70000TONS OF METAL 2023, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will be hosted on board the Freedom of the Seas. This luxurious cruise liner offers everything you could dream of having on your floating Heavy Metal Paradise including our 4 Stages: The ROYAL THEATER is a five-storied concert hall in which we remove part of the (very comfortable) seating; The more intimate STAR lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in STUDIO B, the ice skating rink which provides an arena-like atmosphere, and last but not least our jewel: The POOL DECK stage: The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage structure to sail the Open Seas, surrounded by several bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the POOL DECK stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s always something exciting happening on board. Have a drink at one of the many bars, clubs, and lounges that never charge cover, including Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade, the Bull & Bear English style pub, and the nautical themed Schooner Bar. Try your hand at poker, slots, or black jack at Casino Royale®. Pamper yourself at the Vitality at Sea Spa which features more than 100 treatments or get your blood pumping at the all-inclusive fitness center which features cardio machines that look out to the beautiful Caribbean sea, free weights, and specialized exercise equipment. Try one of the many sports facilities that include a surf simulator, full sized basketball court, rock-climbing wall, golf simulator, mini-golf course and a full-sized boxing ring!

There is a vast selection of cuisine available from several restaurants ranging from formal à la carte meals at the Main Dining Room, endless buffets at the Windjammer Cafe, pizza around the clock at Sorrento’s, sushi and other Asian inspired cuisines at Izumi, premium steak and steakhouse classics at Chops Grill, fine Italian dining at Giovanni’s Table and even around the clock room service!

If you’re in the mood to relax, go all the way to the top and enjoy the views. If you decide to come with the whole family, there is even a kindergarten where your kids can have fun while you go hang out with your favorite artists in one of the numerous hot tubs on the Pool Deck!


Ship Facts:

  • Name:  Freedom of the Seas
  • Operator:  Royal Caribbean International
  • Port of registry: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Godmother: Katherine Louise Calder
  • Maiden Voyage: June 4th, 2006

General Characteristics:

  • Gross Tonnage: 156,271 GT
  • Length: 1,111.46 ft (338.774 m)
  • Beam: 126.64 ft (38.60 m)
  • Height: 209 ft (63.70 m)
  • Draught: 29.61 ft (9.026 m)
  • Speed: 21.6 knots (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph)
  • Capacity: 4,515 (maximum occupancy)
  • Crew: 1,360 (average)

To see the deck plans, please click here.



The Freedom of the Seas



The Royal Promenade



Open Air Stage On The Pool Deck



Golfing On The Sports Deck


Freedom of the Seas® and Royal Caribbean International are registered Trademarks of Royal Caribbean Group.