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


What people said about this ship:

"...were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary & the dining room crew made it a very special occasion for us." in 92 reviews.

"...all of the activities, entertainment( Graham the cruise director is hilarious - MAKE SURE TO GO TO THE LOVE AND GAME..." in 61 reviews.

"...line to find out it was for skating lesson only, and the ice show was outside on this floor." in 34 reviews.



Freedom of the Seas departs from:

Port Canaveral, Florida

Freedom of the Seas sails to:

Caribbean - Western Caribbean - Eastern

879 reviews from our community




toychil
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My cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

I had to rate my cruise has a good experience because I would not let me tell you how I feel about my cruise, it was BAD not at all what the say that it is, they lied to us about the ship not running the way that it is supposed to, they changed our port times because of the way that the ship was running, they knew it the week before our cruise and they did NOT contact us and give us a choice to rebook our cruise to a better time when the ship was running the way that it should have been! they  told me TWO different times that I ask if there was any problems with the ship and BOTH  times I was told oh no there is nothing wrong with the ship, did not know that they had changed things until we where on the ship! that is not the way that they should treat people! but you know what I have been told SORRY  but we are NOT going to give to anything for your cruise not going the way that it was suppose to, so I will do anything and everything to tell people to NEVER book with them,  I do hope that they lose a lot of business the way that they are treating the people that where on the cruise.  Thank you for listening 

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not2sweet87
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Wish it never ended

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

I will say the only negative thing we experienced was not being able to go to Mexico; we understand when a child is sick rules need to be followed- but it's still upsetting that we had to turn around instead of them getting a helicopter. I will say this was the best cruise we've been on (we've been on 2 others before this one). The shows were great and the food was amazing (let's say my husband and I both gained weight). They had tons of excursions to choose from and the ship itself had a lot to do too!

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marki113
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Mechanical Issues

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

The ship had mechanical issue that reduced the it's top speed.  These problems caused us to have shorten port of calls and this contributed to our Cozumel poet of call to be canceled.  Overall we were satisfied with the cruise but would not rate it as one of our best. 

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cruisejunky
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still a wonderful ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

This was our 4th cruise on Freedom of the Seas and it continues to be a wonderful cruise. The shows were great, especially the ice show and the dining room service (Liz Lopes assistant server and Allen Mabatten server) was outstanding. This cruise only gets a 4 star rating because some things seemed to be a half step off from the norm. The cabin attendant was less than great. There seemed to be a lack of enthusiasm in  the cleaning process and in being available for any issues. There seemed to be a considerable delay in the disembarkation process and we were not able to get the requested disembarkation time requested. Overall we still recommend the Freedom of the Sea cruises and plan on doing it again soon.

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What at great time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

We had a great time the food was good and the entertainment was great. There were so many different activities onboard that the time just flew by to fast. Will have to do it again.

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my experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

Defective Ship. Excursions cancelled. Shower backed up. Luke warm water. Food less than average.indifference by guest services. State room smelled. Not the perfect Christmas gift for my family. Missed one port because of medical emergency which if we had full power won't have happened. WILL NEVER USE ECO AGAIN

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Very relaxing cruise.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

I enjoyed this cruise.  It was very relaxing.  The ship was very clean and continued cleanliness was emphasized by the staff at all times.   The staff was very accommodating.

Time in ports of call was shortened because 1 of 3 propeller pods was not functioning.  In addition to that there was a medical emergency that required us to return to our 3rd port, which resulted in missing the 4th port, due to our inability to run at full speed.   Despite these set backs, the cruise was still enjoyable, if you were content with just relaxing onboard.  Our cabin unfortunately was next to an elevator shaft for staff members and it needed servicing.  It was difficult to sleep the first 3 nights of the cruise because of the banging and dragging sounds of the cables, but it improved by the end of the cruise.  The ship is going into dry dock in January for repair, so I'm sure it will be in much better condition in early 2015.

The Broadway type shows were very good.  However, I did not appreciate the negative demeanor and at times vulgarity of the comedian acts, especially when one particular comedian continued to insult children while aware of their being in the audience.  

Freedom of the Seas is a beautiful ship and has many activities to keep all ages satisfied.  

Favorites from this trip were:  Ice show, Boogie boarding/surfing, great dinners in the diningroom, big screen movie by the pool, evening shows, Dreamworks parade.

 

 

 

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Itinerary change

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 30, 2014

We booked a cruise to the islands of St Thomas and St Marteen, the night before we sailed we were texted that our ship's itinerary  had been changed completely to Nassau and Cozumel. We had visited these ports on previous cruises and did not wish to return to these ports again.

The service was excellent and we enjoyed most of the entertainment but not up to par with other cruises we have taken with RCCL. 

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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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