Liberty of the Seas Overview

By Cruiseline.com Staff - Updated Jun. 25, 2019

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.

Ship Highlights

  • Tidal Wave — the first-ever boomerang waterslide at sea
  • FlowRider surfing simulator
  • Dual-racing waterslides
  • 40-foot rock-climbing wall
  • Four pools and six whirlpools including two cantilevered whirlpools
  • Poolside outdoor movie nights
  • Mystery dinner theater
  • Broadway at Sea production shows
  • Full-service Vitality Spa
  • Casino Royale
  • Adventure Ocean program for children ages 3 to 11
  • Specialty restaurants, including Sabor Modern Mexican and Johnny Rockets

Liberty of the Seas Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 3,634
  • Total Crew: 1,360
  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.67
  • Built: May 2007
  • Refurbished: Jan 2011
  • Number of Decks: 14
  • Total Cabins: 1,902
  • Cabin Categories: 61
  • Gross Tonnage: 160,000
  • Length: 1,112
  • Beam: 127

Liberty of the Seas Cabins

1902 cabins and 61 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.1
(362 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 194 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $95/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.4
(107 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 220 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $113/night
Balcony Balcony
4.5
(354 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 199 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $145/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.2
(70 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 747 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $271/night

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Liberty of the Seas Dining

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Sabor Sabor
5.0
(12 Reviews)
Portofino Portofino
5.0
(1 Review)
Cafe Promenade Cafe Promenade
4.7
(23 Reviews)
Jade Restaurant Jade Restaurant
4.7
(3 Reviews)

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Liberty of the Seas Onboard Activities

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Wipe Out Bar Wipe Out Bar
5.0
(1 Review)
Boleros Lounge Boleros Lounge
5.0
(6 Reviews)
Jewelry Shop Jewelry Shop
5.0
(1 Review)
Perfume Shop Perfume Shop
5.0
(1 Review)

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Sadly Disappointed by OPD

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10 hour delay leaving port due to maintenance issue. Smokers in the casino ruined the experience. Visited one time due to the smell.

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Nice Cruise to Honduras by anhsinghania

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Upon check out, we didn't get the pre-paid gratuity that we booked from AA Vacation. The information did not transit over to Royal Carribean cruise. The service agent was unwilling to honor the rate. We made an appeal and still waiting to see if they will credit us.

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More than Excellent by tkdennis

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Royal Caribbean is the best cruise line I have ever experienced. The staff go out of their way every time to make us comfortable. The ports of call are always great and the Amenities are the best.

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JohMarCruisers
Oct 17, 2013

You should plan ahead where to go before arriving on every port. Some are easily accessible through local trains & that will save you money.

StuffwithJen
Mar 28, 2013

Water stations are throughout the ship and a few on Deck 5 (the promenade) were our favorites. Both in the Starbucks and Sorrento’s they have flavored the water with lemons, oranges or mint along with having plain ice water available. It was a great place to grab a drink to stay hydrated without going all the way to the Windjammer. Premium drink package was worth every penny!

groovinggrandma
Mar 28, 2013

The salad at the Cafe on the Prominade was great. Fabulous amaretto cookies at Sorrento's.

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