My ship inspection on Liberty of the Seas
By Nadia Jastrjembskaia, Expert Plus Cruise Expert
I inspected Liberty of the Seas on March 12, 20122 to would like to report my findings.
Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas belongs to the Freedom-class family, which is 3 years older than Oasis class family. There are 3 sisters in this class: Freedom of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas and Independence of the Seas.
Liberty of the Seas is a middle sister in Freedom – class family. Her maiden voyage was made on May 17, 2007. She is smaller compare to Oasis of the Seas -154,407 Gross Tonnage VS. 222,900 with 3,634 passengers compare to 5,400.
Liberty of the Seas has the FlowRider surf simulator, Studio B (skating rink), rock climbing wall, H20 Zone Water Park, Promenade, Bolero Latin lounge.
What me impressed first after I stepped into terminal – a lot of wedding parties. It was nice to see brides and grooms, well-dressed guests, and little flower girls. All wedding parties were embarked first. I was able to talk to parents of groom in one of the party. They told me that his son and his fiancé decided to have ceremony on board and after this have a wonderful honeymoon with all guests. “The idea is to be together for 4 nights. This helps to build better understanding and relationships between new in-laws.”
Also, there are a lot of kids and spring breakers on the ship. I feel as this departure is for family and friends only. I noticed big groups of family reunions also.
Liberty of the Seas was in dry dock in 2011. After multimillion dollar renovation she received
Some features that was available on Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Some to be mentioned are: digital deck plan system, interactive in-cabin television, a nursery for younger kids, huge outdoor movie screen, and cupcake bakery.
Liberty of the Seas does 4 and 5 night’s Western Caribbean itinerary up to April 14, 2012 when she will cross the Atlantic Ocean. She will do Western Mediterranean for the summer season starting on April 28.2012.