We just returned from a 7-day cruise on the Freedom of the Seas and had a terrific time with my wife and two teenage sons. We were in a balcony cabin on the 9th floor and had heard concerns about having four of us in one cabin. However, with a little organization and rules for everyone keeping their things picked up, we had a great experience and actually had plenty of room. This was our second cruise and had booked a window cabin previously on the same ship. The balcony was not cheap but was a great addition to the trip and was much larger than we expected.
The service on the Freedom was outstanding. Our boarding the ship went very smoothly and were on the boat eating lunch by 11:30. Our disembarking at the end of the trip went very smoothly as we opted for the express checkout and rolled our own luggage off the boat and were on dry land by 7:15 a.m. We used Park N Cruise and found it very convenient and much more affordable than parking at the dock.
The food was very good as well as the shows and activities on board. Overall we had a great time and hope to cruise again when the family budget allows!