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Old June 13th, 2006, 12:06 AM
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Default New Pics!!! - FREEDOM OF THE SEAS Inaugural - June 4, 2006

My review is still a work in progress, but meanwhile I've uploaded all my FREEDOM pics. About 170 photos in all located at the link below. Hope you enjoy, she is a fantastic ship and the pics really don't do her justice.

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Old June 13th, 2006, 04:53 AM
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I'm very anxious to read your review. We have a group sailing Freedom in September and I cannot wait.
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Thanks, Ernie. Will check them out.

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Ernie....I MISS you!

And I look gargantuan in that picture! ROFL

I am finally un-poofed...feet finally fitting back in my shoes.

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Totally speechless!
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Ernie, thanks for the pics. That is one amazing ship. I think I am going to have to book it one day.
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Roland!!!!!

By GOD did we have a good time on that ship!! She's a beauty for sure! The problem is, I can't decide if she is too big. I am going back again in December, I've decided, to make a final determination.

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Tracy,

I´m expecting a full report from Ernie any day about your behavior 8)

However I´m glad you liked the FR and hope you can give me ideas for enhancing her sisters, when you have sailed again in December

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....Ernie is one to talk! There were many evenings that we were partners in crime!

Honestly, there was not much to complain about on FR. The short list would be:

- the silly rotating doors between the Windjammer and the Pool Deck. They liked to stop mysteriously mid-twirl, and caused very strange traffic jams.

- bar stools in almost all venues (but particularly Olive or Twist) were about 3 inches too high, and uncomfortable. There was no place to put your feet once you climbed up there. I nicknamed them "The Rock Wall for Drunks".

- the extra space left by the curve in the hump was given to the cabin, rather than the balcony. Sounds like a good idea, but it left this unusable hunk of real estate between the balcony curtain and the sliding door. Those E2s are VERY tight with the beds separated!!

- Ernie will lobby for another set of elevators. He was down on deck 2 (gorgeous handicapped OV cabin, which I would book any day if available!), and had some long waits to get up top for air. .

- and ummmmm, definitely not your department but.....CD? Who will the new one be?

As you can see....not too long of a list!

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Good morning my dear,

-Ernie is also an excellent writer as you certainly know

-Thanks for the list. Not too much to complain about (in your own words).
As for the lack of an aft stair tower, this is unfortunately true and even
so on the VY- and RD-class vessels.
However it will be difficult to change on the LB and EV.
Project Genesis will be different.


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Thanks for sharing those amazing pics. I love the colors of the decor in the cabins, nice light wood...
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I am going on this ship with a bunch of people I had met on the Mariner. I will look at the pics now. I am going on it the week after thanksgiving. I am excited.
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AWSOME pics!
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I posted a handful of pics in the gallery here. (one of which I stole from Ernie. )
http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery/view.php?id=2887

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Great pics Tracy!! You look like you know how to party and may be able to keep up with me.
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Great pics Tracy!! You look like you know how to party and may be able to keep up with me.
Methinks the accountants on duty that week would be very happy to see us coming!
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.... although as I am recently "Diamond Dave" I can cut down and minimize my bar tab by taking advantage of the Concierge Lounge!!
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