Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Retiredinlutz
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I have been on many cruises, however this was my first on Royal Caribbean. In my discussions with passengers who have been on many of the Royal Caribbean cruises they were discouraged that many things are starting to be taken away and the ... Read more
lisamiller
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We could not believe it was the same ship which we sailed 4 years ago. Service was so horrible now. Extremely rude, careless and uninterested staff on the cruise treating everyone like piece of meat. Food was horrible. So many times we had ... Read more
jalbertfarm
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
104 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
It had been 6 years since our last cruise with RCI. Embarking and Debarking have improved immensely. No waiting at all. We were on the ship eating lunch by noon. The public areas on the ship are beautifully appointed and super clean! ... Read more
Cantonfirecruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Poor, poor service in the Windjammer. Many tables left full of dirty dishes, unable to be used by people looking to sit! One time had a waiter ask if we needed a drink. Many of the food choices were not labeled, some incorrectly! The ... Read more
Carlymegsmom
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We enjoy traveling, but had never taken a cruise. We are also certified divers, so I chose this itinerary to allow us to do some diving and enjoy some warm weather in winter. As a couple in our early 50's we didn't want the party ... Read more
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ringsidemd
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Just returned from the Freedom of the seas. 6 nights to the western caribbean. We took a Junior suite. The room was huge, but there are few amenities that go along with the high price. Benefits - can board and disembark first. Room is ... Read more
Crackerjack
Member Since 2005
1 review
243 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Enjoy cruising on Royal Caribbean, we are diamond members although we had never cruised in a ship as big as Freedom of the Seas. 5 people were killed at Fort Lauderdale airport the day before we were flying to the cruise, and our flights ... Read more
nbontkowski
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
We booked the Freedom of the Seas mainly because of the size of the ship and all of the amenities that it had to offer. Both my wife and I have traveled Royal before, and we loved them our first go round. This ship in particular had the ... Read more
angcal26
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my first (and last) cruise, we had a bad start with the happenings in the Ft. Lauderdale Airport and had to fly into Orlando, rent a car ($341.00) and drive 3 hours on no sleep. Arrived in Ft. Lauderdale at 4:00 a.m. and had to ... Read more
TinPshr
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We are a group of 4 in our 30s and 40s embarking on our 7th cruise, 2nd on RCCL on Jan 7th, 2017. We had a great time on Freedom of the Seas and are looking forward to sailing on a similar class ship in the future. This review will be long ... Read more
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firsttimecruiser8383
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Freedom of the Seas was the first cruise we had ever taken. We have little to compare it to so keep that in mind when reading this review. If you have already chosen Royal Caribbean for your next cruise, you may want to read on to see how ... Read more
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
152 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
6 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
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Hsteall
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
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
5 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
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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
Chesapeake Chic
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
5 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
56 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
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