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  1. Does the Freedom of the Seas have a coastal kitchen? If they do, are jr. suite passengers able to go to eat there? Also, does the Freedom OTS have both Diamond and Concierge Lounges? If they do, what is the difference between the two? Thank you!
  2. Usually we don't try to board early in San Juan if we arrange for late checkout through Hilton Honors but if weather isn't stellar we may arrive early. Where is a good place to enjoy first drinks of the beverage package? We will probably just grab pizza or something light because we will have a large breakfast at the hotel.
  3. It's been awhile since I've been on here and searching seems to be a little different, I used to be able to find info on cabins much easier. If someone could tell me the best way to find it then I won't start new topics. Thx! What I am looking at, both cabins are "spacious" but on the deck plan 7400 is the same length as the other balconies and 7402 is shorter, just wonder what the difference is, if there is one?
  4. I've read some fairly critical reviews of the passengers on Freedom of the Seas out of San Juan from cruisers that traveled in the last few months. These types of reviews are harder to find before this fall/winter, so I'm wondering about their validity (I don't think anyone is lying, but some reviewers may be more sensitive than others). I am booked for a June 2019 cruise on this ship and I'm concerned about the rowdy nature that has been described. I anticipate and hope to have a fun crowd on our cruise, but I'm not interested in a week of rudeness, cutting lines, people taking over areas of a ship as has been described in 5-6 reviews in recent months. Are these descriptions an accurate portrayal of cruisers out of San Juan? Or are these reviewers exaggerating? We are considering canceling our cruise and picking another ship/departure port if this is accurate information.
  5. Can anyone tell me if Freedom has a Starbucks onboard? Considering the alcohol package and I know Starbucks is not included but I love my specialty coffees.
  6. Just out of curiosity.. Does anyone know when we will be assigned a cabin? Our cruise isn't for awhile yet but I was just wondering. Thanks
  7. We are getting ready to sail on the Freedom of the Seas in June. We were wondering if we can buy the coffee card once we get on board the ship with our on board credit. Thanks for the help.
  8. My husband and I will each get the Diamond+ benefit of 2 days of free internet on our Freedom cruise in June. That will cover us on one device for the first 4 days of our cruise. Does the ship offer a 2 or 3 day internet package that we can purchase on board at a discounted rate on the last several days of the cruise?
  9. I just returned from our 7 day cruise (ABC) on FOS. This is not a full review of the entire trip, just a post with my general feelings about the ship. I read so many reviews before our cruise with complaints about FOS, that I was a little bit worried about going on our cruise. Because of this, I really wanted to share our experience on FOS. Bottom line - do not worry if you are cruising on FOS soon! I have been on four Royal Caribbean cruises, and this by far was the best service and food experience we have had on RC. We are foodies, and we found the food and service in the main dining room to be well above what we had experienced on other RC ships. We usually do a couple of specialty dining options, but did not feel it was necessary on this cruise. Food was always really good, hot, and well prepared. This also carried over to room service. We ordered room service for breakfast every day and our food was always delivered on time and was always hot. Fruit was fresh and the coffee was actually good. LOL Service on this ship exceeded our expectations. From our cabin attendant, to the dining room staff, to the bar staff, and to the general staff around the boat cleaning and tidying the ship (including constant bathroom attendants), everything was top-notch. It is only fair to note that the ship is showing her age a little bit. Some buttons on the elevators didn’t light up. There were little scratches in the wood in some places. Worn areas in the restroom in the cabin. Etc. None of this minor cosmetic blemishes, impacted our cruise experience at all. I can also comment on the key. We purchased the key for this cruise to test it out. We always buy an Internet package, so for us it wasn’t a big jump to try the key. We really enjoyed the benefits of the key. Having a Chops lunch on the first day, the breakfast on the last day with an escort to the terminal when we departed the ship, was definitely a nice perk. Luggage was placed in its own section of the terminal when departing, and was ready to be picked up at 8 AM. Check in was also a breeze, even in San Juan, with a designated line for key members. I hope this alleviates anyone’s concerns about cruising on FOS. This being my fourth RC cruise, it has been my favorite so far! Now .... on to Explorer! 😉
  10. Looking for Freedom out of San Juan cruise compass. 7 day southern. ABC islands & St maarten. Thanks for any info.
  11. Does anyone have current menus? We are traveling in 2 weeks on the Freedom and I would love to see the menu ahead of time. Thanks in advance!
  12. Does anyone have current menus? We are traveling in 2 weeks on the Freedom and I would love to see the menu ahead of time. Thanks in advance!
  13. Our cruise is just weeks away! It has been years since we have been in a JS on Freedom and very excited. I just read something about toiletries being provided in a JS. Can someone please confirm? And if so, what does that include and if so, do they get replenished daily? Thank you you for your replies! CruiseBell on a Rainey day in Georgia!
