March 2016 - Freedom of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern
This was our 4th cruise, 2nd with Royal Carribean. Overall, we were very pleased with our cruise experience.
Boarding and port experience went as smoothly as could be expected. Our room was ready when we arrived. Luggage arrived later in the afternoon. First evening was wonderful, arrived in Coco Cay the next day but were informed that the winds and sea were a bit too rough for us to go ashore. Disappointed about that but knew that that was a possibility. Winds worsened and seas were very rough. Captain kept us informed very well as we headed on to St. Thomas. Days in port at St. Thomas and St. Martin were great. Shore excursions through RC were great. Upon leaving St. Martin, seas were again super rough. 45 mph winds. Again the captain kept us well informed and thankfully we had no issues such as motion sickness. Two sea days turned out beautifully. Winds calmed and it was smooth sailing from then on.
The ship is beautiful. Really loved the promenade and enjoyed just sitting and snacking in the café and Sorrentos pizza several times. Shows were wonderful each night. Enjoyed the game shows and things in the Star Lounge as well. Dining was great, no complaints about the food. We had My Time dining and that was a bit of a challenge at times. I had thought we could go anytime, but that is not the case at all. That was my only complaint. Overall, dining was ok and what we expected.
We had a great time celebrating our 20th anniversary on this cruise and would definitely recommend.