MS Freedom of the Seas is the namesake of Royal Caribbean's Freedom Class cruise ships, and can accommodate 3,634 passengers and 1,300 crew on fifteen passenger decks. Freedom of the Seas was the largest passenger ship ever built (by gross tonnage) from 2006 until construction of the Oasis Class ships in late 2009.
The ship has three swimming areas: an interactive water park, a dedicated adult pool and the main pool. There are two adults-only whirlpools cantilevered 12 feet out from the ship's sides, the Royal Promenade sports a coffee shop, Sorrento's Pizzeria, a Ben & Jerry's® ice-cream shop, Vintage's winery, the Bull and Bear Irish pub, and many Duty-free shops. The 13th Deck has a sports area with a rock-climbing wall, the Flow Rider (an onboard wave generator for surfing), a nine-hole miniature golf course, and a full size basketball court. Other ammenities include an ice-skating rink, a casino, a Johnny Rockets® restaurant, Wi-Fi capabilities throughout the ship, flat panel televisions in all staterooms, and cell phone connectivity.