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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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luv2chil
Member Since 2014
1 review
18 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
9 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
12 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
45Buckeye45
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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

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CruiseGirl340
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 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
4 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
9 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
tommyleon
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
3 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

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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
18 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
21 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
PeridotQueen1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Getting on-board was a snap. Cabin and cruise staff was exceptional. The ship holds about 4500 passengers, but never felt crowded. We had a balcony room and loved viewing the sea as we travel. The entertainment was terrific, the ice show ... Read more

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rborak57@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This ship has changed a lot. My wife and I was on this ship for the 1st cruise out of Miami, FL, in 2006. It was a wonderful cruise and had a lot of fun with no problems at all. This cruise in Jun 2016 was a lot different. Our Cabin ... Read more
tamangel
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was a family vacation with my boyfriend's family. Before we left we stayed in Orlando and hung out there and shopped. Arriving and leaving was better than flying and dealing with TSA. I found security to be way better with the cruise ... Read more
dld2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My first and biggest problem was with RC customer service. We booked a room with an ocean view window that was about 3-4 ft across as shown on their web site and paid 3 or 4 hundred dollars extra for this over an inside cabin. What we got ... Read more
Oonaghsophie
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Hi I traveled with my teenager daughter , we wanted to experience some of the Caribbean, our cabin was on deck 10 , perfect for us , just below the pool , and a few floors away from the main restaurants , it wasn't noisy , food was great ... Read more
cool27
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
One of my best holidays ever. Ship, Staff, Food, Entertainment, Cleanliness I could not fault. Our waitress IRYNA was friendly, attentive, prompt and attentive to details. Eating breakfast and lunch in the Windjammer ( all you can eat ... Read more

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Deeliteful
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
1,518 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was my 2nd cruise on Freedom of the Seas on this Western Caribbean itinerary and it was excellent from start to finish. A couple of niggles but nothing to spoil our enjoyment. My brother and I were in Las Vegas at a conference the ... Read more
MKSP
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The good first: cabin was roomy and very clean and the bed comfortable. Guest services desk very helpful. Embarked and disembarked smoothly. The food was very good. We took a behind the scenes tour of the galley and I was impressed by ... Read more
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jpezz333@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was my 4th cruise and by far the worst. Other people in our group have been on as many as 12 cruises. I am extremely disappointed in Royal Caribbean. The ship is nice. It is easy to get around. There is a lack of outdoor ... Read more
wranglerkb
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
117 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Just off the Freedom, June 5-12 Western Caribbean Grand Cayman Roatan, Honduras Costa Maya, Mexico Cozumel, Mexico This was the first time Freedom sailed on this itinerary. We are Platinum Royal Caribbean members, and ... Read more
2stacey@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Kids ran wild all over the ship. It seemed more like a booze cruise than an RCL ship usually does. Getting a meal has to be planned as the buffet and dining room have very limited hours. The Buffet should have a bit more organization as ... Read more

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