Royal Caribbean International today announced 26 new sailings for Freedom of the Seas from May through October 2013. Freedom of the Seas will alternate seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, sailing round-trip every Sunday from Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast.

Families on their summer vacation will enjoy Royal Caribbean’s award-winning entertainment, including the DreamWorks Experience, featuring Alex the Lion, Po the Dragon Warrior, Shrek and Fiona, and other favorite characters from the animation studio’s popular movies. In summer 2012, Freedom of the Seas will be among the three Royal Caribbean ships in the Caribbean to exclusively feature Madagascar 3 in 3-D when the movie is in theaters. Freedom of the Seas summer 2013 season is now open for bookings.

On the Eastern Caribbean sailing, guests will call at St. Thomas, St. Maarten and CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island paradise in the Bahamas. The Western Caribbean itinerary calls at Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; and Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination on the north coast of Haiti.

Guests of all ages also enjoy the newly installed oversized video screen overlooking the main pool deck, while the youngest of the cruise line’s guests, six to 36 months old, are catered to in the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery. Freedom of the Seas also is the first in a class of ships that debuted an onboard FlowRider surf simulator, cantilevered whirlpools, the H2O Zone kids aqua park, and the four-bedroom, four-bathroom Presidential Family Suite that can accommodate up to 14 guests.

Vacationers also can combine a three- or four-night stay at Universal Orlando Resort with a seven-night Eastern or Western Caribbean cruise aboard Freedom of the Seas and enjoy unparalleled savings. The package to experience the best of land and sea in one amazing vacation includes hotel and shipboard accommodations, multi-day passes to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, complimentary admission to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk and ground transfers between airport, hotel, theme parks and the ship at port.