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Freedom of the Seas

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3634 Psgrs
Refurbished
3 yrs ago
Mar 2011

What people said about this ship:

"Decor is beautiful, especially the dining room." in 81 reviews.
"The cruise director was full of energy and talent and the ship 's were of..." in 10 reviews.
"First Class Royal Carribean has outdone themselves > > this is a most beautiful ***cruiseship!!" in 6 reviews.

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Must Do!!!!!!!!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


This was my first cruise with Royal Carribean, and I was very impressed. I have been on many different cruises with many different cruise lines, and this is one of the best. One of the best things about the ship is the staff; they are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food in the main dining room is very good, and the service is as good as any that you would get at a four or five-star restaurant. The pricing for specialty items like Starbucks coffee, bar drinks, and store items are reasonable. Another great thing about the ship is it's special features like a wave simulator, mini golf, rock walls, and an iceskating rink. Everyone in my party always found something they wanted to do on the schedule. There is also some really great live entertainment. Some highlights were the ice skating show, The Quest, Battle of the Sexes, and the classic on every cruise ship, The Newlywed Show. If you are a fan of musical theatre, you will appreciate the calliber of talent in the musical productions, even though the shows themselves are a bit chessy. The port of calls are ok; there are some great excursions that the ship offers, but most of the things you see and do are not any different than things that you can do in any beach town in America. Some things worth doing: check out Airplane Beach and try the Guavaberry Rum in Sint Maarten and swim with sea turtles in St. Thomas. I will definetly be going on another cruise with Royal Carribean soon!

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The best service out there!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 13, 2014


The staff of Freedom is amazing! Great ice show and the comedians were a riot. The ship was very clean and there is a lot to do on board. The islands were absolutely gorgeous. I recommend booking any excursion for your day in st. Thomas. A little bit hectic when you get to that port. St Maarten was a breeze and taxi service there was very readily available. Just a wonderful trip. I would love to do it again.

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Freedom of the Seas 7 night cruise: Hispanola, Jamaice, Grand Caymen, and Cozumel

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


This was an EXCELLENT cruise. I've never been on a vacation where I, the mom, didn't have to lift a finger.  It was such a relaxing trip for the mom!  No cooking, no cleaning, lots of relaxing, eating, sunning and napping with no responsibilities.  Our 16 year old son and 18 year old daughter really enjoyed it as well.  They had lots of things on the ship to do for the teens, they enjoyed the shows, the wonderful family meals at dinner, snorkeling together, etc.  We paid $4000 for an inside cabin on the 7th floor that included 2 rooms.  Be sure to plan on spending about $175/day per person to be able to maximize your shore excursions and you'll have a lot of fun.  Our favorite excursion was on a specific day was on ly $45/ person and we swam with the stingrays and was brought to a great place to snorkel.  We book that through a company direcly and not through the crusie line.  I hold back from giving a 5 star for 2 reasons:  in my personal opinion, I didn't like the competition of having my kids pulled iwth the desire to hang out with other kids their age as opposed to spending time with us a fmaily.  A cruise isn't the ideal vacation if you want to get away as a family and spend a lot of time togehter.  The other reason is many of the shows were quite prevocative.  The women were dressed in slutty attire that were very immodest and many of the dance moves were quite sensual.  It's disappointing to have "family entertainment" contribute to the moral decay that our world strongly faces.  They even had worlds most Sexiest Man/Woman contests in the middle of the day at the family pool where competitors were immodestly dressed deomonstrating sexual moves.  In all, we had a good time but know what to expect with the entertainment.

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Not overwhelmed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


This was our first RCCL cruise.  After years of listening to everyone RAVE about RCCL, we decided to pay the extra money and go for it - after all this was to be our first BIG family blow out cruise.  What can I say?

 

The Freedom was a very pretty boat - laid out very well and clean. 

 

Embarkation at Port Canaveral was the worst I have had on any other cruise.  (Disney, Princess, Celebrity, Carnival totaling 8)

 

Now, maybe this was because of the 300+ unaccompanied teenagers from Argentina, But the process was very slow and chaotic.  We were told that RCCL is building a new terminal in Port Canaveral to alleviate the "chaos", as one employee told us. 

