Cabin was just great had a lot of space plenty of drawers and closet to hang clothes up. The only thing we found a little put out was not enough room under the bed to store suitcases. Cabin attendant was very helpful and really kept us full with water and ice the bucket never ran dry. Read entire member review >>
Grand Suite, immaculate and gorgeous. Cabin steward Dio is the most excellent at his job! Polite, engaging and very attentive to details! The room is not a far walk from the lifts (elevators). The double balcony was so nice. We may never book a regular balcony ever again, Grand Suites are the way to go - DOUBLE POINTS as well in Crown n Anchor! We have had Jr Suites, and D2 balconies, D5 balconies as well (all ocean view). The Grand Suite and its amenities are so wonderful. We highly recommend this type of suite! The Concierge benefits are also well worth it - step up and enjoy the luxury! Read entire member review >>
I was really excited about booking our Grand Suite on Freedom of the Seas. The room was definitely spacious and clean. The bathroom was amazing (two sinks, large shower/tub combo). The extra large balcony was also a plus.
The biggest disappointment was the mattress! It was very uncomfortable and felt like sleeping on a brick. We like to lounge around in the bed on sea days and that was virtually impossible on this mattress. We requested an egg crate mattress topper, which they provided the same day. It offered minimal relief. I've cruised on other RC ships with very comfortable beds, so I was expecting the same here... not the case. Considering how much you pay for a GS upgrade, the bed must be comfortable or else it's not worth it.
The concierge service was great. The pre dinner drinks/appetizers served in the private club was also great. Read entire member review >>
Amazing. Spacious, lots of seating for hanging out with friends. Comfortable bed. Lots of various lighting, and dimmable. Plenty of closet space. Giant veranda with nice comfortable seats and lounges. Very quiet--we had some noise from above at night and in the morning while deck chairs were being moved, but that was maybe 10 minutes. Gigantic bathroom, and plenty of headroom (I'm 6'1"). Dual sinks, and don't miss the medicine chests in the mirrors! Really a great room. Read entire member review >>
Treasure this spacious Grand Suite. I don't know how other people with kids booking a few months out do it. When we booked most connecting rooms were out and this worked out great ONLY because they could fit a cot between the pulled out sofa and foot of the master bed. My kids would have fought over covers all week if we had to put them in the same bed so this was crucial. The newer ships (Oasis and Quantum classes) are gradually making the Grand Suites SMALLER. For example, FOS is 401 sq ft and Allure of the Seas is 371 sq ft and finally Anthem of the Seas is about 350 sq ft. Knocking those extra 50 sq ft off made us very wary and we wound up cancelling our 2 week cruise in Europe because I doubted they would be able to get the cot in the room the way they did on FOS. That said, FOS GS is awesome. Read entire member review >>
Our room, a Grand Suite, was spectacular! I was a little concerned that the 5 of us would be crowded sharing one room for the entire week, but it was so large and well-appointed that it was never an issue. There was ample storage for all of our clothing and all suitcases, even our largest, fit nicely under the bed. Our youngest 2 shared the pullout and our teen had a rollaway. The balcony was huge and we enjoyed spending time out there. The bathroom was marble with double sinks, a large amount of storage, a full size bathtub and shower. We were provided very nice toiletries and 2 robes, as expected. Kids were disappointed at the lack of kid-sized robes. (Yep, the Mouse provides robes in every size - pink for girls and blue for boys!) Marlon, our stateroom attendant, was good and kept our room clean and stocked. We received a basket of fruit and champagne on arrival and once or twice during the week we were provided with an afternoon treat. There was in-room coffee but only artificial creamer was available. I should mention that this was a problem all over the ship - you had to ask if you wanted actual dairy. The room was quiet and we never heard any movement above us. Read entire member review >>
GS 1268, just aft of the cantilevered hot tub on the Starboard side. Convenient to elevator. Balcony is a bit deeper so loungers can face the water. Across from crew space but was never a problem. Read entire member review >>
Room 1260 is a Grand Suite. The only difference in this suite and a smaller Jr Suite is 1 bathroom vanity sink vs 2 in the grand bathroom and cabin square footage you won't miss. The price different is not warranted. The difference in the more pricey Owners Suite and Grand Suite is the owners suite bath has a bidet and more square footage you won't miss either. I had friends in both cabins.
