The cabin was ok, we knew what expect the only fault was the balcony door. On windy days the draft through the door was so bad you thought it was open. At one point we got a telling off from a stateroom attendant ( not our one I must add ) to keep the balcony closed when opening the cabin door which ended with me showing him what was causing the draft and him storming off Read entire member review >>
The bed is super-comfy and the cabin is a good size. Great to have a balcony and the fridge was useful to keep cool bottled water in. The location is at the far end of the ship .... so if you have been to anything at the front of the ship, it's a long walk back! It seemed a quiet area of the boat and conveniently not too much of a walk to the lifts/stairs to go to Windjammer, play table tennis, crazy golf or surf rider.
We just weren't fans of the decor and the bathroom let it down. Read entire member review >>
This was the last cabin next to the bridge area and was very quiet. I stayed in this with my adult son each on a twin bed. The beds were harder than I was use to and I had to ask for an extension chord for my CPAP machine to reach the other side of the room as there were no place to plug in anything on the side of the bed with the pillows so if you need that you may want to consider bringing an extension chord with a regular US grounded plug.
The balcony seemed bigger that ones I had experienced on other cruises. A bonus was as my adult daughters were traveling with us in the next room 1232, we asked that the door/barrier between the decks be opened which all of us very much enjoyed because it became a double deck.
Marlon provided excellent service. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was a D2 balcony -- 8650 towards the back of the ship. When we entered I was impressed with the size of the cabin. But the cabin was definitely showing its wear... The bathroom could use some modernization. The shower stall is pretty odd - and small. And the shower was a mess. Hot water the first night, and never again....
And while you are not typically on a cruise to watch tv the screen in the cabin is smaller than my computer monitor at work - which is pretty small. Come on Royal, spring for a larger screen! Read entire member review >>
This was a very nice cabin, starboard aft position. There was plenty of storage for 2 people. In fact we had empty spaces. The AC worked perfectly. Minimal noise from other staterooms (which can vary of course depending on who is in them,) Felt a bit of vibration the first day when we left the port, but can't recall much after. Or we were just used to it. It is not a far walk from the elevators and stairs. Only 2 flights up to the Windjammer and pools. We thought it was a great. Read entire member review >>
This room was perfect for my husband and myself. We really enjoyed the balcony and the bed was very comfortable. There are lots of little compartments to stow our things away. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was very clean and our stewart Jay was excellent. Location of the cabin is the center of the ship. Good views from balcony to see front of the ship and behind. Location of the room was close the elevators and sitting area overlooking the promonade. Plethe nty of closet space. Their are 2 storage areas next the vanity mirror and in the bathroom a shelf is located behind mirror on the left side. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of room for two, quiet, comfortable. Nice to have the balcony for extra room, stargazing at night, enjoying the view during the day. Staff attentive and able. Recommend this location (midship) and cabin. Very little ship motion felt, even with one night of 45-50 mph winds. Read entire member review >>
I have to say that it was better than expected. I sleep well on these beds. Quiet, good lighting. No problems with plumbing or lighting. We had the separation removed with the next room as my mom and daughter were in there... giving us an extra large balcony really for the 4 of us. Too bad the weather was not cooperating for the last 2-3 days and we could not really enjoy it as much as I would have liked. I love sitting out at night though and star gazing. Clean and cozy. RCI does a great job. Read entire member review >>
Nothing spectacular but not great either. Beds super hard. Bathrooms small but functional. TV typical US - million channels of nothing. Aircon worked great in our room but poor next door in our kids room. Leaving the balcony door open (i want to hear the sea) meant having a cyclone in the room every time you open the front door. Read entire member review >>
This is a standard balcony cabin. However, the balcony has a bonus room. This is the forward most balcony cabin on the port side. The balcony has a clear windscreen allowing a forward view. This windscreen is curved and the space for it adds about 50% more room to the balcony. As for the room itself, it is well laid out, however, I think it could use more shelf space.
