Freedom of the Seas

4.1 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    
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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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Fun in the Sun

Using the hot tubs and pools. Enjoyed the snorkel tours. As always enjoyed eating especially... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
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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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Fabulous Week At Sea on Freedom

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The ports of call were all nice. The cruise staff members were wonderful...food outstanding especially the three specialty dinners....Total relaxation and fun.

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1 out of 5

Wouldnt do again, sticking with Norweigan

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

 is a nightmare to book a cruise on, spend months arguing about payments and things that were supposed to be on our account but werent listed, it was easier with every other cruise to book directly through the cruise site. Everyhting was a 30 minute phone call, and if you dont get someone directly from the cruise section expect them to not know anything and tell you your reservation does not exist.

 Our fist experience was a bust,

then when it comes to royal Caribbean, your food options after 11 are tiny sandwiches and not so good pizza.

Also we spent 4 days arguing about our  credit we got for booking and other credits that were supposed be there but weren't. Missed shows, missed dinners because we were either at the front desk or waiting in out room for someone to call us back at a designated time.

As for dining......we could only get reservestions for 730 ish every night and it takes about 2 hours to dine so this means we missed the 7pm show to eat dinner, we missed the 9pm because we were already at dinner and wouldnt make it on time OR we missed dinner to see a show. Those were pretty much our only options. we tried to make it to a show a little after 9 when we got out, but we could only stand in the back.

Didnt end up buying anything onboard, gift shop didnt have much of anything other than keychains and 8 different cups.

 

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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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4 out of 5

8 night cruise

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

We really enjoyed arriving at the destinations and going on the excursions, We snorkeled, sailed, kayaked and toured. In Labadee we had a nice private beach area at the far end of the property. The only problem with that is that there are no showers or faucets to clean yourself or feet of the sand and salt. My feet were all scratched from walking back to the ship. The beach was awesome though!

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Birthday cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We love the Freedom of the Seas, we have sailed on it five times, we especially like cabin 7408  with its specious balcony.    Our Stateroom attendant was very helpful and accommodating.  The service at my time dining was so professional, we stayed with the same table each night.  As always the food was great.

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3 out of 5

Good but I've been on better cruises

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Overall the trip was good but we had several issues on this cruise. I know things happen that are out of their control so overall it was a good cruise. 

 

Good: Staff- loved the staff, food selection was good, port stops were great.

 

The bad:

* One the night the alarm in our room went off and we had a beeping noise from 3am-8am. My husband said something to them but they weren't able to do anything about it. 

* Our friends ate a sandwich and it turned out that the sandwich had raw bacon. The staff wasn't very helpful when it came to this issue. 

* Our bathroom fixtures were old and broken

* They gave us our bill on the last day and then charged us $100+ more. Still hasn't been fixed. 

 

 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Smooth Cruising

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

For me the greatest part of the cruise was the fabulous weather combined with calm seas.  This combination provided for a very relaxing and enjoyable cruise experience.  

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3 out of 5

HARMONY OF THE SEAS

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We had a pretty good time. We found the food lacking in choices.  Entertainment was fair although my grand kids seem to like it. The ship was nicely designed. Elevators were slow.  People had no problem hogging the chairs all day.

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5 out of 5

Mr

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The cruise was wonderful, weather was excellent, dining room service was outstanding (Rosario & Estavam), the 2.5 hours to disembark almost ruined the whole experience.

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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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