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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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Freedom of the Seas is one of the liveliest ships around when it comes to nighttime entertainment, offering a large showroom as well as a number of bars, lounges and a nightclub that stays open late. The Bear & Bull is an English pub with international beers and live music, while Pharaoh's Palace is a huge lounge with bingo, karaoke, and dance classes. In the Champagne bar you can spend a quieter night with piano music, while Boleros, one deck down, features Latin music (both lounges have a dance floor).

If you like karaoke, Freedom of the Seas has its own small recording room where anyone can perform songs and broadcast this performance to others. This karaoke bar is called On Air, and it also functions as a sports bar showing certain events. Behind this area is Freedom's ice rink, which is called Studio B and is used for ice skating classes and fun times during the day. At night it can be turned into a dance floor and stage, and Royal Caribbean offers several shows here during the voyage. Bigger shows, as well as the Welcome Aboard show and pitches, take place in the ship's main theater—the Atrium.

If you get hungry in between events, performances, or visiting bars, there are some snack places you can visit like Sorrento's (pizza, antipasti), and Cafe Promenade (sandwiches, muffins, donuts). To prevent these little snacks from ending up on your hips, the Freedom of the Seas has a big fitness center with a boxing ring and other workout tools, as well as a spa where you can get pampered.

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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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