Liberty of the Seas offers infinite options in the areas of fitness, recreation and entertainment. With the sheer number of options on board, you’ll forget you’re at sea. Liberty boasts onshore brands like Johnny Rockets and Ben& Jerry’s, plus an ice rink, a rock-climbing wall, the novel Promenade and Boleros Latin lounge.
Passengers can choose from four different categories of staterooms: inside, oceanview, balcony and suite. There are also larger configurations for families. Liberty offers two balcony choices, the 177-square-foot Deluxe and the 189-square-foot Superior. Balcony furniture comprises a small table and two upright plastic-ribbon loungers. For larger family groups, four Royal Family Suites hold up to eight and feature living areas with double sofa beds. Each of these suites has two bedrooms with twin beds that convert to a queen, a verandah and two bathrooms with showers. The Presidential Family Suite sleeps up to 14 and is made up of two master bedrooms with private baths, and two smaller bedrooms, each with two Pullman beds and twin beds that convert to a queen. The 810-square-foot private balcony boasts a hot tub, teak dining set, and padded loungers.
A three-deck-high dining room accommodates nearly 4,000 passengers per night. Passengers choose between assigned early or late dining and the My Time Dining program, in which you pick a preferred mealtime but can change your reservations on a daily basis or simply walk in when you’re hungry. Each floor is named after a Renaissance master – Michelangelo, Botticelli and Rembrandt. There is a separate Vitality menu for the calorie-conscious. Vegetarian options such as Asian fried tofu with red curry sauce are sprinkled throughout the menu. Standards such as salmon, chicken and sirloin steak are also always available. Breakfast and lunch are served in the dining room and in Brasserie 30, which has open seating and includes the expected breakfast offerings such as eggs Benedict, omelets and Belgian waffles.
The Lido area features two main pools, one for swimming and one for sports, as well as three hot tubs. The H2O Zone, with its kids-only pool, waterfall and abstract colourful sculpture fountains, easily garners the most attention. For a workout, head to the ShipShape Fitness Center which has a large variety of equipment – a long row of sea-facing Lifestyle treadmills, plenty of bikes, a large separate room for yoga, Pilates and stretching classes, weight machines that focus on every individual muscle in your body and free weights. There are also free fitness seminars.
Liberty of the Seas offers the DreamWorks Experience, with activities and shows including a DreamWorks parade down the Royal Promenade and character breakfasts in the Rembrandt Dining Room, where children can meet their favorite characters. The ship also boasts the ImaginOcean family theatre show, a combination puppet show and musical created by Tony Award-nominated actor John Tartaglia.
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– Cruise Critic
“Liberty of the Seas is a large, Las Vegas-style floating resort city. The facilities (such as public rooms, bars and lounges) of the Voyager-class ships have been incorporated in this larger version, but with more conference and meetings facilities, Wi-Fi capabilities, and connectivity for cell phones.”
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