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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

Room service is available all day; breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 11 am.


Freedom of the Seas' room service menu is not very long. It has three sandwiches, a few entrees, some salads, and a few desserts. Because of its limited length, if you were to stay on the ship for more than a few days and only order room service, you'd have to start repeating your orders. Room service is complimentary, but drinks (both soft and alcoholic) must be paid for separately.

Breakfast

If you want to use the door tag to order breakfast, you must put in your order by 4 am with an instruction for what time it should be delivered. You can also use the interactive menu on the TV, which allows ordering until 11 am. There are classic and country breakfast offerings, as well as cereal (from Special K to muesli), milk, juices, fruits, hash browns, bacon, and eggs.

A big no-go was the fruit plate, which featured strawberry, melon, orange, and pineapple—and looked delicious. Unfortunately, the strawberry was moldy, which made us wonder how far in advance the plate was put together. The bakery sample, on the other hand, was quite good, particularly the small croissants.

Lunch / Dinner

As mentioned, the choices for lunch and dinner on the room service menu are not extensive. There are three sandwiches, three salads, and five entrees to choose from. The steak sandwich is the same Freedom offers for lunch in the main dining room, and tasted just as good. The fried honey stung chicken was not very good, however, and the fries tasted off.

Overall, the in-room dining service was speedy, but we weren't crazy about the quality. Maybe we were just unlucky with our choices, but we ran into some bad items nonetheless. There are so many better choices for food on the Freedom, we'd recommend trying one of those instead of ordering room service.

Dessert

For dessert, Freedom of the Seas' in-room menu offers a cheese platter, raspberry cheese cake, chocolate chip cookies and cookies of the day, as well as a chocolate pear tart. The cheese platter was good, and it included brie, Swiss, and cheddar.

Drink Options

Coffee, tea, milk, hot chocolate and iced tea are all complimentary. If you want alcohol, you can get mixed drinks such as appletinis, blue Hawaiians, margaritas, pear melon martinis, cosmopolitans, and Mai Tais. Prices range from $6.25 and go up to $10.25, with the Ultimate Cosmopolitan being the most expensive drink.

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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
  59. vs Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas
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  61. vs Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Dawn
  62. Conclusion
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