Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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rleies
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise mostly for the ports of call and we have never been on this class of ship. I was concerned about how they would board 4000 + passengers , but it was actually the fastest and smoothest boarding process we have ever ... Read more
Scrivanichk
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was my 13th cruise with Royal and what a disappointment. -Windjammer is disgusting. The tongs that you grab your food with are all greasy and oily. There aren't as many choices as there use to be. The windjammer has no change, ... Read more
humordoc
Member Since 2015
6 reviews
195 forum posts
3 helpful votes
After our cruises on the Empress, Oasis and Majesty in the past 4 months we found ourselves on the right size ship for us. Everything went great from embarkation, our rooms and some super dinners. I think we had one of the best cabin ... Read more
foxtraveler
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
32 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Review is intended to help those planning to sail on Freedom OTS for 8-Day Eastern Caribbean – as a Diamond member we’ve sailed on a few RCCL ships and normally stay in a Junior Suite which we did on this cruise in December ... Read more
Goirishluvs2cruise
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
We just returned from the 6 night Western Caribbean. We chose this sailing because we were able to book an Owners Suite for a reasonable price. We are Diamond, so we would get many of the perx, such as priority boarding and Diamond lounge ... Read more
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MayasMommie
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We took our first Royal Caribbean cruise December 4th on Freedom of the Seas. We have cruise on other lines (Celebrity, Holland America & Norwegian) but not Royal but were excited to cruise on Royal and try our first Caribbean ... Read more
Love2Dance4Me!
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
529 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and it was part 1 of a back 2 back. Embarkation was very easy and fast from Terminal 29. After hearing not so good reports on the roll call but the terminal we were pleasantly surprized how ... Read more
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
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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
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
2 helpful votes
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
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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
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
140 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
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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
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
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