Defunct Cruise Lines
Freedom of the Seas
Freedom of the seas was built at the STX Europe shipyard in Finland at a cost of $800 million, at the time of her completion she was the largest passenger ship ever built a title that was previously held by Cunard’s QM2, however she lost the title in 2009 to Royal Caribbean’s New Oasis class ship Allure of the seas.
Freedom came into service for royal Caribbean in 2006 after a naming ceremony that took place in New York, USA with Katherine Louise Calder taking on the role of godmother, Mrs Calder a foster mother to some 400 children over a number of year won the vote in a competition organized by Royal Caribbean, in conjunction with NBC-TV's "The Today Show,".
On board the ship there are four cabin types to choose from these are interior, outside, and suites each type has a good choice of options, a typical interior cabin is equipped with a Sitting area, Two twin beds or one Royal King bed, Luxurious bedding, TV, telephone and safe, Private bathroom with shower, vanity area and hair dryer, Room service available, while top of the range suites include extra touches such as private balconies and a personalised concierge service.
The ship offers plenty of dining options and food is served in the main dining room, but if you prefer a change from the traditional dining there are plenty of speciality restaurants available for a small extra charge, the ship has plenty of casual dining venues where you can get a light snack, such as a panini or a sandwich, or head over to the all american diner johnny rockets for a burger followed by a trip to the ben & jerry's ice cream parlour.
As you would expect from a royal Caribbean ship, Freedom
of the seas offers plenty of entertainment, you can choose to relax at the spa and fitness centre, or if you are feeling more energetic there’s a flowrider surf simulator , ice skating rink, rock climbing wall, other facilities on the ship include video arcade, internet centre, miniature golf course, three pools and six whirlpools, beauty salon, art gallery and much much more.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
Captain E.J. Smith - captain of the RMS Titanic died when the ship hit an iceburg and sank in 1912.
- was the negligent captain of the Exxon Valdez during its 1989 oil spill.
Edward Teach (Blackbeard) - was the notorious English pirate captain of the Queen anne's Revenge, killed in battle 1718
Francesco Schettino - Captain of the Costa Concordia at the time when she ran aground and partially sank on the night of 13 January 2012 near Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy.
David Lewry - was the Captain of the herald of free enterprise car ferry which capsized on the 6 March 1987 after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge with her bow doors still open, causing the deaths of 193 people.
Mauro Balomaga - was the captain of the MV Rena container ship that ran aground near Tauranga, New Zealand On 5 October 2011 resulting in an oil spill and 88 of her containers to fall in to the sea,the captain was jailed for 7 months for his part in the disaster.
Captain James Hook - is a fictional character from the popular novel and movie peter pan, known for wearing a hook after his right hand was eaten by a crocodile.