Once we were on the boat, it was beautiful and for a sold out ship, it never really seemed crowded. 

 

 

Here were our issues:

 

MY TIME DINING - Don't do it!  To me, this means "eat when your ready".  We didn't want to have to cut our activities short to rush off for dinner.  We thought....... When your ready to eat, you goto the dining room - like a restaurant.  NOPE!  You have to call and make a reservation by 4:30 pm.  If you didn't, it was a hour and a half to THREE hour wait time!  ????  My children were hungry, so we were always told we could goto the Windjammer buffet - which we did most nights.  Here is my problem.....  We had to PREPAY gratuities.  So we paid for dining room servers that we didn't use.  I was the server for my children - breakfast, lunch and dinner.  On night #6, I finally called guest services and complained that we had started calling for a reservation at 4:30 that day, with no answer.  I sent my daughter at 5:15 to put our name on the list for 7:15 - nope...... sorry, no openings until 8:30.  When I finally called the dining room concierge to explain we had Ice show reservations at this time (and mentioned the tipping concern) after a lot of convincing, he finally "worked us in" at 7:00.  When we got to the dining room - it was EMPTY.  We counted 8 tables that were occupied.  The servers were lack luster, never smiled and questioned us as to who we were because they had never seen us all week and heard we were "worked in for dinner". 

 

We prepaid gratuities and our room steward - although he was nice, never seemed to go above or beyond.  One towel animal all week.  Two days we didn't get service because our timing was off schedule.  Now...... again, we were on the floor with dozens of non English speaking teenagers who DESTROYED their rooms every day!  We would walk by the rooms while the doors were open to be cleaned and it was HORRIBLE!  We felt bad for the employees! 

 

My 9 and 13 year old daughters didn't want to goto the kids center because they didn't like the counselors - they said they "weren't fun". 

 

My daughters wanted to ride the Flow Rider, but when I asked and employee they said it was $60 an hour.......... Uhhhhh????  So they didn't ride because after spending A LOT of money to get on the cruise - I couldn't afford $120 just to have them ride for an hour.  Well, I guess that $60 was for "private lessons".  No one ever explained that the Flow Rider was FREE.  Staff must have been trying to sell services and made it seem like you had to pay to ride.   Same thing with the rock climbing wall - a staff member told us it was $15 per climb??  Apparently that is free too?  (I found this out after I got home and other RCCL cruisers told me it is all free on Allure and Oasis?)

 

Disembarkation - most slow and painful yet.  Staff was knocking on our door at 06:30 - our disembarkation time was 08:30 - we sat in the lobby tired and exhausted until almost 10:15. 

 

There were a lot of really good things about our cruise - mostly Labadee and excursions.  The cruise was just "average" for us.  We will give RCCL another try - maybe we just had bad luck???  The service staff just all seemed uninterested and "flat". 

 

Oh, on a good note - my husband bought an unlimited alcohol package and he was treated like a king by bar staff!  Rajiv is awesome, and Avon and the "Squeeze" bar staff made AWESOME drinks!  Pool service was great. 

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Amazing!!!!!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 06, 2014


Had a great time on Freedom of the Seas! The ship was so clean and everywhere we went whether it be dinner or going on excursions or going to shows, the use of hand sanitizer was highly recommended! The staff were so helpful and would go beyond to make us satisfied. First time on Royal Carribbean and I absolutely loved it!

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Very good experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 29, 2014


In general, very good. The library and computer room were disappointing. Dining staff and cabin steward were outstanding. The buffet style dining facility was overcrowded and the staff there were less than friendly. All in all, a good experience that we would do again. 

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Loads of Fun

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2014


Everything on this ship was great, from the staff to the accomodations to the shows and food.  Our cabin service worker made sure our room was always ready for us, was never in our way, greeted us in the hallways daily and had fresh ice in our room daily.  Our wait staff in the dining room was attentive, remembered our preferences from day to day and was always friendly.  The ship was clean and never felt crowded.  The shows were excellent every night.  The Promenade was really special and made this a ship to remember.  We have been on 8 other cruises and enjoyed this ship tremendously and would recommend it.

