Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Sherbear67
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 forum posts
We choose Freedom Of The Seas as our first cruise since my daughter and her boyfriends family went on it se and she loved it. So we took her advice and booked on this ship. The food was good, our waiter was fabulous, and our room attendant ... Read more
florida cruzer
Member Since 2006
1 review
167 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just returned from the 6 day cruise of the Western Caribbean and overall, it was another great trip. The biggest disappointment was embarkation - which took us longer than ever, even though we had priority status. Over 45 minutes in ... Read more
orientbeach
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Traveling on Freedom for the 3rd time,, I still find it a great experience and fun ship. The crew are always warm, friendly and helpful. I am soon to go on Harmony and cant wait. My only complaint was the food in Windjammer was not as ... Read more
AveryDeDog
Member Since 2005
1 review
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The itinerary was wonderful. San Juan, St. Kitts & Sint Maarten. I think I could live without Laberdee, however. Freedom is a great ship. Big enough but not crowded.It is in good shape overall. Getting on & off was painless. The ... Read more
Colatech
Member Since 2008
1 review
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the St Kitts venue and we love this class of ship. The ship is dated and a bit tired, with worn carpet, missing caulk in bathroom, and we actually had a missing shelf in our bathroom. Our room steward was ... Read more
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jwildman
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We were a group of 9 and chose the cruise because of convenience, (dates, port of departure, etc.). The crew works very hard to to do their best. The food was not of the high quality I have seen in the past. They claim everything at dinner ... Read more
wardo657
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Family Cruise 2017 Selected as other family members wanted to do Royal and it was for 3 family member's birthdays. To put it mildly my wife and I were very disappointed by Royal in so many ways. We have been on Disney, NCL, ... Read more
parrothead34984
Member Since 2014
1 review
113 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 4th time on the Freedom. We were happy to see that the ship itself has been well kept up. When we got to our balcony cabin, we were extra pleased to see that the old deck furniture had been replaced with some very nice new ... Read more
ThatGirlKay
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I'd like to recognize certain staff members on Freedom by name.  INygomi, our stateroom attendant was friendly and very accommodating to my mother's needs for like, 14 pillows (I swear he worked 24/7 he was ALWAYS there!). The servers ... Read more
Saratoga Girl
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
I have cruised almost exclusively with Royal and was disappointed with the Freedom of the Seas. Our trip was fun and relaxing and Royal never disappoints with their entertainment. Enjoyed Enzo and his team. The Dreamworks ... Read more
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KSP0920
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My husband and I cruised on Freedom out of Ft. Lauderdale to Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Smarten and St. Kitts. It was an incredible trip that we'll remember for a lifetime. The staff was incredible! Our room stewart was amazingly helpful ... Read more
balera
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I have always cruised with Carnival Cruise Line. This year my family made the plans and I joined them on Freedom of the Seas Royal Caribbean Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale. At the start I noticed the difference while trying to reach ... Read more
cruizinwithsisters
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
142 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My sisters and I always cruise in January with Royal Caribbean. Had not been on the Freedom class of ships so we wanted to experience a larger ship. We had cabin 1804 which is a panoramic family oceanview room. It is a great room with 6 ... Read more
Retiredinlutz
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I have been on many cruises, however this was my first on Royal Caribbean. In my discussions with passengers who have been on many of the Royal Caribbean cruises they were discouraged that many things are starting to be taken away and the ... Read more
lisamiller
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We could not believe it was the same ship which we sailed 4 years ago. Service was so horrible now. Extremely rude, careless and uninterested staff on the cruise treating everyone like piece of meat. Food was horrible. So many times we had ... Read more
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jalbertfarm
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
104 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
It had been 6 years since our last cruise with RCI. Embarking and Debarking have improved immensely. No waiting at all. We were on the ship eating lunch by noon. The public areas on the ship are beautifully appointed and super clean! ... Read more
Cantonfirecruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Poor, poor service in the Windjammer. Many tables left full of dirty dishes, unable to be used by people looking to sit! One time had a waiter ask if we needed a drink. Many of the food choices were not labeled, some incorrectly! The ... Read more
Carlymegsmom
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We enjoy traveling, but had never taken a cruise. We are also certified divers, so I chose this itinerary to allow us to do some diving and enjoy some warm weather in winter. As a couple in our early 50's we didn't want the party ... Read more
ringsidemd
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Just returned from the Freedom of the seas. 6 nights to the western caribbean. We took a Junior suite. The room was huge, but there are few amenities that go along with the high price. Benefits - can board and disembark first. Room is ... Read more
Crackerjack
Member Since 2005
1 review
243 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Enjoy cruising on Royal Caribbean, we are diamond members although we had never cruised in a ship as big as Freedom of the Seas. 5 people were killed at Fort Lauderdale airport the day before we were flying to the cruise, and our flights ... Read more
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nbontkowski
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
We booked the Freedom of the Seas mainly because of the size of the ship and all of the amenities that it had to offer. Both my wife and I have traveled Royal before, and we loved them our first go round. This ship in particular had the ... Read more
angcal26
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my first (and last) cruise, we had a bad start with the happenings in the Ft. Lauderdale Airport and had to fly into Orlando, rent a car ($341.00) and drive 3 hours on no sleep. Arrived in Ft. Lauderdale at 4:00 a.m. and had to ... Read more
TinPshr
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We are a group of 4 in our 30s and 40s embarking on our 7th cruise, 2nd on RCCL on Jan 7th, 2017. We had a great time on Freedom of the Seas and are looking forward to sailing on a similar class ship in the future. This review will be long ... Read more
firsttimecruiser8383
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Freedom of the Seas was the first cruise we had ever taken. We have little to compare it to so keep that in mind when reading this review. If you have already chosen Royal Caribbean for your next cruise, you may want to read on to see how ... Read more
Tomato Lady
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
We booked this cruise as a repeat from the previous year. The seas were rough and many passengers were seasick--so much so that we were forced to miss Labadee as a port of call. The crew were quick to provide alternate onboard activities ... Read more
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