April 2015 - Freedom of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
Would sail with this ship again. Freedom of the Seas 7 night Western Caribbean was a great cruise. We are frequent cruisers with adult children. Highlights for us on this cruise were the great ports of call, fun activities on sea days, and price point. This is a very well maintained ship - super clean - and the ship is large with plenty of options for dining, entertainment and sports/kids (but not too big or crowded). Embarkation and debarkation were fast & efficient in the NEW TERMINAL at Port Canaveral! We also used the "Luggage Valet" service - for $20.00 per person the cruise line will take your luggage to the airport for you, and get your boarding passes. If you have big bags, this is well worth the cost.
We used 's links with Shore Excursions Group for 2 great trips: Dunn's Falls (Jamaica) and 2-tank Scuba in Grand Cayman. We had a great guide & experience both times, although the chosen dive sites in Grand Cayman were right off 7-mile beach (ho hum). We used the ship's excursion for scuba trip in Cozumel - and it was spectacular.
They are re-positioning this ship next year to sail out of Ft. Lauderdale. This is good news if you like to sail from there, not so good for us.
We'd recommend the My Time Dining. We had a normal assigned table on deck 4 (Isaac's) and found the service lackluster. The food (we are foodies) was plentiful in selection, but 3 stars (of 5) in taste. Also be prepared for costly drinks - $8 wine glasses are few, the prices go up from there; cocktails $12 each. You can bring on 2 bottles of wine per cabin - that helps!
Hope this was helpful - enjoy your cruise!