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Now my entire family wants to go

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2014


After telling about the wonderful food, service, accomadations, entertainment, my grown children all want to go while I stay home and babysit.  That's not going to happen!  I'm going again, especially want to do the eastern caribbean 7 day.

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our getaway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jun 15, 2014


The best way to describe our experience on the Freedom of the Seas is using the golfing term "at par". Everything from the stateroom to the shopping to dining was what you would expect from a Royal Caribbean cruise, nothing exceptional here.  In fact if your heart is not set on their Flowrider surfing activity, I would say save your money and go on the Voyager of the Sea or the Explorer of the Sea.  What I did notice was a measurable decrease in the level of enthusiasm and friendliness in the crew. Could be due to the automatic gratuity charges.....?

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About Freedom of the Seas

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Inside Cabins
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Balcony Cabins
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Suite Cabins
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Restaurants
2
Pools

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Ship Quality: 90%
Service and Staff: 88%
Cabin / Stateroom: 86%

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Cabins of Freedom of the Seas

Interior Stateroom on Freedom of the Seas Size:
150 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe wider entry door private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature a mini-bar closed-circuit TV radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe wider entry door private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature a mini-bar closed-circuit TV radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
1231, 1321, 1325, 1357, 1535, 1657, 2623, 2629, 2633, and, 9357, (256, sq, ft.), 9553, 9557, and, 9561, (256, sq, ft.)

Available On Decks:
DECK 8, DECK 6, DECK 2, DECK 7, DECK 3, DECK 10, DECK 9

Reviews:

21 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Stateroom

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony on Freedom of the Seas Size:
199 sq ft.; Balcony: 65 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private balcony sitting area private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private balcony sitting area (some with sofa bed) private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 9, DECK 8, DECK 7, DECK 10, DECK 6

Reviews:

12 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Oceanview Stateroom on Freedom of the Seas Size:
159 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a 24-inch round window private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe wider entry door private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature a mini-bar closed-circuit TV radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2340, 2344, 2348, 2640, 2644, and, 2648, (256, sq, ft.)

Available On Decks:
DECK 2, DECK 9, DECK 7, DECK 6, DECK 3

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Oceanview Stateroom

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony on Freedom of the Seas Size:
184 sq ft.; Balcony: 66 sq ft.
177 sq ft.; Balcony: 74 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private balcony sitting area private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note:Staterooms 6410 6412 6710 6712 7408 7410 7708 and 7710 have obstructed views.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed a private balcony sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe wider entry door private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature a mini-bar closed-circuit TV radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6320, 6324, 6620, 6624, 7320, 7324, 7620, and, 7624, (286, sq, ft.;, Balcony:, 46, sq, ft.)

Available On Decks:
DECK 10, DECK 9, DECK 8, DECK 7, DECK 6

Reviews:

8 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Owner's Suite with Balcony on Freedom of the Seas Size:
596 sq ft.; Balcony: 204 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A queen-sized bed private balcony separate living area with queen-sized sofa bed wet bar private bathroom with tub and shower vanity area walk-in closet mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard usage; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; reserved time for ice-skating and rock climbing; and tickets for the ice show. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 10

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Owner's Suite with Balcony

Family Interior Stateroom on Freedom of the Seas Size:
324 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King an additional twin bed sitting area with sofa bed and Pullman bed private bathroom with shower mini-safe vanity area radio hairdryer telephone internet access and flat-screen TV.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 2

Large Oceanview Stateroom on Freedom of the Seas Size:
175 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a 24-inch round window private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 10, DECK 9, DECK 8, DECK 7, DECK 6

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Large Oceanview Stateroom

Promenade Family Stateroom on Freedom of the Seas Size:
327 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King an additional twin bed bowed windows with a view of the Royal Promenade sitting area with sofa bed and Pullman bed private bathroom with shower mini-safe vanity area radio hairdryer telephone internet access and flat-screen TV.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 8, DECK 7

Royal Suite with Balcony on Freedom of the Seas Size:
1358 sq ft.; Balcony: 313 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A separate bedroom with king-sized bed private balcony with hot tub living room with queen-sized sofa bed dining table baby grand piano entertainment center wet bar private bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower vanity area walk-in closet mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard usage; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; reserved time for ice-skating and rock climbing; and tickets for the ice show. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 10