  14. I'm traveling with a 9 month old on the Freedom the end of this month. 1) do kids get their own ship card. 2) if they don't, how would a non parent (aka not someone who will be in the same room kiddo is staying but someone who does have a notarized care letter to take on and off the boat) be able to get the kid on and off the boat without a ship card or in the kiddo's room? Can we request an extra room card for this purpose? 3) anyone know what time the kids pool or splash zone open? 4) we've read a few places that the adventure ocean offers a special time once per day (or a few times a week?) for kids 0-3 to basically come and play with their adult in tow, does anyone have any details? where? when? 5) has anyone asked for a crib to be provided? we have it in the requests. but wondering what they end up looking like if they are decent or if we should just bring our travel crib. 6) trying to figure out the best way to make bottles, room temp or warm just can't be cold. If the tap water is safe (assuming it is) that's just fine just not sure the best route for this, would prefer not to lug a weeks worth of bottled water on board. Any other information would be super helpful! thank you!
  15. Sailing on Freedom in end of April. Trying to decide on dinner reservation times. I found 2 sets of Compasses from December 2018 and January 2019. Itineraries are similar to our cruise but not the same. How much variation can we expect in the Daily Planner. Is it safe to plan a dinner time around an old Compass? Any input or suggestions would be appreciated!
  16. Looking into taking the kids to the S.Carrib. The reviews on the Freedom look pretty bad. Dated ship, smelly etc. This trip will be quite expensive next summer for my family of 5. Has anyone recently been on the Freedom that could give me some insight on the current shape of the Freedom. I don't want to throw away 6-8k for a smelly dated ship. Thanks for any help that you may offer. ***If you work for a cruise line and happen to read this, please start offering a decent Eastern Caribbean itinerary from Miami. Short stops on islands an 3 ports for 7 night cruises don't cut it in my opinion!! ***
  17. Hi everyone, My family just booked a B2B sailing in late May of 2020 and am interested to know more about the drydock that is happening before that sailing. Specifically, what it will entail and what time is it scheduled for. I understand if this information is not available, however any information helps. Thanks so much! -Ethan
  18. I just learned that our next cruise on Freedom departs on the same day as the final episode of the final season of Game of Thrones (May 19). We can record it and watch when we get home, but I'm afraid that we won't be able to go a week without hearing someone reveal something from the final episode. A couple of questions specific to Freedom: 1. Does Stream work well enough to truly stream video? We can either watch it live on HBO Go or watch it on the Spectrum app from our DVR, assuming that it doesn't drive is crazy by buffering every few seconds. 2. Can we plug into an HDMI input on our stateroom TV (using an iPad with the appropriate converter/cable)? I've read a few threads about this but haven't paid close enough attention to which ships can do this. I'm assuming, even though this will be an extremely popular show, that it won't be shown anywhere on the ship since it's not very family friendly. Yeah, I know...we're on a cruise. If you feel the need to judge others for what they do on their vacation, please keep it to yourself.
  19. Hi! Going on freedom of the seas soon. Last time we had a window view room. This tome we just have an interior room. Does anybody know how many outlets are in the room and where it’s located? Our room last time had a mirror and I think I remember the outlets being close to the mirror. It would just be helpful to know how many outlets are in the room and bathroom so I can plan for adapters accordingly. thanks so much!!!!
  20. We are sailing in FOS next month on the 7 night southern itinerary. Does anyone know what nights are formal nights on this sailing?
  21. just got word freedom port calls have changed dates for 1/20/19 sailing any word why
  22. We are going on the April 7th sailing of the Freedom of the seas and I was wondering if anyone that has sailed on her recently can tell me what the current shows are.
  23. I was thinking about doing a Freedom cruise out of San Juan. I have never done this class of ship as I have only been on Oasis class of ships (which I really enjoy). However I am interested in going to the other islands that Oasis class does not go like St. Lucia and Barbados. My main question is what type of chairs are on the balcony staterooms. In the pictures posted here some of the pictures show what appears to be an older style chair with straps that does not recline or have an adjustable back on it. Some other pictures show a newer style chair that does have an adjustable back. My parents had gone on Oasis several years ago and said they had that older style chair and found it uncomfortable. However I have had the newer style on both Harmony and Symphony and loved it and found it very relaxing. So did Freedom get new chairs and replace the old ones or is it only certain cabins like suites that have these chairs. If the ship leaves at 8pm what time can you actually board. Can you still board early like around 11am or noon like I did on Oasis class that had a 4 or 5pm sail away. Overall what was everyone's experience with Freedom (mind you I will be coming from an Oasis class which I loved things like Central Park and the Boardwalk which I know Freedom does not have). Thanks
  24. Hi all Have never been on Freedom of the seas. I have sailed Royal Caribbean about five times . Not sure what deck to book a balcony on! Yes I know not to book on floors without cabins beneath and above and so forth! Do you have a favorite area?Anything I should know about this ship? Cruise number 40 coming up! TY!
  25. Sailing Feb 10th out of San Juan. Need to know what nights are formal nights? Thanks
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