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Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (D1): Freedom of the Seas Cabin Reviews

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Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony Cabins

110 Reviews
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (214 sq. ft., balcony 68 sq. ft.)

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (D1)
Decks: Deck 6 | Deck 7 | Deck 8 | Deck 9 | Deck 10
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6338
Freedom from Routine legaljen1969
Great cabin, close to elevators but with no elevator noise. Having a hump balcony was nice. It puts you out a little further from the vista straight down the ship. We loved the cabin.
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1810

We actually occupied room 1810 and 1814. They are the newer rooms added at dry dock. Size is small and it's really tight for 4 people. Only one bathroom and sink. I really miss Disney's layout which was leaps and bounds better than this. Obviously it looks nice. Window is huge. It's full length. Great view (but you can see a little of the bridge in 1810. We saw a crew member standing on it once. 1814 is unobstructed. No balcony which is the first time the kids have sailed without one. They didn't miss it. The location foward on deck twelve was awesome. Same deck as the arcade and kids club. Quick access to 2 bars. Crazy close to the gym. Elevators can take a while but they are not usually crowded at the top. Only noise we heard was the faint sound of bass coming from music. I'm not sure where it came from...gym class? the pool? It didn't bother me at all. No sounds coming from above. I would consider it a quiet room.


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9332

Although not updated during the Drydock, it was still in good shape.


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1534

Beside the incident with the toilet over flowing, the cabin itself was very nice. There are no pull down bunks, the sofa folds out to a double bed for guests 3-4, so be aware if you have larger children/older children. They will have to share this to sleep. It was comfortable. The main bed is a king bed and very comfortable. The closet space is very good and the room itself is was very nice. Negatives are there are not many outlets. We brought a expansion which you could plug in for phones and act as another outlet. THEY DO NOT Work, the reason is because the outlets on the dresser are turned to the side instead of being up and down as a typical outlet, so the expansion will not fit on these outlets. That is my only negative about the room.


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Service in stateroom was excellent. Balcony door was very difficult to open and close. Room was dated, but not unbearable.


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Cabin was great. Can't say enough about our Steward... He was 1st class all the way!!! As was the rest of the staff and crew!!! THANK YOU!!!


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1402

The balcony on our room was outstanding. We had a view from the aft of the ship. There was definitely an impaired view of the water due to the ships architecture, but the additional balcony space made up for it. The room itself was wider than most balcony rooms. I would book this room again. Farther from elevators, but super quiet. Our attendant was very pleasant and attentive.


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1534
Great time!!!!! Orangegrandkids

Comfortable, clean and a bed that was so comfortable we didn't want to get up in the morning.


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7668
Best Vacation to Date! Shibbernackles

Excellent cabin, quiet, cozy. Even with the sofa bed pulled at night we were able to maneuver around well. I even fell asleep on the balcony once! Our steward Rosbert was sensational!


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1232

Cabin was great! Yes it was a little worn but what do you expect after so many guests? I would highly recommend getting a balcony room for the beautiful scenery if not the bigger size. I also saw a junior suite and it was not that much difference in my opinion. It just had a tub and slightly bigger balcony. The junior suites also do not get any perks. The bed was heavenly. Room was very quiet. Our steward John, was very helpful, always courteous, and always in a good mood. Our room was on the opposite side of the ship from the Windjammer so we had plenty of exercise.


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1236

Great room! 1236 is at the very front of the ship on Deck 10, right near the officers' area and the bridge. Looking at the deck plans you can see that this cabin is right beneath the gym/spa area and one deck down from the pool and adult-only areas. Initially we were worried about noise from those areas but this cabin is very quiet! No noise bleeds down from Deck 11 above.

This stateroom is right near the foreward elevators and stairs, so is very convenient to everything! While we found that most public venues we frequented were towards the aft of the ship, it was a quick trip down the elevators to Deck 5 and you can walk up and down the Promenade to get where you want to go.

The room is very clean and stateroom attendant John is great!

