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Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas

81 reviews
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Common Areas (1,096)
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Itineraries for this ship


Passengers: 4,515   |   Crew: 1,360
Passengers to crew: 3.32:1
Passengers to space: 40.8:1
Launched: 2006   


  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
Additional decks
Deck 2 layout
  Ocean View (2N)  
  Ocean View (3N)  
  Spacious Interior (1R)  
  Interior (2V)  
  Interior (6V)  
  Interior (1V)  
  Interior Accessible (3V)  
  Ultra Spacious Ocean View (1K)  
  Ocean View (8N)  
  Ocean View (1N)  
Studio B
Arcadia Theatre
Conference Center


Cabin size: 188 - 214 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 173
Accessible rooms: 8
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 738
Traveller rating
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dondada365 wrote a review May 2020
Christiansted, St. Croix208 contributions82 helpful votes
This was our 2nd time on Freedom leaving out of San Juan. We got an OV room because we really wouldn't spend a lot of time on the balcony or in our room. We always love departing from San Juan and we love to see all of our Puerto Rican friends partying and dressing sharp. We have sailed on 7 cruises all together in the last 1.5 years and we are definitely addicted and look forward to more cruising. The Freedom is excellent for first time cruisers but we are at the place where we look forward to excellent shows and onboard activities.
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rjb320 wrote a review Apr 2020
Roanoke, Virginia15 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent a week headed to the Southern Caribbean on Freedom of the Seas. I was concerned about this being an older ship (before renovation) and it showing its age. We often travel via cruise ship and only have ever sailed on the newer ones. Let me just say, this may be my favorite ship. The departure point of San Juan was so fun. We started the vacation 2 days before the cruise! How many people can say they went and toured a fort, visited the House of Bacardi, and then got on a cruise ship all in a day? The ship had amazing staff members and the size was great. Not too small but not overwhelmingly big. The itinerary is the main draw here but she is so fun! Rooms were spacious with large balconies and the entertainment was great. We loved how many room options there were. My mom and I had a balcony while my aunt and cousin saved some $ in an interior but still had a window overlooking the promenade. Overall, I 100% recommend this ship to anyone and cannot wait to be back on her and see all the renovations in December 2020 for my college graduation friend cruise!
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Kevin W wrote a review Feb 2020
dublin27 contributions10 helpful votes
Myself and my wife decide to book a Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon And it was a great choice the ship the staff the food the attentiveness of the staff the cleanliness of the ship the service we received Yes it was expensive but you get what you pay for We got the drinks package and didn’t regret it the choice of drink on board is great The choice of food on board caters for all types of eaters The casino the cigar bar the decks the restaurants the night club the cinema the pools the jacuzzi the pool side bar staff The stops the whole trip from getting on the ship to leaving was remembered and remarkable We had a balcony room and the same person serviced our room twice daily he left us towel animals very well made and kept our room very clean and tidy and comfortable, also would like to thank guest services who also left us a fantastic gift to remember out trip and congratulate us on our honeymoon Royal Caribbean really know how to make a trip enjoyable The staff onboard a credit to the company We are already planning our next cruise Thank you mr and mrs Whelan
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Citiboyz wrote a review Feb 2020
Thonotosassa, Florida2 contributions1 helpful vote
If it’s a last minute cruise and u see a stormy weather ahead/during cruise, brace yourself for Motion Sickness aka Sea Sick ‼️
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Don B wrote a review Feb 2020
Pinellas Park, Florida75 contributions28 helpful votes
Everything was great. From the cabin attendant to the wait staff and meals. All people involved learned our preferences within 2 days. The cabin attendant had maintenance fix things that I noticed but didn't report because it was minor and didn't bother us. The wait staff learned what we wanted as a pre-dinner, during dinner and after dinner drinks and just came by and said "The usual?". All of the meals in the main dinning room were cooked perfectly. My wife especially liked the suit because it had a tub rather than just a shower. We have cruised multiple times (about 20 times since 1996). We have cruised on luxury ships such as Regent Seven Seas (several times). We were as pleased on this ship as any of the luxury ships.
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