Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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berriecream
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
I really enjoyed my cruise. Everyone has there own opinion about Tony Tillman, but I can say this guy showed out and he had me lmbo. He pulled me on the floor to dance, was I shy? No.But I can say he caught me off guard but that didn't ... Read more
harshcritic
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have sailed twice on this ship because we were very impressed the first cruise.There is always plenty to do and it is a beautiful ship.Entertainment was good and so was the food.The second cruise they were using the terminal for the ... Read more
mikensuenfl
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,604 forum post
3 helpful votes
The cruise itself was ok. The ports of call were good, the crew were excellent, the ship was good, the cabin nice the food TERRIBLE. They have changed their menus and you get a choice, every night it seemed, of 3 kinds of chicken, fish, ... Read more
VeganHottie
Member Since 2010
1 review
183 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I am loyal to Royal and the Freedom class ships never disappoint! Truly something for everyone with a 70's and 80's party, Silent Party, White Party and ample bar venues, diverse music and exemplary shows, comedy and artistic ... Read more
totallyweezul
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were vacationing with family and friends. Happy with excursions. Highly recommend the Marineland Tours Stingray City excursion in Grand Cayman. That boat is well worth the somewhat extra price. Don't skimp, go for it. We also ... Read more
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RollWave87
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Had a very nice time. This was a last minute booking so we were not too picky about the itinerary or the ship as we just wanted to get away. We booked a guaranteed ocean-view cabin. We were assigned a cabin on deck 2. Was not thrilled with ... Read more
N2dsign
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise ( and itinerary) because we wanted to sail on the Freedom one more time before it was sent south. We have sailed on her many times, and she is still our favorite ship because of the size and features.... We were very ... Read more
Prajay
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my first cruise and my first holiday in America, the same goes for my parents and brother. Returning our Alamo rental car was easy at the port and they provided a shuttle bus to the cruise terminal. Embarkation and disembarkation ... Read more
Twinkletoe
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
15 helpful votes
I planned our cruise over a year in advance and read so many of the reviews here. I hope that mine can help someone else! We are from Ontario, just east of Toronto. We drove to Buffalo and flew to Orlando from there on Southwest. Our ... Read more
markabaddon
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
15 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my fourth cruise with Royal Caribbean and the first with a ship the size of the Freedom of the Seas. It was an incredible experience. First, having sailed on both Carnival and Celebrity, I am always amazed at how efficient the ... Read more
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jthomas53@hvc.rr.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
27 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
11 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
8 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
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
10 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
105 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
7 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
5 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
8 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
14 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
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
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
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