Freedom of the Seas Pool Slide and Sunbathing
The Freedom of the Seas has 3 separate designated pool regions. There is the "Solarium" pool, which is "adults only" pool; it is flanked by two cantilevered whirlpools that extend twelve feet from either side of the ship. Each whirlpool holds sixteen people. The Main pool area also has a dedicated sports pool region for playing games such as pole jousting, synchronized swimming, or volleyball. In addition, there are certain times that may be designated for swimming laps. There is also the "Flow Rider," which is a wave machine that you body board or surf on a wave of water (traveling at the rate of 30,000 gallons a minute) for the ultimate in water sports on a ship. The "Flow Rider" is located on Deck 13.
The "H2O Zone" is the interactive water park for kids and families filled with geysers, sculpted fountains, and waterfalls. This area boasts contraptions such as spray cannons and umbrella jets. There are also two splash pools in this area. At night with the help of an intricate lighting system, this region is transformed into a sculpture garden. The pools areas are all filled with freshwater.
Typically, the Pool hours for the H2O Zone are from 8 AM to 8 PM. The Flow rider operates at 1:30-3:45 PM and from 5PM to 7 PM. The Sports pool area is open from 12 PM- 6PM, and the remaining main pool area is open 24 hour a day.
All pools are located on Deck 11.
Freedom of the Seas Pool and Sunbathing Tips:
Babies & Infants in Pools: Royal Caribbean's official policy is "no swim diapers, children must be potty trained." The Adventure Ocean Program stresses this point to all the families that bring their kids. We have not heard reports on whether the policy is strictly enforced.
Adult is defined as anybody 16 and over.