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Looking forward to this sailing.


Also I have to thank a Canadian couple who suggested that we book this cruise. It's the first time that I booked a cruise at the last moment.


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Why are you so excited? Is it because it was last minute or because you have not sailed Freedom?
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I'm excited mostly because I enjoy cruising.


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I'm excited mostly because I enjoy cruising.


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I am also happy that we are joining some nice Canadian friends.

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Got it on both accounts. Have a wonderful time
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Got it on both accounts. Have a wonderful time



Thank you.


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would love to hear what you think of her when you get back. Her Transatlantic for next spring is one we have our eye on
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would love to hear what you think of her when you get back. Her Transatlantic for next spring is one we have our eye on

OK!

I'm not very good at writing reviews but I will be happy to give you my impressions of this ship. We will feel at home on her because we have sailed twice on the Liberty and once on the Independence.

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I can tell you Freedom is wonderful ship. It is a little less shorter than Oasis and Allure; but it carries way less passengers; so you won't feel crowded. Promenade is great; as are all the venues onboard
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I can tell you Freedom is wonderful ship. It is a little less shorter than Oasis and Allure; but it carries way less passengers; so you won't feel crowded. Promenade is great; as are all the venues onboard
Sounds excellent - thanks. She's doing a virtually identical transatlantic to Equinox leaving the same weekend so we'll see which one ends up cheaper after final payment. Transatlantics seem to be going for a song this year.
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I have enjoyed all of my seven Royal cruises.


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I have enjoyed all of my seven Royal cruises.


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I've done two on Royal but haven't sailed them since 2000. No flowriders and climbing walls back then
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So you are doing a transatlantic. Where do you leave from and where do you dock in Europe?
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So you are doing a transatlantic. Where do you leave from and where do you dock in Europe?
We're looking at either Equinox which is:


Fort Lauderdale

At Sea - Transatlantic

Ponta Delgada, Azores

At Sea - 2 days

Lisbon

Seville

Malaga, Spain

Alicante

Barcelona



or Freedom which is:


Fort Lauderdale

At Sea - Transatlantic

Lisbon

Cadiz, Seville

Malaga, Spain

At Sea

Palma de Mallorca

Barcelona

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Bernie, those are interesting ports. Do you plan to do a post cruise stay in Barcelona?


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Bernie, those are interesting ports. Do you plan to do a post cruise stay in Barcelona?


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I would like to, we love Barcelona. It's going to depend on how long we can get off work. We're going to Australia in the same vacation year but if we can, we will.
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I like the Freedom itinerary better. But that's just me. Have been to all ports on both itineraries.
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I like the Freedom itinerary better. But that's just me. Have been to all ports on both itineraries.
We booked it today I would also prefer Mallorca over Alicante. It also runs Sunday to Sunday so less time off work which bodes well for an extra day in Barcelona. Price was good so we booked.
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