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Renovated cabins keep everyone comfortable after days spent climbing the rock wall, enjoying the H20 Zone Water Park, or pounding it out in the onboard boxing ring.\u00a0Entertainment options include stage shows in the Arcadia Theater and figure skating shows at Studio B, along with acrobats, comedians, and magicians performing throughout the ship. <\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n<p>Toddlers and elementary-age children can participate in staff-led activities at Adventure Ocean. Teens compete for high scores in the Challengers Arcade. Adults can find some peace and quiet in the Solarium, which only admits cruisers 16 and over. Adults can also enjoy a drink in one of the many of the onboard bars and lounges. Dining options are also plentiful. 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Royal Caribbean reviews

\r\n <figcaption class=\"figure-caption p-3 bg-light rounded-bottom shadow-sm\">\r\n Freedom of the Seas from Royal Caribbean.\r\n <\/figcaption>\r\n <\/figure>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\u00a0\r\n\u00a0\r\n\r\n<p>Originally built in 2006,\u00a0<i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i>\u00a0received a major refurbishment in 2015. The Freedom-class vessel from <a href=https://cruiseline.com/"https:////cruiseline.com//cruiseline//royal-caribbean/">Royal Caribbean<\/a> received several modifications. Updates focused on its rooms, a new nursery, video screens over the pool, and the addition of touch-screen LCD maps. The interactive maps help you find your way all over the ship. It\u2019s now an easy task to navigate from the cupcake shop to one of the movie theaters \u2014 and any destination in between.\u00a0<i>Freedom<\/i>\u00a0is also scheduled for another large update in 2020 as part of the Royal Amplified refurbishment program. It's set to receive new activities like laser tag and an escape room, along with several new waterslides and dining spots.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n<p>Active couples, families, and solo travelers can enjoy lively days at sea and lovely destinations on Royal Caribbean's\u00a0<i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i>. Renovated cabins keep everyone comfortable after days spent climbing the rock wall, enjoying the H20 Zone Water Park, or pounding it out in the onboard boxing ring.\u00a0Entertainment options include stage shows in the Arcadia Theater and figure skating shows at Studio B, along with acrobats, comedians, and magicians performing throughout the ship. <\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n<p>Toddlers and elementary-age children can participate in staff-led activities at Adventure Ocean. Teens compete for high scores in the Challengers Arcade. Adults can find some peace and quiet in the Solarium, which only admits cruisers 16 and over. Adults can also enjoy a drink in one of the many of the onboard bars and lounges. Dining options are also plentiful. Choices range from casual eateries like Sorrento\u2019s Pizza, Johnny Rockets, the Windjammer Cafe, and Ben & Jerry\u2019s, to more formal options Chops Grille, Giovanni\u2019s Table, and Sabor Modern Mexican.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Freedom of the Seas itineraries and departure ports<\/h3>\r\n\r\n<p><i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i>\u00a0departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico and sails <a href=https://cruiseline.com/"https:////cruiseline.com//destination//caribbean-southern/">Southern Caribbean itineraries<\/a>. Unlike the many Royal Caribbean ships sailing from Florida,\u00a0Freedom\u00a0can reach less-traveled (and often more popular) Southern Caribbean ports like St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts, all without spending any extra days at sea. <\/p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Before you book<\/h3>\r\n\r\n<p><b>This ship is best for:<\/b> Active families, couples, and groups of friends are the best fit for\u00a0<i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i>. Despite being an older ship, Freedom comes with all the adrenaline-pumping highlights Royal Caribbean is known for.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<p><b>You should know:<\/b> Because of its size and Royal Caribbean\u2019s focus on energetic fun, this isn't a ship for cruisers looking for a quiet, intimate experience. Also, despite receiving updates in 2011, the ship might feel slightly dated to cruisers used to sailing on newer ships. That will likely change when <i>Freedom<\/i> enters dry dock again in 2020.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Things to do on <i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i><\/h3>\r\n\u00a0\r\n <div class=\"mb-4\">\r\n <figure class=\"main-article-image\">\r\n <img alt=\"Freedom of the Seas pools\" class=\"img-fluid rounded-top shadow-sm\" itemprop=\"image\" src=https://cruiseline.com/"https:////cruiseline-editorial.imgix.net//ship-detail//freedom-of-the-seas.jpg?auto=format,compress\%22>\r\n <figcaption class=\"figure-caption p-3 bg-light rounded-bottom shadow-sm\">\r\n Pools on Freedom of the Seas from Royal Caribbean.\r\n <\/figcaption>\r\n <\/figure>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\u00a0\r\n\r\n<p>On <i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i>, younger children are supervised and entertained by highly-trained staff in the Adventure Ocean. <a href=https://cruiseline.com/"https:////cruiseline.com//ship//freedom-of-the-seas//features//sports/">Active cruisers<\/a> of all ages enjoy the rock wall, pools, water park, and movie theaters. Older kids lounge poolside or dance in their own club, and the arcade is open for friendly competition all day. <a href=https://cruiseline.com/"https:////cruiseline.com//ship//freedom-of-the-seas//features//entertainment/">Entertainment options<\/a> for adults run the gamut from lazy days by the pool to live jazz in the Viking Crown Lounge to participation in fun classes.