1236 connects with 1238. We had both rooms and so we had the balcohgives you an unimpeded view of the water. To the aft you can see one of the cantilevered hot tubs one deck up. Looking forward, you will see the starbord bridge wing and, if you are coming into or out of port, maybe the captain!


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9696

great use of space, no cabin above, extra balcony space due to the structure of the ship, close to Windjammer


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7682

The cabin was awesome ! Lots of room for storage. The bed was very soft and comfy we slept very good every night . We had a full size couch for our towel animals . The bathroom was very nice the capsule shower is much better then the curtain I have heard about .


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9232
Close enough to the forward lifts and stairs, but not so close that it is noisy. Close enough to the pool deck to avoid the lifts and take the stairs, yet far enough to avoid the noise of the pool deck. Nothing bad to say about this room. Would reserve it again.
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Our Cabin Steward was stealth. We rarely saw him, but he was attentive, fast, and thorough. If I had to find something to complain about it would be about the lack of chocolates. Is it too much to ask for a little chocolate on the pillow at night?
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1388
Freedom not perfect CanuckAlberta
1388 was a great cabin due to aft location with minimal rocking and added bonus was there is an overhang above balcony which offered some shade during hot afternoon.
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1238
We stayed in cabin 1238 on deck 10 which was a superior oceanview with balcony. Location was great with easy access to pools, Windjammer and top deck activities. There was very little noticable ship movement even in rough seas. Only drawback was that it is a connecting room with the cabin next door which allows for noise penetration if you have noisey neighbors. There was a crying baby in the adjoining room which woke us up 3 nights in a row before I complained to guest sevices. We were moved one room over to a junior suite 1240 which had been vacated by one of the entertainers who got off at St Thomas. Both rooms were good sized with plenty of storage space. There was no deck noise from above and the location was great for access to most popular areas.
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8388
Very roomy - seemed as large as a mini suite on NCL, except the shower was tiny and the closet was small but adequate.
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Nice sized storage space, great large balcony, quiet location, comfortable beds and pillows.
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7624
7624 is an accessible balcony on deck 7. The room wad very nice and quite spacious. Closet space was very amble but the drawer space was a little lacking. The bathroom was beyond compare, large roll-in shower with folding seat. grab bars around the raised toilet. We had the beds together with an egg-crate and it was very comfortable. We were mid-ships in close proximity to the elevators. It was quite easy to get anywhere we wished on the ship with a minimum of difficulty.
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8232
Had balcony cabin, #8232. Very quiet, clean, plenty of storage for a 7 day cruise. Balcony was tight, bathroom just a little of the small side. Never heard a sound once the hallway and balcony doors were closed. If fact, it's so quiet you have to open the door to hear the announcements.
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8602
Nice location -clean - great balcony - bathroom looking worn with chipped areas.
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9340
Cabin 9340 is on the "hump" in a great location, close to the windjammer, elevators, library, data center.
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7352
Nice balcony, quiet location (near library) rarely heard outside voices, adequate storage, comfortable bed. Appreciated having connecting cabins with our daughters through balcony and inside door. Liked the itemized charges to our rooms being accessible through the TV monitor.
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8532
Great balcony, close to elevators, quiet location, plenty of room.
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9376
1st time cruisers lillianoo1
great room quiet good shower comfy beds large balcony close to elevators and stairs
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1534

We were on Deck 10 in 2 adjoining cabins-1534 and 1536. My husband and I had the Superior with balcony which had a connecting room to our kids that had a slightly smaller (and cheaper) deluxe room with balcony. We had the door open most of the time between the rooms and could had the divider open between the balconies for one large, long, deluxe balcony experience. We were a few cabins up the hall from the stairs and elevators- less walking and more private feeling. We figured out the total square footage exceeded that of a Grand Suite, with two bathrooms to boot. If you're going with kids book 2 adjoining rooms the difference is $ is not as much as you'd think and makes for a total upgrade in many ways.
Also many less cabins in the 'high rent district' that is Deck 10. Highly recommend Deck 10 whether you're in a suite or an inside cabin.


