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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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Venue Overview

A ’50s style “drive-in” restaurant.


Johnny Rockets looks and feels like a drive-in restaurant from the 1950s. The benches are red leather with aluminum tables and small jukeboxes attached at the end. The restaurant offers freshly-prepared burgers, sandwiches, and milkshakes. All servers wear hats and aprons, which deepens the '50s feel of the restaurant. Every time a new customer comes into Johnny Rockets, all the waiters are required to say "hello", and when customers leave all the waiters say "goodbye". Best of all: whenever a guest picks the song Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees on the jukebox, the whole staff at Johnny Rockets starts dancing. A few of the staff clearly didn't like doing this dance, but they did so anyway.

Lunch / Dinner

Johnny Rockets opens between 1 pm and 3 pm, depending on the day's itinerary on the Freedom of the Seas. The menu includes fountain beverages, shakes and malts, and for starters you automatically get onion rings and fries—with a side of ketchup in the form of a smiley face served on a separate plate. There are several hamburgers on the menu, including the rocket double with two patties, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a special sauce; the St. Louis with thick bacon and Swiss cheese; and the smoke house with a barbeque-ranch sauce. Sandwiches, like BLT, tuna salad, and club are also on the menu.

Vegetarians also get some choices: the Streamliner, which is a soy Boca burger with onions, lettuce and tomato, as well as the old classic, grilled cheese. The burgers and the sandwiches are great, but the best food item here was the crispy breaded onion rings.

Dessert

For dessert you can get apple pie or an Oreo sundae.

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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
  60. vs Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Magic
  61. vs Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Dawn
  62. Conclusion
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