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


What people said about this ship:

"The dining room food was so delicious and delivered by our humorous..." in 110 reviews.

"...of and cabin stewards were wonderful -- - as was our cruise director and activities director, Richard and Katy -- --..." in 76 reviews.

"Get ready for the ice show, the passenger entertainment was very innovative to say the least." in 41 reviews.



Freedom of the Seas sails to:

Caribbean - Western Caribbean - Eastern

1122 reviews from our community




taz1256
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2nd time on a cruise ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

Freedom of the seas the ship was big and beautiful the staff was very nice had a great time. Been on the Norwegian cruise. Line also and thought they had more things to do on  board . They had things around the pool every night which  was nice for a older person. 

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wadetyp
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Excellent Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

This was one of the best Cruises we have been on from 1995 to present because the size of a Ship makes a difference. Thank you, Royal Caribbean for the Freedom of the Seas. Now, we are looking at the Oasis, Allure and the Harmony when it set sail 2016.

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jaxjoy
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Very impressed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

We are 4 * mariners on HAL but found a last minute cruise on Freedom of the Seas and decided to try it.  We were very impressed and will be cruising much more often on RC now.  The food was not as good as HAL and we did miss the unlimited laundry service, but other than that we were pleased.  The (Owner's) suite was outstanding and so was the cabin steward and the concierge.  The concierge lounge may not be as good as HAL's Neptune lounge in the fact that there is much less in there.  I could not get iced water or drinks and every time I got hot water, it was NOT.  The coffee machine worked occasionally.  The food offering were pretty good in the afternoon, BUT, having a complimentary glass(es) of wine every night made up for it and then some.  I brought 2 bottles of wine onboard and never opened them.  Our dining stewards went out of their way to make everything perfect.  Giovanni's was awesome and can't wait to go back, however Chops was terrible and we won't be eating there again. The fish was dry and tough and the filet mignon was way overdone and when I received the new one it was tough and riddled with gristle. I ordered the filet mignon in Giovanni's and it was cooked perfectly.  We thoroughly enjoyed our excursions even though we have been in these ports many times. My favorite excursion was booked through Cruises Only, the Gardens and waterfalls tour in Jamaica.  The cruise line didn't offer this one, but the should!  This was our 23rd cruise.  We definitely plan to cruise with RC again!

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Royal carribean Freedom of the seas.

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We enjoyed our cruise to the western caribbean onboard frredom of the seas from port canneveral from april 12-19.However,I can't say that royal caribbean has anything better to offer as compred to Carnival.(we had done 2 previous cruises on carnival)For one ,we really were disappointed that there was NO food on the pool decks during sea days or any days.We had to go inside to the Windjammer to get food for lunch & the times it was available were limited.On Carnival there were food stations available at all times being freshly prepared all day on the Lido deck.Also I must say that the formal dining experience was much better on Carnival,in that the food was presented in a much more timely fashion at our evening meals &in a  much prettier display.Our experience on RC was not as pleasant in that we had to wait around 45 min to 1 hour between  getting our appetizer & our main course & our waiter was not very accomadating.The whole staff on Carnival seemed happier & more willing to serve their guests.Our ocean view room seemed more spacious on RC,but for the total experience & cost I must say I would tend to choose Carnival for future cruise experiences. I was very disappointed that I was not able to participate in RC's survey simply due to fact that I waited one week to complete it.

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afcatm76
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Cruising in April

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 12, 2015

The staff aboard the Freedom of the Seas were just great.   Everyone went out of there way to make us feel welcome.   From the initial dining experience on the first night until the day we departed, everyone we came into contact with was pleasant and friendly.   The activities about the ship were great; having the cruise director and other on TV to share what would be happening was a plus.   Getting the daily flyer really helped us plan our time each day.   

I had to work while on the cruise and the Internet was operational 95% of the time.  Paying for the Internet for the entire cruise was a plus too.   

If anything, I would have liked to have gotten more information on gratuities and beverage packages before the cruise.    This way I could have paid more of my fees up front.   

Overall a great experience

 

Mark A. Noe

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cgetz410
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Great Cruise on Freedom of the Seas

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This is our 2nd cruise on Freedom and she is a beautiful ship.  Having undergone a renovation in January 2015, she is up-to-date from top to bottom.  Her crew were exceptional.  Erlinda Martinez, our stateroom attendant, was awesome as were were waiter, Adrian, assistant waiter, Blaz, and one of our favorite bartenders in Viking Crown lounge, Lucian..  Every request was handled quickly and efficiently.  The various venues were great.  Don't miss the ice show if you cruise on Freedom, as it is spectacular.  Having come down with bronchitis while on this trip, I can tell you that Freedom's health center is top notch.  We would definitely cruise on Freedom again!

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jhoog3
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Okay cruise

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This was our third time on Freedom of the Seas. The experience was just okay. Pros: ship is clean, staff in the dining room and shops are excellent. Entertainment headliners are excellent

Cons: We booked a junior suite- other than extra room there was no other difference than a regular balcony cabin. Never knew the steward's name, had to ask for ice, ask for an extra towel, not even a pen was in the room. Bed had huge sag on my side- ouch. Food was cafeteria level and very small portions. If you happen to order and extra entree or dessert your waiter is allowed only enough for the number of tables they have in their station. They must go around to other waiters to see if they had no shows in their station so they can use that allotted entree- RIDICULOUS! Rented a cabana on Labadee- they are very nice but NOT worth $250 for the day- oh well. They raised the prices to $35 a person in the specialty restaurants- noticed they were mostly empty- I can understand why. Largest steak in Chops is 12oz- not that we eat a lot, but that is higher than New York city prices (Wolfgang's Steakhouse- excellent 20 oz- you  could share!) Going back to Celebrity...

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jesus0306
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The best Vacation

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We enjoy this cruise, lot of activities, good food the best service, the crew members are so great and make our vacations unforgettable. Thank You Royal Caribbean!!!

 

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Kudos to Royal Caribbean Once Again~

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

Fantastic cruise. RC never ceases to amaze me. What had the makings of a not so good vacation, on my partners behalf, turned into a wonderful trip.

The Cabin Steward, the Guest Services, ALL of the staff were especially accommodating, and made the vacation a wonderful experience.

The food was always superb! The ship was spotless! I cannot say enough but I will end it here. Just know that there IS NOT a better cruise line in the industry!

Kudos to Royal Caribbean,,,Looking to book another cruise as soon as i finish this review.

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She's a beaut!

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great dining experiance aboard the freedom of the seas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Freedom of the Seas | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

great time had by all. many shopping deals on board! Buy your take home liquor on board the first day for 20% discout. The vendors on board will meet any price on like items found on the island...that's not good enough for me though i want them to beat their best price! they did on a beautiful watch saved around 60%! Not much time on shore,  i would prefer a few more hours at each port.

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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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