Amazing. This is the first time we have booked a Suite. I'm sure it is not the last.
I did notice the the room and balcony sizes for the Owners Suite category across the RCCL fleet varies greatly, so we will check sizes before we book in the future. Freedom and her sister ships are amoung the largest in this category. Read entire member review >>
Stateroom - we were lucky enough to be in one of the owners suites - cabin 1334 - on deck 10. Nice room but beware the ladies bathroom outside the Windjammer restaurant is right above this suite - you really hear the flushing (took us a while to work out what it was!)
The OS on the Freedom is basically the same as the Oasis but with a smaller balcony and curtains separating the bedroom from the living room, rather than a partition. Read entire member review >>
What a beautiful room and fantastic balcony! Excellent location. Our steward, Lilliana, was fantastic! The room was large and well laid out, but the bed didn't split which was surprising as it was me, my mother and a friend traveling and we had assumed we'd be able to split the bed into twins. no big deal, just a surprise. the location on the room was excellent- just a short walk to the concierge lounge for coffee in the morning!
Word to the wise- there was exactly *1* US power outlet in the room other than the one the clock was plugged into. There were several EU style outlets. I thought that was ridiculous, and wished I'd realized we should've brought converters. Also, there was a coffee pot in the 'bar' area, but no plug anywhere near it- thankfully with the lounge just around the corner we got our coffee there.
People who recommend disconnecting your doorbell in a suite are right! My mom walked up to see a kid jamming the doorbell button and his mother only lightly reprimanding him "stop it dear, that's not nice". thankfully we had it turned off! Read entire member review >>
Spacious room with big veranda. Great for dining. With 50 mph winds the sliding door gets noisy.
We enjoyed eating in often and didn't need to get into our formal wear. We loved that.
We will try to do more suites if we get similar bargain rates. Read entire member review >>
Janel Hamblet was our cabin attendant and she was excellent. We were in an Owners Suite and it was kept spotless. The size of the suite and the balcony was well above what we expected. The Concierge was outstanding, sometimes a little crowded but we learned to deal with that.
The stateroom was beautiful so we wanted to make use of the stateroom. The lighting is complex and we finally figured it out by the end of the trip. For such a big stateroom electrical receptacles were in short supply. The television reception was OK but the channel selection was inadequate. Most of the channels were Royal Caribbean infomercials. Other channels offered were one news channel CNN in English and CNN International. If you wanted to see a movie you had to download and purchase. You could bring your own DVD's and play them in the stateroom but all of the parts to run the DVD were not in the stateroom. The controller had to be obtained from the concierge the next day but that was not mentioned anywhere. There were 4 channels available such as TNT, TBS etc. but they were broadcast in 4 different languages. There was one English speaking program channel and it seldom had a program to watch. They did offer ESPN so the football games were broadcast in the stateroom. Read entire member review >>
Beautiful, spacious cabin with lots of storage space. Triple size balcony with table chairs and lounge chairs. Bathroom is spacious with whirlpool tub, decent sized shower, double sink, toilet and bidet. Bed was comfortable. Had several plumbing issues. First day the toilet overflowed. Next day, toilet would not flush. Later that evening, toilet wouldn't stop running. On the 3rd day, the hot water line that feeds the sink broke and hot water went everywhere, soaking the carpet in much of the cabin and the hallway outside. It took awhile for maintenance to turn off the water. For the next couple of days had to deal with big drying fans in the cabin and in the hallway outside of the cabin. Staff did offer another cabin temporarily to shower, change etc, but it was a small cabin, no where near the size and amenities as the owners suite. There was also a constant, although mild, sewage odor in the bathroom area. The hot water line breakage probably couldn't have been avoided, but I have to wonder if the toilet problems might be a preventative maintenance issue. I wouldn't expect to have to deal with issues like that several times on one cruise. Also had problems with sign and sail card and had to have them remade 5 or 6 times in order to have keys that opened door, worked for charges and opened concierge lounge. Keys would do one or sometimes two of those things, but never all three. I highly recommend a suite if you can swing it - features such as concierge club access is a real plus. Had to rate the cabin as average because of issues - without the issues - would say 5 stars ! Read entire member review >>
Great location, near elevators (and concierge lounge) but not too close. Balcony was fantastic with plenty of room. Light switches were weird and hard to figure out what worked what. Read entire member review >>
cabin 1648 owners suite close to the elevators and concierge club. Too much closet space! Huge balcony, huge bathroom with bathtub, stand alone shower,two sinks and even a toilet with bidet next to it!!Perfect room and perfectly located Read entire member review >>
Had the Owners Suite which is quite large with a very large balcony. Two large closets and drawers galore. Bathroom had both tube and shower with drawers to store your articles. Very quiet - mid-ship. Nicely decorated, but worn in some areas. Great balcony - new lounge chairs, table and chairs. Steward, Conneley, was great. Read entire member review >>