Liberty of the Seas is a massive ship in Royal Caribbean's Freedom class of ships and it is packed with exciting amenities, so there is plenty to do from dawn until well past dusk. You can get your adrenaline pumping first thing with an early morning lesson on FlowRider, the onboard surf simulator. After that, grab a bite to refuel before hitting the ship's jaw-dropping water slides or relaxing in the sun. You can escape the midday heat by moving indoors to grab a slice at Sorrento's and then taking a spin around the onboard ice rink, or opt for a leisurely lunch and a margarita at Sabor's. You may want to consider a nap at this point since the fun and entertainment options only increase once the sunsets!
In addition to the dazzling array of entertainment options, the ship boasts a range of accommodations, ensuring that there is something to suit every cruiser. Options range from modest Interior Staterooms on Decks 6, 7, and 8 to the incredibly luxurious Royal Suite, which is over 1,300 square feet and boasts a baby grand piano in the living room! There is, of course, a wide range of options in between, including many options for families or larger groups. Regardless of the stateroom you book, you will enjoy 24-hour room service, daily housekeeping, and a nightly turndown service.
Liberty of the Sea's main restaurants, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and Botticelli, offer delicious and varied menu options as well as incredibly attentive and responsive service. If you develop a preference for one of the main restaurants early on, you can make a standing reservation for the duration of your trip, even reserving the same table if you like. Windjammer, Royal Caribbean's signature buffet, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The ship's specialty restaurants provide even greater variety in both cuisine and ambiance. Sabor's Modern Mexican offers a tequila tasting flight, and their short rib mole is highly praised. Giovanni's Table, which serves up traditional Italian dishes, is another great option. For a truly extraordinary dining experience, carve out three hours for the five-course menu and wine pairing offered at Chef's Table. If you want your meal with a side of interactive entertainment, make a reservation for the Mystery Dinner Theatre, where you'll work with your fellow passengers to solve a crime as you dine. When you need something quick and casual, you can grab a burger and shake at Johnny Rockets.
After it was refurbished in 2016, Liberty of the Seas became the first Royal Caribbean ship to offer a Perfect Storm water park, which includes dual racing slides, and the first-at-sea boomerang slide known as Tidal Wave. Other interactive entertainment options include the FlowRider surf simulator, rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, and ice skating rink.
At night, you can catch incredibly inventive and impressive live shows in a few different venues. The ship's largest entertainment venue is the Platinum Theatre that spans throughout Decks 3 to 5, and it puts on full-scale, productions of Broadway favorites like Mamma Mia!, Saturday Night Fever, and Grease. You can also expect to see original productions in the Platinum Theatre, as well as exciting ice dancing shows in the onboard rink. If you're looking for something a bit more laidback, you can almost always find live music in the Hoof & Claw Pub.
Liberty of the Seas has three distinct pool areas, each with a different atmosphere. Perhaps the most popular is the all-ages pool on Deck 11, which attracts a crowd when there's something happening on the poolside stage, which hosts belly flop contests, line dancing lessons, and live music. For those who prefer a calmer environment, the adults-only Solarium pool is the place to be.
You'll have no trouble sticking to your fitness plan while at sea thanks to the ship's state-of-the-art fitness center. Spanning a large section of Deck 11, the fully-equipped fitness center can definitely compete with any gym on land. In addition to tons of cardio and strength training equipment, you'll find studios where you can take classes from highly-trained fitness experts. You can even step into a full-sized boxing ring, strap on gloves, and take a 30-minute or one hour lesson in cardio boxing.
The Vitality at Sea Spa on Deck 12 is open from 8am to 10pm, ensuring you'll have plenty of time to get in a massage or body scrub between shore excursions. The spa features 17 treatment rooms, including space reserved just for couples' treatments. Other spa facilities include heated tile loungers, a rain shower, a sauna, and a steam room. Vitality offers a full menu of therapeutic treatments as well as grooming services for men and women. If want to go beyond a facial, you can book anti-aging treatments and injectables like Botox and Restalyne in the med-spa. The salon has a full range of nail and hair services, including Keratin treatments. Teen and tween passengers can get in on the pampering thanks to the YSpa program that designs special treatments just for them.
Ready for a little retail therapy? Make your way to the Promenade Shops, which are set up like an upscale mall on Deck 5. From Royal Caribbean-branded merchandise to luxury watches and high-end beauty products, the ship's boutiques have plenty to offer. The shops include beauty products and fragrance from well-known luxury brands like Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Lancôme. Thanks to the central location of the boutiques, you have plenty of options for places to grab a bite or a cocktail if you need a break between stores. If you want to commemorate your trip with a new piece of art, visit the gallery on Deck 3 where the trained art consultants can help you choose the perfect piece. Everything purchased while the ship is at sea is tax and duty-free, so it's the perfect opportunity to splurge.
Royal Caribbean is incredibly popular with families who love the exciting amenities and the cruise line's top-notch family programs. Liberty of the Seas is no exception, and it would tough to beat this ship if you're traveling with kids. The ship's H2O zone is a splash pad and aqua park with a kid-sized water slide for little ones who aren't quite ready to tackle the towering water slides in the Perfect Storm area. In addition to all of the poolside fun, Royal Caribbean offers Adventure Ocean, a no-fee program that keeps kids as young as three busy with exciting and engaging activities while Mom and Dad lounge by the pool, get a massage, or even make a shore excursion. Teens have two areas designed just for them. The Living Room is a popular daytime hangout, where teens can play videogames, watch movies and more. In the evening, you'll find the teen crowd dancing at Fuel. Thanks to the arcade, ice rink, and mini-golf course, the ship also has plenty of things that the whole family can enjoy together.
Royal Caribbean's signature Casino Royale, is located on Deck 4 and is appropriately expansive given the size of the ship. The casino is fully stocked with close to 300 slot machines and 19 gaming tables where you can play roulette, Texas hold'em, craps, and more. If that weren't enough, the casino also has video poker and bingo. If you've never so much as placed a bet, you can take advantage of complimentary lessons that will have you confidently placing bets in no time. More experienced gamblers may want to sign up for a blackjack tournament. Whatever your level of expertise, you won't want to miss your date with Lady Luck at sea.