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9300
Great Experience theramblers
Cabin - poor, saggy mattress. Good closet space. Quiet location. Nice balcony.
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6392

6392 - A great room, adequate closet and storage space. Very quiet, no noises at night when sleeping.


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737x
Cabin 7372 was too small for 3 people. We were told it was the bigger of the verandah rooms but it was very small. The bathroom was tiny. The deck furniture on the verandah was ok but minimalist.
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1402
Good size cabin, Superb balcony, fairly wide and very long, lots of room for table, deck chairs and loungers. fantastic view, a little far (nothing serious) from the elevators, however just 1 deck below the windjammer for a quick coffee run or cookies :-) Quiet and out of the wind 100% of the time Highly recommended
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9792
Great sized room, and we were on the 'right' side of the ship (and the literal right side) to watch everything get loaded up in Port Canaveral and to watch us park in St Thomas.
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7380
We were on the star port side of the ship on the 7th floor. We got to see a lot from that side. Great views of leaving and coming into ports. Sharing a balcony with our kids in the next room was wonderful. The shower was a problem at first till we "figured it out". Beds were very comfortable.
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7312
We had adjoining cabins 7312 and 7314 with balconies as well as 7315 across the hall that had promenade view for grandparents. Next time, we would consider two promenades and one balcony, for what it's worth. The promenades have great views of the parades, etc. and never too noisy. Also, fairly close to elevator, library, pool, etc.
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We had a D1 on the "hump" and could see in both directions. I liked that.
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Opening up the balcony between cabins was super. Greatly improves the overall view and eliminates that "boxed in" feeling.
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6350
Great cabin, Roomy, Comfy. Balcony was great. Quiet location. never was woken by noise.
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1530
Great balcony! Roomy and clean, clean clean and fresh. Great view. Easy distance to pool.
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9122
Enough space for 4 people and 5 big suitcases; Relatively large bathroom; Very clean; Great balcony; Located in the front of the ship (5-6 cabins from the "nose")
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1400
Cabin 1400 was great, big closet, great balcony, quiet, too far from an elevetor though, lol.
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9330
9330 right by the elevators. No noise. Nice balcony and fab views of the side of the ships. Loads of room for clothes and room under the bed for suitcases. We docked our side every day so we had great views.
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1570
Great cabin--closer to the forward end, not much noise, great view from balcony.
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9316
Cabin 9316 is located mid-ship on Deck 9. Lots and lots of drawer space, and plenty of room in the closet. The addition of shelves is a nice touch. Bathroom not overly large, but the shower doors are a definite plus! No problem with noise, close by the elevators, and the balcony had plenty of room to sit and relax.
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Smitten and Bitten Christine Simpson
Cabin larger than anticpated. Balcony (we asked for the divider to be removed as our friends were next door) huge as a result. Did not hear any external noises. Good corridor decor (helps you find the cabin as each floor has different pictures etc). Good temperature inside cabin. No smells. Clean.
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9662
oUR CABIN 9662 : WE WERE NEAR THE REAR OF THE SHIP. HAD A LITTLE VIBRATION, NOT REALLY BAD, BUT I SUSALLY STAY IN THE MIDDLE-SO I DID FEEL IT. CLOSET WAS PRETTY GOOD SIZE WITH A SAFE ON A SHELF AND SEVERAL SHELVES UNDERNEATH TO HOLD THINGS. DRESSER IN CABIN HAD 6 LARGE DRAWERS AND TWO SMALLER DRAWERS, ALSO SHELVES BEHIND MIRRORS OVER VANITY, AS WELL AS SHELVES UNDER TV. BED WAS KING SIZE AND VERY COMFY, BATH WAS SMALL BUT THE ROUND SHOWER IS ALWAYS NICE AND MORE ROOM. VANITY AREA PRETTY LARGE. ONLY 2 PLUG INS IN THE WHOLE CABIN, BUT WE WORKED IT OUT FINE. TV GOOD, RUNNING MOVIES 24 HOURS, NEWS CHANNEL, RCI CHANNELS, MORE THAT I REMEMBER BEFORE. NICE SITTING AREA WITH GLASS TOP TABLE AND LOVESEAT. VERY COMFY AND ROOMY. NICE BALCONY 2 CHAIRS AND A TABLE.
