Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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bsorge
Member Since 2002
12 reviews
13 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We are veterans of 80 cruises over 20 years. We last sailed this ship in 2012 with our family and did so again. The ship is in good shape overall and the crew is still good. Everything else, except entertainment, was below our standards. ... Read more
pvbgoodlife
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
I read all of the reviews and the travel agent said this was a great ship! We cruise at least once a year, living in Florida it's easy and affordable. Day one: A cluster, they took our grounded 4 plugs, our luggage was delayed and they ... Read more
Beaching It
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
272 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose the 8 night cruise out of FLL and were 8 girlfriends traveling with no husbands or kids. Booked 3 balcony rooms on deck 6 and 1 inside room on deck 2. Boarding was not good. They had trouble clearing the last passengers because of ... Read more
lyttler
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The ship and onboard service was very good.The food was mediocre,an often heard comment.I personally believe the food was better at the Windjammer than at the formal dinners.Our balcony cabin was nice.There was plenty of storage space,the ... Read more
leanne610
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
I chose this cruise for the time of year and the ports of call. This was my first time on Freedom of the Seas and the ship is very comfortable to navigate, with the exception of the 3rd floor rooms ... took me a few to figure out that you ... Read more
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bebat1
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We have sailed the Allure and Oasis 3 and 4 years ago respectively. This past September 5 we sailed the Oasis and Found it very disappointing Staff and cleanliness. The Freedom surpassed the Oasis hands down. The ship is beautiful and ... Read more
KStreich1954
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Decided to go on my first cruise with my Mom and 3 sisters. The ship was chosen because of the dates available and the other reviews. It lived up to every last one of them. The ship seemed huge the first day - and not so huge on the last ... Read more
Mellybob
Member Since 2016
1 review
Just got off a back to back 15 night cruise on freedom of the seas getting on to the ship only took 15 minutes it was amazing, our cabin was nice only thing that let it down was our cabin steward Moaning about having to separate the beds ... Read more
cruisegoal100
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
141 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are frequent cruisers and this was our 42nd Royal Caribbean cruise and 108th cruise in total. We have always loved the Freedom class ships for their size, appearance, ease of getting around and amount of public space. We were very ... Read more
Ericinlngbeachny
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
25 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was my second time on Freedom. I first sailed on her during her inagual season. The ship has aged a bit but with that said the ship is still in great shape and clean. After reading many negative reviews about Freedom I was a little ... Read more
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sgjanice
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
523 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first time on Freedom, we've been on Adventure three times. I found Freedom a bigger version of Adventure. To me it seemed our balcony room and balcony was even bigger and we booked the same carptagory we always book. Our room ... Read more
caytru
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
On the day of embarkation they said not to arrive before 12:30. The traffic getting there was terrible because of the security gate. It took us about 45 minutes to get in there. If you have to take a taxi they charge .40 for sitting ... Read more
Johnamac123
Member Since 2014
1 review
386 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My primary reason for cruising is to visit ports with great snorkeling. Grand Caymans and Cozumel have some of the best reefs in the Caribbean. I wasn't disappointed this trip at all with either of my excursions. Embarkation was quick ... Read more
jaxflygirl88
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
363 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Well, this is my first negative review of Royal Caribbean- I am Emerald status on Royal Caribbean, been on about 18 cruises, including Disney, Norwegian and Celebrity as well as the most being on R/C. R/C has been my longtime favorite for ... Read more
harrispartyof5
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
This was a great cruise, got a great price and the ship was awesome! We were on the Allure in May, this ship was just a scaled back version to us. 4300+ passengers, but big enough to not feel crowded, and not overwhelming. We docked next ... Read more
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wonderlynn24
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first time on a Royal Caribbean cruise and I was traveling with my husband and his family. I would say that the rooms were larger than most and very nice. The bathrooms were smaller than most and the shower stall (although ... Read more
jap2452
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Went on this ship to celebrate a birthday and Halloween. It was an amazing experience on Halloween. Many of the passengers had their costumes and participated on the promenade parade. We had an incredible time worth of the money spent for ... Read more
Lisa9663
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
I will say upfront we have been on five cruises with Disney Cruise line through our vacation club membership. We decided to do an week on Royal due to the recommendations of others and the overall excellent ratings. It was sadly a ... Read more
epcopres
Member Since 2012
1 review
312 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it had been a few years since we had been on a cruise since we are new parents. We wanted a shorter cruise and didnt want to be away from our little one too long. This was Freedom of the Seas final Port ... Read more
BJzink
Member Since 2000
8 reviews
244 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This cruise was with a family reunion group, 11 people. My impressions were very much influenced by the ship's size. This is the largest ship I have been on, and would choose a smaller one for future cruises. I chose a Promeade ... Read more
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happyiam
Member Since 2011
1 review
226 forum posts
1 helpful vote
When we were looking for a ship to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, we knew we wanted a Royal Caribbean ship. We had sailed on the Oasis for our 25th and decided to downsize to check it out. We loved the Freedom of the Seas. It is ... Read more
jcmight
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
1) My husband's sibling set up the cruise so we went along. 2) After a few Carnival Cruises, we wanted to try another cruise line for an upgrade. Didn't quite get that. But overall it was a good cruise relating to RCCI (lol can't do much ... Read more
cruiseboo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We had a wonderful time on Freedom of the Seas. The staff was terrific and efficient and friendly, too. The ship was very clean and our balcony was one of the largest that we've had. We enjoyed the entertainment, with the musical ... Read more
BobnDonna
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
89 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
Our family of five booked Freedom for a week, one balcony and one inside right across the hall. Great selection. The three kids (52,54& 55) and my wife and I did separate some but found ourselves bonding as well. Ports were ... Read more
RacerBC1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my 23rd cruise, but first on Royal Caribbean. This vacation had bad vibes from the beginning. I booked this cruise the beginning of September. Got a great deal on a Junior Suite and originally it was going to be just my daughter ... Read more
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