This will be a short review since it is my third time reviewing cruises on the Freedom of the Seas.
We are in our early 40's and this was our 15th cruise, 14th on Royal Caribbean, and our third time on the Freedom! We enjoy sailing out of Port Canaveral, as it is an easy 7 hour drive from our home, which makes Freedom our usual ship of choice. As usual, we had a wonderful time.
We arrived at the port at 10:30AM and were onboard before 11AM, which was a new record for us. It was by far the easiest embarkation yet.
The food was typical of Royal Caribbean, decent quality with lots of selection. The shows were great-- don't miss the ice shows and the Quest!
We stayed in a Superior Oceanview stateroom, #8532. It was the perfect location, close to the forward elevator banks, just a few floors up from the promenade and a few floors down from the gym and pool deck. This was our first time in a category D room, we usually stay in E rooms, and the room was wonderful. It was the perfect size and the balcony was a very good size, as well.
We had been to all of the ports before, so we just did simple beach days in Labadee, Falmouth, and Grand Cayman, and stayed onboard and enjoyed the empty ship in Cozumel.
The ship is absolutely stunning, even after four trips on Freedom-Class ships. Despite approaching 6 years old, she looks brand new. We first sailed on her in 2007, and it seems like our cruises on Freedom get better with time.
We booked a cruise on Allure for the same week next year, but may end up switching back to Freedom depending on the cost of airfare. We will be on the Navigator in December, but we can't wait to go back "home" to Freedom of the Seas again soon!