Cayman.
Liberty of the Seas is best for
Designed for active travelers, Liberty of the Seas should appeal to adventurous cruisers of all ages.
What You Should Know About Liberty of the Seas
With its array of pulse-pounding activities and active nightlife, Liberty of the Seas caters to the adventurous traveler, and with a capacity of nearly 4,000 passengers, activities and restaurants are often crowded. This mega-ship may not appeal to couples seeking a quiet, romantic getaway or travelers looking for a laid-back cruising experience.