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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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paulvdb1
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background My family and I have only travelled on Carnival Spirit in Australia so my comparison is to that ship. I hear that Carnival in US is probably about equivalent to P&O in Australia. We have enjoyed the ships/service and ... Read more
sharpasice
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
390 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My hubby and I are from Chicago. Flew down to Tampa to pick up my Mom and Step Dad, both in their 80's, then drove to WDW for the night of the 12th. Stayed here because we are DVC members and the room was essentially free. Mom lives on ... Read more
Floridacruiselover
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 2nd Freedom cruise. Our friend's 2nd RCCL. Memories of a "great" cruise + a cigar bar helped us decide to go on this ship. This was my 26th & 25th for my husband. Getting on the ship was easy because of ... Read more
Cruisechick963
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
My first cruise, so my rating is based on the experience. Food in the main dining room was poor. Too many dishes were served cold or lukewarm. Isaac's dining room on deck 4 at 5:30pm each night. Serving size was small, so make sure you ... Read more
rashad27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We just returned from our 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas, we were first time travelers with Royal Caribbean but have traveled with Carnival Cruise Lines previously. The following are our ... Read more

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PACruiser2010
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was cruise number 9 for my family and I (Five of us, ages 16-50) (1 Disney, 4 Carnival, and 4 RCCL). We were a bit disappointed with RCCL and probably won't be back. The last four years we have gone with carnival simply because 1. ... Read more
matt151617
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 6th cruise (3 with NCL, 2 with Princess, 1 with Viking), and my first with Royal. Our trip was a get-together of 4 friends, and 2 of us brought our wives. One of the wives refused to sail on anything but Royal, so that is how ... Read more
rq27606
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We found the ship to be in good shape. It was clean and appeared to be well maintained. RCCL has greatly improved embarkation and disembarkation from last year. It was easy on and easy off. We carry our own luggage so we ... Read more
Hank on the go
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Let me start by saying this was my 20th cruise so I know what to expect and realize there's 4,000 other folks on the ship. Was onboard in less than 20 mins. way to go folks on the desk! Room was great, with an attendant that was top ... Read more
OcalaTraveler
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
We have cruised only four times, once before on a smaller RCL ship about four years ago. Our last cruise was a 14-day trans-Atlantic cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette. I believe the Silhouette and Freedom of the Seas are roughly the same ... Read more

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Kickstart
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I may be wrong, but I do believe RCI has gotten it all together with our latest cruise. This is only our second cruise on RCI but already made reservations for another on next year. Embarkation at Port Canaveral, as always, was quick ... Read more
kamustian
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Going into our planning, we had only ever cruised with Royal Caribbean. I was told by friends to expect a much higher class, and boy did I! We traveled with our 2 small boys (age 2 and 6). At Port Canaveral, if you pre-register and do ... Read more
dcassese
Member Since 2009
1 review
18 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This is one of the most disappointing vacations I've ever taken. I've been on ~8 cruises in the past 10 years, but I can't see myself being a patron of RCCL going forward. My girlfriend and I booked this cruise almost 9 months in advance ... Read more
AngelaJoe
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my second cruise (first 7 years ago on a Carnival Cruise) and Joe's first cruise. I have stayed at many All Inclusive resorts Before the cruise we spent 3 nights at Disney World. Just the two of us were on this trip. We are ... Read more
Irismedina
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
This was my first cruise and I believe it was not bad at all. My husband and I decided to choose Royal Caribbean cruise lines, and we had a great time and did lots of new things. - Food I was very impressed with the many food choices ... Read more

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Beaching It
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
272 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Amazing cruise on the Freedom of the Seas. This is my 5th Royal cruise and 8th cruise total. I've been on the sister ship, Liberty twice, and Freedom was very similar. We were six women friends reuniting. I'll break it down for you: ... Read more
cruisetiludrop
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Went on the eastern itinerary for the third time. Specifically went to try out the revised specialty restaurants. I can't speak highly enough about the new Sabor mexican restaurant. It is smaller than I expected and was not full either of ... Read more
ttrcr
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were very happy with the room we had on 12th deck, we could see where we were going and also a side view. The window was the entire wall and the view was outstanding. Now two negative notes, there was a lot of movement of the ship felt ... Read more
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Babywhisperer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 4th RC cruise, and our second on Freedom of the Seas. The ship is spotless, the rooms are clean and well kept, and the service is great! There are so many options for meals, the Windjammer is the endless buffet that is ... Read more
tohmer
Member Since 2006
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Very good cruise overall. Cabin and dining crew took excellent care of us. Seemed like the food was not all as good as on previous RCCL cruises. Boarding was delayed by IT problem, but disembarkment was very smooth. Best part of all, ... Read more

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RHODIEBAMA
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
76 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our third trip aboard Freedom of the Seas, Oct 18 sailing Eastern Caribbean. We sail with friends, this group had well over 50 members! Our intimate group was less than 20 however. We had a great room steward Dio! We cannot ... Read more
gettinold
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This is quite a short review. We went on this cruise after 3 weeks in Orlando and we were just looking to relax for a week. However this wasn't possible. First of all we had the cruise director on the ( very ) loudspeaker every morning ... Read more
Love2Dance4Me!
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
418 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our 2nd time sailing on Freedom of the Seas (the first was 12/08) and we enjoyed our second time much more than the first. We booked this sailing about 3.5 weeks prior to departure so only inside cabins were left. We were on ... Read more
MrsB05
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
2,361 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our 8th cruise in five years with Royal Caribbean and our 3rd time on Freedom. We frequently cruise with a bunch of folks we've met on other cruises. Each year, the group changes up somewhat based on who is able to come and ... Read more
billyandshauna
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was our first cruise. CocoCay was cancelled due to unsafe conditions, we were promptly refunded our excursion money, that was impressive. The staff was amazing and our room was perfect. We did have trouble relaxing, we kept feeling ... Read more

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