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23 hours ago, sushigirl53 said:

I was on the Freedom some years ago in a ocean view balcony room and really liked the ship. However, since losing my husband three years ago, I now travel with my adult daughter and a cousin of mine. The three of us sailed on the Allure OTS in 2017 and shared a Grand Suite. It had LOTS of room and storage for the three of us and we fell in love with the perks that go with staying in a suite; especially the Suites Lounge and Coastal Kitchen. Those areas on the Allure appear to be located in what used to be the Viking Crown Lounge.

 

Now, we are considering a southern Caribbean cruise out of San Juan on the Freedom for the summer of 2020. So, we will be looking at booking a Grand Suite, again, to comfortably accommodate the three of us. Hearing about the upcoming dry dock upgrades to the Freedom, we are hoping that the current VCL will be converted to a SL and CK. Any information on that sort of change coming to Freedom with these upgrades?

 

Thanks for any information.

Phyllis in GA

If the changes to Freedom are like those on Liberty then the area next to VCL that was for games and  card playing will be converted to a SL. It was very nice with a private outdoor area and lots of windows and seating. But I doubt there will be a CK. You shouldn’t expect the complimentary wine,  beer and soda that Oasis class has daily in SL. 

That being said, I think a GS will be comfortable for you. We love Freedom. She’s our favorite non-Oasis class ship. 

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23 hours ago, sushigirl53 said:

 

Now, we are considering a southern Caribbean cruise out of San Juan on the Freedom for the summer of 2020. So, we will be looking at booking a Grand Suite, again, to comfortably accommodate the three of us. Hearing about the upcoming dry dock upgrades to the Freedom, we are hoping that the current VCL will be converted to a SL and CK. Any information on that sort of change coming to Freedom with these upgrades?

 

As MalteseMomma mentioned...there won't be a CK on Freedom, should they add an SL to the VCL deck.  That area does not have the room or the layout needed for a kitchen up there.  

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On 8/21/2019 at 3:05 PM, fletch1027 said:

 

If it's like the other ships, Playmakers will be on the Promenade, but I'm not sure what it replaces on the Promenade?

I believe Playmakers will be replacing Sabor?

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5 hours ago, z4ltw said:

I believe Playmakers will be replacing Sabor?

 

On Freedom, Sabor is down on deck 4 - across from Schooner Bar and I believe that is where Izumi will be going...

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17 hours ago, fletch1027 said:

 

On Freedom, Sabor is down on deck 4 - across from Schooner Bar and I believe that is where Izumi will be going...

I had heard Sabor was leaving and I agree with you, that space is now more likely being filled by Izumi, thanks!

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On 8/31/2019 at 8:28 AM, island lady said:

 

I am booked B2B in January 2021...come join us!  🙂 

Perhaps....what itinerary?

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12 minutes ago, Bigbluegal said:

Any updates to the staterooms during the dry dock?

 

 

Only as they feel are needed.

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13 hours ago, Midwestgal said:

Perhaps....what itinerary?

 

Southern Carib out of SJ.    First leg (1/10/21) is ABCs.  Second leg is Lesser Antilles and St. Thomas.  

 

Will be interesting to see the changes on Freedom.  Was always one of my favorite ships, miss her sailing out of PC. 

Edited by island lady

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On 8/21/2019 at 3:01 PM, Ocean Boy said:

I will miss playing the piano in Cloud Nine.😣

 

I'm booked on March 8th.......maybe the piano will still be there?

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On 8/31/2019 at 5:15 PM, fletch1027 said:

 

On Freedom, Sabor is down on deck 4 - across from Schooner Bar and I believe that is where Izumi will be going...

 

How come nobody misses the Dungeon as much as Portofino.  😃

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On 8/21/2019 at 6:27 PM, dada2199cc said:

Super disappointed that Hooked wasn’t mentioned.  We love Hooked so much and heard rumors they were replacing Sabor with it on Freedom.

 

boo!

Agree!  Hooked is our favorite!

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If we were to book the Freedom out of SJ, does anyone know which side of ship is better when we are in ports? I normally pick the port side but have never gone out of SJ. Thanks for any suggestions.  

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2 hours ago, Esmerelda said:

If we were to book the Freedom out of SJ, does anyone know which side of ship is better when we are in ports? I normally pick the port side but have never gone out of SJ. Thanks for any suggestions.  

 

Varies port to port, cruise to cruise.

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On 9/24/2019 at 10:49 PM, ckrobyn said:

 

I'm booked on March 8th.......maybe the piano will still be there?

We will be on board with you!

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On 9/24/2019 at 10:49 PM, ckrobyn said:

 

I'm booked on March 8th.......maybe the piano will still be there?

Where would they put it ? 

I know. Dueling pianos in the Schooner Bar.

We’ll find out together.

Edited by Smokey Mountain Tim

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3 hours ago, Smokey Mountain Tim said:

Where would they put it ? 

I know. Dueling pianos in the Schooner Bar.

We’ll find out together.

Not much longer now and will see you on the March 8th Freedom Sailing.

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On 10/21/2019 at 6:12 PM, Host Clarea said:

 

Varies port to port, cruise to cruise.

Esmeralda, I normally book Port but actually never think about it as far as the Port we will be leaving from as I am usually top side so roam from side to side.:classic_smile:

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