Hey cruisers, it’s Sheri with CruiseTipsTV.Today we are going to take a look at Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of The Seas. If youare using a computer to view this video, you can use this menu to jump to specific decks.We’ll also list direct links to specific areas in the description below. This is the absolutely gorgeous main diningroom. It has three levels, each with it’s own name. Rembrandt is on deck 3, Michelangelo on 4, and Botticelli on deck 5. Botticelli hosts the flexible My Time Dining, while Michelangelo and Rembrandt, are for traditional diners. We just love the classic style of this place,and the food and service were outstanding. This unique bright red couch marks the spot for the Art Gallery. There is original art displayed here as well as throughout the ship.There’s an onboard art auction for those interested in purchasing items. Just past the Art Gallery on Deck Three, isthe On the Air Club. Seafaring sports fanatics will want to circle this spot on their deckplans. This sports bar is equipped with the requisite flat screen TV’s and friendlybar service. It also doubles as an adult karaoke bar. Looking for the Ice Rink? Here’s a hint,it’s in Studio B. Studio B is a multipurpose studio complex that we are told is home tomany activities all day long, including ice-skating. On our many visits Studio B was closed moreoften than not. You’ll definitely want to consult your Cruise Compass for specific informationabout hours of operation. This is the Platinum Theatre. It’s fivestories from the orchestra pit to ceiling, and it’s all about shipboard entertainment.From singers and dancers to magicians, comedians and acrobats. The seats are comfortable andmost offer great views of the performers. The performances we saw were absolutely mesmerizing. Boleros Lounge is the place to be if you’relooking for a Latin beat. Bookended by these interesting sculptures, Boleros serves uplive music and cool drinks. Casino Royale is Liberty of the Seas Vegas.Complete with it’s own bar, traditional tables, slots, and Vegas inspired art, CasinoRoyale is chalked with gaming goodness. Occupying portions of deck three and four,the Catacombs is a Gothic inspired disco. You can look down from deck Four and see thedance floor on Deck Three. There are bars on both levels, and each is easily accessedby these unique stairs. There’s lots of
on both levels, and each is easily accessedby these unique stairs. There’s lots of space to hang out before heading to the adequatelysized dance floor. This place is cool. This nautically themed bar is a popular hangout- likely due to nightly piano entertainment. But even if the ivory maestros are on break,Schooner Bar is the perfect place to settle in with some friends, and a drink.Bright open and elegant, the Champagne Bar seems to fit it’s namesake perfectly. There’slots of comfy seating here, and if you’re in the mood for a little Champagne and somepeople watching, this is the place for you. Just across from the Champagne bar are twoextremely popular and important places on the ship; Explorations and Guest Relations.The Explorations! desk is Liberty of the Seas’ shore excursions desk. While the Guest Servicesdesk is your one-stop ship information source. The Royal Promenade is really the heart ofthe ship. We are told it is designed to resemble famous American entertainment streets likeNew Orleans’s Bourbon Street or Memphis’s Beale Street, and it really is quite fantastic.Look up, and you’ll see the promenade view staterooms- with a 24/7 view of the action.This four-story mall-lovers dream is lined with shops and bars. From coffee shops tocupcakes. Ice Cream, clothing and more. Of course there’s the requisite jewelry store.And Bars with cars. There’s even a pizzeria, the list just goes on. The Royal Promenadeis the place to be in the evenings, when guests stroll through, meet up with friends, andenjoy one of the many spots to stop for a snack, a drink or a sweet treat. The paradesare also held here, and offer a great vantage point for the entertainment, no matter whereyou happen to be on the promenade. We didn’t spend a lot of time at the ConnoisseurClub, the adults-only smoking room, but it was nice to know if I ever got a hankeringfor a good stogie, well, there was this nice comfy place to go. With statues of Pharaohs and murals of theNile there’s no mistaking The Sphinx lounge ancient Egyptian motif. The big roomy areais said to feature live music, dancing and other entertainment. We didn’t notice alot going on here during our stay, but put a little live music on stage and this wouldbe a perfect place to get your groove on. Hey look, business services – printers andstuff, ugh. But yeah, it’s here if you need it.
