Freedom of the Seas

4.1 out of 5
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About Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 3634 passengers and 1360 crew, and sails from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida and Barcelona, Spain.

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Freedom of The Seas Eastern Caribbean 2017

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Freedom of The Seas Eastern Caribbean 2017

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I love unpacking once and visiting all of the fun and interesting ports. There is always something new to see and do on Royal's cruises. The ships are beautiful and immaculate. The shows are always beyond entertaining!

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Great Trip to the Caribbean

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This last trip went very well. The weather was great, the service on the ship was fantastic, the food was excellent as well as the entertainment. The ship itself is beautiful and the stops the ship made were good. Labadie is great for swimming  and the BBQ was excellent. Best bet to shop is the "flee market". Prices are marked and no haggling is required. If you like to barter go behind the shops and do your thing. Puerto Rico is always enjoyable and for $10.00 you can get a tour of old and new San Juan. St Martin and St Kitts is great for shopping and beaches. Watch the monkeys on St Kitts they will charge to take a picture with the dirty monkey's. Good shopping on the ship. Doris Swager was excellent is setting up the trip and her follow-up..    

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Will not sail Freedom Again

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Our dining room waiter Cesar was fabulous! Bright, personable, efficient, knowledgeable, engaged...really made a favorable impression! Overall, tho, we were UNDERWHELMED by the Freedom...apparently the ship was renovated in January 2015 adding nearly 800 more passengers without additional gathering spaces! Too crowded--Sea days most chairs claimed by 8 AM! Slow and crowded elevators, ho-hum entertainment except for ice show and production (MARQUEE). Limited places to eat; ate at Chops..poor service, so/so food, Dining room Food: c+, for some reason could only get roast beef either medium rare or medium well? How odd! Scooners Bar used for trivia at cocktail hour ... frustrating! Slow disembarkation without explanation of delay. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Freedom of the Seas

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

This was our third cruise on Royal Caribbean and we had a wonderful time.  This was our first time cruising with young children and were very impressed with the Adventure Club and activities for children onboard.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

A Loyal Royal Caribbean cruiser

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Every Thing Was Perfect This Was My 6Th Cruise I Have Learned About Sailing So I Know That Royal Caribbean Is The Best,My 1 And Only Cruise Line I Put My Vacation & My Wedding Anniversary On It Every Year,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thanx.Edwin

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I was disappointed in a number of the policy's that Royal Caribbean has instituted most importantly the internet usage policy. In the past you could pay for usage as used or requested now you only have one internet option package.

I felt the lounge entertainment was sorely lacking from past RC cruises.

RC used to provide a daily News paper update. When I inquired they said only available on TV which I found totally inadequate. 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
1 out of 5

Too Many Passengers, Bad Cruise Line

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The food in the main dining room was cold on most nights. The ship was way over booked with more than 5300 passengers. The crew was overwhelmed by the number of passengers. We also learned that Royal Caribbean is giving third parties personal financial information of the purchases you make on the ship. I take my privacy very seriously and will probably never sail on another Royal Caribbean Cruise due to this breach of trust and flagrant violation of US Privacy Laws. The pier staff at Port Everglades were very overwhelmed. We were flagged by US Customs because of fraudulent reporting by Royal Caribbean to US Customs. The Royal Caribbean Employee made it her mission to almost yell that we are being detained by US Customs on 4 different occasions while escorting us to Customs. The Royal Caribbean Employee was also trying to separate our family do to the mistake they made in reporting to customs. They offered no apology for the whole ordeal and no one in their corporate office will even speak with us about the incident. It simply appears that Royal Caribbean has grown to big and no longer cares about individual passengers just their bottom line. I would suggest looking at other cruise lines and avoiding Royal Caribbean at all cost.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

First Cruise!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

This was our first cruise. It was awesome. Freedom of the Seas was a great ship. Lots to do. Friendly staff. Nothing negative except even for a 7 day cruise it was too short. LOL had so much fun we didn't want to get off. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

This was our 5th Cruise.  We enjoyed all of the ports and our excursions we planned.   We have cruised on the Independence of the Seas-which is the sister ship to Freedom.  Our room was facing the front of the ship on the 12th floor.  Very nice room - lots of storage space, great view, etc.  The only bad thing I have to say about the room was it seemed to have more swaying with the ship being in the front.  You felt more movement.  We were a little disappointed in the shows and lack of parades.  We did not go to any of the big shows - not our interest.  We did go to a few other shows like Love and Marriage.  For us, we choose My Time dining and we did have some problems getting in to eat before a show.  We missed some shows because of that. I would probably do it different next time with My Time dining.  Otherwise, we all really liked the ports and excursions.  One last thing to comment on is we think there should be a change in the excursions.  Some of the people on the excursions would be sort of rude and not listen to the hosts.  They took as long as they wanted and made everyone wait.  The change I think should happen is they stick to the time frame and it people are not ready or etc - leave without them.  One excursion was suppose to be 3 hours but ended up being over 4 hours and some of the people on the excursion had other excursions planned and they missed it.  Otherwise the excursion were a lot of fun.  Take the cruise and have fun!!

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5 out of 5

Fun in the Sun

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Using the hot tubs and pools. Enjoyed the snorkel tours. As always enjoyed eating especially in the dinning room, the Wind Jammer was good also. Loved going to the casino even though I did not win money.

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DECK 5

Deck 5 features the Pharaoh's Palace, Connoisseur Club, Galileo Dining Room, and the Royal Promenade - where you can shop, eat, or just hang out at the...

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DECK 11

Deck 11 features the Ship Shape Fitness Center, Solarium, pools, whirlpools, H20 Zone, Chops Grille, Portofino, Jade Restaurant, and Windjammer Cafe.

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DECK 12

Deck 12 features the Freedom Day Spa, Sky Bar, jogging track, Challenger's Arcade, The Living Room, Adventure Ocean, Fuel, and Johnny Rockets.

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DECK 4

Deck 4 features the Arcadia Theatre, Schooner Bar, Casino Royale, Boleros Lounge, and the Isaac Dining Room.

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radashley
Contributor Level: Third Mate

The pizza on the Promenade was pretty good as we're some of the sandwiches from the coffee shop. The food in the Windjammer was nearly as good as what was in the dining room and if you prefer to dress more casually then that is the place to be....not as stuffy. There was always a good selection.

tvelji
Contributor Level: 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!

tricia46400072
Contributor Level: Purser

The food in the Starbucks coffee shop is free (although the Starbucks is not) - not many people realized this and there was never a line.

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Price

L

Size

Jun 2006

Built

6 yrs ago

Refurbished

3634

Total Passengers

2.67

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

1827

Total Cabins

28

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