About the Ship: Liberty of the Seas boasts all the Freedom-class favorites, including popular onshore brands like Johnny Rockets and Ben & Jerry’s, an ice rink, a rock-climbing wall, the novel “Promenade” concept and Boleros Latin lounge. Enjoy the FlowRider surf simulator, the H20 Zone water park and the Everlast boxing ring.
Enjoy a cupcake bakery, big-name stage show (“Saturday Night Fever” ), a nursery for the youngest cruisers and an outdoor movie screen. New technology knowhow is paraded in the form of interactive in-cabin televisions and the addition of digital deck plan systems, which are located throughout the ship to help passengers navigate with the use of LCD touch-screens that offer customized directions and routing, real time updates and ship factoids.
Seven-night cruises have two formal nights and five casual nights. A decent number of men choose to wear tuxedos for formal dining, though dark suits are more common. Women are typically found in cocktail dresses or gowns. Formal wear is not compulsory, and many choose not to participate and dine in Windjammers or Jade to avoid the formal attire.
During the day, virtually anything goes: Swimsuits and shorts poolside are perfect, though shirts for men and coverups for women are required for dining indoors. At night, casual resort wear is the norm. That means slacks or khakis for men with collared or Hawaiian shirts; sundresses, or capris or skirts with blouses for women.
Royal Caribbean passengers are charged $13.50 per person, per day ($16.50 for suite guests). Gratuities can be prepaid or will be added on a daily basis to passengers’ SeaPass accounts during the cruise. Passengers can modify or remove gratuities by visiting the guest services desk while onboard. An 18 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs.