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Sadly this ship is in immediate need of refurbishment. This will come at the end of the year but until then the early 2000 feel is evident. The rooms and the old carpeting was worn and dingy. The bed was equivalent of a pull out mattress with poor quality linens. The food in the main dining room and specialty restaurants was very good. The Buffet on the other hand was laughable....awful. Horrible quality many of the choices..example the hamburgers were super gross plastic like disc. Compare that to say a Carnival ship and Guys Burger Bar and Royal should be ashamed. They do have Johnny Rockets and at $12 a burger you can keep that junk. Entertainment....not sure you can call it that! I have not been on a ship were the quality of acts were so poor the theater on a 4000 passenger ship was maybe half full for each show. Entertainment in evening was hard to find...the ship was quiet at night...weird...walked around from bar to bar looking for something and well minus well go to the casino ...nothing really going on. Pool decks were lousy ....adult pool had no music of any kind and you would never know you were at sea because you can’t see it . Compare to MSC adult pool sits on back of ship and gorgeous views from all angles. One highlight was the ship staff were exceptional in every way. However, I do find leaving the extra tip envelopes in your room super tacky. Now when I leave a ship I usually am planning another. Not this time... thinking never another Royal cruise for me. In fact was playing in a poker tournament were the prize was a free cruise...yikes ...no thanks...choose to lose with a 10..3 letting someone else win it.

Unimpressive at best

Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by Ahamil87

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony
Sadly this ship is in immediate need of refurbishment. This will come at the end of the year but until then the early 2000 feel is evident. The rooms and the old carpeting was worn and dingy. The bed was equivalent of a pull out mattress with poor quality linens.

The food in the main dining room and specialty restaurants was very good. The Buffet on the other hand was laughable....awful. Horrible quality many of the choices..example the hamburgers were super gross plastic like disc. Compare that to say a Carnival ship and Guys Burger Bar and Royal should be ashamed. They do have Johnny Rockets and at $12 a burger you can keep that junk.

Entertainment....not sure you can call it that! I have not been on a ship were the quality of acts were so poor the theater on a 4000 passenger ship was maybe half full for each show. Entertainment in evening was hard to find...the ship was quiet at night...weird...walked around from bar to bar looking for something and well minus well go to the casino ...nothing really going on.

Pool decks were lousy ....adult pool had no music of any kind and you would never know you were at sea because you can’t see it . Compare to MSC adult pool sits on back of ship and gorgeous views from all angles.

One highlight was the ship staff were exceptional in every way. However, I do find leaving the extra tip envelopes in your room super tacky.

Now when I leave a ship I usually am planning another. Not this time... thinking never another Royal cruise for me. In fact was playing in a poker tournament were the prize was a free cruise...yikes ...no thanks...choose to lose with a 10..3 letting someone else win it.
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Cabin Review

Spacious Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 2B 8636
Yikes ... dingy run down carpeting...awful bed...gross old couch..need I say more.
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