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Hi All,

 

Yes, I've had the Pleasure to be among the first Guests onboard the Freedom otS during a Presentation (incl. Overnight) in Hamburg from yesterday until today. :)

 

And Boy, she's really really big...and I've just returned from a Cruise o/b QM2 10 days ago, so I can compare....

 

Any Questions, please shut, I'll try to answer if I can and find the time, I'll post more Infos later.

 

Thanks again to RCI for making this possible and for paying for everything, incredible!!

 

Cheers,

Phil:D

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Hi All,

 

Yes, I've had the Pleasure to be among the first Guests onboard the Freedom otS during a Presentation (incl. Overnight) in Hamburg from yesterday until today. :)

 

And Boy, she's really really big...and I've just returned from a Cruise o/b QM2 10 days ago, so I can compare....

 

Any Questions, please shut, I'll try to answer if I can and find the time, I'll post more Infos later.

 

Thanks again to RCI for making this possible and for paying for everything, incredible!!

 

Cheers,

Phil:D

 

Wow! How cool that you were able to do that! I am sure we would all love to see some pictures if you have any.

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Hi All,

 

We stayed in a Promenade View Cabin, quite interesting experience.

 

Any everything that has been promised is there: new bedding, flat screen-tv's, etc.

 

I've taken alot of pics, will see which ones I can post...

 

And if you are going for the real thing, book the Presidential Family Suite, incredible!!

 

Cheers,

Phil:D

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How were the drinks? :) I bet the crew were sure happy to finally have some guests on board!!!!

 

Tracy

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Hi Phil,

We are booked in the Presidential Suite for July sailing. Please tell me all about it. Can't wait.

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What cabin did you stay in?

 

We stayed in an oceanview with balcony (7588). I am not sure if it is the right official title for the cabin. Very nice cabin, relatively large bathroom with round shower. Sliding door to the balcony. The balcony itself has sliding doors on both sides which can be locked & unlocked by the crew. This way you could build your own presidential family suite on your own ;)

 

P.S.: If you have missed the earlier thread check out http://www.cruiseinfo.de/photo/schiffe/freedom_of_the_seas for pictures

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How were the drinks? :) I bet the crew were sure happy to finally have some guests on board!!!!

 

Tracy

 

Hi Tracy

 

Good question, it was quite an unforgettable experience, to have Waiters lined up nearly everywhere with White and Red Wine, Beer and Champagne on their Trays and they were nearly forcing you to drink...and as an automatic reaction you were looking for your Seapass, but then you remember: "Hey, all is free....:D "....

 

The Crew has been extremeley friendly, you could really tell they were happy to finally have Guests....or maybe they were pretending...well, whatever....

 

Cheers,

Phil

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Hi All,

 

We stayed in a Promenade View Cabin, quite interesting experience.

 

Any everything that has been promised is there: new bedding, flat screen-tv's, etc.

 

I've taken alot of pics, will see which ones I can post...

 

And if you are going for the real thing, book the Presidential Family Suite, incredible!!

 

Cheers,

Phil:D

 

What was interesting about the Promenade cabin?

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Hi Phil,

We are booked in the Presidential Suite for July sailing. Please tell me all about it. Can't wait.

 

Hi Full Moon

 

Well, you are in for a Treat...while doing the Tour, EVERYONE got confused, as there are so many bedrooms and bathrooms, that you could easily get lost....and I'm serious!!

 

The Balcony is really nice, BUT not entirely private...half of the Balcony can be overseen from Balconies above.....and you don't see directly down

to the Water....the View down to the Water is blocked by the Steel-Construction....

 

But the Suite itself is simply stunning, you will enjoy it, I can guarantee that...:)

 

Cheers,

Phil

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I won a 7 day cruise on 6/4 last week, I was too excited, of course it was a cabin swimming with the fishes, but we upgraded to a balcony, and it really did not cost that much, had to pay our air, taxes and port charges, plus we are already booked (paid) for the Aug. 5th sailing, so I am sailing her 2x in less than 3 months. I had put my name in a bucket at the state fair that said "win a free cruise" either carnival or rccl, your choice, and of course I chose rccl, but you only had 2 days, 6-4 or 6-11. 6-ll would have been a birthday cruise (6-14) but we decided to go for the innagural cruise. I am to HAPPY.

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We stayed in an oceanview with balcony (7588). I am not sure if it is the right official title for the cabin. Very nice cabin, relatively large bathroom with round shower. Sliding door to the balcony. The balcony itself has sliding doors on both sides which can be locked & unlocked by the crew. This way you could build your own presidential family suite on your own ;)

 

P.S.: If you have missed the earlier thread check out http://www.cruiseinfo.de/photo/schiffe/freedom_of_the_seas for pictures

 

I am booked on the 6/4/06 and in cabin 7648. Which picks on your thread are from your cabin?