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6668
The cabin was very nice and we met Donald our steward. He did an excellent job and made sure the cabin looked great for the cabin crawl. The alligator on the bed was great touch. He gave us cute animals every night and was always there is we needed anything such as ice for the wine. Love the bigger balcony and we slid the door back between our two cabins on the balcony, sure was nice. I took a hanging canvas closet shelf and that gave us lots of extra shelf space. The bathroom was great, shower had great pressure and the sliding glass doors are one of their best ideas.
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1400
This cabin is a best kept secret. The balcony is large and has an awesome view. The ports where we docked we backed in so we had an excellent view right from our cabin. The room is wider than normal because it is on the aft corner of the ship making it feel very roomy compared to the long narrow ones. Very quiet location. Highly recommended!
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9640
D1 on portside hump was wonderful!! Closet space was adequate, suitcases fit under the bed easily. Balcony was perfect.
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Highly recommend the balcony rooms. They make the room feel so much larger and it is a lovely romantic private space to watch the sunsets. Would like to have a slightly larger shower and more control over room temperature. It also would be nice if there was someway to lose the sewer odors in the afternoons, but that seems to happen on all ships.
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9430
Just about the size we needed.
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1318
excellent location. just one floor up to pool deck and windjammer. quiet cabin, close to lifts and stairs.
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1380
Great location. Little ship movement. near the rear of the ship. First cabin just after the suites so we had the same cabin steward as the suites and got great attention.
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6372
Cabin 6372 D-1 Deck 6. The 2 door Closet was only about 18 inches deep and 3 feet wide with shelves at one end and a safe. The bathroom was tiny but useable. Sink teeny-tiny and almost unusable. Shower small but usable...good water pressure and hot water. There was a king bed and full size sofa along with a vanity , chair , and big mirror. LCD TV was good and on a swing-arm. Only 1 outlet in the cabin. Small refrigerator. Cabin was average size for a D-1 at approx 200 sf. Good balcony for it size....approx 6 ft X 10 ft and good view. Deck 4 below does obstruct a water view directly below the cabin, but its minor. Its a fairly long way to the elevators. Cabin was a little noisier than normal....ship noises and conversations and TV noise from other cabins.
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9340
Cabin 9340 (hump balcony). Right off the stairway and elevator. No noise at all. Lots of storage room. Cabin 8329 (promenade view). Second to the last window on the top of the promenade. The windows are slightly tilted and there is a very nice seat. Not quite as much room to walk around as the balcony room but adequate for a week.
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7672
good location, nice balcony, sort of near the back of the ship, quiet hallway
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9229
#9220 - Loved it - absolutely no complaints whatsoever !!! Balcony was Fab, couldn't ever not have a Balcony now! Plenty of Storage (didn't need the over-the-door-hanging storage I bought!
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We had a D1 cabin with a balcony and loved it. We slept with our door open every night to listen to the ocean. It was AMAZING. We were so busy on the ship, we didn't spend too much time in the room except for sleeping. It had a couch and was very spacious for the two of us and our luggage. The closet was fine and so was the bathroom. The ship is so amazing (and there are so many nooks and crannies where you can be alone and you forget there are thousands of other people on the ship) that I can't imagine spending too much time in the cabin.
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7654
Too Much To Do! DeloreanGirl
Cabin 7654 was in an excellent area. It didn't have a room across from it, was very close to the midship elevators, wasn't noisy, had a nice sized balcony and a comfy bed with flatscreen TV. It was perfect!
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1400
Stateroom #1400 was the best and most spacious Superior Oceanview Room with a huge balcony (D1), even with the double sofabed opened, we could open 3 large suitcases on the floor to do our packing/unpacking and was still able to move around easily.
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