Family – Western Mediterranean cruise

Family – Western Mediterranean cruise

Fly ex Cork to Barcelona 06:20 Arrival 09:45

Freedom of the Sea’s – Inside Cabin Full Board & Pre-Paid Tips

Sailing Itinerary

Sun 15Oct2017 Barcelona, Spain
Mon 16Oct2017 Provence (Marseilles), France
Tue 17Oct2017 Nice (Villefranche), France
Wed 18Oct2017 Florence /pisa (La Spezia), Italy
Thu 19Oct2017 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Fri 20Oct2017 Naples (Capri), Italy
Sat 21Oct2017 Cruising –
Sun 22Oct2017 Barcelona, Spain

 

Fly 22nd of October Barcelona to Cork 10:20am Arrival 12:00

About Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International is a brand with an incredible history and unlimited potential. The cruise line not only sets new standards by the size of the ships, but also by its degree of innovation. Especially the entertainment programm on their vessels is a new invention. The ships are convincing due to a variety of sport offers and leisure activities for every age group. Particularly the outdoor area offers great experiences with ice rinks or zip lines. However not only the big vessels, but also the smaller ones offer plenty options to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. In the different restaurants you expect tasty dishes combined with an attentive service. On board, all age groups feel at home. Due to the company’s heritage a basic knowledge in English is recommended. Another thing to take into considerations is that the additional costs are higher than on German ships.

The Ship

After her enhancement of the M/S Freedom of the Seas, there are even more great facilities on board. When she was inaugurated in the summer of 2006, the Freedom of the Seas with her 158,000 tonnes replaced the “Queen Mary II” as the largest ocean liner. In 2015 she went through her latest refurbishment. This mega ship offers all the imaginable ways of entertainment at sea, and comes up with some spectacular innovations.

Atmosphere on Board

The “Freedom” offers separate areas for all age groups, so that all voyagers that are fascinated by this colossal ship can feel well on board. There is a huge, closed area for kids and teens, a wonderful area with a tropical landscape besides the pool which also serves those seeking tranquility. A large part of the guests on board this ship comes from the United States, but the ship is also popular with many Euopeans.

In general, the atmosphere is easy and relaxed. On some evenings, formal attire is expected in the main dining room.

The additional expenses correspond to the standard that you can find on most American ships; a bottle of wine in the restaurant or at the bars costs 22 US-$ and above. You should also plan to pay a service charge of about 12 US-$ per person per day, which is distributed among the service personnel.

Cabins

All cabins are very spacious, modern and comfortably fitted. Many cabins have their own balcony. As with the ships of the “Voyager” class, there are even cabins with a view on the shopping promenade of the ship.

Culinary Delights

There are different possibilities for enjoying the fine food on board. The main restaurant spans three decks and is decorated classical and stylish. The intimate “Portofino” restaurant offers delicious specialties of the Italian cuisine. Reservations can be made on board for an additional charge. The “Johnny Rockets” is a Diner in 50s style. Tasty burgers and hearty American fast food are cooked fresh to order here.

Entertainment

No matter if you like it rather quiet, or if you would like to celebrate in the disco: From piano music to shows in Broadway style to the huge disco, all souls on board can find their favorite place. Regularly, there will be held art auctions on board, and you will have infomation venues about the ports of call.

Sports and Wellness

The Spa is one of the largest at sea. It offers a spacious fitness area with a splendid ocean view, a pool with a relaxation area (“Solarium”), numerous fitness courses like Aerobics and Pilates (partly for a fee) as well as a sauna (separated by gender). The Spa offers a lot of treatments (for a fee).

Two more pools and a few whirlpools on deck invite you to swim and bathe.

Our Recommendation

The Freedom of the Seas as the largest cruise ship in the world is the ultimate of the seven seas. You can surf on board in a special surf simulator, bathe in two whirlpools that hang 30 meters above the sea, romp about in the “Aqua Park” or climb the huge climbing wall – the ship becomes the destination. Royal Caribbean is the leading cruise line in the development of the modern cruise vacation. The “Freedom” is the best proof of this. The service is professional and friendly, and you get a good value for your money. In any case, this ship is a real adventure!

Cost per person €1179

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