Specifically 1260 is forward starboard side. Excellent location, no noise to speak of, quite floor. I recommend. If I go on this class ship again Id probably downgrade to a Jr. We did have rough seas and the storage cabinet did squeak. Read entire member review >>
For 5 of us there was plenty of closet/drawer space, comfortable sleeping, and the curtains were great to shutting out the light for naps. The bathroom was worth the extra money alone. Huge balcony, quiet location, the bathtub and sinks didn't drain very quickly, and two hair dryers in the room. Read entire member review >>
Nice location for this GS. Being starboard side, we had good views at all ports. This cabin is within a reasonable distance to both the CL and elevators. There is a connecting stateroom for this one as well, and we did not notice any noise coming from the adjoining room (could have just had quiet neighbors too). Read entire member review >>
You may want to get the mirror image cabin down the hall - ours was oriented with the bed and bathroom on the left, couch and closets on the right. Was slightly smaller than the cabin with the opposite orientation down the hall.
Closets had good room and tons of storage. Beware - if seas are rough, the wardrobe doors kept opening on their own, so we had to put a chair in front of them to stop the banging overnight!!
Good central location to ship, and the bathroom is great.
Balcony is deep and wide Read entire member review >>
Cabin 1268 was great. No major complaints. The storage was more than enough for the 3 of us. The view was awesome at every port. The bed was great. The only minor complaint was that we could hear carts rolling on the floor above us late at night as I believe our cabin was just under the adult pool and hot tub area. The bathroom area was also great. Read entire member review >>
This was our first time in a Grand Suite and hopefully not our last. Stateroom 1548 was an excellent location choice, close to the elevator but not right on top of it and just one deck down from the top deck with easy access to everything
It all began with an email from the ship's concierge about a week before sailing though with this letter:
"My name is Amit and I will be your Concierge onboard the Freedom of the Seas. We are excited that you have chosen Royal Caribbean for your cruise vacation.
As a Concierge Club guest, you will be offered amenities and services not available to other guests onboard. Upon boarding, you will receive a folder with more detailed information as well as the key to the Concierge Club. Below is a brief summary of your amenities:
• Use of the Concierge Club lounge located on Deck # 10.
• Spa bathrobes for your use onboard & upgraded bathroom amenities
• Continental breakfast served in the lounge daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
• Hors d'oeuvres, petit fours and complimentary bar setup in the lounge every evening before and after dinner from 5:00pm to 8:30 pm.
• Daily menus displayed and pre-ordering for your dinner wine.
• Reservations for any of our Specialty Restaurants, Explorations!, Freedom Day Spa services.
• Personalized Port & Shopping guide advice.
• Reserved Lounge chairs set-up on Deck 11 & 12 in front of the Sky Bar ( limited sitting arrangement).
• VIP access for the Shows in the Arcadia Theater Deck 4 as well as for "FREEDOM-ICE.COM" Ice Show.(No tickets required)
• Complimentary pressing service on the first formal night.
• Priority departure for tendering ports from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
• DVDs and CDs for your use while onboard.
• Reserved private seating during breakfast and lunch at the Windjammer Cafe in Portofino dining area.
• Priority departure for tendering ports after 10:00 am please meet in the Concierge Lounge deck #10.
• Complimentary luggage valet & onboard check-in service.
There was more but you get the idea: This is going to be really nice.
We had booked a Grand Suite on Freedom of the Seas and were looking forward to the extra space a larger stateroom would offer, mainly because we were bringing several family members along. Ok, maybe that was an excuse and we just wanted to try a suite, just once, to see what it was like. Yes, there, now I told the truth and feel better about it.
I felt better still when the ship delivered every single one of the benefits outlined in that initial email and more. Stay tuned for more details on the suite experience and send your questions along too Read entire member review >>
GS 1582On starboard side...great balcony but unfortunate if you dislike smoke and your neighbors smoke....unable to appreciate as much....Sofa also opened out to a queen size so 2 adults could sleep in 2 queen size beds...mattresses/bed line super comfy.....Great view. We were more mid-ship so it was a long walk to the concierge lounge and dining area .Quiet enough location tho. We were happy. Read entire member review >>