Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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GadgetExpert
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The ship is magnificent. Not too small, not too large, the Royal Promenade Mall/Court area is amazing. The entertainment was incredible. Drew Thomas (Illusionist) as good as you'll see in any venue. Abbacadabra was awesome. A handful of ... Read more
Vany
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Background: have cruised Royal and Celebrity. This was our 3rd cruise. Overall: we would sail on this ship again Embarkation: extremely smooth. Must have had us on board in less than 1/2 hour. Cabbing it to the pier took longer! ... Read more
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Go Pirates
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
My wife and I are Emerald level Crown and Anchor members and have cruised almost exclusively with Royal Caribbean. We were with a group celebrating a birthday and were really looking forward to this eastern Caribbean itinerary. After a ... Read more
Lots of H20
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We had read wonderful reviews about the Freedom. Unfortunately, our experience didn't measure up to them. MTD really wasn't, since we were told we could NOT dine between 6:30 and 7:45. Food in the MDR was warm, lacked flavor, and contained ... Read more
Fillygirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise to reach our Diamond status (by booking a junior suite). While we had cruises twice before on Freedom, it was prior to the renovation. We were pleasantly surprised to find all the changes, and loved exploring the ... Read more
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sal5148
Member Since 2008
1 review
24 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I have cruised on NCL (12X ) CARNIVAL ( 2X ) CELEBRITY ( 1X ) CUNARD ( 1X ) I told my wife we need to try Royal Caribbean just once to see why they receive rave reviews and why they charge higher cruise fares than NCL AND CARNIVAL. ... Read more
layla04
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Apologies for the long review but trying to hit each category. We were a group of 16 (early 40’s to mid 50’s) with one child age 7 in the group (he had a blast in Adventure Camp). Half cruised before, half had not. One good ... Read more
Bob Bender
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Booked this cruise as the wife and I took our son, his wife and 3 grandchildren to Disney for the week of Thanksgiving and then drove down to Ft. Lauderdale to embark on our 8 night cruise. We have cruised exclusively with Royal Caribbean ... Read more
2poor2care
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,036 forum post
1 helpful vote
I don't know what some of the low rates and haters were doing or taking, but they did NOT describe the FREEDOM at all. I think some people go looking for something to complain about, even when not true. I feel one is an employee of ... Read more
String91
Member Since 2012
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
This was great trip, The temp was 30 + and sunny each day. Getting on the ship was quick and easy. We were on by 11 a.m. This was our first time on Freedom of the Seas and the ship is very comfortable to navigate, The food was ... Read more
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bsorge
Member Since 2002
12 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We are veterans of 80 cruises over 20 years. We last sailed this ship in 2012 with our family and did so again. The ship is in good shape overall and the crew is still good. Everything else, except entertainment, was below our standards. ... Read more
Haveagoodtime
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Never did we expect that the one thing we would have to worry about on our cruise vacation was mold. My entire family got sick from the mold in their cabins. Though my cabin did have some mold in it including in the showers, my sister's ... Read more
ken3028
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
138 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are Royal loyalists, this was our 21st cruise with Royal Caribbean. On this sailing we completed our first class (Freedom) of ships. Our cruise went to Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Costa Maya We cruise over the holidays because it fits ... Read more
FLDawg
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
We selected this ship for the schedule and the amenities on board because while we love Crystal Cruise Lines, the Ice Rink, Teen club, wave rider, etc we felt would be a better fit for our teenage kids. They did enjoy the amenities but do ... Read more
jenn28msu
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
My husband and I went on this cruise with my brother and my parents. We had a great time, and this was our first time all traveling together as a group. I will just start at the beginning, which was a bit rocky. Embarkation: We ... Read more
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pvbgoodlife
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
I read all of the reviews and the travel agent said this was a great ship! We cruise at least once a year, living in Florida it's easy and affordable. Day one: A cluster, they took our grounded 4 plugs, our luggage was delayed and they ... Read more
umukk
Member Since 2008
1 review
We had only been on one cruise prior to this, and wanted to move up a notch from it (Carnival). Instead, found RC to be about the same. Ship was not bad; service was outstanding in terms of dedicated individuals. Our waiters and the ... Read more
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GWEN J
Member Since 2016
1 review
We arrived at Fort Lauderdale 2 days before departing for our cruise. We enjoyed the beautiful long sandy beach and took a trip with 'Alligator Al' to the Everglades Holiday Park. We went on an hour's air boat ride, saw alligators and ... Read more
Beaching It
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
272 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose the 8 night cruise out of FLL and were 8 girlfriends traveling with no husbands or kids. Booked 3 balcony rooms on deck 6 and 1 inside room on deck 2. Boarding was not good. They had trouble clearing the last passengers because of ... Read more
lyttler
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The ship and onboard service was very good.The food was mediocre,an often heard comment.I personally believe the food was better at the Windjammer than at the formal dinners.Our balcony cabin was nice.There was plenty of storage space,the ... Read more
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leanne610
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
I chose this cruise for the time of year and the ports of call. This was my first time on Freedom of the Seas and the ship is very comfortable to navigate, with the exception of the 3rd floor rooms ... took me a few to figure out that you ... Read more
bebat1
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We have sailed the Allure and Oasis 3 and 4 years ago respectively. This past September 5 we sailed the Oasis and Found it very disappointing Staff and cleanliness. The Freedom surpassed the Oasis hands down. The ship is beautiful and ... Read more
KStreich1954
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Decided to go on my first cruise with my Mom and 3 sisters. The ship was chosen because of the dates available and the other reviews. It lived up to every last one of them. The ship seemed huge the first day - and not so huge on the last ... Read more
Mellybob
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just got off a back to back 15 night cruise on freedom of the seas getting on to the ship only took 15 minutes it was amazing, our cabin was nice only thing that let it down was our cabin steward Moaning about having to separate the beds ... Read more
cruisegoal100
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
155 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are frequent cruisers and this was our 42nd Royal Caribbean cruise and 108th cruise in total. We have always loved the Freedom class ships for their size, appearance, ease of getting around and amount of public space. We were very ... Read more
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