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Freedom of the Seas returns to Canaveral with 67 new staterooms

Royal Caribbean
The 2006-built ship also gained a new Mexican restaurant and the retro-chic R Bar
Sixty-seven new staterooms were added to Freedom of the Seas, for a total of 1,891, during its recent drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard. They include a new category, panoramic ocean-view, located up top and forward, with a floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall window.

Double occupancy goes to 3,782 passengers, and total occupancy to 4,515.

Plus, the 2006-built ship emerged from its 24-day docking with new dining and bar options, and all furnishings, bow to stern, were refurbished.

New specialty dining experiences include the modern Mexican specialty restaurant Sabor; a new Chops Grille, touted as 'The New American Steakhouse' with a fully revamped and elevated menu, featuring dry-aged steak options; a new Giovanni’s Table serving Italian favorites, family-style; and classic Johnny Rockets 1950s-style restaurant for hamburgers and milk shakes.

Freedom of the Seas also gained the retro-chic R Bar.

The Port Canaveral-based ship was showcased to more than 1,700 travel agents during a two-night sailing before embarking on its first regular cruise Sunday.

Freedom of the Seas offers seven-night eastern and western Caribbean round-trips. The eastern route includes St. Thomas, St. Maarten and CocoCay, while the western itinerary has Falmouth (Jamaica), Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Labadee.