POOLS AND OPEN DECKS
Royal Caribbean targets its offerings towards people who
are interested in an active vacation. Accordingly,
FREEDOM's vast open decks are home to an extensive
amount of outdoor facilities.
ABOVE: Perhaps the most famous innovation introduced on
FREEDOM is the Flowrider, which allows guests to try their
hand at surfing. Even more guests fill the surrounding
grandstand to watch the action.
LEFT: Looking forward from the Viking Crown Lounge,
one sees that the open deck space between the funnel and the
mast is divided into three pool areas, each of which as
described below, is geared towards a different experience.
The stern-most pool area is the H2O Zone. This area is geared towards families and children in particular. It features
colorful sculptures and jets of water that spray in various directions.
The main swimming pool area is somewhat more traditional. It features a dedicated sports pool, which is sued for
water volleyball and swimming contests. There are also lane markers for lap swimming that can be done when the
pool is not being used for organized activities. Alternatively, one can simply swim about.
The forward-most pool is the Solarium pool. It is part of an adults-only area. The emphasis here is on relaxation.
LEFT: FREEDOM features an expanded version
of Royal Caribbean's trademark rock climbing
wall. This one is 43 feet tall and 44 feet wide
with a central spire. It has 11 climbing routes.
ABOVE: Lower down on the ship underneath the
lifeboats is an outdoor promenade deck where
passengers can relax on deck chairs or stroll
around the ship. By climbing various stairs, it is
possible to make a circuit around the ship.
ABOVE: Freedom Fairways, a
nine-hole miniature golf course.
LEFT: Sports Court, a hard surface
area for basketball and volleyball.
RIGHT: The jogging trail.
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