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.