I just sailed on Freedom July 31 - Aug 7. When we got on board, three ladies were just leaving the ship (at approximately 1:30 pm). I read somewhere that you can, for a fee, stay on board until 90 minutes prior to departure. It talked about lounging by the pool and getting a bite to eat in the Windjammer Cafe. I looked through my Cruise Compasses to see if I could find the note, but I couldn't locate it.