Royal Family Suite with Balcony on Freedom of the Seas Size:
587 sq ft.; Balcony: 270 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King (one room with third and fourth beds as Pullman beds) a private balcony living area with double sofa bed two private bathrooms with shower (one with tub) vanity area mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard usage; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; reserved time for ice-skating and rock climbing; and tickets for the ice show. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 9, DECK 8

Family Oceanview Stateroom on Freedom of the Seas Size:
293 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King an additional twin bed a picture window sitting area with sofa bed and Pullman bed private bathroom with shower mini-safe vanity area radio hairdryer telephone internet access and flat-screen TV.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 9, DECK 8, DECK 7, DECK 6, DECK 2

Promenade Stateroom on Freedom of the Seas Size:
160 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bowed windows with a view of the Royal Promenade private bathroom with shower vanity area mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe wider entry door private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature a mini-bar closed-circuit TV radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6315, 6615, and, 8315, (264, sq, ft.)

Available On Decks:
DECK 8, DECK 7, DECK 6

Reviews:

7 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Promenade Stateroom

Presidential Family Suite w. Balcony (Obs.View) on Freedom of the Seas Size:
1209 sq ft.; Balcony: 805 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two sets of twin beds that convert to a Royal King five upper births a private balcony with obstructed view living area with queen-sized sofa bed private bathroom with tub and shower vanity area walk-in closet mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard usage; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; reserved time for ice-skating and rock climbing; and tickets for the ice show. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 6

Grand Suite with Balcony on Freedom of the Seas Size:
401 sq ft.; Balcony: 107 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private balcony sitting area (some with sofa bed) private bathroom with tub and shower vanity area mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard usage; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; reserved time for ice-skating and rock climbing; and tickets for the ice show. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 10

Junior Suite with Balcony on Freedom of the Seas Size:
297 sq ft.; Balcony: 94 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King a private balcony sitting area (some with sofa bed) private bathroom with tub and shower vanity area mini-bar flat-screen TV mini-safe radio telephone and a hairdryer.

Please Note:Staterooms 7412 7414 7712 and 7714 have obstructed views.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed a private balcony sitting area with lowered vanity lowered closet rods lowered safe sofa (which may convert into a sofa bed to accommodate two more guests) some staterooms have two additional Pullman beds wider entry door private bathroom with wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold down shower seat hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature a mini-bar closed-circuit TV radio amplified telephone and a hairdryer.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
1328, and, 1628, (424, sq, ft.;, Balcony:, 65, sq, ft.)

Available On Decks:
DECK 10, DECK 9, DECK 7

Reviews:

2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Junior Suite with Balcony

Deck Plans for Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas

 

DECK 15

Deck 15 features the Skylight Chapel.


Stateroom has third Pullman bed available.
Stateroom has third Pullman bed available.
3rd & 4th Pullman Beds Available
3rd & 4th Pullman Beds Available
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Wheelchair Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman Bed Available
Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman Bed Available
Stateroom with sofa bed
Stateroom with sofa bed
Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds available.
Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds available.
Stateroom has an obstructed view.
Stateroom has an obstructed view.
DECK 15

Dining

My Time Dining is Royal Caribbean's flexible dining option that allows you to choose when you dine and who you dine with, all while enjoying seating in the ship's main dining room; order from the same dinner menu and enjoy the same impeccable Gold Anchor Service for which Royal Caribbean is known. It's easy to enjoy My Time Dining - make your pre-reservation ahead of time, reserve onboard or simply walk in!

Seating Times: 6:00 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. On formal evenings (2), formal attire is appropriate in the restaurant, which includes suits and ties or tuxedos for men and dresses for women. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: All meals are included in your cruise fare, but specialty beverages, alcohol and wine are at current menu prices. Prepaid gratuities are required to participate in My Time Dining - this includes tips for your waiter, assistant waiter, head waiter and stateroom.
Reservations are recommended in order to avoid a delay in seating (reservations will be taken once onboard).

