Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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
Betsynh
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
151 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our second trip on the Freedom, and this sailing will now put us in the "Emerald" C&A class as seasoned (but not loyal) RCCL cruisers. Please do your research, because a string of negative reviews compelled me to ... Read more
Shiva403
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We sailed Dec 30 through Jan 7th. Yes as I had read in some reviews the ship was showing it's age. The service was great. Our room steward was very nice and left really cool towel animals in our room every night. Never had ... Read more
diana61
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
3 forum posts
First I'd like to state that we are Diamond Plus member and this was our 4th sailing on the Freedom of the Seas. We were very disappointed and a very big let down by royal Caribbean cruise line. We have always loved the Freedom and have ... Read more
Hsteall
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
There were so many issues on our trip that I don't even know where to begin.....One of the most important things, terrible customer service; THE COMPANY NEEDS TO DO A BETTER JOB OF TRAINING ITS STAFF; Staff was not at all friendly and did ... Read more
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jedi-jurist
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was an 8 day cruise leaving from Ft. Lauderdale and stopping at Nassau, Puerto Rico, Antigua and St. Kitts. We've been on many different lines - Princess, Carnival, Norwegian, Disney, but this was our first RC cruise. The boat was ... Read more
ALANOWL19
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Cruise Review Independence of the Seas Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Port Everglades to Labadee and Falmouth 5 Days This review is written after our family experienced our first cruise. The cruise was a holiday week 5 night ... Read more
nhlbd
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
397 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our family went on this cruise to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. Christmas cruises are different than other non holiday cruises. Most people are traveling with many family members, so it is not a good time to meet new friends. ... Read more
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dakemann
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Embarkation was as described. We stayed the night before at Pier 66 and taxied to the port (3 of us were $17.00 total) at around 11:15 or so. We were given a later time in the pre-cruise materials but it seemed many or most were there when ... Read more
Grannyx7
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
It was a dream to be able to take our family on a cruise, and we finally made it happen this year! We truly had an amazing time aboard the Freedom of the Seas, sailing to the Western Caribbean. Everyone was pleased with their cabins, and ... Read more
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Chesapeake Chic
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We drove in from Sarasota for our Christmas week cruise. Boarding was very easy and overall the cruise was enjoyable. We felt that the Broadway show tunes production could have been better. Use the screens to show the playbill from the ... Read more
mmlamberson
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose Royal Carribean since we heard it was best for families. The Freedom of the Seas appealed to us due to its size and amenities. We had also read great reviews on it, and wanted to make sure our first cruise experience xperience ... Read more
baileybrad
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
44 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our 3rd time on the FOS and was unlike any cruise that we had ever experienced. If not for the dedication of the RCCL employees that we had on our side when we encountered a bad situation for the 1st time on any of our previous 11 ... Read more
1cruise2U
Member Since 2004
1 review
243 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Freedom of the Seas December 18-24, 2016 For starters we are a couple both 46- we had a group of 23 people, although we only saw each other at dinner in the dinner room and a few times on excursions and a few activities on the ship. The ... Read more
the kids
Member Since 2012
1 review
199 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We believed that RCCL, and we sailed many many times with them as Diamond members. would satisfy our needs with Freedom class and itinerary. Unfortunately, this did not occur. Only interest was to up sell for restaurants, spas while ... Read more
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luv2cruisemore
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
258 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we were taking our daughter and 8 and 10 year old grandsons. We are Celebrity Elite. The cabins were spacious and we were able to open the veranda between our two cabins. We didn't like the quality of the ... Read more
Terryped
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I give an A to ship facilities. Freedom has the Promenade which really is like a main street in a small town - a gathering spot and a place to go when you want to be with people. There were always plenty of facilities available (deck ... Read more
jlichipilot
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The quality of the food was meant for people that has never been in a cruise before. For me as a person has taken many cruises dating back to the 1970s in which one of them was the Royal Viking it is quite a shame. Not only the quality ... Read more
mchmnh
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it fit the time we wanted to travel, the week before Christmas. Since we had never cruised before we weren't picky about the itinerary, we just wanted warm and that's what we got. Getting on the ship was a ... Read more
Iamasinglecruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 forum posts
I chose this cruise so I could go with my two college kids. We originally booked two cabins but then my daughter had a scheduling conflict so I cancelled one and shared an interior stateroom with my 22 y/o son. We sailed on Liberty ... Read more
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TootsieBell
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
40 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I like the size of the ship; having been on the sister ships. Being a solo traveler; I could not get over the fact that there were 1,000 passengers under the age of 19, and some of the children were NOT controlled by their parents. ... Read more
raymondritter
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was the 2nd time on Freedom of the Sea & we definitely would go back. The service is superb from house keeping to dinining room. We loved the decor of the ship & friendliness of the staff. Everyone goes out of their way to ... Read more
KittyKat13
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Embarkation was great but getting off was a big mess! However, this was a great cruise and we enjoyed it. The Ports of Labadee, San Juan, St. Martens, and St. Kitts especially were great. We took a private tour with Tatum tours in St ... Read more
rleies
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise mostly for the ports of call and we have never been on this class of ship. I was concerned about how they would board 4000 + passengers , but it was actually the fastest and smoothest boarding process we have ever ... Read more
Scrivanichk
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was my 13th cruise with Royal and what a disappointment. -Windjammer is disgusting. The tongs that you grab your food with are all greasy and oily. There aren't as many choices as there use to be. The windjammer has no change, ... Read more
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