it. Next up, the Library. This place looks seriouslycomfy, but is it just us, or does there seem to be a lot of empty space in these bookshelves? This is RoyalCaribbean online the InternetCafé. Yay, it’s high tech on the high seas! Where was that pool again? We like to disconnectwhen we cruise, but okay this place looks cool. This is the entrance to foodie paradise ondeck 11. The Plaza bar is a convenient place to hangoutfor a drink before heading to Chops, Portofino or the buffet. And this is Chops, Royal Caribbean’s popularsignature steakhouse, featuring mouth watering grade-A premium cuts of steak, and other delectabledishes. We love this place. The food and service were outstanding. The dark wood and earthtones give it a comfortable intimate feel. If you arrive at the right time the floorto ceiling windows offer stunning panoramic views. Portofino serves “upscale” Italian cuisinein an intimate atmosphere. Directly across from Chops, Portofino is bright with yellowand red tones. Sporting the same floor to ceiling windows, Portofino offers a luxuriousdining experience, and with proper timing, breathtaking views. On our way into the buffet, we’ll get aquick look at Jade the Asian themed buffet. And finally, let’s take a look at the Windjammerbuffet. Compared to some buffets, there is quite a bit of comfortable seating, includingsome cozy booths. We never found ourselves walking around with a plate of food lookingfor a seat as we have on so many other lines. In the evenings the café’s casual atmosphereis complimented by a changing menu and restaurant style service. The food station layout seemsto work quite well here too. There were definitely lines at times, but for the most part everythingseems quite accessible. The food was on par with what one might expect from a buffet. Venturing out further on deck 11, we finda divers favorite, the SeaTrek emporium. How cool is this? A scuba shop at sea. Next we find Squeeze. With its fun yellowbarstools and accents, this juice bar invites
adventure of the seas Next we find Squeeze. With its fun yellowbarstools and accents, this juice bar invites
Next we find Squeeze. With its fun yellowbarstools and accents, this juice bar invites all within view to come quench your thirstwith a cool and refreshing fruit drink. This is the appropriately named H2O Zone.Amongst the colorful sculptures here is a series of sprinklers, jets and water canonsthat the little ones are going to find absolutely irresistible. Complete with shallow wadingwater and whirlpools, this is the place the kids get their crazy on. This is the Sports Pool. It’s got your bigscreen, and your big time lap pools. Throw in a couple of hot tubs and Pool bar and weare set. And there they are. The adult’s only Solarium pool area is whereyou’ll find the extra comfy pool furniture. Of course the real attraction in the Solariumare the cantilevered whirlpools that extend twelve feet beyond the sides of the ship.Here’s a quick look at the Solarium Bar before we take a look at the pool here. Thisarea was designed to be a serene sanctuary, and again check out the premium lounge chairs. Here we are at the fitness center. This placeis the real deal. It has just about everything including modern equipment, and great selectionof free weights. And just look at all the space. No crowding here. Tons of treadmills,bikes, and yes, that is boxing ring. And here’s a separate group fitness room, and the setupfor a spin class. Like I said, it’s the real deal. Liberty of the Seas is very teen friendly.With Fuel, The Living Room and the Video Arcade right next to each other they’ll have plentyof places to hangout and complain about having nothing to do. You have to stop by Johnny Rockets the ‘50sdiner at least once while aboard Liberty. Okay, so it may or may not be the best burgeryou’ll have at sea, but c’mon, this place is just cool. Formica counters, a jukebox,and malted milk shakes, it’s tough to beat that. Looking for activities for the little ones?Then swing by Adventure Ocean the play area specially designed for kids. They are superfriendly there, and the kids really seem to enjoy the activities. Now let’s check out the Arcade. Okay, flashinglights – check, bonks, beeps and buzzes
Now let’s check out the Arcade. Okay, flashinglights – check, bonks, beeps and buzzes – check, skeeball (my personal favorite….)-check, impossible claw game and air hockey – check, roaring engines and distant machinegun fire – check. Okay, this place checks out. Games are paid for with cruise cards,and redeemable points are likewise recorded. We were a little disappointed in the qualityof the prizes, but not overly surprised. This is the Living Room, another popular teenhangout. It’s got plenty of space, seating and big screen tv’s. Seems authentic, andextremely popular at night. You can take in the view while running lapson the jogging track on deck 12, or you could just use it as a path to your mojito at theSkybar, or better yet, a path to the Vitality at Sea Spa. This full-service spa offers abeauty salon and spa treatments, including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps. The FlowRider is one of the main attractionson deck 13. We’ve done the FlowRider enough times to know it takes a bit of perseverance,and we were impressed with the concern and patience the staff showed for the guests. More of a mini golf type? Then Liberty Dunesis the place for you. There’s 9-holes of miniature golf fun here to test your skills. Interested in some hoops, or Volleyball? Hereis your spot. We think this is a very nice sized court. We never saw anyone playing Volleyball,but it was usually teaming with b-ballers. Here is the popular rock-climbing wall toweringover the Sports court. Since this is a very popular feature on the ship, and climbinghours are limited, we recommend scheduling your climb as soon as possible.The Seven Hearts card room is a nice place to meet for games and friendly conversation. Right next to Seven Hearts is Cloud Nine,an intimate, comfortable lounge that can be rented out for little parties. Looks likesome little ones booked it today. This is Olive or Twist, it has unbelievablepanoramic views over the ship’s pool areas as well as over the sea. In the evenings ithas live or (late night) DJ music. This place is not to be missed. There’s plenty of spacehere and no shortage of comfortable seating. Grab a drink from the friendly staff, kickback and watch it go by. The last stop is the heavenly Skylight weddingchapel. This lovely little chapel can accommodate 40 people, and in our option would be a perfectplace to get married. Perhaps it’s the natural light or the fact that it’s the highestpoint on the ship, but it really does have a heavenly feel to it. That’s it for this episode. Thanks for watching,and until next time, we’ll see you on the high seas. Pssst, Don’t forget to subscribe. Clickme, or use the links below.