July 2014 - Freedom of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern
This was my first cruise with Royal Carribean, and I was very impressed. I have been on many different cruises with many different cruise lines, and this is one of the best. One of the best things about the ship is the staff; they are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food in the main dining room is very good, and the service is as good as any that you would get at a four or five-star restaurant. The pricing for specialty items like Starbucks coffee, bar drinks, and store items are reasonable. Another great thing about the ship is it's special features like a wave simulator, mini golf, rock walls, and an iceskating rink. Everyone in my party always found something they wanted to do on the schedule. There is also some really great live entertainment. Some highlights were the ice skating show, The Quest, Battle of the Sexes, and the classic on every cruise ship, The Newlywed Show. If you are a fan of musical theatre, you will appreciate the calliber of talent in the musical productions, even though the shows themselves are a bit chessy. The port of calls are ok; there are some great excursions that the ship offers, but most of the things you see and do are not any different than things that you can do in any beach town in America. Some things worth doing: check out Airplane Beach and try the Guavaberry Rum in Sint Maarten and swim with sea turtles in St. Thomas. I will definetly be going on another cruise with Royal Carribean soon!