Royal Caribbean

5-night Canada

Freedom of the Seas

With Freedom of the Seas Royal Caribbean have let their imagination fly free! For the adventurous they designed a Rock Climbing Wall with eleven routes up and a central spire you can swing around; a spectacular FlowRider surf simulator where you can ride the surf high above sea level, and a boxing ring.

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Cape Liberty, New Jersey United States of America
Halifax Canada
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Photo of the Arcadia Theatre Arcadia Theatre
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The itinerary

A short car ride from the dizzy highs of Manhattan is the cruise port of Cape Liberty, the gateway to cruising the Caribbean and Canada from New York. Start your day wandering through blockbuster exhibitions and priceless works of art at The Met and end your day sipping cocktails in the sun-soaked Bahamas!

Day 2Cruising

Like any seaport worth its salt, Saint John is a welcoming place but, more than that, it is fast transforming into a sophisticated urban destination worthy of the increasing number of cruise ships that dock at its revitalized waterfront. Such is the demand that a second cruise terminal opened in 2012, just two years after the first one, and 2013 will see the two-millionth cruise passenger disembark. All the comings and goings over the centuries have exposed Saint Johners to a wide variety of cultures and ideas, creating a characterful Maritime city with a vibrant artistic community. Visitors will discover rich and diverse cultural products in its urban core, including a plethora of art galleries and antiques shops in uptown.Industry and salt air have combined to give parts of Saint John a weather-beaten quality, but you'll also find lovingly restored 19th-century wooden and redbrick homes as well as modern office buildings, hotels, and shops.The natives welcomed the French explorers Samuel de Champlain and Sieur de Monts when they landed here on St. John the Baptist Day in 1604. Then, nearly two centuries later, in May 1783, 3,000 British Loyalists fleeing the aftermath of the American Revolutionary War poured off a fleet of ships to make a home amid the rocks and forests. Two years later the city of Saint John became the first in Canada to be incorporated.Although most of the Loyalists were English, there were some Irish among them. After the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, thousands more Irish workers found their way to Saint John. It was the Irish potato famine of 1845 to 1852, though, that spawned the largest influx of Irish immigrants, and today a 20-foot Celtic cross on Partridge Island at the entrance to St. John Harbour stands as a reminder of the hardships and suffering they endured. Their descendants make Saint John Canada's most Irish city, a fact that's celebrated in grand style each March with a weeklong St. Patrick's celebration.The St. John River, its Reversing Rapids, and Saint John Harbour divide the city into eastern and western districts. The historic downtown area (locally known as "uptown") is on the east side, where an ambitious urban-renewal program started in the early 1980s has transformed the downtown waterfront. Older properties have been converted into trendy restaurants and shops, while glittering new apartment and condo buildings will take full advantage of the spectacular view across the bay. Harbour Passage, a redbrick walking and cycling path with benches and lots of interpretive information, begins downtown at Market Square and winds along the waterfront all the way to the Reversing Rapids. A shuttle boat between Market Square and the falls means you have to walk only one way. On the lower west side, painted-wood homes with flat roofs—characteristic of Atlantic Canadian seaports—slope to the harbor. Industrial activity is prominent on the west side, which has stately older homes on huge lots.Regardless of the weather, Saint John is a delightful city to explore, as so many of its key downtown attractions are linked by enclosed overhead pedways known as the "Inside Connection."

Surrounded by natural treasures and glorious seascapes, Halifax is an attractive and vibrant hub with noteworthy historic and modern architecture, great dining and shopping, and a lively nightlife and festival scene. The old city manages to feel both hip and historic. Previous generations had the foresight to preserve the cultural and architectural integrity of the city, yet students from five local universities keep it lively and current. It's a perfect starting point to any tour of the Atlantic provinces, but even if you don't venture beyond its boundaries, you will get a real taste of the region.It was Halifax’s natural harbor—the second largest in the world after Sydney, Australia’s—that first drew the British here in 1749, and today most major sites are conveniently located either along it or on the Citadel-crowned hill overlooking it. That’s good news for visitors because this city actually covers quite a bit of ground.Since amalgamating with Dartmouth (directly across the harbor) and several suburbs in 1996, Halifax has been absorbed into the Halifax Regional Municipality, and the HRM, as it is known, has around 415,000 residents. That may not sound like a lot by U.S. standards, but it makes Nova Scotia’s capital the most significant Canadian urban center east of Montréal.There's easy access to the water, and despite being the focal point of a busy commercial port, Halifax Harbour doubles as a playground, with one of the world's longest downtown boardwalks. It's a place where container ships, commuter ferries, cruise ships, and tour boats compete for space, and where workaday tugs and fishing vessels tie up beside glitzy yachts. Like Halifax as a whole, the harbor represents a blend of the traditional and the contemporary.