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Freedom of the Seas ship highlights<\/h3>\r\n<ul>\r\n<li>FlowRider surf simulator<\/li>\r\n<li>Movies by the pool<\/li>\r\n<li>Specialty dining options including Johnny Rockets, Chops Grille, Sabor, and Vintages<\/li>\r\n<li>Onboard classes for dancing, cooking, and cupcake decorating<\/li>\r\n<li>Clubs and lounges for teens and adults<\/li>\r\n<li>An onboard ice skating rink<\/li>\r\n<li>Activities for kids include several staff-run programs daily, so parents can enjoy adult-only events<\/li>\r\n<\/ul>\r\n\r\n<h3>Freedom of the Seas cabins<\/h3>\r\n\r\n<p><a href=https://cruiseline.com/"https:////cruiseline.com//ship//freedom-of-the-seas//cabins/">Freedom of the Seas<\/i> cabins<\/a> offers four main categories: inside, oceanviews, balconies, and suites. Within those categories, passengers choose from an additional 30 types of cabins to meet specific personal and family needs. Some of the interior staterooms are small \u2014 around 150 square feet \u2014 but family interior rooms are larger and sleep up to six. These rooms include several bed and sofa options that convert, so sleeping arrangements are customizable. Recent upgrades to cabin areas ensure a modern feel that includes flat-screen televisions, in-room Wi-Fi, and interactive programming that lets passengers plan shore excursions right from their room.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Freedom of the Seas dining<\/h3>\r\n\r\n<p><i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i> reviews regularly highlight the <a href=https://cruiseline.com/"https:////cruiseline.com//ship//freedom-of-the-seas//dining/">dining options<\/a> and the speed with which staff serve passengers. 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Dining options are also plentiful. Choices range from casual eateries like Sorrento\u2019s Pizza, Johnny Rockets, the Windjammer Cafe, and Ben & Jerry\u2019s, to more formal options Chops Grille, Giovanni\u2019s Table, and Sabor Modern Mexican.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Freedom of the Seas itineraries and departure ports<\/h3>\r\n\r\n<p><i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i>\u00a0departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico and sails <a href=https://cruiseline.com/"https:////cruiseline.com//destination//caribbean-southern/">Southern Caribbean itineraries<\/a>. Unlike the many Royal Caribbean ships sailing from Florida,\u00a0Freedom\u00a0can reach less-traveled (and often more popular) Southern Caribbean ports like St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts, all without spending any extra days at sea. <\/p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Before you book<\/h3>\r\n\r\n<p><b>This ship is best for:<\/b> Active families, couples, and groups of friends are the best fit for\u00a0<i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i>. Despite being an older ship, Freedom comes with all the adrenaline-pumping highlights Royal Caribbean is known for.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<p><b>You should know:<\/b> Because of its size and Royal Caribbean\u2019s focus on energetic fun, this isn't a ship for cruisers looking for a quiet, intimate experience. Also, despite receiving updates in 2011, the ship might feel slightly dated to cruisers used to sailing on newer ships. 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Dining options are also plentiful. Choices range from casual eateries like Sorrento\u2019s Pizza, Johnny Rockets, the Windjammer Cafe, and Ben & Jerry\u2019s, to more formal options Chops Grille, Giovanni\u2019s Table, and Sabor Modern Mexican.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Freedom of the Seas itineraries and departure ports<\/h3>\r\n\r\n<p><i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i>\u00a0departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico and sails <a href=https://cruiseline.com/"https:////cruiseline.com//destination//caribbean-southern/">Southern Caribbean itineraries<\/a>. Unlike the many Royal Caribbean ships sailing from Florida,\u00a0Freedom\u00a0can reach less-traveled (and often more popular) Southern Caribbean ports like St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts, all without spending any extra days at sea. <\/p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Before you book<\/h3>\r\n\r\n<p><b>This ship is best for:<\/b> Active families, couples, and groups of friends are the best fit for\u00a0<i>Freedom of the Seas<\/i>. Despite being an older ship, Freedom comes with all the adrenaline-pumping highlights Royal Caribbean is known for.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<p><b>You should know:<\/b> Because of its size and Royal Caribbean\u2019s focus on energetic fun, this isn't a ship for cruisers looking for a quiet, intimate experience. Also, despite receiving updates in 2011, the ship might feel slightly dated to cruisers used to sailing on newer ships. 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About Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean is a great choice for families — second only to Disney Cruise Line and significantly less expensive. It’s also ideal for sporty travelers: The line’s adrenaline rush-driven activities — the best at sea — include rock-climbing, surf simulations, ice skating, ziplining, inline skating, and boxing (in a real ring). Royal Caribbean's entertainment choices feature high-dive shows on Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, as well as parades with stilt walkers and “Madagascar,” “Shrek,” and “Kung Fu Panda” characters, the result of a partnership with DreamWorks Animation.

