In order to get to the harbor, cruise ships must traverse a fairly narrow channel. When they reach the port, most cruise ships dock facing the city. However, that means that when they leave, they have to execute a 180 degree turn before entering the channel for the trip to the sea,
For a ship such as Freedom of the Seas, this maneuver requires skill because Freedom is a long ship and utilizes most of the turning basin. However, as she has done many times, Freedom accomplishes this maneuver without incident and sails off toward the setting sun.
Cruise ship video feature - - Royal Caribbean - - Freedom of the Seas - Freedom Departs Antigua