My Family Time Dining on Freedom of the Seas The main dining room offers My Family Time Dining with expedited dining and Adventure Ocean pick-up service, to keep the whole family happy and satisfied during your meals. With this expedited dining service your kids (ages 3 to 11) will be served their meals within 40 minutes, and their appetizers get served right away. <br /> <br />When they've finished dinner, take your children to meet the Adventure Ocean Youth staff at the dining room entrance doors. The staff will escort your children directly to the Adventure Ocean facilities for scheduled evening activities. Then you can quickly return to your table and enjoy a relaxing meal.

Must be registered in the complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth program.
Must have signed up for My Family Time Dining option in advance through Royal Caribbean's online booking & reservation service or once onboard, you can sign up for this service in the Adventure Ocean area.
The service starts on the second evening onboard. From then on you can enjoy My Family Time Dining for the remainder of your cruise vacation or choose to use this service whenever you wish.
Available for guests who select the Traditional Dining service at the first available seating.
More specific details are provided onboard in the Adventure Ocean area.

Main Dining Room (Galileo, Isaac & Leonardo) on Freedom of the Seas This stunning three-level dining room offers the utmost in world-class dining and entertainment. You can choose from a variety of options for each course, from appetizers and entrees to mouthwatering desserts. Menus feature ShipShape items, vegetarian options, and selections of kids' favorite foods.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 AM, Lunch: From noon - 2 PM, Dinner: Early - 6:15 PM, Late - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. On formal evenings (2), we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and dresses for women. On a couple of nights, semi-formal attire is permitted. Swimwear, shorts, and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea, and lemonade) are included your cruise price. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required.

Chops Grille on Freedom of the Seas Celebrate a special occasion or just another perfect day of vacation at this signature steakhouse serving fine steaks, seafood, sides and dessert in an upscale setting.

Seating Times: 6 - 10 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire - jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. On formal evenings we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: A nominal fee of $30 USD applies per guest, including gratuities. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu price.
Reservations are required; we suggest booking them on the first day of the cruise due to limited seating.

Portofino on Freedom of the Seas Treat yourself to a special dinner at this elegant restaurant featuring modern Italian creations and classic favorites.

Seating Times: 6 - 10 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire - jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. On formal evenings we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: A nominal fee of $20-$25 USD applies per guest, including gratuities. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu price.
Reservations are required; we suggest booking them on the first day of the cruise due to limited seating.

Enjoy great food and spectacular views in this casual buffet restaurant featuring delicious global cuisine including salads, soups, sandwiches and burgers, meat-carving and hot entrees, as well as cookies, cakes, and pastries for dessert.

Seating Times: Hours may vary by itinerary. Continental Breakfast: 6:30 - 7:30 AM, Full Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 - 10:30 AM, Lunch: From noon - 2 PM, Afternoon Tea and Snacks: 4 - 5 PM, Dinner: 6 - 9 PM, Late Night Snacks: 1 - 4 AM.
Dress: It's always casual in the Windjammer Café, however, bare feet and tank tops are not permitted at dinner.
Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and wines are charged at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Johnny Rockets on Freedom of the Seas Featuring authentic 1950s décor and a jukebox at every table, Johnny Rockets is the perfect place to get the family together for good old-fashioned burgers and fries.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: A nominal fee of $4.95 USD applies per dine-in and take out. Specialty beverages, beer, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu price.
No reservations required.

Jade Sushi on Freedom of the Seas Influenced by traditional Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, and Indonesian dishes, Jade features a seemingly endless buffet of delicious sushi creations and innovative Asian-fusion dishes, along with classic favorites like sushi, fried rice and more.

Seating Times: Dinner 6 - 9 PM.
Dress: Always casual however, bare feet and tank tops are not permitted at dinner.
Costs: All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea, and lemonade) in Jade are included in your cruise price. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Café Promenade on Freedom of the Seas The multi-level Royal Promenade is the heart of the ship and Café Promenade is the perfect spot for "people watching" over a cup of Seattle's Best Coffee as well as snacks, pastries, and sandwiches.

