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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review

The Freedom of the Seas received a bundle of upgrades in 2011, including a 3D movie theater, and a nursery.

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Overview

A huge casino with hundreds of slot machines and table games.


Casino Royale is located on deck four, between the photo gallery and the Schooner Bar. The casino floor includes hundreds of slot machines, a few roulette and craps tables, as well as card games like Texas hold 'em and blackjack. The theme of the casino seems to be a circus, which is a little weird, but nobody really pays attention to decor in a casino anyways.

Next to the bar are stairs leading up to the Royal Promenade. At the casino you can either pay cash or use your Sea Pass card to play games. If you pay your account with cash, you have a $100 limit in how much you can spend, while playing with the Sea Pass card allows you to spend up to $2,000.

Slot Machines

There are hundreds of slot machines in the casino, staring with nickle slots and going up to dollar machines. A Royal Slot Tournament takes place on the ship, which is actually a qualifying tournament for a grand finale slot tournament later in the year. If you want to participate, you must pay a $25 entry fee. Rounds consist of five minute plays, with the highest score winning each round. The winner gets a free room for two on the ship when the final tournament takes place (plus a paid entry into the tournament). Second and third places get cash prizes.

Card Games

The casino has several card games, including Texas hold 'em, different kinds of poker, and blackjack. Tournaments take place for all three card games, with entry fees starting at $20. Just like slots, the winner of the tournaments get invited back for a final tournament later in the year (and a free room on the ship).

Tables

Freedom of the Seas has two roulette wheels and two craps tables. It might not seem like much, but it can be fun to watch people gamble their money here for a while.

Other Casino Games

The Freedom of the Seas, like every ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet, has a jackpot lotto.

Casino Food & Drinks

Unless you go upstairs and grab a slice of pizza or a sandwich at Sorrento's, you will not be able to get any food in the casino. The bar, however, has all the drinks you need—from beers to hard liquor to coffee.

Casino Rewards Program

Every day, Freedom of the Seas has promotional events at the Casino. The more points you earn with your gaming, the better your rewards get. For example, at 200 points you get a free baseball cap, and at 2,500 points, you get an evening at Chop's Grille.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Cabins
  3. Inside Stateroom
  4. Royal Suite
  5. Owner's Suite
  6. Grand Suite
  7. Junior Suite
  8. Superior Oceanview Stateroom
  9. Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
  10. Large Oceanview Stateroom
  11. Interior Stateroom
  12. Family Oceanview Stateroom
  13. Royal Family Suite
  14. Oceanview Stateroom
  15. Promenade Family Stateroom
  16. Promenade Stateroom
  17. Presidential Family Suite
  18. Family Interior Stateroom
  19. Cabin Amenities
  20. Dining
  21. Main Dining Room
  22. Chop's Steakhouse
  23. Portofino
  24. Windjammer
  25. Jade
  26. Johnny Rockets
  27. Sorrento's
  28. In-Room Dining
  29. Drinks
  30. Pools & Decks
  31. Pool Areas
  32. Sun Decks & Open Areas
  33. Deck Plans
  34. Recreation
  35. Lounges & Public Spaces
  36. Freedom Day Spa
  37. Fitness
  38. Retail
  39. Other Activities
  40. Nightlife & Shows
  41. Bear & Bull Pub
  42. Olive & Twist
  43. Pharaoh's Palace
  44. Schooner
  45. Boleros
  46. The Crypt
  47. Vintages
  48. On Air
  49. Champagne Bar
  50. Studio B
  51. Pool Bar
  52. Sky Bar
  53. Solarium Bar
  54. Casino
  55. Shows & Other Entertainment
  56. Service & Staff
  57. Staff & Ship Policies
  58. Health & Safety
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  61. vs Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Dawn
  62. Conclusion
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