See my full review for photographs and other details. Read entire member review >>
Clean. Showing some wear. I am use to a memory foam mattress so the bed was not as comfortable as mine. Then again, is any bed as comfortable as your own??
I laughed when I saw the shower. I called it a tube. It is smaller than the shower in our RV and it is small. I don't know how some of the people we saw on the ship could even get in it. Read entire member review >>
This was a very nice cabin with plenty of room and storage. While it was close to the forward elevator, there was no noise from those using the elevator. However, it was a long, long walk to the aft elevator we took to go down or up to the dining areas. The theater is located in the forward part of the ship. Therefore, we used the aft elevator much more than the forward elevator. While we did feel a lot of rocking two nights when the ship was traveling fast, the other nights were fine. Read entire member review >>
Our room was below standards for our expectations. First of all, the room number was missing most of the number 8. It appears to have been cracked off. The room was spacious but the carpet was worn & dirty. The tile in the bathroom was cracked in several spots. Also, our room had a strange smell. We solved that problem by leaving the balcony door open. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was a comfort. Large spacious with plenty of room. Enjoyed the actual shower door and not a curtain. balcony door did not close tight letting the whistling sound in through the small crack. cabin steward did a good job. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was 9662, a D2 Superior Ocean View Stateroom on the Port side behind the bump out near the aft which we booked through a big box discount warehouse website. We always book through this site as we’ve had good luck with them and get some really good shipboard credits. In this case we had $380 worth of shipboard credits.Cabin was clean and functional and the balcony was plenty big. One thing we did like was that the bed was right next to the balcony so we could just lay in bed and look out at the sea in the morning. Another small thing that was nice, the shower featured solid doors instead of a shower curtain. On the ships with shower curtains, they always have a tendency to get sucked into the shower and basically stick to you while you’re showering. We always prefer to see some sort of solid doors. There was plenty of hot water and easy controls.One thing missing from other ships was a direct way to contact our cabin steward. On other ships there was a card in the cabin with a direct phone extension to reach the steward. On Freedom there was no way to connect to the steward other than to call housekeeping I guess. We were never actually told, but this is my guess. When the ship arrived in Jamaica our steward was changed out and the new steward completely missed the turn down service and delivering the Cruise Compass that evening. Minor thing I know, but still something we’ve not experienced on other ships with a steward changeover. He did get it right the rest of the trip.One really nice thing on RC was the ability to keep tabs on our account via the television. This is the first ship we’ve been on with that feature and it’s much preferable than having to go to Guest Relations to check the current balance on your account. It was remarkable how quickly it was updated with charges showing up minutes after we made them. Read entire member review >>
Very nice cabin! Very quiet, easy to get up and down the elevators to most entertainment. The beds were awesome! THE best beds in the fleet! We like the cabins in this area because you can sit on the balcony and hear the wake coming off of the bow. Also, I like to watch the flying fish jumping out of the bow wake! Read entire member review >>
Our room had a balcony and the bed was very comfortable. They put an egg crate mattress on the bed and that made it even better. We didn't request it but we have on past cruises. Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 8238, it is forward with a short walk to the stairs and elevators. We chose this area because it's close to the gym and solarium. The cabin was very nice, clean and spacious for the two of us. We like having a balcony to sit on in the morning and at night. Our cabin steward Oscar Gordon was very attentive and kind. We had a great week on FOS! Read entire member review >>
We had a Superior Cabin with Balcony which was adequate but not very big. The room shook if any nearby room door was shut and you could not hear the ship announcements when in your room ! The ridiculously high price for internet access in your room is disgusting. The room was kept clean by a very efficient and conscientious attendant. Read entire member review >>
Room 6342..excellent location. This cabin was just a few steps from the aft stairs and just one floor above the main promenade. It was very quiet but our bed was so hard we had to have the room steward change out the mattress. The shower was tiny but everything else was fine. Read entire member review >>
Great view from the balcony - we were on the bump out of the ship. Close to the elevators. Directly under the kids pool, kids activity center. Above the dining rooms. Great location! Read entire member review >>
Cabin 6220 was excellent as far as size and accommodation. We ended up walking a lot, though. One reason is that Freedom of the Seas is a large ship, but also because all dining is at the rear of the ship and our cabin was near the front. I will say that the hallway was pretty noisy but it would've been that way anywhere on the ship except maybe the back. Balcony was nice and the water pressure in the shower was surprisingly good. Read entire member review >>
Larger than Carnival. Roomy closet with shelving. Deck 10 is a great location, easy access to pools. Awesome shower....water pressure was crazy! Very little water trickling out of bathroom sink. No venting in bathroom.
