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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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RCCruiser22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Overall we had a very positive experience on this cruise. 90% of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Embarkation and disembarkation were very well organized. The only time the ship felt crowded was getting into the tender to ... Read more
cruisequeenmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise. There were 9 of us traveling together from the age ranges of mid-60's down to 8 years old. Getting on the ship was a breeze - we had a suite and we were able to go through the lines very fast. The first day was an ... Read more
Gator75
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We stayed at the Hampton Inn in Cocoa Beach and participated in the parking voucher program with the port parking. A good way to get a reduced rate on port parking. See website for more details... Great cruise!!! This was our third ... Read more
Mercrosby
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Had a fantastic time on the Freedom of the Seas! A beautiful ship. We had a balcony room once again. The weather this time was not our friend as it was last year on the Jewel from San Juan. I really enjoyed the different set up on this ... Read more
schantz5000
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We cruised Freedom of the Seas on the eastern Caribbean itinerary, sailing January 24th, 2016. I’ve waited a bit to write a review because we sensed some cut backs on the Freedom cruise and were cruising Allure of the Seas a few ... Read more

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happyIAcruiser
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
28 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We stayed at the SpringHill Suites Orlando airport and took their shuttle to Port Canaveral for $40 each round trip. It took longer than anticipated because they stopped at 4 hotels and then dropped off passengers at 3-4 ships. But we ... Read more
barbiedoll580
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 4th cruise, and first on RCL. Agree with most other Jan/2016 reviews -- ship is beautiful and clean...Guest Services pretty much useless (we were punted several times to resolve problems) and somewhat rude...food OK but ... Read more
raglenn11
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife and I sailed the same itinerary as we did in 2013 because we had a great time then and figured it would be just as good this time around. However, overall it was a disappointment. The ship itself is very nice, well-maintained, ... Read more
KLeighR
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Food: Covered in flies at Coco Cay Buffet trotted out the same fish skewers and grilled pork chops for a week Scrambled eggs at breakfast tasted fishy Great cookies and baked breads Fresh salad fixings Fresh fruit was ... Read more
jbeausol
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise, the last two being with Royal Caribbean (other being Adventure of the Seas in April 2015). This was the first time my wife and I cruised with others, as we convinced two of our friends to take their first ever ... Read more

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DaveC2
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers. I got an email after we booked asking if I'd like to know of deals on upgrades. I said yes. Then I got a phone call asking if I'd like to upgrade fro the JS we booked to an OS for $700. We just had a death ... Read more
murray mints
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
on embarkation we were sent to the windjammer until our luggage arrived on board. we ordrerd a wine and a beer which was suppoesed to be free as that was part of the booking arrangements. we were charged around $25.00 and had to ask the ... Read more
BixBebe
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was our first cruise so this review is geared more toward people like myself who spent a lot of time researching cruises to try to figure out what to expect. We were a multi-generational party of 5 - me and my husband (in our ... Read more
rjh8115
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
118 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 7th cruise (4th with RCI). We traveled with another couple to celebrate our respective 25th wedding anniversaries. By choosing a sailing right after the New Year, we saw a nice price decrease. We flew into Orlando two ... Read more
mitzframe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The cruise was good but I thought there were going to be a few more activities to keep my 2yr old busy. He's in swim lessons every week with a cloth swim diaper that holds in any poo if by chance we missed that he was going, but we were ... Read more

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CarolinaGirl2010
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
38 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first Royal Caribbean cruise, we mainly go on the less expensive cruise line. This was our fifth cruise overall. This was on Freedom of the Seas. Freedom is a beautiful ship, and we especially loved the Promenade Deck. ... Read more
richblues@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Let me preface by saying that we go on cruises every year, the last 6 with our two small girls aged 4 and 6. First time with Royal Caribbean and the last. First the good. The ship itself (the main areas ie promenade) is very nice and ... Read more
.master
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We are frequent cruisers, and our family has done the New Years cruises for 4 years in a row. With some evaluations since last year I did not expect the fine crew we experienced. The ship is in fine shape, yes a little worn, but very ... Read more
mcconnkj
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I did my first consecutive cruises with the Christmas and then the New Years cruises on the Freedom of the Seas. The Christmas cruise was wonderful. I missed Captain Tor, but the new Captain did a great job on Christmas day of introducing ... Read more
Kansas Jayhawk Cruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My family sailed on the holiday cruise, Dec. 27 to Jan 3. We have been on about 10-11 cruises, 3 on Disney, 3 on Celebrity, and the rest on HAL. We had two cabins, one with myself and my father-in-law, and one with my wife Sarah and my ... Read more

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DeputyDawg46
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This cruise was a back-to-back cruise and when being guided by a RCCL representative thru Customs the process is broke. There was a lot of not sure what to do and where to go. As many times as RCCL does it you'd think it would be ... Read more
Gulf01
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
From the minute we entered the terminal we knew this would be a typical, wonderful cruise on Freedom of the Seas. "Mike", our boarding agent waved his sign and said "come on over" in the most pleasant, welcoming way ... Read more
arekayone
Member Since 2012
1 review
48 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We just returned from a wonderful week aboard the Freedom. My family of 5 (youngest is 14 years old) sailed this same cruise in 2013 and immediately booked the same for 2015. This time we invited my 25 year old son's girlfriend to join ... Read more
duright
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We are a senior couple from Virginia. My wife has one more cruise to her credit than I, (I think I have cruised 7 times. We never book suites, only interior, ocean view, and balcony cabins. We drove from Virginia to Port Canaveral ... Read more
DeputyDawg46
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
All on cruise was great with the exception of the drill on first day. During drill on first day there was a employee who was extremely rude. My wife could not stand for long periods and when asked about checking in and where we could sit ... Read more

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