Embarkation: Very smooth, very well run getting ON the ship. Leaving the ship at the end - a different story. We waited and waited in one of the three areas they wanted you to wait, and then when our color was called, we found out that they were letting all colors off the ship anyway, whether it was called or not. Very chaotic.
Public rooms: Beautiful and clean. Even though the ship was booked, you never felt crowded on the ship. We were always able to find deck chairs, etc.
Cabin: We had the Royal Family Suite (a family of 7) and it was so nice having that huge aft balcony; we absolutely loved it. It was clean, plenty of room for 7 people. I wish RC would have more larger family-style rooms available, and am pleased to see them expanding that category on Freedom of the Seas. I was afraid that we'd get seasick being on the back of the boat, and even though you did feel movement back there more, we did just fine with Bonine - and some of us are very prone to motion sickness!!