Top 5 Royal Caribbean Destinations:

Caribbean - Western

(149 cruises)

Caribbean - Bahamas

(121 cruises)

Caribbean - Southern

(111 cruises)

Caribbean - Eastern

(61 cruises)

Alaska - Inside Passage

(51 cruises)

Top 5 Royal Caribbean Departure Ports:

Port Canaveral, Florida

(113 cruises)

Miami, Florida

(98 cruises)

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

(77 cruises)

Sydney, Australia

(53 cruises)

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

(45 cruises)

Royal Caribbean rankings

Cruiseline.com awards

2021 winner

Best Mainstream Cruise Line

Best Cruise Line for First-Timers

Best Cruise Line for Couples

Best Cruise Line for Families

Best Cruise Line for Onboard Activities

Why you should sail with Royal Caribbean - Royal Caribbean tips

Royal Caribbean is known for their massive ships and a plethora of dining, entertainment, and activity options. You should consider taking a Royal Caribbean cruise if you...

  • Want more activities and features than you could possibly enjoy in just a week
  • Are an active, adventure-seeking cruiser (it doesn’t matter your age!)
  • Love large ships (though they have many smaller ones too)
  • Enjoy rock climbing walls, surfing simulators, and zip lines
  • Feel comfortable in a bustling city, because though Royal’s ships handle passengers very well, there’s still a lot of people onboard

Expert review of Royal Caribbean

Best for

Active families, plus sporty couples and singles who want a never-a-dull-moment experience.

Not for

These cruise ships aren't for anyone who doesn’t love people, or action.

We love

  • Sports activities on Royal Caribbean are the best at sea, including rock-climbing, surfing simulations, ice skating, zip lining, inline skating, boxing (in a real ring!), and billiards — and most of them are complimentary.
  • Impressive, high-octane entertainment choices include high-dive and synchronized swimming shows on Oasis and Allure, and parades with stilt walkers and costumed characters.
  • Classic Broadway productions (“Chicago,” “Saturday Night Fever,” and “Hairspray”) … need we say more?
  • Royal Caribbean's partnership with DreamWorks Animation brings characters from “Madagascar,” “Shrek,” andKung Fu Panda” aboard for character breakfasts and photo ops.
  • Kids are catered to with water parks that have cannons and sprayers (on Freedom and Oasis classes).
  • The 1950s-style Johnny Rockets diners (with singing and dancing waiters) are a great alternative to the sprawling buffet restaurant.
  • The innovative Oasis-class design features themed neighborhoods, including a “boardwalk” district that has a carousel with hand-carved wooden horses.
  • The two-story, glass-walled Loft Suites have a living room below and a loft bedroom above.

We could live without

  • Royal Caribbean's small standard cabins have truly compact showers.
  • Huge passenger capacities mean competition getting on and off the ship, as well as for deck chairs.
  • The push to sell … just about anything, from DVDs of the cruise to the ubiquitous photographers snapping pictures they sell later, can get quite annoying.

Royal Caribbean cruiser reviews

Service and Staff

4.6

Average rating

Ship Quality

4.4

Average rating

Cabin / Stateroom

4.3

Average rating

Destinations and Excursions

4.2

Average rating

Food and Dining

4.2

Average rating

Entertainment

4.2

Average rating

Onboard Activities

4.1

Average rating

Children's Programs

3.9

Average rating

Embarkation and Debarkation

4.5

Average rating

What cruisers say

  • AnitaT1 says ...

    Seems like they took the best of the fleet and brought them to the Oasis. Many of the staff said they helped "put the ship together" in Finland, so there was a sense of "ownership" among them. Great wait and cabin staff! Our headwaiter in... Read full review
  • 15mustang says ...

    Rhapsody is an older ship but is well maintained and cared for. Read full review
  • trishcroskey52 says ...

    Small but so clean. Stateroom Porter was incredible Read full review

26 Royal Caribbean ships

Adventure of the Seas

Price: $
Ship size: L
4.2

Designed with the active traveler in mind, Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas of...

Sails to:

Bermuda Canada, New England, New York Caribbean - Eastern Caribbean - Western Transatlantic

Sails from:

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey Galveston, Texas

Allure of the Seas

Price: $$
Ship size: XL
4.4

Accommodating up to 6,780 passengers, Allure of the Seas was once the largest ship in the world, onl...

Sails to:

Caribbean - Bahamas Caribbean - Eastern Caribbean - Southern Caribbean - Western

Sails from:

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Galveston, Texas Port Canaveral, Florida

Anthem of the Seas

Price: $$
Ship size: XL
4.2

  Anthem of the Seas launched in 2015 and is full of activities f...

Sails to:

Caribbean - Bahamas Caribbean - Southern Europe - Northern Europe Europe - Western Europe Europe - Western Mediterranean

Sails from:

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey Southampton (London), England

Ship size:

  • XL: 4,000 + passengers
  • L: 2,000 to 4,000 passengers
  • M: 500 to 2,000 passengers
  • S: Less than 500 passengers

Price:

  • $$$$: $1500 and up
  • $$$: Up to $1500
  • $$: Up to $1000
  • $: Up to $500

View all 26 Royal Caribbean Ships

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