December 2014 - 7 Night Western Caribbean New Year (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Freedom of the Seas
We have been on many cruises before, including RC's Oasis of the Seas. Freedom is a somewhat smaller ship and lacked the feeling of spaciousness the Oasis had. Still, it was a fun experience with plenty to do for all ages. There were some unique features such as the gothic style nightclub, and mini golf on deck, along with old favorites like the rock climbing wall, flow rider and ice skating rink. As with any large ship, there were issues finding a deck chair in the sun and waiting in long lines, particularly when embarking and debarking the ship.....that could have been done more efficiently but it certainly did not spoil the fun of the entire trip! The western Caribbean itinerary was great for relaxation, and especially valuable for scuba divers and snorkelers because of the beautiful reefs at those locations. Food was good.....we did "my time dining" which was fine after the initial glitches were worked out (we did not know that daily reservations are highly recommended) One improvement i would suggest would be for some activities for the 18 to 20 age group, as they are too young for the alcohol-oriented activities but too old for the teen clubs. Overall we were very happy and returned home well rested and suntanned.