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Liberty of the Seas

Capacity
3798
Crew
1360
Tonnage
154 407
Length
1,111.9 ft (338.91 m)
First voyage
2007
Decks
15

Liberty of the Seas is a Royal Caribbean International Freedom-class cruise ship which entered regular service in May 2007. It was initially announced that she would be called Endeavour of the Seas, however this name was later changed. The 15-deck ship accommodates 3,634 passengers served by 1,360 crew. She was built in 18 months at the Aker Finnyards Turku Shipyard, Finland, where her sister ship, Freedom of the Seas, was also built. Initially built at 154,407 gross tonnage (GT), she joined her sister ship, Freedom of the... Read more

Liberty of the Seas

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
3798
Crew: 
1360
Tonnage: 
154 407
Length: 
1,111.9 ft (338.91 m)
Beam: 
184 ft (56.08 m)
First voyage: 
2007
Decks: 
15

Liberty of the Seas is a Royal Caribbean International Freedom-class cruise ship which entered regular service in May 2007. It was initially announced that she would be called Endeavour of the Seas, however this name was later changed. The 15-deck ship accommodates 3,634 passengers served by 1,360 crew. She was built in 18 months at the Aker Finnyards Turku Shipyard, Finland, where her sister ship, Freedom of the Seas, was also built. Initially built at 154,407 gross tonnage (GT), she joined her sister ship, Freedom of the Seas, as the largest cruise ships and passenger vessels then ever built. She is 1,111.9 ft (338.91 m) long, 184 ft (56.08 m) wide, and cruises at 21.6 knots (40 km/h).

Liberty of the Seas is the second of the Freedom-class vessels. A third ship, Independence of the Seas, was delivered in April 2008. In 2009, the first in a new Oasis class of ships measuring 220,000 gross tons displaced the Freedom class as the world's largest passenger ships.

History

On April 19, 2007, Liberty of the Seas was delivered to parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. On April 22, 2007 she made her first port of call Southampton, on a promotional visit. She arrived at Cape Liberty Cruise Port on May 3, 2007.

On May 18, 2007, the ship was christened by Toronto-based travel agent Donnalea Madeley, who, along with her husband, is also the founder of the charity Hands Across the Nations.

In January 2011, Liberty of the Seas underwent renovations which included an outdoor video screen in the main pool area.

Later in 2011, Liberty of the Seas completed her first transatlantic repositioning cruise, moving from Miami, Florida to being home-ported in Barcelona, Spain. She stayed in Europe for the summer and part of fall, and then returned to Miami. Until 2015, Liberty of the Seas spent summers in Europe and winters in either Port of Miami or Port Everglades in Florida. In 2015, Liberty of the Seas repositioned to Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey from May to November, after which she repositioned to Galveston, Texas.

In February 2016, Liberty of the Seas again underwent renovations, adding additional cabins atop the front of the ship, introducing new restaurants, and making enhancements to the pool deck. After the enhancements, Liberty of the Seas was 155,889 gross tonnage (GT), making her larger than the other two Freedom-class ships, and the eleventh largest cruise ship in the world, beating Norwegian Epic by 16 GT.

Facilities

Liberty of the Seas has extensive sports facilities including the FlowRider onboard wave generator for surfing, an interactive water play area for children, a full-sized volleyball / basketball court, an ice skating rink, and a large fitness center. There are also two whirlpools that are cantilevered and project out from the sides of the ship to provide unimpeded views of the sea below and a modular conference center for business meetings. Among other dining facilities there is a three level formal dining room.

A refurbishment in 2016 added a water slide complex, featuring two racing slides and a boomerang-style slide, and a children only water play area, featuring smaller water slides.

Many of the ship's interiors were extensively decorated by muralist Clarissa Parish.

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Attractions on Liberty of the Seas


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Running Track

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Run laps while taking in the view. Our tracks are open to anyone and proper shoes are recommended.
Photo by Sheryl Chappell © Sheryl's bloggy blog

Skylight Chapel

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Our wedding chapel, which can accommodate 40 people, is located on top of the Viking Crown Lounge (the highest point on the ship), and is the perfect place to say "I do."
© Amy/www.grinningcheektocheek.com/

The Catacombs

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Gothic nightclub The Catacombs, located on two decks, is the best place to forget about all problems and plunge into the world of music and dance,dance - just dance!

Next Cruise

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Join our complimentary Crown & Anchor® Society loyalty program, and enjoy saving on your next Royal Caribbean vacation. Whole onboard, meet with our Loyolaty & Cruise Sles staff to reserve your nex...
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Squeeze

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This juice bar will quench your thirst with the perfect cool and refreshing fruit drink.
Photo by Royal Caribbean

Rock Climbing Wall

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Our signature rock climbing walls are our most popular feature and are available on all Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Whether it's your first time on a rock wall or you're a seasoned climber, there...
Photo by Sheryl Chappell © Sheryl's bloggy blog

Art Gallery

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Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase something for your own collection, visit an onboard art auction.
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Ice Cream Parlor - Ben & Jerry's

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Vermont's Finest Ice Cream served with a smile in cups, cones, sundaes, shakes and smoothies.

SeaTrek Dive Shop

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Visit the SeaTrek emporium for water gear and souvenirs.
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Sports Court

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An outdoor full-size court for sports, including basketball and volleyball.

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