Day 5Cruising

A short car ride from the dizzy highs of Manhattan is the cruise port of Cape Liberty, the gateway to cruising the Caribbean and Canada from New York. Start your day wandering through blockbuster exhibitions and priceless works of art at The Met and end your day sipping cocktails in the sun-soaked Bahamas!

The ship Freedom of the Seas

With Freedom of the Seas Royal Caribbean have let their imagination fly free! For the adventurous they designed a Rock Climbing Wall with eleven routes up and a central spire you can swing around; a spectacular FlowRider surf simulator where you can ride the surf high above sea level, and a boxing ring.

Capacity
3634
Cabins
2012
Total crew
1360
Length
1112m

Food and drink

For informal dining and snacks, you can enjoy authentic pizza at Sorrentos, burger and fries at 1950s diner Johnny Rockets, or indulge in a sweet treat at Ben & Jerry’s. If you fancy something more upmarket, try the fresh salmon or filet mignon at Chops Grille, or savour the intimacy of the Italian speciality restaurant, Portofino and sample the fine wines on offer at California Vineyards.

The Main Dining Room delivers attentive service and flexible dining options included in the price of your cruise. The Speciality Restaurants offer a range of different culinary experiences for a small extra charge. 

Chops Grille

This is a high-end grill where you’ll find the likes of filet mignon and mesquite-grilled salmon on a menu that changes daily.... Read more

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Steakhouse

Sorrento's Pizza

Any night is pizza night, and it’s guaranteed to be a good one here with great, authentic Italian pizza – the menu... Read more

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Pizzeria

Cupcake Cupboard

A charming 40s-style shop where there’s a new flavour showcased every day. You can also join in at cupcake decorating parties and... Read more

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Bakery

Johnny Rockets

Burger and fries with a milkshake in a ‘50s-style diner that’s all about friendly and fast service – this is a taste... Read more

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Leonardo & Isaac Dining Rooms

Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and extraordinary personal service from a dedicated wait staff. These main dining rooms serve exceptional, multi-course meals... Read more

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International

Windjammer Café

This seaside café offers buffet-style breakfasts and lunches. In the evenings, the café’s casual atmosphere is complemented by a changing menu and restaurant-style service... Read more

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Cafe

Sabor Modern Mexican

Sabor - in Spanish, it means flavor. But here, it’s that and so much more. A feast - or more like a fiesta... Read more

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Mexican

Squeeze

This juice bar will quench your thirst with the perfect cool and refreshing fruit drink.

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Healthy

Entertainment

From dazzling theatre productions are thrilling ice shows, to live comedy and glitzy champagne bars, there's plenty to keep passengers entertained. Whether you want to enjoy the unbelievable views of The Viking Crown Lounge or try your luck in the exciting casino, there will never be a dull day onboard.

Photo Gallery & Shop

View professional photographs of your experiences onboard. In addition, pick up the latest cameras and accessories.

Centre Ice Rink

When the professionals aren't putting on one of their remarkable shows, enjoy this onboard skating rink.

Studio B

A multipurpose studio complex filled with activity all day long, from ice-skating to cooking demonstrations.

On Air Club

Grab a mic, a few friends, and bring your voice to the hottest onboard karaoke bar in the Royal Promenade.

Schooner Bar

This nautically themed bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends.

Casino Royale

This glittering casino features electronic Slot Machines, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker.

Arcadia Theatre

This theatre - five stories from the orchestra pit to domed ceiling - features contemporary musical stage productions.

