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What people said about this ship:

"...to the special special servers everynight in the dining room !" in 87 reviews.

"...the wait staff and stateroom attendants to the cruise director , the people working on the ship were very friendly..." in 60 reviews.

"...it & your family are really losing out on the entire royal carribean experience." in 27 reviews.



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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Great cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 27, 2014

We have sailed many times with R.C and rarely do we not have good things to say about them.  This cruise was no exception.  Service was always outstanding.  Food at dinner was great. Food at lunch and breakfast better than average.  Entertainment was good, but not outstanding.  Cruise director did a very nice job.  Really enjoyed the skating show and the activities on deck.  The Promenade was outstanding with many shops and things to do.  They have a very nice parade for the little ones also.  We never get tired of going to St. Thomas or St. Maartin. I recommend this cruise and cruise line.

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disdawn
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Wonderful a Week!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 03, 2014

This cruise was just my husband and myself this time.  It was our first time on Royal.  Previously have done three cruises on Celebrity, which we really enjoyed.  The Freedom is very different from those ships and it was nice to try something new. Our cabin was actually a JS on deck 9.  Cabin 9564. We upgraded a week before sailing.  The crew was outstanding. The ship was very clean. There is a lot going on to keep busy if you like. There were many families with kids aboard and they had plenty to occupy them as well.  We ate in the MDR all but the two formal nights.  Our servers were terrific.  The food was good. A few misses but mostly good.  We also ate at Chops and Portofino.  Both were excellent meals. 

The Freedom Ice show was great.  Amazing what they could do on a ship.  We also thought the Once Upon a Time show was excellent. We only wished for more live music in the evening. 

The Promenade was really nice and never very crowded except during parade time. 

Tried the cafe there a few times and it was very good. Never tried Sorrentos pizza but it seemed pretty popular. We liked the champagne bar a lot as well as the Viking Crown for the amazing views. 

Overall, we had a wonderful, relaxing week. We would definitely sail on the Freedom again.

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A lot of space and storage Huge walk in closet Bed and sitting area.

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toytoy
Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Lifetime Memories

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 17, 2014

Best time of my life. Cruised on Freedom a few years back and had a great time, but they have upgraded the ship exceeding all expectations! From the service, to the staff, to the cleanliness of the ship everything was absolutely amazing. Even the captain was entertaining! Definitely had a wonderful time, would and will do it again, and recommend it to anyone, including children.

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cruisetiludrop
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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2nd time on Freedom ...still great

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 14, 2014

Spent this week in room 8354. Standard balcony room which has a great location from our point of view. Good access to the stairs / elevators. Our room steward "Speedy" did a fine job for us. We carried on two bottles of wine which he chilled for us when we wanted them to be cold.

 

We used my time dining for the first time. We had six people in our group and did not try to pick dining times prior to the cruise. We were faced with a choice of 6pm or 8:30pm. Nothing else. We went with 6pm for every night. Had the same table every night. Service was decent. We finished in time to go to the 8pm games in On Air which were always done in time to go to the 9PM shows. The cruise staff were very good hosts at all the events we went to. The cruise director was very much to my taste. Not over the top but very still entertaining.

 

My over all score for entertainment during this cruise was about a 6 out of 10. Others in our group rated it as high as an 8. The magician show was just so so. The production numbers were ok. We'd seen them before and they were so so then also. The ice show remains superior even though there were new skaters in their first week of work on the ship.

 

We ate at Chops and I personally found a couple of their changes not to my liking. Both my wife and I really were disappointed that they replaced Mississippi Mud Pie with a mousse style cake which was ok but nowhere near as good. They had the nerve to call it by the same name to add insult to injury. Secondly, I did not like how they changed the mushroom side dish from what they had previously served. My wife was ok with the change. They used three types of sliced mushrooms instead of the single type of whole mushrooms used before. The differences could be enough to keep me away next time.

 

We had very good island excursions at every port. On Jamaica we did the Martha Brae bamboo raft float. Relaxing and perfect weather. No bugs there may be normal based on what the guide said. It certainly made the trip more enjoyable. Grand Cayman was a catamaran trip to stingray city and snorkeling. First time for us at stingray city. It was fun. Snorkeling was so so. If we did this stop again we'd forego the snorkeling for time on 7 mile beach and we would not need to see stingray city again. It was worth doing once though. At Cozumel we did a jeep tour which was the best excursion of the week. We used cosumelcruiseexcursions.com. Very nice time and very good value.

 

 

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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We had a superb time....It was off the chain!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 28, 2014

Words cannot express how we feel, we are very grateful and happy with the quality of treatment we received everyone of your staff & attendant. The staff in the windjam was great they were just supper, we had a wonderful experience. We are planning to do it again with the family in a year time, the only thing I was a bit disappointed in was, that I was Looking Forward for the midnight buffet and the shows that showcase the talent that the Chefs buy the Carving then show of the fruits and the chocolate Fondant. I was told that the company no longer does or cater to those events anymore that :-(......Our experience was a great one, looking forward of seeing you all again with our entire family in a years time. Sincerely Yours Christopher & Debbieon Smith

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Some people don't know, the food, not the drinks are free in Cafe Promenade

weluv2cruise
Third Mate

I would suggest the Dining Room for lunch. The salad bar is exceptional.

As a Caribbean I do believe it was a good opportunity to see other countries and meet other people to see how they live and how different they do things. The shores Excursions were good even though I was not able to do more.

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7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014
Ship Name: Freedom of the Seas
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Sail Date: Nov 23, 2014
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Sail Date: Nov 30, 2014
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