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Price: $$     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"The food in the dining room was good, some hits, lots of misses." in 115 reviews.

"The cruise Director was almost as good as the outstanding entertainment." in 77 reviews.

"Ice show was unbelievable." in 42 reviews.



Freedom of the Seas sails to:

Caribbean - Western Caribbean - Eastern

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OUTSTANDING TRIP !!!!!!!!!

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COULDN'T HAVE BEEN BETTER!!!!!

STAFF WAS EXCELLENT, COULDLN'T HAVE BEEN MORE ATTENTIVE, WHICH MAKES FOR A VERY PLEASANT TRIP.  WE HAVE ALREADY BOOKED ANOTHER CRUISE FOR NOVEMBER.

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Service Excellent; Food Good, but Not Great

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The Windjammer and Dining Room food was sub par and reminded me and my husband of a Golden Corral buffet. As such, we had to upgrade to a premium dining package ($280 for both of us for the week) so we could eat at the better restaurants every night.

However, the staff was amazing. In regards to service:

The dining staff: Elvira in Leonardo's, Bien Bayais, Michael Luna, Toma Kusic, Amanda Frederick, and Greggie in Chomps. I could not believe how much they remembered about us and our preferences and/or went above and beyond to exceed our expectations.

Room Steward: Iwayan Panca Adnyana absolutely thrilled us with his greetings in the hall and towel creations. Additonally, there were times when we left for a short period (didn't put the make up the room sign out) and would come back to an emptied trash can, made bed, and/or replaced towels. He was spectacular.

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Beautiful ship, BUT...

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: May 10, 2015

We were very excited about our first Royal Caribbean cruise, and were not disappointed in this beautiful ship with so many amenities, however we had a few bad experiences. We booked our shore excursions on the first full day on the ship, and the staff booked us on the wrong excursion. Instead of a catamaran/snorkel tour we got a bus tour with a beach stop. Ruined the entire day! All because they had the same number, just one had letters also. We wrote the correct code down, but in haste the rep booked the wrong one. The staff were very friendly and pleasant, but guest services sent a note to our cabin three nights in a row stating our credit card could not be authorized, so we were stressed about what could have possibly gone wrong, stood in line three nights in a row at the guest services desk only to be told everything was fine. GRRRR!!! And then, while the dining staff were excellent, we had to send food back on more than one occasion because it was cold. We are not picky people, but these annoyances really took a toll on our enjoyment factor. Never had any problems with the 8 Carnival cruises I have taken.

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Freedom of the Seas is a great ship.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: May 10, 2015

This was a great cruise that we took to enjoy the ship more than the stops.  We only ever got off for a few hours and enjoyed the ship and balcony room, the rest of the time.  We noticed that the crew was very happy to work on this ship and said multiple times that many had worked on others, but it was not as nice as the Freedom of the Seas and the Captain's management team.  Things were not always perfectly running, but anytime there was a maintenance issue it was resolved in hours.  The Cruise Director also was very entertaining all the time.

We called this imported Jamaica, since this was the nicest part of the island we could see from the ship.  Many locals worked these shops and it was very nice, clean and safe.

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Best Vacation Ever!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: May 09, 2015

My wife and I went for our honeymoon and we had a blast! It was our first cruise and we will definitely look to cruise again. The cruise was great because my wife likes to hang out by the beach and I like to be active and do things. The cruise was able to accommodate both of our needs. The service on the ship was excellent! The ship was clean and you can tell that the employees care about their jobs. The food was excellent! We went to Chops Grille and had the best steak ever! Make sure you do shore excursions, especially in Jamaica. There is not a whole lot to do in Jamaica unless you do a shore excursion. Royal Caribbean and their staff are top notch!

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Great Staff!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: May 03, 2015

The Staff! Al the way from the Captain, his executive committee, guest services, dancers, dining room and steward were all excellent.  That is what I remember was the people; how helpful, patient, accommodating and pleasant they all were.

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Beach Excursion in St. Maartin

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ENJOYED!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: May 03, 2015

Truly enjoyed our cruise! However, I believe we have had enough Caribbean Islands - they are all so similar. RC is a great ship! But, we also enjoy HA and NCL. Looking forward to new adventures.

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Disappointing cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: May 03, 2015

We were disappoint with our cruise.  This was our first cruise on Royal Caribbean and our experience is that Holland American and Celebrity do a much better job.  The quality of the food was fair including the variety and the dining room staff needed much more help. TV viewing on the ship was very limited in English.  This is the first time we cruised in over 20 cruises where a chocolate was not placed in our pillow at night.  Our cabin attendant was very stingy with the bars of soap  We only received one bar of soap for the sink and one for the shower.  Good thing I brought my own soap. There wasn't even liquid body soap in the shower.

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Freedom of the Seas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 26, 2015

Kimberly did a great job finding us a room on the Freedom of the Seas.  Finally did the  zip line on Labadee!  The weather was perfect and the seas were calm!  Food was excellent as usual!  Booked two more cruises for this year and next!  Only complaint was the food on the private island was horrible!  Ribs were inedible!

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tvelji
Second Mate

Pizza was free at the Pizza place on the promenade. The drinks aren't free, but if you have one of the drink packages it pays off. Tips are included in the purchase of the package. They had a cupcake shop and I bought one of the cupcakes for a little over 2 dollars. It was delicious!

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.

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