Centrum

A multiple-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges, and unique shops which offer an array of merchandise ranging from perfume and jewellery to... Read more

Boleros Lounge

Follow the Latin beat and find yourself in a nighttime hot spot where you can keep up with live music and cool... Read more

Bull & Bear Pub

An English-themed pub that serves various imported beers and ales.

Promenade Shops

Distinctive storefronts offer an array of merchandise ranging form logo items, perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear.

Vintages

Experience Vintages, Royal Caribbean's first-ever wine bar at sea.

Royal Promenade

This mall, a naturally lighted four-story area lined with bars and shops, is the heartbeat of the ship.

Café Promenade

The café on the Royal Promenade offers Seattle's Best Coffee.

Champagne Bar

This quiet and elegant bar is the perfect place to enjoy a glass (or two) of champagne.

Library

The onboard library features comfortable reading chairs as well as an impressive selection of books and guidebooks.

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It's high tech on the high seas!

With royalcaribbean online, for a small fee you can access the Internet, send emails or send... Read more

Concierge Club

Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor Society members enjoy access to this... Read more

H2O Zone

The H2O Zone integrates colourful sculptures around a series of sprinklers, jets and water canons that guests can use to soak each other.... Read more

SeaTrek Dive Shop

Visit the SeaTrek emporium for water gear and souvenirs.

Outdoor Movie Screen

Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen - poolside, under the stars. A... Read more

Video Arcade

Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games like Pacman and table hockey, plus... Read more

Freedom Fairways

This 9-hole miniature golf course will entertain adults and children alike.

FlowRider

Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship! Even the best beaches have bad days, but on the... Read more

Diamond Club

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests... Read more

Viking Crown Lounge

A Royal Caribbean signature. Perched high above the ocean, this comfortable lounge offers spectacular vistas by day and turns into a lively... Read more

Seven Hearts

The Seven Hearts card room is a great place to meet for Bridge and other games.

Health and fitness

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including a spa, a fitness centre, an ice rink and much more.

Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Centre

This seaside fitness centre features modern exercise equipment. The full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments, including massage, manicures and seaweed... Read more

Solarium

The Solarium pool area is an oasis for guests 18 and older, complete with towering palm trees, hammocks and cantilevered whirlpools that extend... Read more

Pools

Challenge yourself, or other guests, in a variety of water sports, from pool volleyball and floating golf to pole jousting. And when the sports... Read more

Jogging Track

Run laps while taking in the view. The tracks are open to anyone and proper shoes are recommended.

Rock Climbing Wall

Royal Caribbean's signature rock climbing walls are their most popular feature and are available on all their cruise ships. Whether it’s your... Read more

Sports Court

An outdoor full-size court for sports, including basketball and volleyball.

Kids and teens

Loads of laughter and unforgettable experiences go hand-in-hand when cruising with Royal Caribbean. Games, events and activities are going on all over the ship throughout the day and into the evening hours, making family time a great time. And thanks to their Adventure Ocean youth program and the all-new DreamWorks Experience, children love their Royal Caribbean cruise vacation just as much as their parents.

Royal Babies and Tots® Nursery

The Royal Babies program (6-18 months) offers the tiniest guests and their parents interactive classes filled with enriching activities developed by early... Read more

Adventure Ocean Youth Programs

With the Adventure Ocean youth programs, not only will your children's time on board be fun, it will be educational too!

Aquanauts... Read more

Tween & Teen Programs

Whether hanging out with other cruisers or checking out games, sports and parties are on your tween's agenda, the ship's teen-only spots... Read more

Fuel Teen Disco

A teens-only club where they can gather, dance and enjoy music.

The Living Room

A laid-back place for teens to hang out with new friends.

DreamWorks Experience

Discover memorable moments at sea filled with your favorite characters from Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.

Plus, DreamWorks Animation's latest release, Penguins... Read more

Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
  • Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase something for your own collection, visit an onboard art auction.

Useful info

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is... Read more

Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted... Read more

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:

  • Casual: Polo... Read more

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and... Read more

Smoking & E-Cigarette Policy

Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas, this includes electronic cigarettes / e-cigarettes.

Drinks Packages

The following drinks packages are available onboard:

Deluxe Beverage Package

Enjoy any individual beverage item up to $12 (retail value) available onboard, choosing from... Read more

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