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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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jthomas53@hvc.rr.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We will never sail on Royal Caribbean again. This was our 45th cruise and we have sailed on Carnival, Celebrity, Norwegian and Holland America. We have never had an experience like we did on Freedom of the Seas. We have sailed on Royal ... Read more
wayne4al
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
We have sailed on this 4 times. This time in August. The new port is excelleent--easy on--easy off. The staff is friendly. Our room attendant was excellent as was our waiter. The menus have not been changed in years. Pork must be cheap ... Read more
Shygal122
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate our son's 16th birthday with the intention of having a nice, relaxing vacation and that we had! The embarkation and debarkation was very smooth and effortlessly... The ship is beautiful with plenty ... Read more
fishgod
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We just came back from our 7 night (Labadee, Falmouth, Georgetown and Cozumel)cruise on the Freedom of the seas and we finally understand why there are more frequent negative reviews about this ship. We are loyal to Royal Caribbean, ... Read more
JollyMia
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise as part of a 50th birthday celebration,our first Caribbean cruise. Flight from Manchester with Virgin for our b2b cruise. The ship although not one of the newest,was in excellent condition,clean tidy. We had a ... Read more

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Sue birdies
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We choose this ship because we wanted to cruise out of Port Canaveral. We have been on more then 20 cruises and the Freedom of the Seas is one of the best. Getting on the ship in Port Canaveral was quick and easy. On board, there ... Read more
pete1681
Member Since 2006
1 review
92 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Freedom is the best ship in the fleet! MDR staff is great,guest service desk,friendly, ship clean,room stewards great,cruise director Casey,the best! Johnny Rockets,don't miss it,a meal and a show, Diamond concierge was like my new best ... Read more
dfault
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to leave out of Port Canaveral. The embarkation process went very smoothly and we were on board the ship by 11:30. The Freedom of the Seas is around 10 years old but is maintained very well. ... Read more
CzarPeege
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My husband and I appreciate a "family" atmosphere, even though we have no children. We don't do modern comedy and we don't drink any alcohol. We enjoyed ourselves in the Deck 4 outside seating, when we could find a seat and the ... Read more
chardinan
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
I didn't choose the cruise as I wasn't paying for it but most certainly would have. This is my 2nd RC cruise and the longest as my first was only a 4 day. Embarkation lines were long as is typical I suppose, but overall everything went ... Read more

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cprice1979
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise as an end of summer treat for myself and my three kids (ages 6, 11 & 14). The Good 1. Our room attendant was awesome if I could have directly all of the compulsory tips directly to him I would. 2. The ... Read more
luv2chil
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 helpful votes
This was our second RC cruise and ninth cruise overall. Embarkation was smooth. The line was long but moved fairly quickly. We boarded around 13:00 and our cabins were ready. We dropped off out carry-ons and headed to the Windjammer ... Read more
jdclark56
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We chose to take this cruise because we really enjoyed our cruise last year on Freedom's sister ship Independence. We stayed in the same aft facing junior suite as we did on Independence. Our expectations were surpassed on a daily basis. ... Read more
ref00095
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Being my first cruise with Royal Carribean I was very impressed form the embarkation to the end of our cruise. We were able to board really early(on board by 1115). Was able to walk the ship and locate certain things and set up our ... Read more
gpeddell
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Since I've been cruising rating the performance of the staff and activities has been a part and parcel of the vacation. I'm not sure if it is new management, a fear for loosing their job or some other factor but there was a real tension on ... Read more

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45Buckeye45
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Chose this cruise bc of convenience and date. In a nutshell, entertainment was good,service people were good. The basic problem is that the ship has gotten too big and has way too many people. I know it has x amount of rooms it should ... Read more
CruiseGirl340
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Frist and foremost, let me start by saying that Royal Caribbean has an excellent fleet of ships! Designed to create the ultimate wow factor. When I first boarded the ship, I was elated with the grandeur of the ship, however this spell ... Read more
Cruising to brusin
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I picked this cruise because everyone said they liked the great people and services and shows. The ship is like a mall and I LOVE malls. The cabin we got was a balcony and it was nice to sit on the balcony and watch the sunset. Dining was ... Read more
mnachum100
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I chose Royal Caribbean because of the great reviews it received from both professional travel writers and customers. I was a little worried that the ship might be too frenetic with its water slides, zip lining and bowling alleys, etc. so ... Read more
Tiffany1129
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was the first cruise for our family of four including two teenagers and we had a wonderful time! Embarkation was easy. After a crowded lunch in the Windjammer buffet, our cabins were ready at 1:15. They were roomier than expected ... Read more

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tommyleon
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our 13 year old granddaughter turned 13 on December 18th .She still talks to grandma & grandpa so that was her birthday present. Freedom of the Seas has plenty of fun things for children .Lots of games and places to meet & ... Read more
Red Coral Bay
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Dining: Our waiter, Slama, has given us the best service over many years of cruising and made us feel truly welcomed in the “my time dining" room. The assistant waiter gave exceptional service. The “my time dining” ... Read more
Sam13010
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
5 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This made my 30th cruise on Royal Caribbean. I have loved this cruise line for the way they have always taken care of me and my family. However, on this cruise I had to ask for everything extra. In the past we have always stayed at the ... Read more
FunSeekingCruisers
Member Since 2009
1 review
20 forum posts
7 helpful votes
1st I want to say this ship was great. Its a large ship in this RCCL Fleet and I believe it had about 5000 Passengers/Crew. It did not feel crowded. The staff was great and the ship clean and our cabin was very nice. We had a balcony cabin ... Read more
Scubadude5
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Great ship! This was the largest cruise ship I have been on. I was a little concerned I would not like it because it is larger than I'm used to but I loved it. I think it is a very well designed ship. We never felt crowded.even windjammer ... Read more

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