Seating Times: Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and wines are charged at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Sorrento's Pizza on Freedom of the Seas Stop by this casual pizza parlor for a delicious slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza fresh from the oven, as well as sandwiches and deli items.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operations.
Dress: Always casual.
Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and wines are charged at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream on Freedom of the Seas Vermont's Finest Ice Cream is now available in port and at sea! Enjoy Ben & Jerry's premium ice cream served with a smile, in cups, cones, sundaes, shakes, and smoothies.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operations.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: All ice-cream concoctions are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Cupcake Cupboard on Freedom of the Seas One-of-a-kind bakery specializing in freshly baked cupcakes, featuring unique bubblegum and root beer flavors to the more traditional chocolate and vanilla.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: Cupcakes are $2.50 each (prices subject to change).
No reservations required.

Exclusive club for Pinnacle Club, Diamond, and Diamond Plus Crown and Anchor members offers light breakfast and snacks throughout the day.

Seating Time: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks and alcoholic beverages are at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Exclusive lounge for Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club members of Crown and Anchor Society as well as Suite guests (does not include Junior Suites) offers continental breakfast, as well as Hors d'oeuvres, and an honor bar.

Seating Time: Continental Breakfast, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM; Hors d'oeuvres and petit fours beginning the second evening, before an after dinner. Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: No additional costs.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Freedom of the Seas Enjoy breakfast in bed, a burger on your balcony, or private dinner in the comfort of your stateroom.

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: Anything from pajamas to tuxedos, it's up to you.
Costs: All meals (including coffee, tea, water, ice tea or lemonade) delivered by room service are included in your cruise price (however a late night service charge applies). Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu price.
No reservations required, just a phone call away.

Entertainment

Adventure Ocean on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 13
Type: Kids Zone
Description: A play area with specially designed activities for kids from 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic and college-educated staff.

Arcadia Theater on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 5
Type: Entertainment
Description: If you love the drama, sequins, and excitement of Broadway, then catch a show at Arcadia Theater and prepare to be dazzled.

Arcadia Theater on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 3
Type: Entertainment
Description: If you love the drama, sequins, and excitement of Broadway, then catch a show at Arcadia Theater and prepare to be dazzled.

Arcadia Theater on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 4
Type: Entertainment
Description: If you love the drama, sequins, and excitement of Broadway, then catch a show at Arcadia Theater and prepare to be dazzled.

Boleros Lounge on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 5
Type: Bar
Description: Dance to Latin rhythms in Boleros and cool off with a refreshing Latin drink like a mojito or caipirinha.

Boutiques on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 6
Type: Shop
Description: Onboard shopping options include a jewelry shop, gift shop, clothing boutique, perfumery, and liquor store.

Casino Royale on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 5
Type: Gaming
Description: Our glittering casino features slot machines; extensive table games including Blackjack, \roulette, craps, and Caribbean Stud Poker; a bar and lounge area; a sports book; a poker room; and a players' club.

Center Ice Rink on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 3
Type: Sports
Description: When the professionals aren't putting on one of their remarkable shows, enjoy our onboard skating rink.

Challengers Arcade on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 13
Type: Kids Zone
Description: Whether you're playing to beat your best score or for a chance at a prize like an Apple iPod or Shuffle you'll find plenty of challenges, excitement and fun at our fully-loaded onboard arcades. The cacophony of blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Winning is always fun, but the best part of playing video games at sea is our classic arcade atmosphere. Bring the whole family or escape by yourself to a land where cars are for racing and alien invaders need to be zapped. Our arcades offer diversions like air hockey tables, standard arcade games, driving games and prize-redemption games like Stacker, where players have a chance to win an Apple iPod or Shuffle. Our larger vessels also feature interactive dance games like Dance Dance Revolution and Pump It Up. Guests can activate their arcade account on their SeaPass card either by transferring credit or inserting cash at arcade kiosks.

Cloud Nine on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 15
Type: Other
Description: Need to gather up your group? Reserve Cloud Nine for meetings, seminars, and private parties. Cloud Nine provides a place for you to watch the sun sink below the horizon, and the stars appear one-by-one in the night sky.

Conference Center on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 3
Type: Other
Description: Our comfortable conference center features state-of-the-art presentation equipment and a variety of meeting rooms.

Day Spa and Fitness Center on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 12
Type: Health
Description: The Fitness Center will offer vacationers a plentiful and varied selection of the latest cardio and resistance equipment for working out alone or for joining one of the several classes, including spinning, kickboxing, Pilates and yoga; our full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps.

