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Freedom of the Seas launched in May 2006 as the world's biggest cruise ship, measuring 155,000 tons, carrying 4,500 passengers and introducing Royal Caribbean's now-widespread FlowRider surf simulator to the ...
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Octoberstormxx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise line for its generally high ratings and reviews among young families and couples. We decided to splurge and go for one of the balcony rooms, which I have to say, was worth the extra cost. The balcony room certainly ... Read more
linjaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Full disclosure: My husband & I recently got back from our honeymoon on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. We've been on one other cruise before, Carnival's Fantasy, and had a blast. We heard great things about RCI, so we started ... Read more
ladydee55
Member Since 2011
1 review
72 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Cruised on Freedom Royal Caribbean. May 8-15 western Caribbean. The service and food quality that we had experienced was great. Embarkation at Port Canaveral couldn't have been easier. We drove in on Sunday morning and used the Port ... Read more
SteBrizz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First time cruisers. Checking in on land was easy and not too long a wait. Then straight on ship for a look round. WOW we thought. The ship has everything. Lovely and clean sand stunning. The shop area, the bars and the pool deck. Our ... Read more
WallaWalla
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise and we couldn't fault it and had a fantastic time. Our paperwork suggested that we would be met at the airport by a cruise representative in the baggage area. However we never found them and ended up asking at ... Read more

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jevans9772
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Selected this cruise due to time of cruise and special offer. We are seniors and have sailed on more than 20 cruises. From the least expensive such as Carnival to the luxury Seabourn and Silverseas. The ship was dated but clean. The Jr. ... Read more
Rfinnshw
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
RCL has cut back on live music ♫ in the Lounges! We are Diamond Members and have sailed on RCL cruises over 18 + Cruises. We were disappointed to see the subtle take-away of live ♫ music in the Star Lounge and Schooner Lounge. ... Read more
katrocss
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship was the most boring cruise ship I've been on. The activities were repetitive and not very many activities for young adult (21-30). The island of Haiti was very disappointing, didn't get to experience real Haitian culture like on ... Read more
asmith050
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our third Cruise. It was wonderful. Entertainment was best on this ship. Also, the food was top notch and the cruise directors made it a really fun and enjoyable cruise. I recommend it to all ages. There was entertainment there for ... Read more
gjcocruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I wanted to cruise with family & Port Canaveral was close to them. The cabin was one of the best ever & had a great steward. The food was indifferent except in the extra cost Chops Restaurant. Service & food were excellent. The ... Read more

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CRAHARN
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Family members had signed up for this cruise & others joined in. Total 23. A niece has pretty severe food allergies (big long list) and my nephews girlfriend has gluten allergies. My time dining but had reservations at 5:30 every night ... Read more
rossiegreggie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Embarkation was easy as we are Crown & Anchor and we got right onto the ship. The ship itself is very pretty and seems to be kept in good shape. Our cabin was a decent size but we found the mattress very hard. They are new, and they ... Read more
SJ Villarreal
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
36 helpful votes
Freedom the Seas May 1st - May 8th 2016 My spouse and I traveled for our 10th Anniversary. All I can say is that this cruise was above and beyond what we expected and were completely happy with our investment. I researched the best ... Read more
rdbozz100
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our seventh cruise - the longest being 22 nights via the Panama Canal. This was our first on Royal Caribbean. Hate to say it, but it will be the last. Don;t think I am going to rip it - but with so many others - I will choose ... Read more
High Roller Cruiser
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our eighteenth cruise with RCCL. We found a good deal on a stateroom and decided to book the Freedom of the Seas. We should mention that we are Diamond members in their loyalty program. We sailed from Port Canaveral. Things ... Read more

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Bmanwest
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
In April 2016, my wife and I embarked on a seven day cruise from Port Canaveral with port calls at Labadee Haiti, Falmouth, Jamaica, George Town, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico. I am in my fifties and my wife is in her forties. We are ... Read more
goofybear
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The food in the Windjammer and main dinning room was the same each day. It was over cooked and under seasoned. The eggs benedict - eggs hard, sauce tasted like past. The quiche was to have been cooked onions there was no taste as there ... Read more
everbeentoseabilly
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
the timing was good for the window of time that we had. Thought that a bigger ship would have more for our 20 something daughters to do. Embarkation was quick but then everyone pretty much forced into buffet with all carry-on luggage ... Read more
scmanuel
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean. We had cruised with Carnival, Norwegian and Princess in the past. We selected the Freedom of the Seas because of the itinerary and the dates. This was our tenth cruise. We cruised the ... Read more
Bcamp2706
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers, with this cruise on Freedom our 17th, and our 8th on Royal Caribbean. After our last cruise on Independence last January, we were concerned about the slippage in service and food quality that we had ... Read more

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hshare
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas Review First impressions: The Freedom of the Seas is a large, 155,000 ton, cruise chip that carries over 4500 passengers and 1500 crew members. It is a clean, well maintained ship. Its ... Read more
Teeara
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
4,411 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my 9th cruise overall. I have cruised Carnival once, Princess twice and now Royal six times. I am 53 and I sailed with my mother who is 72 who is also an experienced cruiser. Embarkation was the earliest and easiest I've ... Read more
jenogburn@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first on Royal Caribbean. The ship is beautiful and the crew was wonderful. On the flip side the food was well below average. There was a large amount of solicitation. You would be bothered at dinner or while enjoying a drink. ... Read more
Kylemv1005
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise both because it lined up perfectly with our school districts April vacation, and because we were able to sail with a group rate. Upon entering our stateroom we were VERY impressed. The panoramic staterooms may not have ... Read more
Fionat29
Member Since 2015
1 review
51 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I took notes during this cruise, like a diary, I really hope this helps someone the way this forum helped me. We traveled on the Freedom of the Sea, Eastern Caribbean leaving on the 17th April 2016. State Room 7699. We stayed at The ... Read more

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