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Freedom of the Seas- 13 people sharing the Presidential Suite with an 18 month old

Best laid plans... I haven't really accomplished much here.  But, let's see if we can change that.  I recently got the chance to sail on Freedom of the Seas.  It was just me and my hubby but it made me reflect to the first time we all sailed on Freedom of the Seas. It was November 2009.  My daughter was 18 months old.  It was her second cruise.  This was our first large family vacation.  There were the 3 of us, my In-Laws, both of my hubby's sisters and their families (one a couple, the other a family of 4), my hubby's aunt and uncle and friends of ours. We had planned this vacation very far in advance and were trying to be very economical.  Most of us had gotten oceanview staterooms.  A few had gotten balcony staterooms and one of us a promenade view stateroom.  The promenade-view staterooms were something special on Royal Caribbean ships and they overlooked the Royal Promenade.   Our rooms were all over the ship. As time went on, and prices fluctuated, we most