Day Spa and Fitness Center on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 13
Type: Health
Description: The Fitness Center will offer vacationers a plentiful and varied selection of the latest cardio and resistance equipment for working out alone or for joining one of the several classes, including spinning, kickboxing, Pilates and yoga; our full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps.

Dunes Mini Golf on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 14
Type: Sports
Description: Come test your golf skills at our challenging miniature golf course that will entertain adults and children alike.

Flowrider on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 14
Type: Sports
Description: Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship! Even the best beaches have bad days, but on the FlowRider, surf's always up. Plus, whether you're boogie boarding or surfing, the FlowRider is great fun for all ages and all skill levels.

Fuel Teen Club on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 13
Type: Kids Zone
Description: Open 'til 2 a.m., teens can dance, listen to music, or just hang out.

General Store on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 6
Type: Shop
Description: Port cities arent the only places to shop on a cruise--passengers can browse onboard for souvenirs, luxury goods, clothing, and accessories.

Guest Services and Explorations! on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 6
Type: Information
Description: The place to go for general ship information, to report lost or damaged goods, and to exchange money or traveler's checks. Shore excursions can also be booked at the Explorations! Desk.

Jewelry Shop on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 6
Type: Shop
Description: Port cities arent the only places to shop on a cruise--passengers can browse onboard for souvenirs, luxury goods, clothing, and accessories.

Jogging Track on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 13
Type: Sports
Description: Run laps while taking in the view. Our tracks are open to anyone and proper shoes are recommended.

Library on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 8
Type: Other
Description: An impressive selection of books are available to check out. Choose from a variety of topics, including travel, art, biography, fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, beauty, health, and more. Daily trivia games are often held here as well.

Logo Souvenir Shop on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 6
Type: Shop
Description: Next to the General Store is the Royal Caribbean Logo Souvenir Shop where you can find everything imaginable with Royal Caribbean logos on it.

Olive or Twist on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 15
Type: Bar
Description: Perched high above the sea, this glass-enclosed lounge is quite possibly the best place onboard to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun set.

Perfume Shop on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 6
Type: Shop
Description: A great place to treat yourself or that special someone to your favorite scent at duty free rates.

Photo Gallery and Shop on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 5
Type: Shop
Description: Check out the moments that our ship photographers have captured onboard in our photo gallery. A great memento for families and couples.

Pool Bar on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 12
Type: Bar
Description: Dip. Sip. Dip. Sip. How's that for relaxing? Our pool bars make it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from your deck chair. With only a few steps to both the pool and the bar, you can really maximize your lounging time and stay refreshed!

Promenade on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 7
Type: Other
Description: Stroll through the Royal Promenade to shop at boutiques or find just the pub, caf, or restaurant you've been looking for.

Promenade on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 6
Type: Other
Description: Stroll through the Royal Promenade to shop at boutiques or find just the pub, caf, or restaurant you've been looking for.

Promenade on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 8
Type: Other
Description: Stroll through the Royal Promenade to shop at boutiques or find just the pub, caf, or restaurant you've been looking for.

Pub on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 6
Type: Bar
Description: Whether you like your suds hoppy or stout, the Pub is happy to accommodate with a full list of imported beers.

RC Online on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 9
Type: Other
Description: It's high tech on the high seas! With royalcaribbean online, for a small fee you can access the Internet, send e-mails or send your family an e-postcard with your picture in it.

Rock Climbing Wall on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 14
Type: Sports
Description: At 150-200 feet above sea level, our rock-climbing wall offers skill combinations for all levels. Our signature rock climbing walls are our most popular feature and are available on all Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Whether it's your first time on a rock wall or you're a seasoned climber, there are challenges for all levels of experience. We'll provide all of the equipment, including shoes, helmets and harnesses. All you need to do is bring a pair of socks and, of course, your sense of adventure.

Schooner Bar on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 5
Type: Bar
Description: A casual place to relax in a Nautical setting to enjoy an afternoon beverage. This signature nautical themed Royal Caribbean bar with classic teak and brass can be found on all of RCCL cruise ships.

