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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Splash Area - Flow Rider

Good morning,

This is one of the entrances to the Splash Area on board Freedom of the Seas where you will find the Flow Rider.
This is located on the Sports Deck. 
You can safely ride the waves, get exercise, and have lots of laughs as you challenge the fast moving water.  The water usually wins!
This is the view from the top side. 

Lots of fun!

Enjoy,
Lois

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Glass Art in Boleros

Good morning,

I walked through Bolerlos Lounge on board Freedom of the Seas when there was no one else there so I took the chance to take this picture of the glass art on the wall.  There are three other walls in this huge area with similar art.  Those are three dimensional glass flowers.  Just Gorgeous!

Although the glare from the outside light didn't help the quality of the picture, the image still gives you the feeling for the size and beauty of the art.

This cruise ship is just incredible!

Enjoy,
Lois

Friday, November 21, 2014

Celebrity Ship in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies

Good morning,

While in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, aboard Freedom of the Seas, one of our sister company ships was in port with us.
Celebrity Cruise Lines is owned by Royal Caribbean and operated as a separate brand. 

Our two ships were the only ships in St. Maarten this day.  Very nice!

All the best,
Lois

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Allure of the Seas in Cozumel Mexico

Good morning,

Every once in awhile changes in the weather brings us very good changes.  Above you see the Allure of the Seas' wing bridge in the upper right.
When we arrived in Cozumel, Mexico, aboard Freedom of the Seas we found Allure of the Seas was also here for the day.
I took these images of from the deck of Freedom of the Seas as the two huge ships were tied up on opposite sides of the same dock.
It is amazing to feel the size of these ships.  Until Allure of the Seas and earlier her sister Oasis of the Seas were launched, the ship on which I am standing, Freedom of the Seas was the largest in the world. 
The weather was slightly overcast with a little rain, but that didn't stop me from getting some great pictures of these huge ships side by side.
Freedom is on the left...
...and Allure is on the right.
 I'm often asked if cruise ships can get any larger.
 Yes, it is possible, but as the ships get larger, there are fewer and fewer ports that can accommodate them.
 Above you see two sister Viking Crown Lounges side by side.
 And, up there at the top of Allure are some very, very special suites.
 The ship canyon formed by two huge ships tied up to the same dock provide for some very interesting sound and echoes.
 The gentle rain continued...
 ...but blue skies were on the way for a beautiful day in Cozumel.

Enjoy!

Lois

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Anyone for Golf?

Good morning,

Yes, you can play (miniature) golf on board a cruise ship.
Just go up to the Sports Deck on the aft of Freedom of the Seas...
 ...pick up your equipment...
 ...and enjoy a round in the sun.

The course is open at sea and in port.  This is quite a lot of fun, especially when there is a little movement in the ship.

Enjoy!

Lois

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hot Tubs Ready and Waiting

Good morning,

On another early morning walk on the pool deck I saw the hot tubs all ready and waiting for someone to come and enjoy them.  There are numerous hot tubs on board and it's not hard to find a space to enjoy a relaxing hour or so in one of them.

;),
Lois

Monday, November 17, 2014

Adventure Ocean - Freedom of the Seas

Good morning,

There are many opportunities for family fun on board Freedom of the Seas

Adventure Ocean has separate groups and areas for activities for children of all ages.
This is the video arcade at the entrance to Adventure Ocean.
Even the little ones have an area just for them where trained staff are there to provide lots of fun and excellent care.

These areas are restricted to the people using them and require signatures to drop off and pick up the children so I have just taken pictures of the outside to let those who aren't aware of these services know they are here. 

All the best,
Lois