Freedom of the Seas will become the latest Royal Caribbean cruise ship to undergo a bow-to-stern refurbishment as part of the line’s more than $1-billion Royal Amplified project when it goes into dry dock in spring 2020. When it emerges in March, it will feature two waterslides, a redesigned Caribbean-themed pool deck, new eateries and bars, and transformed kids and teen spaces.
Freedom’s outdoor decks will be dramatically upgraded during the dry dock. The pool deck will be completely reimagined with a Caribbean vibe, larger variety of seating and shaded areas with casitas, daybeds and hammocks. Also to be added will be The Lime & Coconut, Royal Caribbean’s new signature poolside bar. The three-level bar will serve up live music, a lineup of cocktails and a rooftop deck.
Nearby, Splashaway Bay, a water park for kids, will be added and for kids of all ages, and two Perfect Storm waterslides (Cyclone and Typhoon) will offer plenty of heart-pumping fun. The adults-only Solarium will also be refurbished as part of the $116-million investment.