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Congrats on being one of the first. I'll be on her on 6/4 and I can't wait. Did you happen to run into my favorite bartender, Yo! Adrian? He used to always work in Boleros. Thanks.

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I won a 7 day cruise on 6/4 last week, I was too excited, .

 

Buchie....

Congratulations!!!! Be sure and sign up for the M&M! We have a pretty busy thread going over on the mingle boards.

 

Good for you guys, and I look forward to meeting you!

Tracy

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Buchie....

Congratulations!!!! Be sure and sign up for the M&M! We have a pretty busy thread going over on the mingle boards.

 

Good for you guys, and I look forward to meeting you!

Tracy

Shall do.

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Sliding round doors

 

Woooo hoooooo! Great news!

 

And I am LOVING the idea that the balconies can open up. By a stroke of luck, one of my fellow-cruisers pulled the cabin next to mine with guarantee fare. Will have to see if they want to open it up. Wondering if this is going to work as well on the hump or not. Guess we will see!

 

Tracy

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Thanks for posting Phil--we will be in a Promenade cabin on Freedom in October. Which deck/cabin number were you in? I can't wait to see your pictures (hope you took some of the cabin.) Let us know as soon as you post them!

 

Oh, and thanks Cruiseinfo for posting the link to your pictures. I alerted everyone in our Meet & Mingle thread when I saw those posted. We're all very grateful for the pictures.

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Congrats on being one of the first. I'll be on her on 6/4 and I can't wait. Did you happen to run into my favorite bartender, Yo! Adrian? He used to always work in Boleros. Thanks.

 

Sorry, haven't been to Boleros, just walked by, but it was pretty active until the wee hours there....

 

Ken Rush was the CD and Matt Yee was performing in the Schooner Bar (two quite famous people on RCI-Ships, I guess).

 

And the whole RCI Top Management was also on Bord: Richard Fain, Adam Goldstein and European Top Management. Very interesting Q&A-Session with them yesterday evening.

 

I'll give more Infos soon.

 

Cheers,

Phil:D

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Thanks for posting Phil--we will be in a Promenade cabin on Freedom in October. Which deck/cabin number were you in? I can't wait to see your pictures (hope you took some of the cabin.) Let us know as soon as you post them!

 

Oh, and thanks Cruiseinfo for posting the link to your pictures. I alerted everyone in our Meet & Mingle thread when I saw those posted. We're all very grateful for the pictures.

 

We were in 7309, directly opposite Cafe Promenade.

 

And yes, I've taken pics...of course...

 

Stay tuned...

 

Cheers,

Phil:D

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What was interesting about the Promenade cabin?

 

Well, I've never been in one and I kinda liked it. Didn't have to get dressed for the Show on the Royal Promenade...and was soon reminded, that everyone could look into the Room, as some People waved to me...so make sure to keep these curtains closed, if not fully dressed....

 

Cheers,

Phil

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Woooo hoooooo! Great news!

 

And I am LOVING the idea that the balconies can open up. By a stroke of luck, one of my fellow-cruisers pulled the cabin next to mine with guarantee fare. Will have to see if they want to open it up. Wondering if this is going to work as well on the hump or not. Guess we will see!

 

Tracy

 

Where did you find that info??

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Fury....from Carsten's earlier post......

 

The balcony itself has sliding doors on both sides which can be locked & unlocked by the crew. This way you could build your own presidential family suite on your own ;)

 

Tracy

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Anyone visit the bars ;) :D ?.....would love to know what the Bull & Bear is like please....is it similiar to the Wig & Gavel on the Voyager class ships ?

 

Thanks

 

Liz

WYWH Cruiser

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Anyone visit the bars ;) :D ?.....would love to know what the Bull & Bear is like please....is it similiar to the Wig & Gavel on the Voyager class ships ?

 

Thanks

 

Liz

WYWH Cruiser

 

I haven't been on the Voyager-Class yet, the Bull & Bear is basically like an english pub, at least that's what it looked like....

 

Phil

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Fury....from Carsten's earlier post......

Tracy

 

They had all been opened up the first day and then one of them got closed by the crew. They are definetely movable. What I don't know is if RCCL has a policy about actually doing it, or if it is just for maintenance reasons or something. Technically it works and I have seen them doing it.

 

Anyone visit the bars?

 

The pub looked great. "Vocal Guitarist" Jimmy Blakemoore played there and people really enjoyed it. Of course the fact that all alcohol was free might have played a role as well ;)

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Hi Full Moon

 

Well, you are in for a Treat...while doing the Tour, EVERYONE got confused, as there are so many bedrooms and bathrooms, that you could easily get lost....and I'm serious!!

