Defunct Cruise Lines
Liberty of the Seas
Liberty of the seas belongs to royal Caribbean’s freedom class along with her sisters freedom of the seas and independence of the seas, Liberty was built at the Aker shipyards in Finland at a cost of $800 million and the vessel was built in just 18 months, the ship was christened on may 18, 2007 by her godmother Donnalea Madeley who was chosen by royal Caribbean from among 2,500 nominations, Mrs Madeley works as a home based travel agent based in Toronto, Canada, Madeley along with her husband also founded the Hands Across the Nation charitable organization.
Liberty of the seas received a number of upgrades in 2011, some of the improvements included a large outdoor movie screen added to the pool area, a children’s nursery, and the DreamWorks experience which includes character meet and greets, character parades and DreamWorks 3D movies.
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, at the windjammer cafe you can get a light snack, such as a panini or a sandwich, or a relaxing laid back dinner or head over to the all american diner johnny rockets for a burger followed by a sundae from ben & jerry's ice cream parlour.
As you’d expect from one of the world’s biggest cruise ships, there’s no shortage of things to do, Liberty 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 theres a rock climbing wall, ice rink and jogging track other facilities on the ship include video arcade, internet centre, 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|
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