Nice balcony furniture. Beware of cigarette smoke. Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 7540 - this was a great location since it was close to the stairs and elevators. Only four flights up to the windjammer and pools, 2 flights down to the promenade, 4 flights down to the dining room. We took the stairs most of the time to avoid waiting for elevators and to get a little exercise. The room was a little on the small side, not much space to put our suitcases, and not enough drawers to really unpack our suitcases. It was nice to have a full size couch though. The beds were very, very comfortable, the tv was great, the balcony was great, and the room was beautiful and comfortable. Shower was small, but I guess they all are unless you get a suite. Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 9320 which is a D2 midship. Everything about the cabin was just fine except the drain speed of the sink. This was fixed by maintenance after a couple of days. No big deal. There was plenty of closet space and drawer and shelf space for the two of us for the week. New flat screen TV.
Ice is no longer a standard in the cabin. You need to requst it and it saved us from a bucket of water that we didn't use on a daily basis. Read entire member review >>
6224: Quiet (never heard ANY outside noises from around us), convenient, great view and nice balcony, no problems at all - would book this room again
6225: Quiet and convenient Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 8228. This is a D2 cabin located on the starboard side in the forward section of the ship. This location was VERY convenient and we will definitely choose this exact location again. We were three floors up to the Windjammer and pool deck, and three floors down to the Promenade level. Being at the front of the ship was no issue at all as we did not feel any turbulance.
The cabin itself was wonderful. The bed was a large queen and was comfortable. The bedding was nice and very crisp and clean. There was tons of storage space. A large closet with shelves along one end to put flat items. Six small drawers for shirts and smaller things. The bathroom had a fairly large medicine cabinet that held all our toiletry items. There was more storage in the mirrors above the vanity that we did not even use.
The sofa was very long and could easily accommodate my 6'3" husband to lie down on. There was a small coffee table that was large enough to hold a room service tray. A vanity with lighted mirror and chair and two bedside tables completed the furniture in the room.
The balcony was more then large enough for the two of us. It was as wide as the cabin, and about six feet deep. Two comfortable chairs and a small table were provided. The front of the balcony was glass, so you could see the ocean even from inside the cabin. The wall dividers were glass that was frosted for privacy.
The location was very quiet. We never heard any unwanted noise from either the halls, venues or the ship itself.
Overall we were very pleased with our cabin, and really did not see the need for anything larger. Read entire member review >>
Even though we were close to the elevators, the cabin was very quite. We were across from the Internet lounge as well and it was still quiet. Balcony large enough for more than 2 people to sit out. Closet adequate. Bathroom comfortable. Love the bed and linens. Read entire member review >>
I like staying towards the back of the ship. We were in 9694 on the port side. Room was nice....it's towards the end of the hall so it was very quiet most of the time. Balcony was nice size. Deck 9 was a good choice too because we could just walk up to Deck 11 to go swimming or to the Windjammer. We could also walk down to 5 or 4 without problems. We were on deck 6 last year....too much to walk all the way to 11. Read entire member review >>
In the cabin was great,the cabin was over 200 square feet with a nice balcony. This is more then enough room to keep your clothes , sleep and get ready to go out.The TV was a nice flat screen with a lot of channels of the ship and the ships location and speeds there also were few channels of basic TV. Read entire member review >>
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