 

The Balcony is really nice, BUT not entirely private...half of the Balcony can be overseen from Balconies above.....and you don't see directly down

to the Water....the View down to the Water is blocked by the Steel-Construction....

 

But the Suite itself is simply stunning, you will enjoy it, I can guarantee that...:)

 

Cheers,

Phil

 

Hi Phil!

 

Do you have any photos of the view from this balcony. I keep hearing about how the Presidential Family Suite is supposed to be so awesome, but what good is it if you can't easily see the water while you are on your cruise ship balcony?

 

Thanks~~

 

Leslie

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cruiseinfo.de and Aquarius2 Thank you so much for all the info you guys have brought back and the wonderful pics. I have really enjoyed seeing and hearing everything about the Freedom.

 

We have a PR cabin also in Sept. I was noticing that it looked quite a bit smaller than the other PR cabins we've been in on the other Voyager class ships. Aquarius2 Did you feel like you were really squeezed in there? Was there 2 of you in the cabin and did you feel like there was enough storage? I love the pic of the new beds and flat screen TV.

 

Also, a "boxing ring". Is this for a class in kick boxing that they will teach as part of the fitness center. It's hard for me to believe that rccl is really going to have a boxing ring for anyone who wants to beat the heck out of a fellow passenger:eek:

 

Looking forward to your posts and new pics.

 

Thanks again

Linda

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Also, a "boxing ring". Is this for a class in kick boxing that they will teach as part of the fitness center. It's hard for me to believe that rccl is really going to have a boxing ring for anyone who wants to beat the heck out of a fellow passenger:eek:

 

Looking forward to your posts and new pics.

 

Thanks again

Linda

 

 

The press statement I read said that they will have a professional box trainer on board and that people could book a very "intense" workout with that box trainer. I think it was a multi-day program.

 

Also, if you are a more experienced boxer, they have some program so that you can work out.

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Thanks for the quick replies on the Pub....wow great to read that Jimmy is on the ship now.......we really enjoyed the Pub on the Mariner when Jimmy was singing....our friends always knew where to find "the girls"....in the Pub hahaha.

 

Thanks for all the great photos and info :D

 

Liz

WYWH Cruiser

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Waaaaahhhhh whoooooooo Jimmy is on the Freedom. I hope he will still be there when Liz and I cruise in November. He was so much fun!!! :D "Sweet Home Alabama" ;) ;)

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Hey we are in an aft balcony on the back of the ship....for the inagural..any pics? I would love to see them!!

 

I am especially excited now because we recieved our DOCs today!!!!:D

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Hi Phil!

 

Do you have any photos of the view from this balcony. I keep hearing about how the Presidential Family Suite is supposed to be so awesome, but what good is it if you can't easily see the water while you are on your cruise ship balcony?

 

Thanks~~

 

Leslie

 

I'll go to my pics and answer you tomorrow (it's getting late here in Europe and I didn't sleep more than 2h on the Freedom.....)

 

Cheers,

Phil

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cruiseinfo.de and Aquarius2 Thank you so much for all the info you guys have brought back and the wonderful pics. I have really enjoyed seeing and hearing everything about the Freedom.

 

We have a PR cabin also in Sept. I was noticing that it looked quite a bit smaller than the other PR cabins we've been in on the other Voyager class ships. Aquarius2 Did you feel like you were really squeezed in there? Was there 2 of you in the cabin and did you feel like there was enough storage? I love the pic of the new beds and flat screen TV.

 

Also, a "boxing ring". Is this for a class in kick boxing that they will teach as part of the fitness center. It's hard for me to believe that rccl is really going to have a boxing ring for anyone who wants to beat the heck out of a fellow passenger:eek:

 

Hmm, as with all the "standard" sized cabins, there isn't alot of space....but you kind of have two sofas (the regular one) and one by the Window to the Promenade), so you have some spots to put stuff on...

 

As for the Storage Space, you should be fine for a week, but now that you ask me, I'll have to check if I do have pics of the Storage Space...

 

As for the Boxing Ring, I'm not sure if this is gonne be successfull, seriously. But time will tell.

 

A they haven't got a Thermal Suite like on the Radiance Class-Ships, I'm already missing that...

 

More tomorrow, I seriously need sleep now...

 

Cheers,

Phil

:D

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Aquarius2..... thanks so much for all the info..

 

 

we will be staying three cabins to the left of your promanade cabin. Will it still be across from the Cafe Promenade or will it be above guest relations. Sorry for the odd question but would rather be above the promanade than guest relations.

 

 

THANKS AND GOD BLESS!!!

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Is this a swim up bar???

 

Fury,

If it is, I am already formulating my plans to be the first official "pool stool hog"! ROFL

Tracy

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