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Overview

Freedom of the Seas houses 1,360 crew members and a total of 4,515 passengers. Though the ship debuted in 2006, upgrades in 2011 and 2015 ushered in some new amenities, such as a poolside movie screen and the Vitality Spa. Other highlights include three pools and six whirlpools, a surf simulator, a rock climbing wall and an ice skating rink. Adults can spend time at the casino and 10 bars and lounges.

Freedom of the Seas houses a three-level main restaurant, several casual eateries (including Johnny Rockets and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream) and three specialty restaurants (for an extra charge).

When it comes to lodging, guests can choose from four categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony or Suite. All cabins include minibars and LED TVs. Past cruisers recommend springing for a suite if you're traveling with a group, as such rooms offer extras like private balconies and living areas. 

In 2018-19, Freedom of the Seas departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico, for sailings throughout the Caribbean

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Freedom of the Seas houses 1,360 crew members and a total of 4,515 passengers. Though the ship debuted in 2006, upgrades in 2011 and 2015 ushered in some new amenities, such as a poolside movie screen and the Vitality Spa. Other highlights include three pools and six whirlpools, a surf simulator, a rock climbing wall and an ice skating rink. Adults can spend time at the casino and 10 bars and lounges.

Freedom of the Seas houses a three-level main restaurant, several casual eateries (including Johnny Rockets and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream) and three specialty restaurants (for an extra charge).

When it comes to lodging, guests can choose from four categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony or Suite. All cabins include minibars and LED TVs. Past cruisers recommend springing for a suite if you're traveling with a group, as such rooms offer extras like private balconies and living areas. 

In 2018-19, Freedom of the Seas departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico, for sailings throughout the Caribbean

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2006

Pros & Cons

  • Recent passengers praised the ship's entertainment

  • Some guests were unimpressed with the food quality

4.05Scorecard
  • 4.0Expert Rating »
  • 4.1Traveler Rating »
  • 4.0Health Rating »

Rankings

Freedom of the Seas ranks #8 out of 24 Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Freedom of the Seas offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Freedom of the Seas contains 14 decks. Find out which features are available on each Freedom of the Seas deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 2705 guests have reviewed Freedom of the Seas, giving it a rating of 4.2 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.2 out of 5(2705 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples43.7%
Families w/older children19.3%
Families w/young children9.3%
Singles/Friends9.3%
Groups9.1%
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