December 2014 - Freedom of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
I enjoyed this cruise. It was very relaxing. The ship was very clean and continued cleanliness was emphasized by the staff at all times. The staff was very accommodating.
Time in ports of call was shortened because 1 of 3 propeller pods was not functioning. In addition to that there was a medical emergency that required us to return to our 3rd port, which resulted in missing the 4th port, due to our inability to run at full speed. Despite these set backs, the cruise was still enjoyable, if you were content with just relaxing onboard. Our cabin unfortunately was next to an elevator shaft for staff members and it needed servicing. It was difficult to sleep the first 3 nights of the cruise because of the banging and dragging sounds of the cables, but it improved by the end of the cruise. The ship is going into dry dock in January for repair, so I'm sure it will be in much better condition in early 2015.
The Broadway type shows were very good. However, I did not appreciate the negative demeanor and at times vulgarity of the comedian acts, especially when one particular comedian continued to insult children while aware of their being in the audience.
Freedom of the Seas is a beautiful ship and has many activities to keep all ages satisfied.
Favorites from this trip were: Ice show, Boogie boarding/surfing, great dinners in the diningroom, big screen movie by the pool, evening shows, Dreamworks parade.