Seven Hearts on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 15
Type: Other
Description: Shuffle up for fun in Seven Hearts card and game room. The Seven Hearts Card Room is the place for heated bridge tournaments and relaxed games of go-fish alike.

Skylight Chapel on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 16
Type: Other
Description: Our wedding chapel, which can accommodate 40 people, is located on top of the Viking Crown Lounge (the highest point on the ship), and is the perfect place to say Ido.

Studio B on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 3
Type: Entertainment
Description: You won't believe your eyes when you step into Studio B. It's where you'll find our onboard ice-skating rink, not to mention our professional ice shows, which are a must-see. Featured on our Voyager-family ships, Studio B is also home to other onboard activities, like game shows, onboard parties, cooking demonstrations, and more. Once onboard, you can check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner for the day's schedule of events.

Studio B on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 4
Type: Entertainment
Description: You won't believe your eyes when you step into Studio B. It's where you'll find our onboard ice-skating rink, not to mention our professional ice shows, which are a must-see. Featured on our Voyager-family ships, Studio B is also home to other onboard activities, like game shows, onboard parties, cooking demonstrations, and more. Once onboard, you can check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner for the day's schedule of events.

Swimming Pools on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 12
Type: Pool
Description: Take a dip in one of our refreshing pools or lie pool side and soak in some sun.

The Crypt on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 4
Type: Bar
Description: Want to party like royalty? Then cut a tapestry rug in The Crypt, the two-level nightclub designed to look like a medieval castle.

The Crypt on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 5
Type: Bar
Description: Want to party like royalty? Then cut a tapestry rug in The Crypt, the two-level nightclub designed to look like a medieval castle.

The Living Room on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 13
Type: Kids Zone
Description: A laid-back place for teens to hang out with new friends.

Viking Crown Lounge on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 15
Type: Bar
Description: No Royal Caribbean cruise is complete without a stop in our signature lounge. Perched high above the ocean, this comfortable lounge offers spectacular vistas by day and turns into a lively dance club at night.

Vintages on Freedom of the Seas Deck: DECK 6
Type: Bar
Description: Enjoy a glass of your favorite vino, participate in a wine tasting or sample something new from our world-class cellar.

141 Tips for Freedom of the Seas

If you let your waiter know it is a special occasion , they will remember. They will remember if you order a certain type of roll or a special appetizer more than once, then they will inquire if you want that the next time or they will all ready have that particular roll for you.

Great idea to book a room in the forward of the ship since the food places are located in the aft, causing you to walk off all the food!

Try to book a top deck if you are not a smoker I was on 8, wish I had been higher for more breeze.

Always check the Ship's compass (newsletter) daily. It's the best way to not miss any of the fun activities.

Get a balcony room. Loved sitting out on the balcony sipping my coffee as we pulled into port, and falling asleep at night watching lightning storms.

Lunch at the dinning room is MUCH better than the windjammer cafe.

We enjoy the promenade deck to meet up after dinner.

Room Service and hit the pool deck early before it gets full

This is a very large ship, the crowd was noticeable on a couple instances. If participating in shows or other group events, get there early.

The showers are very small. Go to the spa and shower in spacious showers or enjoy the sauna and steam room.

Take advantage of your time on board. It goes by way to quick. If there is something you want to see or do, don't put it off for another day because you run out of time to do it.

DON'T DO MY TIME DINING! You'll be eating in the Windjammer most nights if you don't want to wait for hours to eat.

Choose sitdown dining

The room attendant seems to be hiding just outside to freshen the room. What a vacation from housework!

Adult pool was a great place to hang out if you don't have kids.

Go to the Windjammer for all meals. Greater selection, excellent quality, better views of the ocean.

Do the 6 o'clock dining or my time dining. We did 8pm dining and missed several shows we were interested

If you want to lay out on the main pool deck, you seriously have to get there at 8 am. The best time to actually swim is about 5 pm when everyone is getting ready for early seating dinner.

For early morning coffee and muffin, stop on Deck #5 at the café (24 hour). Happy servers ready and waiting with hot coffee and treats! Loved it.

Zipline on Labadee was fun, my first time! I would have gone again if it were not so expensive. If you like sea turtles go to the turtle farm.

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