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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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Bcamp2706
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
5 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers, with this cruise on Freedom our 17th, and our 8th on Royal Caribbean. After our last cruise on Independence last January, we were concerned about the slippage in service and food quality that we had ... Read more
hshare
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas Review First impressions: The Freedom of the Seas is a large, 155,000 ton, cruise chip that carries over 4500 passengers and 1500 crew members. It is a clean, well maintained ship. Its ... Read more
Teeara
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
4,537 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my 9th cruise overall. I have cruised Carnival once, Princess twice and now Royal six times. I am 53 and I sailed with my mother who is 72 who is also an experienced cruiser. Embarkation was the earliest and easiest I've ... Read more
jenogburn@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my first on Royal Caribbean. The ship is beautiful and the crew was wonderful. On the flip side the food was well below average. There was a large amount of solicitation. You would be bothered at dinner or while enjoying a drink. ... Read more
Kylemv1005
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise both because it lined up perfectly with our school districts April vacation, and because we were able to sail with a group rate. Upon entering our stateroom we were VERY impressed. The panoramic staterooms may not have ... Read more

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Fionat29
Member Since 2015
1 review
51 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I took notes during this cruise, like a diary, I really hope this helps someone the way this forum helped me. We traveled on the Freedom of the Sea, Eastern Caribbean leaving on the 17th April 2016. State Room 7699. We stayed at The ... Read more
Jae33
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I live close to Port Canaveral and find myself/family hopping on a cruise ship when I can for a weekend or longer cruises mostly to the Eastern Caribbean (luv St. Maarten) at any given time. I just got off the Freedom of the Seas with 8 ... Read more
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haing
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The ship was Freedom of the Seas and the cruise date was from 04/17/2016 thru 04/24/2016. The Services provided the main dining area were terrible, and its dinner menu of fish and meat had never been changed for at least four dinners. ... Read more
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frogmoretiger
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation was easy. Used a hotel with stay and go for the shuttle. The main stage entertainment was probably the best of any cruise I have been on. The ship's orchestra and dancers were professional. The food and ... Read more
courtneyMC
Member Since 2007
1 review
208 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I don't have a lot to add that others haven't said before about the Freedom but wanted to do a quick review in case anyone is looking for more info. This was my third trip on FOS and it was a great week! I love that ship and we had a ... Read more

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jerseyshoreguy
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was a jam-packed cruise to Labadee, Haiti Falmouth, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. This was our 6th RCI cruise, but the first with our our (now all grown) kods. We were amazed at how smooth boarding was at Port ... Read more
MOLLY124
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was my 12th cruise with RC but 1st on freedom of the seas. Totally enjoyed food, shows were fantastic and shore excursions booked thru RC were great. On the last day of cruising I suffered acute respiratory failure and taken by ... Read more
Kovitlac
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was my third cruise, 2nd one to the Western Caribbean, with all having been with Royal Caribbean (both the Mariner and the Oasis). So I knew what to expect, and I wasn't disappointed. Embarkation was easy and streamlined. My ... Read more
crshann
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise and the second on Freedom of the Seas. We had gone on the eastern Caribbean circuit in 2011 and wanted to try the western loop, especially to experience the zip line in Haiti. The embarkation from the new ... Read more
zaherej
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We just returned from an April 10th sailing on the Freedom of the Seas where we had a really great time. We sailed the Western Caribbean and this was our second cruise as a family (4th for my wife and myself) and I may interject some ... Read more

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Lizzykiwi
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
We were excited to cruise the Caribbean as somewhere exotic and different from the normal Pacific Island cruises New Zealanders usually do. We loved everything about the ship, it was big but we never got lost. The service was above ... Read more
jlh80917
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Just returning from the 7-day FOS from Port Canaveral (4/3/2016) to Eastern Caribbean with stops in CocoCay / Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas / Philipsburg, St. Maarten. We had a group of 10-people from Colorado that booked the trip one year ... Read more
anidou
Member Since 2005
1 review
23 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Just back yesterday from Freedom and I'm still aching from the bed. These are supposed to be new mattresses?? We were in a junior suite and were told by our room steward's boss that they no longer have pads for ANY beds. Steward tried ... Read more
bcjrmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband teaches a continuing education course on ancient civilizations with an emphasis on Mayan influences on our NM Native American culture. A bucket list tour for him was Chichen Itza but we decided to have some fun before we got ... Read more
clarkecoln
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
7-day cruise out of Port Canaveral with stops in Labadee, Haiti / Falmouth, Jamaica / Georgetown, Grand Cayman / Cozumel, Mexico. Great itinerary - we loved the variety of stops although we had been to Cayman and Cozumel once before. ... Read more

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AWU
Member Since 2016
1 review
54 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I just got back from my first cruise and I was very pleased with every aspect of my experience. The service from the staff was phenomenal, the food choices are endless and each option I chose tasted great. The dining room staff was ... Read more
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jncdahlquist@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our second time on Freedom of the Seas ... It fit into everyone's schedule & we had gotten a decent price ... We are all " Loyal to Royal " Food & menus in main dining rooms were A - ... Read more
Jess1122
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This cruise was amazing! We traveled on the 7 night eastern Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral. I have sailed out of NYC, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, this is by far the easiest travel port that I have experienced. Parking is easy and ... Read more
Mdcwlaf
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
42 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Another fun cruise vacation served by Royal Caribbean. This cruise met our expectation much more than did the previous year on Independence of The Seas. The difference in the attitude of the crew, from IOTS and FOTS, was night and day. The ... Read more
TahitiDreaming
Member Since 2009
1 review
34 forum posts
14 helpful votes
(I am a writer at heart, so this may be long!) I sailed with my sister and 75-year-old mother on the Freedom of the Seas Western Caribbean itinerary. My mother and sister are big-time cruisers (they hold status on several cruise lines) - ... Read more

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