The newly refurbished Freedom of the Seas is the latest addition to the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines fleet. It can accommodate 3634 passengers with a crew of 1300, it was the largest cruise ship afloat from 2006 until 2009 when teh Oasis of the Seas was launched.
Built in Finland it weighs in at 154,407 gross tonnage , it measures 1,112 feet long and 126 feet wide. With 18 decks it measures 209 feet high.
It consumes 28,000 pounds of fuel per hour. According to my calculations, that’s 3,500 gallons.
The ship has an interior promenade 445 feet (136 m) long called the “Royal Promenade”, which features a coffee shop, Sorrento’s Pizzeria, the Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream shop, Vintages wine and tapas bar, the Bull and Bear Irish Pub, and many duty free shops.The Royal Promenade, first seen on Royal Caribbean’s Voyager-Class in 1999, extends through the upper decks of the ships. This gives most upper level cabins a window, either to the port or starboard side or inwards to the promenade.
The ship has three swimming areas: an interactive water park, a dedicated adult pool, and the main pool. The 13th deck has a sports area with a rock climbing wall wall, the Flow rider surf simulator, a miniature golf course and a full size basketball court.
Other items include an ice skating rink rink, a casino, a Johnny Rockets restaurant, and a three-deck-high broadway-style theater. Technology amenities include wifi capabilities throughout the ship, interactive televisions in all staterooms, and cell phone connectivity. Many of the ship’s interiors were extensively decorated by muralist Clarissa Parish.
We had the opportunity to spend a complimentary two day travel agent get acquainted cruise . Turns out that wasn’t nearly enough time to fully enjoy every amenity the ship has to offer.
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.
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